At Frew Manor in Fullarton, one of Adelaide’s oldest cottages

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The modest brick front of one of Adelaide’s oldest cottages hides a spectacularly modern home.

Built in the late 1840s, just 10 minutes’ drive from the heart of Adelaide, SA, ‘Frew Manor’ in Fullarton was transformed beyond recognition in a six-month renovation completed by local Glasgow Hart architectural firm in 2021.

The four-bedroom house, which was built for businessman James Frew and his wife, Jane Fullarton, has been described as a ‘remarkable triumph of design’ that is ‘truly out of this world’.

The modest brick front of one of Adelaide’s oldest cottages (pictured) hides a spectacular home filled with almost every luxury imaginable

Built in the late 1840s, 'Frew Manor' in Fullarton was transformed beyond recognition in a six-month renovation completed by the Adelaide architectural firm of Glasgow Hart in 2021.

Built in the late 1840s, ‘Frew Manor’ in Fullarton was transformed beyond recognition in a six-month renovation completed by the Adelaide architectural firm of Glasgow Hart in 2021.

The four bedroom house has been described as a 'remarkable triumph of design' that is 'truly out of this world'

The four bedroom house has been described as a ‘remarkable triumph of design’ that is ‘truly out of this world’

All four bedrooms are king-size, and the downstairs master has a hotel-inspired bathroom, dressing room and the original wooden herringbone ceiling that has been painstakingly preserved during construction work.

The renovation has brilliantly combined historic character and contemporary charm, with state-of-the-art installations built into the house’s Grade II listed features.

The kitchen is equipped with a walk-in closet and a range of high-quality European appliances, as well as the custom wine cellar that is sure to impress guests.

The house has multiple sunlit living areas lit by clerestory windows, an architectural technique dating back to the temples of ancient Egypt, placing rows of windows above eye level to flood the interior with light, making the space feel bright, airy and significantly larger. than it is. actual floor size.

All four bedrooms are king-size, with the downstairs master having a hotel-inspired ensuite and the original wooden herringbone ceiling (shown) that was painstakingly preserved in the construction work.

All four bedrooms are king-size, with the downstairs master having a hotel-inspired ensuite and the original wooden herringbone ceiling (shown) that was painstakingly preserved in the construction work.

The kitchen is equipped with a walk-in closet and a range of high-quality European appliances, as well as the custom wine cellar (photo) that is sure to impress guests

The kitchen is equipped with a walk-in closet and a range of high-quality European appliances, as well as the custom wine cellar (photo) that is sure to impress guests

Each of the three bathrooms has a freestanding bath (photo)

Each of the three bathrooms has a freestanding bath (photo)

At 416 square feet, Frew Manor is more than twice the size of the average South Australian home

At 416 square feet, Frew Manor is more than twice the size of the average South Australian home

The heated pool is the centerpiece of the trophy house

The heated pool is the centerpiece of the trophy house

Each of the three bathrooms has a free-standing bath and distinctive vanities that are more like something you’d find in a luxury hotel than in a private family home.

Outside, a pavilion complete with a second kitchen, heated overheads and a surround sound system overlooks the landscaped garden and pool.

Sprawling over 416 square feet, Frew Manor is more than twice the size of the average South Australian home, which was 197 square feet in 2018, according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The house, which stands on 1,131 square feet of land, was one of the first buildings to be built in what would later become the Unley Council area.

The house, which stands on 1,131 square feet of land, was one of the first buildings to be built in what would later become the Unley Council area

Its elevated position, away from the street, provides privacy and silence for cars and passers-by

The house, which stands on 1,131 square feet of land, was one of the first buildings to be built in what would later become the Unley Council area.

The house has multiple sunlit living areas lit by clerestory windows (pictured) - an architectural technique dating back to the temples of ancient Egypt, placing rows of windows above eye level to flood the interior with light

The house has multiple sunlit living areas lit by clerestory windows (pictured) – an architectural technique dating back to the temples of ancient Egypt, placing rows of windows above eye level to flood the interior with light

Outside, a pavilion complete with a second kitchen, heated overheads and a surround sound system overlooks the landscaped garden

Outside, a pavilion complete with a second kitchen, heated overheads and a surround sound system overlooks the landscaped garden

An asking price has not been disclosed, but Ms. Williams will accept expressions of interest in Frew Manor until 2pm Wednesday, May 12.

An asking price has not been disclosed, but Ms. Williams will accept expressions of interest in Frew Manor until 2pm Wednesday, May 12.

Its elevated position, away from the street, provides privacy and silence for cars and passers-by.

Listing agent Stephanie Williams, who oversees the sale of the property for luxury real estate agent Williams Real Estate, said ‘from the front door, you immediately feel like you’ve stepped into a Vogue magazine shoot.’

An asking price has not been disclosed, but Ms. Williams will accept expressions of interest in Frew Manor until Wednesday, May 12 at 2pm.

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