“Innisfree” as the property is known, takes its name from the WB Yeats poem – The Lake Isle of Innisfree, has nurtured, inspired and given private sanctuary to its present owners for the past 27 years and is now ready for its new owners.
Nestled within the eastern Mount Lofty Ranges in Eden Valley, situated in the Barossa wine region, this property offers 30.81 HA approx. including 6 hectares of established premium vineyards, as well as horse facilities.
“Innisfree” allowed its current owners to create an expression of modern architecture inspired by the Prairie houses originally designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and to blend it seamlessly into the surrounding hills, and vineyard and then flourish within it.
Designed by Adelaide architect Ken Milne, this property is one that will both delight and surprise your senses with every detail within its conception and construction considered.
As you enter through the front gates, reminders of the history of the property and its forebears are ever present, and create the adjunct to blend into the modern sculptures, mature trees, and crunchy gravel driveway that leads you to the modern home that was completed in 2007.
As you enter through the unassuming large glass door, the entrance to this home gives you a glimpse into the elegant and sophisticated home that awaits. High ceilings, generous proportions, light filled views lead your eye from the manicured north facing garden, to the vineyard, and then through to the vista of the surrounding hills and paddocks.
Bespoke internal doors, bookcases and recycled 75 year old jarrah floors are just some of the elements to enjoy within the lounge area of the home. A Cheminees Chapelle wood fireplace encased in custom cut Carey Gully stone creates the centre piece which sits elegantly and commandingly – this stunning feature also sustainably centrally heats the home, keeping the temperature throughout, at a comfortable 18 – 20 degrees during the cooler winter months.
The lounge adjoins the “outside room” which is prefect for entertaining during the summer months with established trees, shrubs, its own water feature. The Western Australian recycled wandoo hardwood constructed pergola covered in Glory vines, that offer shade in summer, and the perfect extension to the house for larger gatherings.
The kitchen again adds a timeless elegance to the house and has been designed for “two cooks” to enjoy the space with every element of this kitchen given purpose. Generous proportions are evident and create so much space to prepare meals, a feast for many or just to practically store and entertain.
Adjoining the kitchen is the north facing dining room, which again shares amazing views of the outside and brings it in, for you to bathe in the light and to delight in the abundant of birdlife, including blue wrens, and manicured gardens.
Further features of these spaces include:
– Bespoke light boxes which create the unique lighting in the dining area and tie in with the style and architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
– Recycled jarrah flooring
– Floor to ceiling windows, with glass with high insulation qualities
– Bespoke cabinets
– Bang and Olufsen sound system
– 900 electric oven and gas cooktop
Slow combustion wood fired oven and cooktop from Ireland
Two large master bedrooms have also been included within the renovation with large window seats which are perfect to sit and just enjoy the mature gardens – as every window enjoys a view.
A large walk in robe and a substantial ceiling to floor bookcase in the second of the two bedrooms are additional features.
The family bathroom has generous proportions with a beautiful deep “soaking tub”.
Downstairs you will find a spacious double garage, a cellar and an unobtrusive secure storage loft.
The original cottage which adjoins through the main entrance of the home and which was built in 1994 leads through to the following areas:-
– Open plan kitchen living/dining area
– A further 2 bedrooms with built in robes, laundry/bathroom, and undercover carport
Further improvements to the property for you to enjoy include:-
– Horse stables with 4 loose boxes, hot water for wash down of the horses, tack room, horse float garage and horse feed area all on a concrete base.
– A large horse paddock (over 1 HA), adjoined by 4 x .3 HA, all separated by raceways.
– 3 smaller day yards handy to the stables
– 5 larger paddocks which have been used graze sheep and cattle
– Round yard and dressage arena
– 1 Bore with new pump
– 250,000 litres of rainwater storage, across 6 tanks.
– 250,000 litres of storage for irrigation/stock water, across 4 tanks.
– 20,000 litres for bore water.
– Desalination plant capable of converting bore/dam water into 25,000 litres per day of good quality water for irrigation
– The property has a a 13ML dam with a licence to take 8.7ML annually. When full as it has been often, it will supply the vineyard and garden for 2 years.
– Diesel 11 kVA generator for emergency back-up, if required for the house
– Two Vulcan gas heaters
– Two evaporative air-conditioning units
– A dam licensed for “the taking of water” (please enquire for more information)
– 2 large sheds
– 6 HA of premium vineyards (3HA approx. of Shiraz and 3HA approx. of Chardonnay)
– 3 Phase power supplied by underground cable with single phase power to the house
– Recently renewed irrigation infrastructure through the vineyard
This property holds many happy memories for our current owners, with special picnic spots to enjoy, spring fed dells to explore and adventures which await the next owners of “Innisfree.”
- 4 bed
- 2 bath
- 8 Parking Spaces
- Land is 30.81 hectare
- Floor Area is 369 m²
- 2 Toilet
- 4 Garage
- 4 Carport
- 6 Open Parking Spaces
- Built In Robes
- Open Fire Place