Generally tightly held, it's rare for Australia's historic homes to come up for sale. It's even rarer to find one that has been as lovingly and expertly restored as this one!
Carn Brae - built in 1904 and heritage listed in 1980 - is in the delightful coastal town of Port Pirie, just 2.5 hours from Adelaide.
At the base of the picturesque Southern Flinders Ranges, and conveniently close to National Highway One, Port Pirie is much-loved by tourists and city weekenders, offering huge potential to the buyer of this stately property.
This stone mansion has been sympathetically renovated to make its presence known as one of South Australia's great historic homes.
Retaining its heritage features throughout, this elegant home offers extensive accommodation, including 5 large double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large formal living area, family/sunroom, and a bespoke country kitchen and dining room.
But along with the original, hand-painted leadlight glass, 14ft high ornate ceilings, wide bull-nosed verandahs and corrugated iron roof with cast iron tracery, you'll also discover some welcome modern touches, such as reverse cycle air-conditioning and a tandem double carport.
A picturesque conservatory adjoins the established cottage garden, with its formal flower beds, orange tree and grape vine.
• Garage & former chauffeurs quarters
• 22m tower topped with a widow's walk
• Short walk from shops, cafes and restaurants.
Perhaps you see this as an amazing family home. Or perhaps you instantly recognise the potential to enjoy an easy income here, by offering elegant B&B in such an historic home.
Whatever your reason you won't want to miss out, as this is a one-of-a-kind property and extremely rare.