16 Thornton Street, Kensington


A historic, landmark Victorian Villa on 995sqm (approx) filled with character and charm-an incredible opportunity to make your own!
Built-in 1890, this residence bears witness to the vibrant history of Kensington Village. Remnants of the original stables, once bustling with horses serving the famous Adelaide and Suburban Tramway Co. connection between Kensington and the city, confirm the home's rich heritage.

Sitting behind the original wrought iron fence, crafted by local blacksmiths, the home's exemplary examples of Victorian architecture are on display. Intricate lacework adorns the eyelash-front verandah, intricate cast moldings around the windows, and stunning bluestone walls down the sides of the home confirm the home's status as a landmark property.

Beautifully preserved, extended, and modernised over the years, the home will appeal to families. Its generous and deep (64m) allotment showcases an in-ground pool and multiple outdoor entertainment areas.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a rich history and look to the future, renovating further, redeveloping the home, or extending and creating an extraordinary modern masterpiece at the rear to take full advantage of the deep allotment (subject to necessary consents).

The home offers 3 or 4 large bedrooms from the main rooms at the front of the home. Alternatively, enjoy a formal living room overlooking the front garden with a show-stopping marble fireplace. Two bedrooms have built-in robes, and there are two modern bathrooms, one with a claw-foot, stand-alone bath-giving a nod to the home's historic elements.

Beautiful, polished timber floors, leadlight-coloured windows, an arched central hall, 3.7m high ceilings, molded ceiling details, original fireplaces, and a stunning marble fireplace in the living room are just a few examples of outstanding preserved character features.

The spacious open-plan living, dining, and kitchen are bathed in natural light. The modern kitchen features an electric cooktop, wall oven/grill, dishwasher and corner pantry with direct access to the carport.

Double French doors lead to the established rear garden with a paved patio, the main area with an extendable awning from the rear of the home, an in-ground pool, garden sheds and lots of hidden corners to explore and enjoy.

Features include:

• Reverse cycle air conditioning plus ceiling fan
• Gas heater in living room
• Bookshelves in living room
• Solar panels
• 3 car length carport
• Fruit trees, including Mango, Mandarin, Avocado, Fig, Lemon and Lime
• Established vegetable garden
• Garden shed
• 64-metre deep allotment

A short walk to Kensington Hotel, The Rising Sun, and Robin Hood Hotel, as well as Kensington Oval, tennis courts, and playgrounds. The Parade and Marryatville Shopping Centre are also within walking distance.

Walking distance to McKellar Stewart Kindergarten, Marryatville Primary and Marryatville High schools, Pembroke, Loreto and Mary McKillop colleges, St Ignatius Junior School and St Joseph's Memorial School. Zoned to Marryatville Primary and High schools.

Other Property Information:
Local Heritage Place: Class - local
Historic area NPSP5

Other Property Information:

Title Reference Volume 5831 Folio 993
Council City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters
Council Rates $3,091.50 pa
ES Levy $185.85 pa
SA Water $323.64 pq
Year Built 1890
Local Heritage Place: Class - local
Historic area: NPSP5

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