If a house has a name you know it’s something you won’t soon forget, and Ravensview is no exception.
The two-storey mansion is the centrepiece of a 15.5-acre estate nestled into the Adelaide Hills just half an hour south-east of the state’s capital in Balhannah. Designed by award-winning Adelaide architect Max Pritchard, the four-bedroom building features a balanced blend of timber, steel, stone and glass throughout its structure.
Williams Property agent Dee-Anne Hunt says she knew Ravensview was something special right from the front gate.
“Just driving up the proportions of the house are so impressive,” she says. “It interacts with the environment so well even though it stands out too.”
“The north-facing build looking out over the view is so rare, you just don’t find anything like this in the Adelaide Hills.”
Access to that landscape is maximised throughout, without sacrificing any comfort or warmth, thanks to double glazed windows and underfloor heating.
The dining, living, and master bedroom have prime position on the ground floor looking out over the saltwater infinity pool towards the horizon and nearby ‘The Lane’ vineyard. Entertain dozens by the pool at a weekend barbecue (it comes built-in), or a more formal evening under the stars – there’s so much versatility literally built into this villa.
It’s complemented by an expansive kitchen with Ceasar stone benchtops and nearby adjacent wine cellar. With room for hundreds of bottles the hardest part will be choosing!
Movies should be experienced, and what better way to immerse yourself in the story than in a full home theatre with a retractable screen? The cosy media room is situated just off the dining room and has its own fireplace to keep you warm on even the coldest winter night.
Solid blackbutt timber flooring flows throughout the house, giving way to padded carpeting in each of the lavishly appointed bedrooms. On the eastern end of the dwelling the master bedroom has breathtaking views of the countryside, a glass-paned en suite and not one, but two, large walk-in robes.
There’s plenty of room for projects outdoors – just down the driveway from the main residence is a 162sqm garage/workshop with three-metre canopies and a level arena pad. You could store your cars there – but there’s already room for several by the house thanks to the three-car garage!
“The owners thoroughly enjoyed seven years at the property but now it’s time to downsize,” explains Dee-Anne.
“For such a luxury property it’s very low maintenance, so for people with busy lives or who want to keep it as a weekender it’s very achievable.”
It may not be on the market long though, Dee-Anne says the Balhannah estate is already attracting a lot of attention.
“The phones have been very busy from the first day it was up,” she says. “The market’s very healthy and it’s such a lovely property.”
“Even though it’s contemporary, the quality of the build is timeless.”
Expression of interest for Ravensview close Tuesday, March 9 at 12 pm.
10 Ravenswood Lane, Balhannah, SA 5242
0411 555 774