244 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Oakbank, SA 5243

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Sold for $700,000 (May 05, 2021)

'Tarella' - A Grand Family Home

Today this historic home, situated on a very spacious 1,720m2 of land, approximately 1/2 acre is waiting to be renovated to its former glory.

The Government records state circa 1900 however it seems from the building architecture and embellishments that an earlier build, certainly in one area of the home was circa 1880, or before.

The back lobby leads to the modern kitchen, complete with granite bench tops, double sink and ILVE five hot plate gas stove and oven. Downlights have been installed and there are two walk-in pantry’s plus a servery into the huge formal dining/lounge, complete with an open log fire place.

The residence can either be utilised as four bedrooms or three bedrooms and another huge family/home office area, complete with its own independent side door entrance, off the western side verandah.

The wide hallway can once again be a special feature linking the lofty ceilings of the four main adjoining rooms. The front bedroom offers in-built corner vanity and built-ins, and the second double size bedroom also offers built-ins. Ornate fireplaces are also a special feature.

The rear private backyard offers an inground pool and a separate living space together with bathroom and kitchenette facilities. Furthermore, the outside laundry and separate store all adjoin the double car undercover carport, which links to the homestead.

Indelibly linked with Oakbank’s earliest history, and originally, appropriately named Tarella (a place of English Origin – beautiful and cheerful) being one of the homes owned by James Johnston, who with his brother laid out the townships of Oakbank and Woodside. Earnest McKenzie Johnston was the youngest of James Johnston’s sons, he needed care and was affectionately looked after by Miss Sarah Pearson and later Mrs Lampe, until his passing in 1940.

Today the homestead is known as ‘Anerley Lodge’. A definitive opportunity awaits you, keenly/sensibly priced for a certain sale, embracing the renovation costings, thus providing a sound future without over-capitalising. Be assured you are the next chapter of this fine historical estate.

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Property Info:
  • Property ID: L540526
  • Property Type: House
  • Carports: 2
  • Land Area: 1720.0 sqm