Freedomroo – Historic stone cottage in Mylor, SA, is now a modern ‘masterpiece’

Behind the quirky black box façade of this historic suburban home is a spectacular modern 'masterpiece' that showcases the best of Australian design

Behind the door of this bizarre black house is a modern ‘masterpiece’ – complete with a sparkling infinity pool and a rooftop hideaway with stunning garden views

  • Behind the quirky façade of a historic Australian house is a spectacular modern ‘masterpiece’
  • The stone cottage in Mylor, 27km from of Adelaide, SA, has been transformed with mammoth renovations
  • It is now a luxury residence with five bedrooms, sprawling sunlit living spaces and an open-plan kitchen
  • The dream house has a sparkling infinity pool and tennis court as well as a bar, home office and wine cellar

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Behind the quirky black box façade of a historic suburban home is a spectacular modern ‘masterpiece’ that showcases the best of Australian design.

Interior designer Evelyne Abrahams and her partner Chris Prentice bought the house in Mylor, 27 kilometres south-east of Adelaide, SA, 10 years ago when it was a cramped stone cottage with the potential to be turned into a dream home.

Mammoth renovations transformed the original 1890s structure into a luxury residence filled with sprawling sunlit living spaces, five spacious bedrooms, a sparkling infinity pool, and an open-plan entertainer’s kitchen.

Behind the quirky black box façade of this historic suburban home is a spectacular modern ‘masterpiece’ that showcases the best of Australian design

Interior designer Evelyne Abrahams and her partner Chris Prentice bought the house in Mylor, 27km south-east of Adelaide, SA, when it was a cramped stone cottage with the potential to be turned into a dream home

Interior designer Evelyne Abrahams and her partner Chris Prentice bought the house in Mylor, 27km south-east of Adelaide, SA, when it was a cramped stone cottage with the potential to be turned into a dream home

Built around a scenic central courtyard, the one-of-a-kind house boasts creature comforts such as a bar, a gym and a wine cellar, as well as an enormous rumpus room for kids. 

Lavish fixtures include walk-in wardrobes, freestanding bathtubs and waterfall showers, while the rooms have been finished in the finest materials such as oak and blackbutt timber floors. 

Sustainability is at the heart of the home, with north-facing windows flooding the interior with natural light and a central log fireplace heating the living spaces during cold winter months.

Sustainability is at the heart of the home, with north-facing windows flooding the interior with natural light and a central log fireplace heating the living spaces during cold winter months

Sustainability is at the heart of the home, with north-facing windows flooding the interior with natural light and a central log fireplace heating the living spaces during cold winter months

The house has sprawling open-plan living spaces and luxury fixtures including a bar (pictured) and home office

The house has sprawling open-plan living spaces and luxury fixtures including a bar (pictured) and home office

A trapdoor in the hallway leads down into the wine cellar

A trapdoor in the hallway leads down into the wine cellar

Lavish fixtures include walk-in wardrobes, freestanding bathtubs and waterfall showers

The rooms have been finished in the finest materials such as oak and blackbutt timber floors

Lavish fixtures include walk-in wardrobes, freestanding bathtubs and waterfall showers

The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and its own mezzanine area (pictured)

The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and its own mezzanine area (pictured)

Meanwhile its position at the end of a laneway shields it from the intensity of the summer heat.

The 4.71 hectare plot also contains a tennis court and a rooftop terrace that overlooks stunning landscaped gardens.

The owners, who run a civil landscape construction business, put their stamp on every inch of the house which recently hit the market with real estate agency, Harcourts Pilgrim.

The living areas open out onto the garden and pool deck

The living areas open out onto the garden and pool deck

The kitchen (pictured) flows into a large free space

It's the perfect place to entertain guests

The kitchen (left) flows into a large free space (right) which is perfect for entertaining guests

On the lower level, there's even a home gym (pictured)

On the lower level, there’s even a home gym (pictured)

The 4.71 hectare plot also contains a tennis court and a rooftop terrace that overlooks stunning landscaped gardens

Its position at the end of a laneway shields it from the intensity of the summer heat

The 4.71 hectare plot also contains a tennis court and a rooftop terrace that overlooks stunning landscaped gardens

The house is set to sell under the hammer on Friday, October 1, with listing agent Brett Pilgrim overseeing the auction

The house is set to sell under the hammer on Friday, October 1, with listing agent Brett Pilgrim overseeing the auction

‘We’ve thrown those passions from our work life into our home life and probably been a little obsessive, but we’re very passionate and emotionally connected to the place we’ve invested so much time and effort into,’ Ms Abrahams told realestate.com.au.

She added: ‘It’s great for entertaining…we’ve really paid a lot of attention to making sure this home operates well with separate areas so everyone gets their own privacy.’ 

The house is set to sell under the hammer on Friday, October 1,  with listing agent Brett Pilgrim overseeing the auction. An asking price has not been disclosed. 

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