• Jon Ruwolt

Woodville's largest Federation Bungalow

Updated: Aug 12, 2019



South Australian Woodville’s largest residential landholding is up for sale, all 3685 sqm of the property at 90 Woodville Rd, Woodville, including four-car garage, a palm-fringed lagoon-style pool and spa, and a floodlit tennis court..


This heritage listed property was originally built for Port Adelaide draper Federick Dyson Brook.

The current owners bought the character property in 1998 and they soon commissioned an extensive renovation, which in 2001, won a major Housing Industry Association award.


“In 2000, Ross Lane was commissioned to do a full renovation here,” the agent Mr Kiritsis said.

“The home was completely gutted and fully restored and extended … and, once the renovations were completed, the home won the HIA award for the best renovation in all of Australia.”


This is a handsome place, with a lovely stuccoed exterior, fine fretwork verandas, bay windows, and those blazes of leadlight.


"This 1920s Federation Bungalow in Woodville is all about bragging rights and not only because it was once crowned Australia’s best renovation. Being spread over three titles with three street frontages, the 3685sqm property at 90 Woodville Rd is the area’s largest private landholding."


Mr Kiritsis said the 2001 transformation included a palatial family wing, a dedicated two-bedroom guest domain on the first floor, a separate four-car garage, a palm-fringed lagoon-style pool and spa, and a floodlit tennis court.


He said much effort was also made to retain many of the home’s original character features, including intricate plasterwork ceilings, leadlight windows, open fireplaces and Watson timber doors.