Saturday, July 18, 2015
#Eurilla #Historic #AdelaideHills #Home #realestate #history
Historic Eurilla in the Mt Lofty ranges at Crafers is for sale. The house was built in 1884 for wine and spirit merchant and politician, Sir William Milne (1822 - 1895), as his summer residence. The name Eurilla is thought to come from the Kaurna Aboriginal word for Mt. Lofty, Yureidla. Sir Milne came to Adelaide in 1839 from Glasgow in Scotland. He started out in the colony as a humble farmhand.
Eurilla was home to the Bonython family for 70 years, with Lavington Bonython purchasing the property in 1917 and Kym Boynton being in residence from 1972 until the house was burnt out in the Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983.
Lawyer Chris Ganzis and his wife Jacquie bought the burnt out ruins in 1998 and have gradually restored the home and gardens. Chris and Jacquie spent 5 years restoring the gardens and many more years rebuilding the upper story and turret. Jacquie found the original plans for the building in the Victorian Art Gallery.
Architect Nick Ingerson helped the Ganzis's with the restoration.
William Morris wallpaper and curtains.
There are over 5 acres or 20,234 square metres of gardens.
The view over the Piccadilly Valley.
Interested? Find out more here