Historic Adelaide Mansion Sold for $2.5 Million

An historic family mansion at Fulham in Adelaide’s western suburbs which was offered for sale for the first time since it was built 135 years ago has been sold for $2.5 million.

The mid-Victorian sandstone villa at 12-14 Weetunga Street, Fulham, and an adjoining dwelling was sold to a private buyer by Ray White Henley Beach’s Patrick O’Flaherty on behalf of the White family.

Mr O’Flaherty said the buyer planned to extend the home, which is situated on a land area of approximately 5113 sqm, and open it to the public for functions and tours.

“The sellers are delighted that this historic, state heritage home which was built by Samuel White will continue to be treasured,” he said.

“The buyer loved the historical aspect of the villa which remains in keeping with its original character.”

Over three generations of the White family, who were among the earliest settlers in South Australia, have lived in the massive home, which took three years to build.

“The property included the six bedroom villa with three bathrooms, an extra-large kitchen, a smoking room with fireplace as well as a detached museum with attached storage and greenhouse,” Mr O’Flaherty said.

“There is also a three-bedroom mid-1980s built home on the site adjoining the original villa but they have separate titles.”

Mr O’Flaherty said there were a number of offers for the property during the marketing campaign.