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 Post subject: "Carclew" - Adelaide
PostPosted: 21 Jul 2010, 15:52 
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This beautiful Adelaide mansion dates to 1897 and was built for the parlimentarian Hugh Dixon who originally named the house "Stalheim". It assumed the name "Carclew" after it was purchased by Sir Langdon Bonython in 1908. The house was bought by the Adelaide City Council in 1965 and now serves as a performing arts centre for young people.

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 Post subject: Re: "Carclew" - Adelaide
PostPosted: 21 Jul 2010, 16:15 
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Wow what a beautiful looking house,
It would look better though if they left the ivy growing up the side,
that wall looks a bit strange without a window.

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 Post subject: Re: "Carclew" - Adelaide
PostPosted: 21 Jul 2010, 16:16 
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I love this place (as well as pretty much all of North Adelaide).

It has recently been restored.

Here is the street view:
http://maps.google.com.au/maps?hl=en&q= ... .38,,0,6.2


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 Post subject: Re: "Carclew" - Adelaide
PostPosted: 21 Jul 2010, 20:44 
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What an unusual building - to my Victorian eyes anyway. There are obvious Queen Anne features of the fin-de-si├Ęcle period - an asymmetrical shape, high-pitched roof, rusticated balconies, decorated gable ends and finials - but the stonework is unfamiliar, and that tower looks like something from a French chateau!


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 Post subject: Re: "Carclew" - Adelaide
PostPosted: 22 Jul 2010, 19:17 
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Looks great! I agree that the ivy would look better, along with reinstating the garden, as shown in the 1930 photo.


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