Monday, 29 January 2007
Carrick Hill House, overlooking the city.
It's now time to focus on the more cultural aspects of Adelaide.
This is grand old home at Springfield in the Adelaide foothills, was built in the 1930's.
"Carrick Hill" was the home of Sir Edward and Lady Hayward and built in the style of an English manor. It is one of the few period homes in Australia to have survived with its grounds undiminished and most of its original contents intact. Carrick Hill was bequeathed to the state on Sir Edward's death in 1983 (his wife having predeceased him). It is open to the public for most of the year, but is closed during July for essential maintenance.
I took this photo at a friend's wedding and naturally relished the opportunity of soaking up the charm of this lovely old residence.