Bray House is an example of the disjointed and sometimes haphazard way many important city residences were constructed over time. In 1837, town acres 285 to 288 were granted to John Wright, and a small wooden house was constructed on the property. In…

Nineteen-year-old Henry Rymill and his brother Frank arrived in South Australia in 1855 from England. Convinced to try his hand at colonial life by his brother-in-law J.B. Graham, Henry came armed with letters of reference in order to secure…

The corner of East and South Terrace is the setting for the grand house Ochiltree, built in 1882 for John Rounsevell. Rounsevell made his fortune as a pastoralist and owner of a coaching business based in Pirie Street. His services delivered mail…

This enormous home dominates Montefiore Hill. It is an impressive vantage point from which to view the city below. However it was not the original house on the site. The first was a two-storey house built in the 1840s. Pastoralist James Chambers…

This house has been changed many times since it was built. In 1853 George Green bought a property with its existing house and garden. Green made additions or possibly completely rebuilt the house to create a Regency-style mansion. In the late 1850s…

Several well-known South Australians have called this place home since it was built in 1883. The first was Arthur Waterhouse, son of the successful financier Thomas G. Waterhouse. The younger Waterhouse was a successful promoter of commercial…

This house is best known for its connection to the prominent South Australian family the Downers.  Sir John William Downer was born in Adelaide in 1843. The Downers were a well-known and highly regarded family of lawyers and legislators. John…