Chic and unique, this French-country-style residence in urban Medindie – one of the largest homes Genworth Group, a custom home builders Adelaide, ever built – exudes a refined yet rustic European elegance and ambience.

At 840 square metres, with five bedrooms and bathrooms and garaging for six vehicles, it’s a home of grand proportions. There’s a study, cellar, gym, swimming pool and spa. The first-floor bedrooms even have their own kitchenette and laundry room with chute.

Entering through the custom wrought-iron front gates, this sense of grandeur is immediately evident. The tree-lined drive, magnificent façade and slate shingle roof set an expectation of manor-house stateliness.

But look closer and there’s a sense of craft, grace and subtlety in every design and décor choice.

Take the way we designed the home around the property’s 100-year-old oak tree. Consider the wide blackbutt timber floorboards, traditional joinery and limestone-clad ensuite with walk-in robe in the luxe master wing.

Feeling more like a spectacularly renovated mansion than a new home, it’s a sumptuous slice of French provincial sophistication in the heart of the city.