Marines Terrace for Sale

by AF

The Marines Terraces, Adelaide

A terrace in The Marines – a block of absolute beachfront terrace homes in Adelaide – is for sale by negotiation.

The terraces were designed by architects Bayer and Withall and developed by the Marines Residences Company in 1882-1883. Initially there were plans to build 24 residences, but at a shareholder meeting in 1883 it was decided to limit the number to 8.

The terraces were designed in the grand style of similar terraces found at English seaside resorts, such as Brighton, and were relatively affordable when compared to other marine residences in other marine townships. They were built of coursed random stone, iron roof, and balconies with cast iron balustrades and columns. Each terrace contained eleven rooms, bathroom and a large cellar.

Adelaide was going through a land boom at the time of construction, and the Grange area was seeing rapid development following the opening of the tram and train lines in the 1880s.

The Marines are among some of the few remaining 3-storey terraces in South Australia.

The Marines terraces in 1910 – State Library of South Australia.

The road access is via the rear of the property, and the terraces front directly onto the beach. Each terrace is on a separate title.

The terraces are listed in the South Australia Heritage Register


After initially being listed for sale by negotiation, the asking price was later disclosed to be $2,450,000. It was sold for the full asking price in March 2013.

The terrace last sold for $500,000 in 1999. The adjoining terrace sold for $1.25 million in 2006.


499 Esplanade, Grange, Adelaide, South Australia

Listing information and images via

Heritage South Australia Newsletter, Department of Environment and Heritage, December 2008.