What a place to just be at home. Imagine taking your time in beautiful gardens, being able to enjoy your own space, and the peaceful life that comes with living on a glorious 2146sqm (0.53 acre) allotment. How lucky to own a home and land like this so connected to everything!
For growing families, children and teenagers can walk to popular local schools, the fabulous Blackwood Recreation Centre and skate park. And for all, the area is a mecca for mountain biking and nature walks, while Adelaide is only a 22 minute train ride from the Eden Hills train station just down the street! Blackwood Village shopping is a short drive, Flinders University and Hospital is close and our amazing beaches are a 15 minute drive. Why live anywhere else?
With a subtle Art-Deco influence, this character home is sited perfectly to take every advantage of its very special setting. The deep frontage allows for easy driveway access to a double carport and provides great scope for further garage or work-shed improvements if desired.
The original symmetrical dwelling was built in 1953, with a superb extension being created in 2000. Designed to provide versatile accommodation and open plan living, while bringing in the beautiful outdoors and the welcome winter sunshine!
Inside feels like home. The wide entrance hall and high ceilings create a sense of space, one can feel the solid construction and be surprised by the character features that include high timber skirtings, ornate cornice and ceiling work. There is a certain ‘olde-worlde’ charm.
At the front of the home is a spacious lounge-living room. Sash-timber windows look out to the front yard gardens, and a quality gas-flamed heater with a marble fire-place mantel makes this room a relaxing retreat. Imagine closing the drapes and cosying in come winter-time.
It’s versatile. The original home provides three bedrooms, while the modern extension provides a fourth and potentially a fifth bedroom on the lower level. Two of the three rooms on the main level have quality built-in robes and either could be used for the main, while the smaller room could also be used as a home-office. Complementing the upstairs bedrooms, is a sparkling main bathroom that is complete with a freestanding bath and looks brand-new!
The quality Jarrah timber kitchen is superb and open-plan to the main living areas. Excellent storage includes a large pantry and smart cabinetry. There is a gas-cooktop, a raised oven that appears new, a Miele dishwasher and concealed bench-space. It is a treat!
The everyday dining area will easily accommodate the largest of dining tables and has great wall space for display cabinets, artwork and individual furniture pieces. The family living room has modern built-in cabinetry and storage around the TV, another gas-flamed fire, built-in speakers in the ceiling, and this wonderful everyday living area is unique in the way glass walls bring in the outdoors and sliding doors open to extend this space to an elevated alfresco-balcony under-main-roof. The elevated north facing views across the backyard environment are amazing!
And for complete comfort, the whole main level has ducted reverse-cycle air-conditioning and two built-in gas fires to the living rooms.
Downstairs there are two rooms. One is a private bedroom with a built-in robe, while the other is a flexible and light filled space with access to the outdoors. With Jarrah timber floors and an ensuite … it is the ideal set-up for one lucky teenager or may it be the permanent home-office or studio-retreat.
On the main level and ideally separated is a mud-room that provides the link and connection to the outdoors, a laundry/utility room, and a third toilet! Outside, a sheltered recycled brick patio provides a connection to the double carport and is also the perfect spot for the barbeque. There is a neat little painter’s studio or work-shop for the hobbyist, a garden-shed, nooks for the bins and composting areas.
This half-acre allotment is your own sanctuary away from it all. It is hard to believe that this is metropolitan Adelaide! Where many large allotments aren’t useable, here it is and has the potential to be whatever you make of it. The owners have enjoyed creating beautiful gardens that wander over a pretty winter-creek setting, there are flat lawn areas, room for a pool, garden escarpments, rainwater storage and simply well-maintained open areas that could become your very own market garden. For people who appreciate gardening … it is a heaven.
Oh’ what a place to call home.