Margaret & Ian
SEARCH LOCATION: Adelaide
BUDGET- $860,000 – 900,000
THE BRIEF: After retiring and selling their farm 2 years ago they have been on the road ever since. Travelling 19,000 miles and seeing Australia via caravan, they are the quintessential grey nomads. Their kids have convinced them however that it’s time to settle back down and find a home in the foothills of Adelaide closer to family. They are looking for a one level, bright and airy, low maintenance house with 3 bedrooms and lots of living space for the grandkids to play and for them to entertain. A shed would be a bonus so Ian can tinker and work on his cars. Must have space to park the caravan!
PROPERTY #1 ADDRESS: Grandview Ave, Urrbrae, SA
Sale Price - $699,000 – 709,000
Located in one of their preferred suburbs in a quiet pocket of the outer suburbs of Adelaide’s south is this established family home. It has large bedrooms and spacious living areas. The garden is low maintenance with good entertaining areasd and excellent security and privacy. There’s room for the caravan and you can lock and leave the house! The house could do with updating.
Land Size - 890m2
Agent –Alex Zadow - Harcourts
Area Description - Urrbrae is 15 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD and is located at the foot of the Adelaide Hills. There are pretty parks and small reserves throughout the suburb. Big blocks of land, quite leafy and very popular with retirees. The median house price is $710,000
PROPERTY #2 ADDRESS: Kenilworth Rd, Parkside, SA
Sale Price - $880,000
House Description: This is a beautifully preserved traditional Adelaide villa with a long driveway and a neat, low maintenance, landscaped garden. Character features including ornate ceilings, tessellated verandahs, arched passageway, lovely villa fireplaces, polished floors and stunning leadlight windows. There’s 2 separate living areas, 3 good sized bedrooms plus study, 5 original fireplaces and 2 heritage style bathrooms. The grand kids will love the great play area and the adults will love the outdoor entertaining area. Needs an update.
Land Size - 682m2
Agent – Simon Veicht - Toop & Toop
Area Description - Parkside is an inner city suburb of Adelaide. It was once home to ‘The Parkside Asylum’ – the mental health campus of the Royal Adelaide Hospital. It was the main mental health facility in the state and occupied approx. one third of the suburbs area. Parks are plentiful and the suburb is within walking distance of the Unley Road shopping and dining precinct. There’s a small Greek and Italian population. The median house price is $672,500
PROPERTY #3 ADDRESS: Cootra Ave, Fullarton, SA
Sale Price - $890,000 – 940,000
This property is perfect if they want to lock up and go. It has a large undercover driveway for a caravan, a shed for Ian and large open-plan entertaining areas both inside and out. This home has high, decorative ceilings, lead light, and open fireplaces. The 4 bedrooms have built ins, there’s a study, second living room and two modern bathrooms. The open plan timber kitchen, living and dining area is sunny and bright. The house is close to good schools, great cafes, boutiques and parks.
Land Size - 688m2
Agent – Peter Brown - Troop & Troop
Fullarton is 3km from the CBD and is one of the most sought after suburbs in Adelaide. The streets are leafy and quiet and there are historic as well as traditional houses on relatively large blocks. Fullarton is convenient to both the centre of the city and the Adelaide Hills. The median house price in Fullarton is $650,000
PROPERTY #4 ADDRESS: Bevington Rd, Glenunga, SA
Sale Price - $890,000 – 935,000
This property has the perfect combination of character, modern features and a great family feel. With plenty of room for the caravan, great entertaining areas and a bungalow and mini basketball court for the grandkids, this house would make an ideal base for Margaret and Ian’s semi-nomadic lifestyle. The exterior is a traditional Adelaide stone fronted villa but step through the front door and it’s a beautifully renovated modern 4 bedroom light filled home with a great backyard, studio/rumpus room and low maintenance garden. It’s in a brilliant location only 5 minutes from the city. It’s another lock up and leave property.
Land Size - 726m2
Agent – Sean Bennett - Mayo & Co
Glenunga is a small suburb, 3km east of Adelaide’s CBD. It’s a popular suburb for families and retirees with quite, leafy streets and houses on good size blocks of land. Because Glenunga is so small there’s only one main park, Glenunga Reserve which is also home to Webb Oval. The median house price is $746,000.