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Location: Eastern Suburbs of Adelaide

Meet Genevieve and Trevor! Bryce is searching for the perfect downsizer for these retired vineyard owners, who are moving from the Barossa to Adelaide.

Search Location: North Eastern suburbs of Adelaide, SA
Budget: $650- $750K

The Brief:
Drought and the global financial crisis forced Barossa winegrowers, Trevor and Genevieve, out of the vineyard Trevor’s family held for four generations. Now they want to move closer to their children and grandchildren in the big smoke of Adelaide. Their search area is the north eastern suburbs of Adelaide, not too close main roads or public transport noise. Preferably they want a brick or rendered home with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, something modern and clean, open plan and safe for the grand kids. Built-in robes in the bedrooms and a lock up garage or carport are important for storage. On Genevieve’s wish list is a breakfast bar with an island kitchen sink and for Trevor, every blokes must have ... a SHED.

Area Overview:
Adelaide’s population of more than one million people live in a compact city of leafy suburbs with a mild climate and easy access to beaches and oceans, scenic hills and world famous wineries. The northeastern quadrant is considered the newest part of town but with a mixed residential bag from rebirthed ex housing estates to reclaimed paddocks accommodating brand new homes. Although there’s no rail from the north east it’s a straight forward bus ride to the city and well catered for with the O-bahn – a bus system on rails. There’s no shortage of recreation facilities and parks and the beaches of the Southern Ocean are between 15 to 30 minute drive. Well serviced by malls and shopping plaza’s the area is perfect for upsizers as well as downsizers.


Sale Price: $645-$655K
Land Size: 401sqm
Agent: John Cappoccia Harcourts - Magill

Property Description
This 2004 build has an exterior designed with a nod to a bygone era. Step inside and it’s a different story. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is stone clad with great street appeal. The modern open plan kitchen flows into a spacious casual living area which spills outside to an undercover paved entertainment area. The main bedroom has a walk-in robe and over sized en-suite while all other bedroom have built in robes. A spare room can easily serve as a study, studio or guest room. Ducted air conditioning and a security system are happy extras. Established gardens make for great pottering and a lock up garage and shed offer much needed storage

Area Description
This house is located in one of Adelaide's most vibrant and exclusive location, in Tranmere's “Poets Corner” where streets are named for famous poets. It’s within easy reach of prestigious schools and colleges, cosmopolitan Norwood "The Gums" and Third Creek around the corner. Median house prices for last year were $520k. Block sizes in this enclave are mostly greater than 620sqm and in certain streets have to be larger than 750 sqm with the suburb is home to large parklands including The Gums Recreation Ground and serviced by buses run by Adelaide metro.


Sale Price: $620K
Land Size: 194.65sqm
Agent: Rosalind Neale - Neale Realty

Property Description
A beautifully renovated light and airy home across the road from one of the best parklands in the area, Linear Park. It has 3 bedrooms, main with en-suite and walk in robe, 2 other bedrooms are each serviced by 2 other bathrooms and also a 2nd modern kitchenette. Laundry /utility room serves as a study. The new kitchen, with granite bench top, is open plan to the family room and dining area, and both these and the lounge room have direct access to the tropical look swimming pool area and timber deck. A small shed in the back can be easily made bigger. In a quite location its an easy drive to villages and shopping.

Area Description
Only 11kms from Adelaide’s CBD is Paradise, bounded on the north side by the River Torrens. One of the older, more established areas of the north east, Paradise was part of the post war European migrants resettlement. The suburb another had a population increase in the 1970’s so there are great examples of 1970’s architecture. Median house prices for last year were $406K. A real draw card of the suburb is Linear Park which runs from Paradise to the beachside suburb of Henley Beach with bicycle paths and walking trails that run the distance of the park

Walkley Heights

Sale Price: $699K
Land Size: 730sqm
Agent: Robert Maiolo - MyHouse Real Estate - Manningham

Property Description
A substantial quality built home finished in 2006. The colonial style frontage is made from solid Western Australian limestone with a front veranda and windows designed in theme. Inside the interiors are contemporary, all marble and tiles, with clean architectural lines. There are four double bedrooms, a master bedroom with his and hers walk in robes and built in robes for all other bedrooms. Leading out from the open plan kitchen and living room is an undercover area perfect for entertaining. The in ground pool completes a resort style back yard.

Area Description
Walkley Heights is a great example of the transformation of rural pastures to residential real estate. Only 20minutes from the CBD, the suburb began life as an old RM Williams paddock and expanded onto land that used to be part of the Yatala gaol complex. The suburb runs 1.5sq kms of land either side of the Dry Creek linear park which features beautiful river red gum, recent landscaped plantings, and the remains of an old stockman’s hut. Within the linear park is the Walkley Heights reserve where mallee box grassy woodland is actively conserved. The Homestead Shopping Centre and Ingle Farm Shopping Centre is a 10-minute drive. Tea Tree Plaza (department stores, major chain stores, and cinema complex) is on the bus route.The city (via the O-Bahn Connection) is only 20 minutes away. Median house price in the area is $479K.


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