AUCTION 20 Nov 2021
Next open home: Sat 20 Nov 10:30 – 11:00am
It might be described formally as a 'gentleman's bungalow', but the whole family will adore this versatile home - as will extended family and friends.
This graceful residence, mellowing over almost a century, has wide appeal as a forever family home with five bedrooms and three bathrooms, with enormous potential to deploy the enviable additional spaces for use as an office, entertainment retreat or for visiting houseguests.
Superbly located on approximately 1,160 square metres (22.86 metre frontage) in a long-established, blue-chip area on the city fringe, this well-loved property exudes character, from its period, artisan-crafted features to the light-filled extensions and tasteful renovations.
Its appeal is readily apparent from the street, where a fretwork and masonry fence frames a spacious front garden lined with hedges, and a pebble driveway that echoes those of stately English mansions, as well as providing extra parking spaces for family or visitors.
The sandstone, bluestone and glazed-brick facade encloses a wide verandah and two entrances: The original featuring leadlight panels and the second opening into the expansive separate office / consulting room with its own kitchenette (any business use would be subject to council consent).
The original entrance leads into a wide, welcoming hallway, where you'll first see the polished pine floorboards, deep skirting boards, chandeliers and moulded plaster ceilings that characterise the home's charm.
To the left is a formal lounge / TV room that could double as a client waiting room with a door leading to the office and access to a bathroom that also serves the master bedroom.
To the right is a second large bedroom or guest suite, with a walk-in robe and an ensuite that's been recently renovated in crisp white and grey with oversize rainfall and hand-held shower.
From the hallway you are immediately drawn to the inviting expanses of the open-plan kitchen, dining and living area, where light floods in through full-width windows across two walls.
The ultra-modern gourmet kitchen, renewed just four years ago, gleams with crisp white streamlined cabinets, stainless steel appliances, masses of benchtop space and an ideal layout for the keen cook. There's a peninsula with views to the garden where family and guests can chat to the chef and be ready to lend a hand.
The adjoining dining area, illuminated by a striking modern light fitting, is big enough for a table to seat a dozen guests or more.
Tucked behind this area is the laundry, powder room and extra toilet, plus the staircase to the three upstairs bedrooms, while beyond, the beautifully bright and airy living space is perfect for entertaining.
To the left of the dining room is a stunning highlight of the home - a master bedroom / parents' retreat that's the last word in luxury and has the ambience of a gallery. Here you can escape into an island of serenity that blends modern amenities with classic touches such as the richly toned hardwood floor, original fireplace with stained timber mantelpiece and tile surrounds, plus moulded plaster ceiling where a chandelier glows in a central dome.
At one end of this retreat is the extra-large bathroom that is also connected to the front living space and office. It's an eye-catching room, with its Japanese-style timber feature window, marble-look floor tiles and vanity top creating a striking contrast with the large corner spa and pristine white wall tiles. A double shower and vanity and spacious storage cabinet enhance both appearance and practicality.
At the other end of this suite are French doors opening onto the rear garden and courtyard - a tempting place to sip that wake-up cup of coffee on a balmy morning.
Now let's take it to another level, up the staircase and into the inviting nest of three bedrooms with their own bathroom. The larger two can easily accommodate a queen bed and have walk-in robes, while the third is slightly smaller, able to accommodate two single beds, while ideal as a sitting room / study for growing kids.
The shared bathroom, separate from the toilet, has been recently updated with a contemporary design - like everything in this home, it combines looks with practicality.
Take a look from the upstairs windows to appreciate the size of the rear garden, with its lawn, shrubs and backdrop of mature trees to complement the landscaped paved areas.
There's plenty of scope here for the imaginative mind and green thumb. A swimming pool would fit nicely, as would a jacuzzi, on the patio behind the office (the pipework is already available).
In a rear corner is a six by nine metre double garage, with power, that could be retained for cars as back-up for the existing carport, or repurposed, perhaps, as a man cave or an art / yoga studio - why not both?
Overall, this property is the total lifestyle package; a combination of a luxurious home but also a functional one for every level of living, from casual everyday to grand entertaining, with that attractive small-business option as a bonus (subject to council consent).
And it's all in such an attractive area. Myrtle Bank is close to the city parklands and just a few minutes' drive from Burnside or the many attractions and amenities of Unley Road, and the boutique shopping and dining on fashionable King William Road.
For the younger generation in the household, there's a wide range of sought-after private and public schools nearby, including Scotch College, Walford, Seymour, Concordia, Mercedes, Unley High and Glenunga International for secondary students, and Highgate School and Unley Primary.
Although the hard work has already been done, scope remains for you to add your personal touches and make your own stylish mark on this gorgeous home.
Copies of the auction contract, Form 1 (vendor's statement) and conditions of sale will be available for viewing:
(1) At our office at 224 Main North Road Prospect, for three business days leading up to the auction; and
(2) At the auction venue, for 30 minutes prior to the auction commencing.
Registered Land Agent (RLA) 266 854.