Who’s been seen where and the big-name properties up for grabs
ADELAIDE a r t i s t Lindsay Nicholson is busy preparing her luxurious Myrtle Bank home for auction.
The 1900s return-veranda villa’s surrounds feature a tennis court and swimming pool and has been loved by Ms Nicholson’s family for years.
It has been ‘‘lovingly restored and refurbished’’ while retaining its character features, such as decorative cornices, fireplaces and polished timber floorboards.
Ms Nicholson says she particularly enjoyed listening and watching the wildlife at play.
‘‘You can wake up to the sound of birds which I absolutely love,’’ she says.
‘‘It’s almost got a country feel but it’s in the city.’’
Ms Nicholson says the next move is to buy two smaller homes – one in SA and one in Manly, in Sydney, where her husband was born.
The couple also enjoy theatre and, of course with her artistic background, Ms Nicholson will be able to keep an eye on the galleries interstate. While basing themselves in Adelaide, their Manly home will make an enviable retreat.
‘‘We decided we’d like, instead of having one large house and one large property, to have two smaller properties,’’ she says.
As for who will take the reins of the family home? ‘‘I dream it’s a family with some young children who love playing tennis and swimming,’’ Ms Nicholson says. The home will go under the hammer on June 5 with Toop&Toop and has a price guide of $1.8 million.
Lew Toop and Tim Thredgold are the ones taking care of the sale.
STURT footballer and industry legend Jade Sheedy has got a big, and very exciting project on his hands. This month he and his wife, Kelly, bought a property in Magill which they intend to demolish in order to build their dream family home. Their new house will be enjoyed by two-year-old Ava and 10-month-old Will. It was sold by Ann Calver of Brock Harcourts – Magill, who says the property is in prime position because it overlooks a park. ‘‘They realise Magill is an up-andcoming suburb close to the city, with good schools and all facilities,’’ she says. ‘‘This was the perfect opportunity to secure a property to build their dream home’’.
Lindsay Nicholson’s Myrtle Bank home