prop­erty spy

Who’s been seen where and the big-name prop­er­ties up for grabs

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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

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