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

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Aus­ chief ex­ec­u­tive John Begley and his wife Erica have made the sea change. The cou­ple re­cently re­lo­cated to a pent­house at Glenelg and are now sell­ing their Flagstaff Hill home af­ter nearly 10 years. Aus­ is the com­pany and web­site be­hind on­line sports talk show

with Ken Cunningham and Phil Smyth. Mr and Mrs Begley also own funky West­field Mar­ion res­tau­rant and bar S-Bar. Brock Har­courts agent Alex Ouwens is sell­ing the Be­g­leys’ Flagstaff Hill home at Craig­burn Es­tate and says it is a gem. ‘‘This has to be one of the finest fam­ily homes in Craig­burn Es­tate,’’ he says. ‘‘It’s mod­ern with a games room, pool, spa . . . it has the works re­ally.’’ Mr Ouwens says the pool at the home is a beauty. ‘‘It’s an el­e­vated pool and it feels like you are swim­ming among the tree tops,’’ he says. John Begley says that an in­creas­ingly busy life­style and the sea air lured him to Glenelg. ‘‘Now that Aus­traliaLiveTV is go­ing na­tional we need a lock and leave base,’’ he says. ‘‘Plus I’m an old-timer, so it is time for this mul­let to flow in the breezes of the sea-change.’’ A VIP show­ing will be held at the Flagstaff Hill home to­day be­fore the prop­erty is re­leased next week.

A va­cant block of land at Ver­dun is gen­er­at­ing some buzz in the Ade­laide Hills be­cause of its his­tory. Sta­tus Realty’s Mar­garet Owen, who is sell­ing the 1.6 ha block on the Onka­paringa Val­ley Rd, says the prop­erty orig­i­nally was owned by Mar­jory Beau­mont. ‘‘She was a well-known Ade­laide Hills iden­tity who lived there un­til her death,’’ she says. ‘‘In the sum­mer she held par­ties in the rather lovely gar­den with win­ter creek and well.’’ Ms Owen says that nu­mer­ous peo­ple have told her of the land’s his­tory. it ap­pears not quite as many are as fa­mil­iar with Miss Beau­mont’s first name. ‘‘Ev­ery­one just knew her as Miss Beau­mont,’’ she says. The cur­rent owner bought the prop­erty from Miss Beau­mont’s es­tate. There is a small cot­tage re­main­ing on the land in need of im­prove­ment or de­mo­li­tion. The land is ad­ver­tised $750,000-$795,000.


John and Erica Begley’s Flagstaff Hill home.

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