Find your city limits
MANY people look for a change of lifestyle but rather than the traditional sea or tree change, the vendors of a modern home opted for city living.
They discovered the Adelaide property by accident five years ago and fell in love with it immediately. Attracted by the clever use of space and sleek architectural design, they left their suburban home of more than 30 years.
‘‘The design is spectacular. It’s like you’re living within a resort,’’ the vendor says.
‘‘Having the pool, a lot of natural light – it’s very contemporary and quite unique.’’
Located on the southern side of Adelaide’s CBD, the large three-bedroom property boasts quiet surrounds within walking distance of all the city’s hotspots.
‘‘It’s quiet but close to the vibrancy of the markets and restaurants . . . three minutes’ walk away,’’ the vendor says.
‘‘There are also hotels and restaurants in the back streets and on Wright and Halifax streets.’’
Perfect for a professional couple, the home has a double garage and plenty of room to entertain.
‘‘This is an actual house as well, which makes a big difference – it’s not apartment living,’’ the vendor says.
Inside, the sleek modern feel of the property is in stark contrast with suburban living.
An open-air, solar-heated swimming pool fills the internal courtyard surrounded by rooms, creating a private oasis.
The front room, which houses the kitchen and living area, extends on to a deck over the pool.
The bedrooms and living areas upstairs are finished in an equally modern style, complete with a home theatre.
The large atrium provides light throughout the home and a view to the pool below.
‘‘You could be anywhere in the world,’’ the vendor says.
‘‘We’re not looking out on people. The front is frosted glass and that’s its appeal as well.
‘‘When you’re in the pool . . . you’re looking at the sky and when you’re in bed at night you’re looking at the sky.’’