Haven is best of both worlds

En­joy the quiet end of a re­tail strip, writes Ka­t­rina Stokes.

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LOOK­ING over the tops of a jacaran­da­lined av­enue and across the Ade­laide Hills, it’s de­ceiv­ing to be sitting above King Wil­liam Rd. The three-bed­room apart­ment is sit­u­ated away from the buzz of shops and restau­rants at the quiet end of one of Ade­laide’s shop­ping strips.

The ven­dors, who have owned the prop­erty for three years, have bought a larger home two streets away where they plan to raise their nine-mon­thold child.

‘‘We bought it as a young pro­fes­sional cou­ple be­cause we wanted to be close to the shops and the city,’’ one of the ven­dors says.

‘‘It would be suit­able for any­one who wants a life­style change but is for some­one who ap­pre­ci­ates a good-sized house.’’

Fea­tur­ing three bed­rooms, the apart­ment is set over 200sq m on on the sec­ond floor of a re­tail premises.

‘‘The size of the mas­ter bed­room was what re­ally sold it for us. It’s like a suite,’’ the ven­dor says.

Built seven years ago, the prop­erty fea­tures float­ing tim­ber floors, sandstone floor tiles and neu­tral tones.

A bright-red Jag kitchen, which lies in the open- plan liv­ing area, in­cludes Smeg ap­pli­ances, a walkin pantry and Cae­sar-stone coun­ters. The apart­ment – set close to bou­tique shops, restau­rants and cafes – has been a joy to live in, the ven­dor says.

‘‘You can walk up the road on a Satur­day morn­ing and grab some fresh rolls or go for a break­fast and cof­fee,’’ the ven­dor says.

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