A hol­i­day life­style

Any prop­erty on the mar­ket in Glenelg de­mands at­ten­tion but a circa 1900 cot­tage presents a unique op­por­tu­nity, writes Thomas Conlin.

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GLENELG prop­er­ties were snapped up last year, with 113 units sold and 15 houses chang­ing hands. The sea­side sub­urb also has posted in­creases for the past five years, with three per cent growth pre­dicted for the 2010-11 fi­nan­cial year. With the area highly sought af­ter by buy­ers, a three-bed­room de­tached home one street from Jetty Rd is tipped to at­tract in­ter­est at auc­tion on May 21.

The ven­dor, who has lived in the home for 14 years, says the life­style at the Bay is unique. ‘‘It’s the am­bi­ence of Jetty Rd,’’ the ven­dor says. ‘‘When it’s a beau­ti­ful day, ev­ery­body’s out and about.

‘‘I walk to the shop­ping cen­tres, I walk to Jetty Rd. We also like bike rid­ing so we’d head off to Grange. You can ride along the Lin­ear Park into the city, it doesn’t take much to get there and you can ride to Mar­ion along the Sturt Creek track as well.

‘‘Dur­ing the hol­i­day pe­ri­ods, you’ve got the Bay Sh­effield. They’ve had the bikes down here, the show jump­ing . . . there’s al­ways some­thing hap­pen­ing. It’s just nice to be part of it.’’ The prop­erty is close to pub­lic trans­port, with a bus stop me­tres from the front door on An­zac High­way, and the tram line is nearby.

The house has been ex­ten­sively ren­o­vated over the past few years, al­though the ven­dor says ev­ery ef­fort has been made to re­main sym­pa­thetic to the sin­gle-fronted blue­stone cot­tage’s her­itage.

‘‘We haven’t added a lot on but we’ve cleaned up what’s here in the sense of open­ing out the back area to make a din­ing room,’’ the ven­dor says.

‘‘We’ve also put in a brand new bath­room, a new kitchen, pol­ished all the old baltic pine floors, painted in­side and out and it’s got new ceil­ings and cor­nices.’’

The home also fea­tures high and or­nate­ly­dec­o­rated ceil­ings, or­na­men­tal fire­places in two of the three bed­rooms and a gas-log fire in the liv­ing area.

The ren­o­vated kitchen boasts stain­less-steel ap­pli­ances, in­clud­ing a gas cook­top and range­hood.

At the rear of the prop­erty there is a small court­yard gar­den shaded by sails and a car­port with ac­cess from a rear laneway.

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