Na­ture calls in a pri­vate set­ting

A spa­cious house with sep­a­rate self-con­tained area of­fers tremen­dous privacy, writes Tom Bow­den.

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GLEN Os­mond was the sub­urb of choice for a Kan­ga­roo Is­land cou­ple when they moved to the main­land 30 years ago. Meg Bruce, who moved to the sub­urb with her late hus­band, says she en­joys the out­look and the oc­ca­sional vis­its from koalas.

‘‘We were re­ally at­tracted by the view,’’ Ms Bruce says.

‘‘We were farm­ers and I couldn’t see my hus­band in a small block in the city so this was per­fect for us.

‘‘We’ve got neigh­bours here but we are on quite a big block and get plenty of privacy and we get lovely views of the city.’’

Ms Bruce has been rent­ing out the lower self-con­tained part of her house for the past few years and says the prop­erty suits a rental ar­range­ment well.

‘‘It has sep­a­rate en­try and off-street park­ing and it’s very handy. Most of the time we hardly know they’re here,’’ she says. ‘‘A fam­ily I think would be very happy here.’’ The home has three bed­rooms, in­clud­ing a mas­ter with a walk-in robe and en­suite, three bath­rooms and cov­ered park­ing for two cars.

It has a large low-main­te­nance gar­den, re­verse-cy­cle air­con­di­tion­ing and oil heat­ing.

Ms Bruce, who is down­siz­ing, says she hopes some­one will en­joy the home as much as she and her hus­band had.

‘‘I will miss the house and all the mem­o­ries of the happy times we’ve had here – and we have had many fam­ily func­tions here over the years,’’ she says.

‘‘You get to the stage where you can’t cope with a big gar­den and a big place and I hate the idea of be­ing here and let­ting ev­ery­thing de­te­ri­o­rate rather than hav­ing peo­ple live here who will re­ally en­joy it.’’

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