Nature calls in a private setting
A spacious house with separate self-contained area offers tremendous privacy, writes Tom Bowden.
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.’’