Cottage charm is set in stone
Original features are plentiful at a Parkside home, writes Giuseppe Tauriello.
WHEN Miriam Whitford returned from Melbourne to Adelaide six years ago, she had her signs on one type of property – a bluestone cottage in Parkside.
Soon after moving back, she found what she was looking for – her Dunks St home.
‘‘I fell in love with the place immediately,’’ she says.
‘‘It’s a fantastic place for entertaining.
‘‘It’s got a great living and dining space, which is great for dinner parties.
‘‘The other thing I fell in love with was the original features – beautiful leadlights – and the size of the house.’’
Two bedrooms, each with built-in robes and almost identical in size, are located on either side of the entry hall in the 1880-built bluestone cottage. The living area is further along the entry hall, with an adjacent dining room.
A kitchen and bathroom are located towards the rear, opening to an outdoor entertaining area, which overlooks manicured gardens designed by Amanda Pryor.
‘‘There’s also an extra room at the back which is handy and can be used as a study or a studio,’’ Ms Whitford says. ‘‘There are a lot of two-bedroom homes in Parkside that don’t have this much space.’’