Reminiscent of Melbourne
THE age and character of homes in Kilkenny makes it feel like downtown Melbourne, John Komazec says. ‘‘It’s a very, very old area, it was the main shopping town back in the 1900s when this house was built, it is a very interesting street, not much different from what you would find if you drove around in downtown Melbourne,’’ he says.
‘‘You can see all the history and you can’t help but wonder ‘wow, how many people have lived there, what were they like in their day’?’’
Mr Komazec, who is selling his home of 30 years on Wilpena Tce, an old shop converted into a house, says it is a good location because it is close to both the city and the beach.
‘‘There’s been no concern living here, it’s a great area, a safe area, because of our age I just felt like it was time for a change,’’ he says.
‘‘I have liked the public transport, the shopping is very close, you have a main road with Port Rd that can take you anywhere, and the beach is just down the road as well.’’
He says there are a large number of shops in the area that are convenient, including Bunnings and Harvey Norman, and the hospital as well.
Information from RP Data and the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that Kilkenny is about one sq km, and has one park. The median sale price for houses in December was $540,500, which is more than the $486,500 for the Charles Sturt council area.
The median price for units was $301,500, which is less than the $338,500 for the council area.
Harris Real Estate sales consultant Michael Duff, who is selling Mr Komazec’s home, says Kilkenny is an attractive area to buy because of its location.
‘‘The major benefits are that it is halfway between the city and the sea, it’s close to the train line, and there are amenities along Port Rd,’’ he says.
‘‘Right now you get really good value for your money, but it is an area I see getting some major capital growth over the next few years.’’
CHARACTER: John Komazec and Barbara in front of their Wilpena Tce home at Kilkenny.