Hills views and no neighbour in sight
This home has an idyllic setting with no neighbours , writes Tom Bowden.
ACRAFERS home was the perfect place for Gerry McQuade to downsize to when he moved from a larger Stirling property in 2008.
Now, six years later, he is moving from his 1950s home and downsizing again.
‘‘We had 45 acres in Stirling on rolling countryside and a stone house and it was a lovely place, but this home is the best place I’ve ever lived in,’’ Mr McQuade says.
‘‘The style is reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright — he had a very iconic style that a lot of people tried to copy.’’
‘‘It offers a wonderful outlook because the windows are big and it looks down into the garden because it’s quite elevated off the road.
‘‘It’s well situated because it offers a view over the garden and long views over the Hills.
‘‘You can’t see any houses at all, and that to me is the thing that I like most about this place, that there are no near neighbours and you can’t see or hear anybody.’’
The home has five bedrooms, the master suite with an attached ensuite featuring a toilet, vanity unit and a shower alcove.
It features Tasmanian oak flooring throughout and the home’s open-plan kitchen has sleek modern cupboards, stainless steel appliances including an oven and dishwasher and overhead cupboards.
Mr McQuade says the home is cool in summer and that a combination of slow combustion, gas heating and original fireplaces keep the home warm in winter.
The home has covered parking for three cars and has an established lowmaintenance garden featuring camellias and rhododendron.
Mr McQuade says he will miss the property’s size and says it would be perfect for a family.
‘‘It’s a family home and it would suit a CEO who has to do a lot of entertaining because it’s perfect for that with the terrace area outside, the big dining room and there’s plenty of kitchen area for preparation,’’ Mr McQuade says.
Mr McQuade says he will miss the home and he plans to stay in the Hills.
‘‘I don’t think you can beat the Hills,’’ Mr McQuade says.
‘‘Crafers is a nearby suburb to Adelaide, and these days, except for work, who goes to the city?
‘‘Everything I need is in Stirling.’’