prop­erty spy

Who’s been seen where and the big-name prop­er­ties up for grabs

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Realestate -

FOR­MER Port Ade­laide and Carl­ton foot­baller Barn­aby French is go­ing east.

He and wife Jane are mov­ing to the east­ern sub­urbs to ac­com­mo­date their ex­pand­ing fam­ily.

Mr French, who now runs a sus­tain­abil­ity busi­ness, said they en­joyed liv­ing in their three-bed­room home at 25 Ben­son St, Sem­a­phore, right, for the past 10 years.

When asked what he loved about the place, Mr French said: ‘ ‘ Amaz­ing lo­ca­tion, beach, beau­ti­ful wel­come feel to the house, su­per con­ve­nient to great cafes and shops on Sem­a­phore Rd.’’

The prop­erty is listed with Smal­la­combe Real Es­tate Mitcham’s Kris Casey with a price guide of $550,000. It will be auc­tioned at 6.30pm on Novem­ber 19.

Olive Griggs is sell­ing 30 Briar Ave, Medindie, the prop­erty she and her late hus­band Jim called home for more than 20 years.

Mr Griggs, a highly re­garded me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer, re­tired to Ade­laide af­ter some years in Syd­ney as manag­ing di­rec­tor and then chair­man of Tube­mak­ers of Aus­tralia.

Mr Griggs died in 2004 and Mrs Griggs has de­cided to move to a smaller res­i­dence. Two of their three chil­dren still live in Ade­laide – Dr Bill Griggs, who is trauma di­rec­tor at Royal Adela i d e Hospi t a l , a n d Dr Amanda Ris­ch­bi­eth, who is a di­rec­tor of re­search in the pri­vate sec­tor. She is mar­ried to Dr Peter Ris­ch­bi­eth a ru­ral GP and pres­i­dent of the Ru­ral Doc­tors As­so­ci­a­tion of South Aus­tralia. The prop­erty is listed with Toop & Toop manag­ing di­rec­tor An­thony Toop.

We know the east­ern sub­urbs present some of the state’s grand­est real es­tate of­fer­ings, and here’s proof its house prices are on the rise.

LJ Hooker’s 38 Westall St, Hyde Park, list­ing sold for a price in the $3 mil­lion range.

The pre­vi­ous record for the sub­urb, ac­cord­ing to the Real Es­tate In­sti­tute of SA, was a Hather­ley Ave prop­erty that sold for $2.4 mil­lion in March 2007. The Westall St prop­erty was brought by a fam­ily liv­ing in the lo­cal area.

Agent Frank Az­zollini said the sale re­flected the op­ti­mism at the top end of the mar­ket.

The can­vas paint­ing of Sam the Koala men­tioned in Prop­erty Spy ear­lier this year, has sold at auc­tion for $3750. LJ Hooker held the auc­tion on­line to raise money for Vic­to­ria’s Coun­try Fire Au­thor­ity and the South­ern Ash Wildlife Shel­ter.

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