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