prop­erty spy

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

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PUR­CHASERS of 60 Gla­dys St, Clarence Gar­dens could be buy­ing a lot more value than they re­alise.

Renowned Ade­laide painter, sculp­tor and teacher John Dowie, who cre­ated the Three Rivers foun­tain in Vic­to­ria Square, was a friend of the home’s pre­vi­ous own­ers.

So close were they that in 1955 Mr Dowie painted an early scene of Amer­ica tam­ing the west on four walls of one of the home’s bed­rooms.

‘‘It’s quite amaz­ing,’’ Small­combe auc­tion­eer John McRostie says.

‘‘It cov­ers four walls, so as you walk into the room it just goes around all of the walls. It’s stag­ger­ing. It’s right in front of you.’’

Mr McRostie says those who have in­spected the home have been amazed at the piece of South Aus­tralian his­tory be­fore them.

‘‘Hope­fully, who­ever buys the home will ap­pre­ci­ate the value of it,’’ he says. T h e h o me wa s a n e x re­turned ser­vice­man’s home and with its price guide of $360,000-$400,000, its buyer will be get­ting a great deal.

It is set on a 713sq m cor­ner block and is be­ing mar­keted for an ‘‘as­tute firsthome buyer or in­vestor’’.

It is on the mar­ket with Smal­la­combe’s Chris­tine McDon­agh and will be auc­tioned by Mr McRostie at noon to­day.

What do Sir Bob Geldof and Toop & Toop’s Peter Veitch have in com­mon? Well, the last time we checked it wasn’t sell­ing houses or mak­ing mu­sic.

As it turns out, the pair will share the stage at the 13th Aus­tralasian Real Es­tate Con­fer­ence in Syd­ney next month.

The con­fer­ence gives at­ten­dees the op­por­tu­nity to hear from world-class speak­ers about new ways of think­ing and skills to en­hance busi­nesses.

Mr Veitch has been in­vited to speak - along­side Sir Bob Geldof and a host of in­ter­na­tional and na­tional busi­ness ex­perts - about en­trepreneur­ship and in­no­va­tion in busi­ness.

And in a coup for SA, Jock Gil­bert manag­ing di­rec­tor Jock Gil­bert has been a ppointed chair man of The L e a d i n g Agent s o f Aust r a l i a (LAOA).

He has taken over from Vic­to­ria’s An­drew McCann.

For those who aren’t fa­mil­iar with the group, LAOA rep­re­sents in­de­pen­dent agen­cies whose direc­tors meet reg­u­larly to dis­cuss the real es­tate mar­ket and to ini­ti­ate and main­tain stan­dards.

The John Dowie painted room in a Clarence Gar­dens house.

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