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