prop­erty spy

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

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The Pilk­ing­tons have the sev­enyear real-es­tate itch. Cheer­ful FIVEaa ra­dio jock Tony Pilk­ing­ton says for ‘‘what­ever rea­son’’ he and his wife, Anne, move house ev­ery seven years and, well, their cy­cle’s al­most done a 360 again.

The Pilk­ing­ton pair and their off­spring, 21 and 24, are pre­par­ing to auc­tion their stun­ning Stonyfell home.

Where they’re go­ing no­body knows.

‘‘We haven’t got a clue which is ridicu­lous at our age,’’ Tony says with a laugh.

‘‘It’s ex­cit­ing, danger­ous, stupid, call it what­ever you like.’’

It is a bit­ter­sweet sale for the down­siz­ing Pilk­ing­tons, who have loved liv­ing in the Gandys Gully Rd home. In fact, hav­ing the home on the mar­ket has made them ques­tion just why they are sell­ing it as they see the many stand­out fea­tures crys­tallised in words.

‘‘It’s not un­til you’ve got it on the mar­ket that you think ‘I wish I used it more’,’’ Tony says hon­estly.

‘‘The views are just spec­tac­u­lar and it’s even bet­ter at night when all the lights are on. I’ts got a good feel about it ... it’s made to be en­joyed.’’ The con­tem­po­rary home of­fers views across the city and Hills face, and has open-plan liv­ing and three bed­rooms.

Ro­man­tics will be car­ried away by the Juliet bal­cony off the mas­ter suite.

The prop­erty is of­fered on two sep­a­rate ti­tles, to­talling about 1443sq m.

Toop & Toop agents Lew Toop and Debi Ze­ce­vich are han­dling the sale.

It goes to auc­tion on April 30 with a price guide of $1,650,000.

Re­mem­ber the Clarence Gar­dens prop­erty we told you about last week?

The for­mer re­turned ser­vice­man’s home with the sur­prise bonus of a room painted by Ade­laide painter John Dowie?

Well, it went un­der the ham­mer on Satur­day and sold $ 5 0, 5 00 over r es er ve with Smal­la­combe’s John McRostie.

We hear the buyer in­tends keep­ing the house and pro­tect­ing the walls that were the John Dowie mu­ral.

Gen­eral man­ager Peter Asi­makopou­los has opened a new Brock Har­courts of­fice at Maw­son Lakes with busi­ness own­ers Peterand Niki Koulla-Shizas.

They say they have a strong client base in the Maw­son Lakes area so the new of­fice is a log­i­cal con­clu­sion.

Ra­dio jock Tony Pilk­ing­ton’s Stonyfell house.

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