To build dreams on
A large property close to the city offers plenty of options, writes Lachlan Pryor.
ANOTHER house could be built on the existing space in the backyard of a three-bedroom cottage in North Adelaide, the vendor says.
‘‘The unexpected surprise is a large land allotment, which is a blank canvas for someone to come in and do what they want,’’ the vendor says.
‘‘You could extend the house back considerably, which the surrounding houses have done. You could put in a lap pool, or there is enough room out the back to put the existing house on again.’’
The 1880 bluestone-fronted cottage has three bedrooms, including one with a character fireplace, a separate lounge with an open fireplace and a kitchen with an adjacent meals area.
The property has reverse-cycle ducted airconditioning and off-street parking for two cars.
The vendor says the community feel in Ashley St is unique.
‘‘Everybody in the street has been here forever and it’s a really close-knit community,’’ the vendor says.
‘‘Every Christmas we close off the street and have a party; it’s the sort of thing you just don’t find any more.’’
The vendor says the home is versatile and would suit a number of different buyer types.
‘‘I think it can appeal to a lot of people. You’ve got the investor or family who would like to build back and up to make an impressive residence on a rare piece of land, or leave it as-is because it’s extremely liveable,’’ the vendor says.
‘‘The home is all on one level, so a retiree could live here, too.’’
The vendor is moving to downsize and is ‘‘very sad to leave’’ but says someone else could ‘‘reap the benefits’’.