To build dreams on

A large prop­erty close to the city of­fers plenty of options, writes Lach­lan Pryor.

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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’’.

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