Ade­laide’s small­est sub­urb of­fers a great city-fringe lo­ca­tion, writes

Amy Noo­nan.

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Front Page - THORN­GATE

THE adage that good things come in small pack­ages couldn’t be more true for Thorn­gate res­i­dent Tony Catt. He and his fam­ily bought a 1900s villa in the sub­urb which stretches across just three streets.

‘‘Thorn­gate St, Carter St and Churcher St - there’s not much room for er­ror, is there,’’ he says of the tiny sub­urb be­tween Prospect and Main North roads.

How­ever, he says the tiny sub­urb is per­fectly po­si­tioned.

‘‘The peo­ple who live in the sub­urb are fan­tas­tic and the street is a re­ally nice street,’’ Mr Catt says. ‘‘It’s such a fan­tas­tic area with prox­im­ity to good schools, O’con­nell St and

Ad­dress: 35 Carter St.

Type: Ren­o­vated villa. Agent: Klemich Real Es­tate, ph 8132 0255, Matt Smith 0407 770 725.

Open: 4.15pm to 4pm to­day.

Price: $1.2 to $1.3 mil­lion. re­cently, my son and I walked to Ade­laide Oval to see the Slow­down – with the AFL com­ing (to Ade­laide Oval) these ar­eas are go­ing to come alive.’’

Mr Catt and his fam­ily ex­tended their villa in 2008 but wanted it to be sym­pa­thetic to the home’s orig­i­nal style.

‘‘It’s now de­signed as a three­bed­room, two-bath­room house with a par­ents’ sec­ond lounge room or re­treat. There’s a sep­a­rate study and the main bed­room has an en­suite and a walk-in robe,’’ he says.

‘‘The house is that clas­sic villa style with the big four main rooms and it’s got the very high ceil­ings with all the orig­i­nal stonework. It’s got that old feel with a modern touch.’’

The ren­o­vated open-plan kitchen and liv­ing area over­looks the pool, which has an in-floor clean­ing sys­tem.

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