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