Character extended to rear
A rear extension has been added to a character home close to the city, writes Katrina Stokes.
ABIG block and north-facing rear attracted the vendor to a wellpositioned home in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs. Vendor Cathy Caust bought the fivebedroom family home with her late husband more than 20 years ago.
‘‘We wanted a house where we could add our own back on to the house because we had seen lots of houses that hadn’t been well renovated,’’ she says.
‘‘We didn’t have children when we bought it but we intended to have them.’’
While she says she will miss the home, Ms Caust says it was the ideal space to raise her two sons, aged 18 and 21. ‘‘It’s a real family home,’’ she says. ‘‘From our perspective, it had lots of potential . . . we had friends that lived in Wayville. It’s a really convenient suburb because you can go anywhere from here to the north or south.’’
The original home, built around 1900, features ornate cornices, floorboards and high ceilings.
An extension added to the rear of the home includes a spacious kitchen, family and dining area.
The light-filled kitchen area features granite benchtops, gas cooktop, stainless-steel rangehood and an island bench. There also is a double-oven, dishwasher and extra-large fridge space.
The spacious rear extension features a vaulted ceiling, which adds something difference to the space.
‘‘We’ve had some lovely parties here . my 50th we had all my family here from interstate . . . we put a marquee out the back,’’ Ms Caust says.
A spiral staircase leads to a fifth bedroom in a converted attic space, featuring its own balcony which overlooks the backyard.
French doors open to a rear veranda which stretches across the back of the property, which also overlooks the backyard.
‘‘We wanted to make sure you could see where the old part of the house finished and the new part started,’’ Ms Caust says.
Set on the edge of the parklands, the home is close to the CBD and restaurants, cafes and
.. for shops on King William Rd.
‘‘We’ve got a really good butcher . . . Mick the Butcher at Goodwood shops, the Central Market is close by, too,’’ Ms Caust says.
‘‘It’s a quiet place to live and it’s spacious . . . all the rooms are pretty sound proof because the walls are so thick. It’s a very attractive house.’’