Char­ac­ter ex­tended to rear

A rear ex­ten­sion has been added to a char­ac­ter home close to the city, writes Ka­t­rina Stokes.

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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.’’

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