Value by the sea

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Front Page - SEM­A­PHORE

DRAWN to the sea­side, ven­dor Karen May knew in­stantly a two-bed­room unit in Sem­a­phore would be­come her first home. She bought the Dunn St unit in 2004 af­ter look­ing at other beach­side sub­urbs, in­clud­ing Glenelg and Hen­ley Beach.

‘‘I found I got more value here. I have a garage, a front court­yard and back­yard, and it’s just a stone’s throw from the beach,’’ she says.

‘‘I used to run ev­ery morn­ing and walk ev­ery evening . . . it’s like a vil­lage by the sea.’’

Ms May says she is sad to say good­bye to the sea­side sub­urb.

The unit fea­tures an open-plan de­sign, sep­a­rate bath­room and laun­dry. The main bed­room has french doors that open to a court­yard.

Ms May says the unit would best suit a re­tired or young cou­ple.

‘‘It suits a young per­son and ex­er­cise buffs be­cause it is a re­ally vi­brant area,’’ she says. Ad­dress: 2/28 Dunn St. Agent: LJ Hooker Walk­erville, ph 8269 7711, Matthew Gryst 0411 774 546. Open: 4.30pm to 5pm to­day. Price guide: $375,000.

‘‘There is a per­cep­tion peo­ple have that Sem­a­phore is far away, but ac­tu­ally it is re­ally close to the city via Port Rd or the train, which takes 10 to 15 min­utes.’’

The home also in­cludes un­der­cover park­ing, gas heat­ing and re­verse-cy­cle air­con­di­tion­ing.

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