Coun­try life - yet city within reach

Four pad­docks, shed­ding and your very own dam, writes Tom Bow­den.

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Clifton St, Camden Park -

TURN­ING an Onka­paringa house into a grand home has been a labour of love, says ven­dor Lance Joyce. Mr Joyce and his wife bought the home five years ago and he says the home’s size and panoramic out­look en­ticed them.

‘‘You’re liv­ing on a hill in the coun­try and it of­fers fan­tas­tic views across the gulf to Stansbury, but you’re within walk­ing dis­tance of shops and next door to 62ha of na­tional park, it’s ev­ery­thing you could want,’’ Mr Joyce said.

‘‘It’s a mag­nif­i­cent en­ter­tainer’s home and we’ve kept on do­ing loads of im­prove­ments to it over the years.’’

The home has four bed­rooms, the mas­ter suite with an at­tached walk-in robe and an en­suite with a shower and spa bath; and french doors that open to a pri­vate court­yard.

The jar­rah kitchen has stone bench­tops, stain­less steel ap­pli­ances in­clud­ing an oven and dish­washer; a built-in fridge and microwave and a break­fast bar.

The kitchen joins the fam­ily and meals area which has a wet bar with lead­light cup­boards and sep­a­rate wine stor­age, and there is also a sep­a­rate for­mal lounge with an open fire­place.

‘‘The home is magic for en­ter­tain­ing, it has a grandiose feel about it and the din­ing room is ab­so­lutely ex­quis­ite, and when you sit in both those rooms, you view over the gulf, and you can see the Kan­ga­roo Is­land ferry go past,’’ Mr Joyce says.

‘‘The in­door ar­eas spill out to the out­door en­ter­tain­ing area, so it’s the per­fect party house.’’

The per­gola fea­tures a wa­ter fea­ture that Mr Joyce says is a hit with the lo­cal bird life.

‘‘Ev­ery­thing from yel­low-tailed cock­a­toos, to white corel­las, Ade­laide rosel­las, the works, you sit there qui­etly and they all fly in un­der the per­gola,’’ Mr Joyce says.

Out­side, the home has land­scaped gar­dens, a 10 kW so­lar sys­tem, two large pad­docks, two small pad­docks, shed­ding and a dam.

Mr Joyce says the home would ap­peal to horse en­thu­si­asts or any­one look­ing for a coun­try life­style close to the city. ‘‘That sense of peace and tran­quil­lity, you have to ex­pe­ri­ence it to be­lieve you can get it so close to the city,’’ Mr Joyce says.

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