This character bluestone cottage is so much more than meets the eye, and offers a luxurious and contemporary lifestyle in the heart of the city.
Set behind a charming picket fence, the home at 22 Royal Ave, Adelaide was ravaged by fire years ago but has since been revived and updated throughout, while retaining its character facade to offer a stunning old-meets-new look that’s hugely popular right now.
Vendor Deb Barnes, who incidentally lives down the same street, chanced upon the property while walking her dog.
“We live around the corner and I used to walk the dog down this street. It’s a lovely street and I noticed one day that the house was burnt out, and I thought if it ever came up for sale, I would like to buy it. And, sure enough, it came on the market and we bought it,” Ms Barnes said.
“We took it on as a challenge to fix it up and bring it back to life. It has worked out well though we didn’t have any intentions to sell it straightaway.”
The transformation, from a burnt out residence to a modern home with an unmistakable character charm, has been stunning.
The home features three bedrooms, all set at the front of the floorplan.
One of the minor bedrooms has a built-in robe, while the master suite is complete with a walk-in robe and luxe ensuite with a shower, a toilet and a dual vanity unit. It also opens to a private atrium.
A family bathroom is nearby and has a feature bath and a shower, while at the rear of the floorplan you’ll find a spacious open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge area. The kitchen is an entertainer’s dream and features quality appliances, a large island bench and a pantry, while the lounge features a fireplace and French doors that open to the rear courtyard.
“Apart from the location – the home is a short walk to the cafes and restaurants on Hutt St – the street is perfect, the neighbours are great and everyone seems to look out for each other,” Ms Barnes said.
Presented to market by Matt Smith of Klemich Real Estate, the home has zoned ducted reverse-cycle airconditioning, an electric gate and an easy-care garden.
Price: Contact agent.
Agent: Klemich Real Estate, Matt Smith 0407 770 725.
Land size: 273sqm.
Auction: Saturday, August 13 at 10.30am.