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Property Here - Friday, April 26, 2013

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THE stuff of picture books, chocolate boxes and movies, character homes are full of family charm - and Adelaide has plenty of them.

The leafy eastern suburbs are particularly known for their character offerings but, if you love heritage style, there are plenty to choose from all around town and at very different price points if you know where to look.

Messenger Property Writers KASIA OZOG and ELEANOR MILLER sourced these charming homes on the market, ranging from a $309,000 refurbished cottage in Gawler to a $1.5 million plus villa in Dulwich with perfect presentation.


Gawler East

Gawler East

32 Lyndoch Road, Gawler East Source: adelaidenow

Gawler East, 32 Lyndoch Rd

$515,000 - $525,000

4 beds, 2 baths, 2 cars

Agent: Peter Souter of Ray White Gawler on 0404 046 710

Built circa 1918, this home has a landscaped yard with rose bushes, leafy trees and red brick edging. Features include high ceilings, a wide hallway, polished timber flooors, a hall archway and modern kitchen. The house is set on a 1430sq m block.

Gawler South

Gawler South

18 Twelfth St, Gawler South Source: adelaidenow

Gawler South, 18 Twelfth St


3 beds, 1 bath

Agent: Brendan Howard of LJ Hooker - Gawler on 0416 054 731

Recently refurbished, this bullnose veranda property is set on an 188sq m corner allotment. It has high ceilings, ornate cornices and ceiling roses as well as a wood stove (plus electric oven) and floating timber floors. The established gardens include fruit trees.



158 Salisbury Highway, Salisbury Source: adelaidenow

Salisbury, 158 Salisbury Highway

No price listed

3 beds, 1 baths

Agent: Mike Lao of Ray White - Elizabeth on 0410 390 250

Sitting on 1827sq m, this 1915-built homestead is in the heart of Salisbury. It is made of brick and stone and is in need of some restoration and repairs.

Cockatoo Valley

Cockatoo Valley

250 Pimpala Road, Cockatoo Valley Source: adelaidenow

Sandy Creek, 250 Pimpala Rd

Auction: Sunday, May 5 at 11.30am

4 beds, 2 baths, 4 cars

Agent: Darren Pratt of LJ Hooker - Gawler on 0428 881 406

Set on 4.86ha, on the top of a hill overlooking tree tops, this 1895 return-veranda villa has been well maintained and has 360 degree views. Features include polished timber floors, high ceilings, a timber kitchen and horse stables.


Flagstaff Hill

Flagstaff Hill

15 Glendale Ave, Flagstaff Hill Source: adelaidenow

Flagstaff Hill, 15 Glendale Ave

$900,000 $960,000

4bed 2bath 4car

Agent: Scott Torney, of Harcourts Aberfoyle Park, on 0416 005 531

This property features a generous floorplan of more than 400sq m of living space comprising four bedrooms and a traditional den or home office.

McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale

187 Tatachilla Rd McLaren Vale. Picture: Supplied Source: adelaidenow

McLaren Vale, 187 Tatachilla Rd

$749,000 $769,000

3bed 1bath 6car

Agent: Mike Cross, of Southgate Real Estate McLaren Vale, on 0438 323 933

Sitting on 1.477ha of land is this original and historic bungalow built circa 1932 has all the character of yesteryear including ornate ceilings, polished floorboards and a cellar.

Old Noarlunga

Old Noarlunga

4 Patapinda Road, Old Noarlunga Source: adelaidenow

Old Noarlunga, 4 Patapinda Rd


3bed 1bath 1car

Agent: Ainsley Cahoon, of Timms Real Estate - Christies Beach/ Somerton Park, on 0404 798 658

A character home built circa 1900 with ambience and warmth created by the current owners, who have lovingly renovated it throughout.



Lot 7 Coombe Rd, Willunga. Picture: Supplied Source: adelaidenow

Willunga, Lot 7 Coombe Rd


6bed 2bath 2car

Agent: Jurgen Ollwitz, of Ollwitz & Partners Real Estate Willunga, on 0408 083 107

A solid stone two-storey house with wide verandas, high ceilings and use of solid timber doors and fittings to further enhance the character.




14 Albert St, Dulwich Source: adelaidenow

Dulwich, 14 Albert St

$1.5 million - $1.65 million

4 beds, 2 baths, 4 cars

Agent: Stephanie Williams of Harcourts - Brock Williams on 0413 874 888

A Queen Ann return sandstone villa, this home was built circa 1900 and is ready to move into and enjoy. It has both formal and casual living areas, high ceilings, and pretty gardens.

Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens

20 South Tce, Kensington Gardens Source: adelaidenow

Kensington Gardens, 20 South Tce

No price listed

4 beds, 2 baths, 2 cars

Agent: Richard Thwaites of LJ Hooker - Kensington on 0418 820 545

Set opposite Kensington Gardens Reserve, this home has 10 main rooms and 2000sq m of private gardens, all on a corner location. It has a modern kitchen and family room overlooking a pool and pergola.

St Peters

St Peters

80 First Ave, St Peters Source: adelaidenow

St Peters, 80 First Ave

$1.06 - $1.1 million

4 beds, 2 baths, 1 cars

Agents: Judy Morris and Penny Riggs of Klemich Real Estate on 0418 816 901 or 0439 669 965

This renovated villa of eight main rooms has front and rear access. Features include a bay window sitting room, high ceilings, polished floors, open fireplaces, hallway arch, leadlight glass, picture rails and a cellar.



8 Arundle Ave, Millswood Source: adelaidenow

Millswood, 8 Arundel Ave


4 beds, 2 baths, 4 cars

Agent: David Cocks of Cocks Auld Real Estate on 0418 812 181

Superbly renovated, this 1920's sandstone family home is on 975sqm (approx) with fabulous north facing extensions, a separate studio and pool




23 Churchill Ave, Glandore. Source: adelaidenow

Glandore, 23 Churchill Ave

$665,000 $695,000

4bed 2bath 2car

Agent: Craig Smith, of Gary J Smith We're Home Plympton, on 0417 979 694

This character home blends tastefully renovated art deco and a modern extension that matches the architectural style of the original home.

Glenelg East

Glenelg East

101 Augusta St, Glenelg East. Picture: Kasia Ozog Source: adelaidenow

Glenelg East, 101 Augusta St


3bed 3bath 2car

Agent: Richard Wedding, of Harcourts Glenelg, on 0418 351 007

Something a little bit different, this two-storey character bungalow has all the character and charm of yesteryear with the added benefits of a modern upstairs extension.



44 Kintore St, Thebarton. Source: adelaidenow

Thebarton, 44 Kintore St

Auction: Saturday, April 27, noon

3bed 1bath 8car

Agent: Peter Kiritsis, of Ray White Woodville, on 0411 501 520

This character bungalow has been restored and updated throughout and has a large garage/workshop.

Glenelg North

Glenelg North

60 MacFarlane St, Glenelg North. Source: adelaidenow

Glenelg North, 60 MacFarlane St

$650,000 $680,000

3bed 2bath 2car

Agent: John Christo, of LJ Hooker Glenelg, on 0417 800 018

The perfect combination of a character bungalow (built circa 1925 with modern touches) and the location. This property offers a beachside lifestyle.

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