AU Medindie home at 35 Dutton Tce is ready for a new family
Property Here - Friday, June 14, 2013
House of the week is 35 Dutton Tce, Medindie. Photos by Michael Stentiford. Source: adelaidenow
METICULOUSLY renovated, a Medindie home is ready for a new family, writes Tom Bowden.
A grand 105-year-old sandstone Medindie house has hosted weddings, parties and many sporting competitions and now vendor David Sharpe says it's ready for a new family.
Mr Sharpe says the location and style attracted him to it 12 years ago.
"It was close to O'Connell St and schools and we really wanted a classic Adelaide sandstone villa," Mr Sharpe says.
"We had a big sprawling sandstone villa at Gawler River prior and we were looking for the same thing here."
House of the week is 35 Dutton Tce, Medindie. Photos by Michael Stentiford.
"It's quite modern at the back and we knocked off four walls to open the kitchen area out so what were four rooms are now one," he says.
"The beauty of it is that from the kitchen you can see everywhere, so for preparing, cooking and running a party - it's got great functionality.
"I'm a builder, and I love metal and wood so all the metal features throughout, including the balustrades, the bar and around the television unit, were made by a blacksmith and they're stunning and you won't see other houses with this look."
The kitchen features solid hand-crafted cherrywood cabinets, stainless steel appliances and ample cupboard and bench space.
There are five large bedrooms and the master suite has an attached ensuite with double shower and a walk-in robe.
The main bathroom features an old-fashioned bath, a shower and Villeroy & Boch accessories.
Mr Sharpe says the house has been a fantastic family home and a great entertainer.
"We've had two weddings, two 18ths, two 21sts, three engagements, a 50th, and five massive formal after-parties.
"There's a side block that you can put a 30 by 40 marquee on and everyone can still wander around the tennis courts, around the pool and on the deck."
Mr Sharpe says he is selling because his children have moved out and says he will miss the home's size.
"You don't have to go to the park, we've played the Ashes in the backyard for the past 10 years, had footy grand finals in the backyard for the past 10 years and we've held Wimbledon in the backyard for the past 10 years, you can't do that in lots of places."
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