There’s one thing decidedly fishy about Carol and Jim Mayger’s kitchen – and it’s a characteristic that’s been delighting household and mates for the reason that couple moved into their Glandore dwelling a little bit greater than a decade in the past.
Amongst a number of kitchen highlights – similar to unique Thirties purple retro cabinets, glass benchtops, mirrored splashbacks, European home equipment, and a walk-in pantry – the true curiosity is its aquarium-based island bench.
“Everyone who is available in feedback on it … and our grandchildren simply liked the fish as they had been rising up,” Carol says of the distinctive characteristic, fitted by the earlier homeowners. “We’ve loved it – it’s been stress-free to sit down and watch them. And it’s pretty low-maintenance.”
The aquarium is simply one of many quirkier parts of the character-filled Clark Avenue dwelling – which is full with an excellent backyard – the downsizing couple will miss after they go away.
“We moved into the house simply over 10 years in the past, and we’ve completely liked it,” Carol says. “It’s a house with a soul, it’s a home that retains on giving – there are such a lot of features to it.”
The traditional Tudor dwelling provides a mix of interval allure and fashionable comfort, with the earlier homeowners enterprise a seamless two-storey extension to the rear of the property.
The entrance of the house provides two spacious bedrooms, a proper lounge room, eating room and an up to date toilet.
Authentic options embrace etched glass home windows, glazed brick fireplaces and unique artwork deco gentle fittings, pink pine doorways and film rails.
The house flows from previous to new with the rear of the property capturing all of the character options. Tasmanian oak flooring stretches previous the staircase by to the open-plan residing, kitchen and eating zone, which in flip opens to the tranquil rear backyard.
A super place to calm down with household or mates, the backyard options the remnants of an previous Glandore bakehouse, transformed into an out of doors entertaining space.
The luxurious main bedroom boasts a surprising fire, ornate ceiling, oak flooring, walk-in gown and ensuite – full with a claw-foot bathtub raised on a platform and framed with a big stained-glass window and dome ceiling.
Upstairs is a flexible light-filled 70sqm open house which could possibly be used as a teenage retreat, visitor suite, third residing space, fourth bed room or big dwelling workplace.
An enormous workable laundry with aspect entry, totally automated blinds and in-floor energy factors to the open-plan residing, sufficient off avenue parking for 4 autos, an out of doors sink with cold and warm water, a big shed with energy and lighting, and a backyard shed are different options.
Carol stated the house had instantly appealed when she and Jim had been trying to transfer from the Fleurieu Peninsula a decade in the past.
“I’ve an eclectic mixture of older furnishings from about three generations and I simply felt this home felt proper … it had a soul and I knew all my issues would simply work,” she says.
“We consider it was constructed as a spec dwelling in 1933. We’re the third homeowners, and I truly knew the unique homeowners – they had been my grandparents’ mates – though we didn’t know that after we purchased the house.
“This has been a stunning dwelling to take pleasure in with our household and younger grandchildren whereas they’ve been rising up, and with our many mates who come right here and simply adore it – they maintain telling us how fortunate we’re.”
She says they’ve been acutely aware of sustaining the property “to a really excessive commonplace”, whereas the set up of a 5kWsolar system has considerably lowered energy prices.
Life in Glandore – ideally positioned halfway between town and the seaside – can be “an important pleasure”, Carol says. The property is a brief stroll to tram, prepare and bus companies and 50m from the gorgeous parks, grounds and amenities of the Glandore Group Centre.
“Glandore could be very central to all over the place you need to go – it’s just some minutes to town and it’s only some minutes extra to Glenelg,” she says.
“It’s a quiet neighbourhood – you simply get up to the birds within the morning and it’s a peaceable, secure atmosphere. Glandore’s been great to stay in from that regard.
“We’re very, very unhappy to depart, however as we’re getting older we undoubtedly have to downsize. It’s a tough determination however we’re now prepared for any person else to benefit from the lovely dwelling and backyard.”
27 Clark Avenue, Glandore
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Agent: Harcourts Packham, Paul Mayger 0428 125 770. Land: 756sqm. Open: Contact agent.