1 Glenrowan Avenue,
Myrtle Bank, SA
Monarch of the GlenFamed for Ned Kelly's final siege, make sure you're at Glenrowan for the "Last Stand".
Write your own history, not
"Such is Life" - but "This is the Life"
A significant and charming chalet bungalow, the home sits high and proud on Glenrowan Avenue, set back on parklike grounds adjoining Fraser Reserve. Having airs and graces, it is a unique home. A Hansel and Gretel look which has stood the test of time.
Art Deco retained, the home is a time warp. Originally Avant-Garde, its early era personality may not meet the standards of millennial requirements but, as with all beauties, it is ageing gracefully. A treasure to uncover what lies beyond those character lines.
For over half a century it has been a much loved home to the vendor's family. The adventure playground of over 1710sqm for a brood of boys skylarking with parents who loved the open spaces, walks and country aspect Myrtle Bank had to offer in the 1960's.
The sale is finalising an era as life moves on. The tame magpies may take a little re-education as routine and regimented hand feeding for decades may no longer be a priority of the new owners but an opportunity to budding ornithologists.
Don't expect designer decor, neutral tones, gleaming appliances, glass and stone. This one is for purists, those ready to recreate or integrate a long held dream. State of the art had been bypassed. Original, collectible would best describe this amazing relic.
Walk away now if you're looking for pocket book perfection with a walk in and enjoy lifestyle. This is expansive; it's a virtual estate in the midst of suburbia, sweeping irrigated lawns, veggie garden, sheds and attics, accessed via an impressive circular drive which allows the paper to be dropped at the front porch each morning.
It's refined and very well maintained. Gabled with bespoke brickwork, a Norman arch leadlight window, timber shutters and sympathetic and discreet security features it's an attention grabber.
Step into yesterday, through a banded curved glass entry door where a fabulous staircase with solid chrome, deco handrail, leads from the entry hall to the second level.
There is an aura of dignity and the layout is as flexible as your imagination. Internal curved corner, mellow toned bricks bring soul into the formal sitting room, a gentle backdrop to compliment your artworks and treasures.
The vaulted ceiling has a distinctive Art Deco banding and the dining room boasts views across manicured lawns and adjoins a study/bedroom with external access.
The sassiest, totally authentic kitchen doesn't have a self-glide drawer or dishwasher in sight but for decades has been the hub of this amazing home. It backs onto a butler's pantry for storing pickles, preserves and fruits of the gardens beyond.
Experience a master bedroom with uninterrupted, parklike views through the generous box window and step through to the full dressing room-salon. At last a room for a true fashionista and her collections.
The bathroom has been tastefully renovated and a functional laundry and second toilet off the extensive, undercover rear verandah complete the downstairs area. With views across lawns, garden and neighbouring park, if I were a magpie I'd hang out here too!
Upstairs enjoy the three spacious multi-purpose attic rooms. If walls could talk, the echoes of boisterous shenanigans from the former occupants would make for a telling tale. What fun in an upstairs eyrie with potential for extension in your future mansion. Rooms are currently displaying a retrospective of collected art, nursery and sewing memorabilia.
If it's land you're after in one of Adelaide's most tightly held suburbs, why wait another fifty years. This is a one off opportunity, gilt edged and STCC will be a developer's dream. It's now or never.
The adjoining property of approx 547sqm will be available separately for sale by negotiation for the successful purchasers with a long term settlement. It could add to the development potential to acquire a total in excess of 2250sqm. One vast and otherwise unprocurable holding, this will hold instant appeal and set new standards in the Myrtle Bank precinct for discerning and visionary purchasers.
Start your own dynasty, this one evokes passion, awe and memories and invites people with superior visualisation to build, restore or create a unique piece of history. It's been a treasured gem in this family's geology.
A must see at Glenrowan Avenue.
"This is the Life"
Price: $1,500,000 - $1,595,000