If it’s a spacious Hills haven you’re looking for, this Aldgate home might herald the end of the search.
Vendors Gwen and Alan bought their Coromandel Rd home 23 years ago, attracted by its location and potential for a fantastic family lifestyle. And now, more than two decades later, its those two factors that they still love most about it.
“We’d moved from Sydney on a reasonably small block of land and couldn’t find anything in Adelaide, so we came up here and saw this place and loved it instantly,” Gwen said.
“We lived in the Blue Mountains prior to moving to SA and coming up here it felt like coming home. We had four kids, so we were after a five-bedroom home and this one appealed because it had such a wonderful outlook. It didn’t look anything like this when we bought it – it was in original condition – and in many ways it was a house we said we wouldn’t buy, but we fell in love with the gardens and the land and the location. We absolutely love it now – when you put your own stamp on something it becomes a very personal thing. It had really good bones and we could see the potential there.”
The home has five bedrooms – or four and a study – and an additional study. A spacious family room sits at the front, connecting to a dining room that adjoins a central kitchen.
To the other side of the kitchen is a lounge area and the five bedrooms, with one of these opening to a covered outdoor entertainment area at one side, and another – the master suite with a built-in robe and an ensuite – opening to a paved area overlooking the garden to the other.
Outside you’ll find established landscaped gardens and an inground pool, ideal for entertaining.
“In every room of the house we bring the outside inside, because we can open the whole place up, it’s wonderful,” Gwen says.
“My husband and I both live very stressful work lives and this really has been a refuge to come home to. We have a wonderful opportunity to see some of the native animals around here – we have koalas, kangaroos, and some of the most amazing birdlife. It’s like stepping out of something quite chaotic and stepping into something that is tranquil and serene, and we needed that.
“We’ve raised our four kids here and it would be perfect for another family, but it would also be great for a couple that want to have visitors stay with them. We’ve really loved our time here. It’s been great.”
25 Coromandel Rd, Aldgate
Price: Contact agent.
Agent: Harris Real Estate, Arabella Hooper 0403 336 407, Elle Seaman 0434 644 856.
Land size: 0.57sqm.
Features: 22,000L rainwater storage, salt-chlorinated pool, ducted airconditioning.