ON a sprawling and gum-studded 1544sqm block complete with a bridge over a flowing creek, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were living in the Adelaide Hills.
But this three-bedroom retro charmer is actually in Redwood Park, just minutes from the Tea Tree Plaza and St Agnes shopping centres and only 20km from the city.
Owned by the one family for more than 50 years, the home at 5 Lincoln Drive goes to auction this Saturday with a price guide of $360,000, and has been attracting plenty of interest.
Selling agent Graeme Brown of LJ Hooker Walkerville/Modbury says some 80 to 90 groups have inspected the property during its three-week campaign, with first homebuyers, families and downsizers seeking land and an easy-care home, showing the most interest.
“The interest has been huge,” Mr Brown says.
“It’s suited to someone who wants to renovate and add value to the property – some people have been talking about adding on another level – and also first homebuyers looking to get a foot in the market, and downsizers who want land but a low-maintenance house.
“The 1544sqm block has been the biggest drawcard. For me the favourite part is driving over that bridge. The house is set quite back from the road and surrounded by other properties on large allotments.”
Mr Brown says the property is unique and offers a rare opportunity to secure the retro charmer in a picturesque creekside setting.
“When you’re inside the front living room, you feel like you’re in the middle of Stirling but you’re close to Tea Tree Plaza, schools and other amenities, and only about 20km from the city,” he says.
“Everything is at your fingertips.
“It’s been a much-loved family home. The vendor that used to live here was an engineer and very pedantic. He had a kiln out the back for his wife who was a famous pottery maker.”
The home boasts retro charm throughout, including exposed timber and stone.
There are three bedrooms, with the large master featuring an ensuite, a retro bathroom with a shower and a toilet, an original kitchen overlooking a meals and lounge area, and a separate dining and family room.
Outside is a 11m x 3.4m garage/workshop with the kiln, and two sheds.
“A lot of people just love the character of the home, the stone and timber features and how it’s set back from the road,” Mr Brown says.
“It’s private and secure.”