Real Estate

Animal Welfare League to benefit from sale of $1.2m Glen Osmond House

Written by The ReReport
As seen in the Source link, written by on 2019-10-24 22:33:07

South Australia’s vulnerable pets will hopefully have plenty of reasons to purr, squawk or wag their tails after the auction Saturday of a Glen Osmond property bequeathed to the Animal Welfare League.

It will allow the AWL to continue to find homes for the state’s abandoned pets.

The new four-bedroom Torrens title property at 20 Day Rd will go under the hammer at noon Saturday and has a listed price guide of $1.2 million.


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The property was bequeathed by a woman named Lurline, with the AWL subdividing the block, demolishing the existing home and using Scott Salisbury to build two new houses – on 20 and 20a Day Rd – with the second property to be released to the market after the auction of number 20.

If the property is sold, failed bidders will be given first opportunity to purchase the adjoining home.

AWL SA chief executive Richard Mussell says the proceeds of the charity sale, a first for the organisation, will assist in the caring of more than 10,000 animals annually, providing microchipping, desexing and rehoming services for abandoned pets.

“AWL’s funding relies on donations and gifts in wills, so we are extremely grateful for every public donation we receive, but the size and scope of this gift is truly unique,” Mr Mussell said.

“In this case we are very grateful to Lurline, a generous lady whose passion for the care and protection of animals was so great she gifted her Glen Osmond home to AWL in her will.

“The substantial gift gave us the opportunity to develop the property, increasing its value to further support building a better future for South Australia’s animals in need.”

The home, set over two levels, offers almost 300sq m of living space and has two living areas, two bathrooms, ducted reverse-cycle airconditioning throughout, an alarm system, a covered outdoor entertainment area, is surrounded by landscaped gardens.

The property is being sold through Turner Real Estate, which will donate 10 per cent of its fees back to the AWL.

Turner Real Estate managing director Lachlan Turner said the AWL was an organisation the company was passionate about. “Our company’s founder and executive chairman Robin Turner, my dad, was given a lifetime membership to the AWL when he was a child by his grandmother, so through him we’ve had an association with the business for over 50 years,” Mr Turner said.

“We were excited to do whatever we could to try to help them and part of that was to donate some of the sales fee that we earn back to them.

“They’re luxury modern executive family homes but they’re on a nice size landholding of around 535sq m, and they’re both extremely well designed.”