A Crafers West home offers a tranquil escape from the city, despite being just moments from the best the Adelaide Hills has to offer.
Steven Leitch and David Infirri bought the home two years ago, attracted by its location, character and potential for an update.
“We loved its amazing stonework and its stunning setting – when you turn up the driveway, even though you’ve only come about half an hour from the city, you feel like you’re really escaping into your own little resort,” Mr Leitch says.
“The views change throughout the year and we’ve often got koalas in the trees, some resident kangaroos nearby and we can also catch a glimpse of the sea and the gulf in the distance. “This was our first time living in the Adelaide Hills and we’ve been really impressed by all of the foodie facilities nearby.”
The home, set over two levels, features four bedrooms, all on the lower storey. The heart of the home is the open-plan kitchen, dining and living area on the upper level, which opens out to a balcony. It also has formal living and dining rooms and an atrium connecting the home to a garage with a bathroom and powder room.
“We’ve done quite a lot of renovating – the bones of it were good, but it was pretty original from when it was built in the mid-’80s, so we updated the bathrooms and put in a kitchen we’re very pleased with that includes all the mod cons we’ve always wanted to have,” Mr Leitch says.
“It could suit a professional couple or a family, and, being well fenced, its perfect for kids or pets.
“It will be hard to say goodbye to this one, but, being serial renovators, we’re looking to move on to a project that needs a lot more done to it.”
6 Heath Rd, Crafers West
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Agent: Harcourts Williams in conjunction with Hunt Lifestyle, Dee-Anne Hunt 0411 555 774.
Land size: 3210sqm.