AN East Tce home offers a luxurious cosmopolitan lifestyle and easy access to all the city has to offer.
Amanda Robinson bought the home in 2014, moving to the CBD from Adelaide’s leafy city fringe. It was a move she hasn’t regretted in the slightest.
You will find it ta 86 East Tce, Adelaide.
“I love the parklands and, because I’ve got a dog, it’s been great to be able to walk him through there,” she says. “It’s so close to all of Adelaide’s events like the horse trials, and all of the excitement of the Fringe is just around the corner. I had lived in around Eastwood and Parkside before, and living here has been fantastic.”
Ms Robinson says she has since placed her own stamp on the home, updating the outdoor entertainment areas and installing a new kitchen and flooring, among other improvements.
“That courtyard had a spa out there and an awning when I bought it, so I removed that and put in a beautiful outdoor kitchen,” she says.
“It had a fairly ‘80s kitchen, so I’ve really bought that up to a great modern standard. Quality was really important to me, so I’ve used really highly regarded appliances and installed a Sonos sound system — I wanted it to stand the test of time and also just be really beautiful.”
The home is set over three levels and has up to four bedrooms.
The ground floor features an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area opening from a front terrace, and flowing to a rear alfresco courtyard with outdoor kitchen at the rear. The first floor is home to three bedrooms and a bathroom. The master suite has a his-and-hers walk-in robe, an ensuite and opens to a private balcony.
On the upper level is the fourth bedroom, complete with a kitchenette, a bathroom and a large balcony.
“Because it’s double brick, it’s so solid and you don’t realise where you are — you don’t hear anyone else because it’s so quiet,” Ms Robinson says.
She says the home is a great entertainer and offers versatile family living.
“You can pull back the bifold doors on that lower level and enjoy your music both inside and out thought the Sonos system,” Ms Robinson says. “With the bar and barbecue outside, it’s really quite a big entertaining space. Plus there’s the upstairs floor, where you can have a bar as well, if you want. You could easily have 40 people over for a party, no worries.
“My son had the top floor as a bedroom, and it worked really well for that. That area makes a really great teenager’s retreat and allows both parents and children to be able to get their own space when they want it.”
Ms Robinson says, as amazing as the home is, it’s hard to go past its views and prime city location.
“I love the outlook over the Parklands and I love that I can walk into town — to be able to walk to Rundle St is just great,” she says.
“It’s awesome being able to get up in the morning and take my dog for a walk around the Parklands.”
With three children living with her when she bought the home, and now just one, Ms Robinson says it is time to downsize.
“He’s not home that often and it’s just a big house for one person, so it will be great to be able to hand it over to someone else who can enjoy it as much as I have,” she says. “It’s been fantastic here and I’ve really enjoyed it a lot here. I think it would be an ideal home for a family, an executive couple who want to live and work in town, or it could also be very good for someone wanting to use it as a home office, because the upstairs level would make a brilliant workspace.”
The three-bedroom home is on the market with Ouwens Casserly Real Estate and has a price tag of $1.6 million to $1.75 million.