The former owners of JR’s Surf & Ski have said goodbye to their dream home in Somerton Park, which has been described as one of the state’s most unique residences.
It was listed with Bhen & Co Real Estate and was advertised without a price guide.
Vendor Kira Rawson said it was love at first sight when she, and husband Will, first walked through the doors of their cherished family home.
“We bought the house probably five years ago,” she said.
“It was a mid-century modern, 1950s house. As soon as we walked in, we fell in love with the natural light that streamed in through the front passageway.
“The home is quite open-plan, we just redesigned the floorplan to add more natural light to it.”
Ms Rawson said it was a sad goodbye, however the family were excited for their next chapter as they plan to move to Byron Bay to focus on their children.
“While our kids are still young, we want to take some time to focus on them and not so much on a nine-to-five job,” she said.
“We planned to be there forever, until we had an opportunity to move interstate – if we could take the house we would.”
Designed to suit family living, Ms Rawson said she wouldn’t be surprised if another family fell in love with the property.
“I love that everything can be comfortably lived in, having young kids we didn’t want them not sitting on the floor or touching something,” she said.
“All the natural elements mean the kids can be kids in the space, without it being too precious.
“It’s a large home and it’s perfectly set up, there’s a kids wing where they have their own space and the parents can be separate.”
Selling agent Brad Henderson said there had been an overwhelming response to the property from buyers keen to break into the sought-after suburb.
“It’s had over 200 groups through open inspections,” he said.
“It’s mostly been local buyers, but we’ve also had interstate interest mainly from Sydney.
“I’ve been doing one hour opens because people just hang around, not to be cliche but it feels like an escape.”
The bespoke home offers an open-plan kitchen, family, dining and living area that effortlessly connects to a fire pit patio and a sparkling inground pool.
The home also has a master suite with a walk-in robe and ensuite, four bedrooms – one with an ensuite, a family bathroom, a laundry and a cubby house and inground trampoline for the kids to enjoy.
If that’s not enough, the property also includes fully landscaped gardens by renowned designer Mon Palmer.
Unlike anything he has seen before on Adelaide’s property market, Mr Henderson said the property had an ambience about it.
“It’s an absolute stand out, it’s just not comparable to anything we’ve worked with which is why the campaign is an open tender,” he said.
“The way the gardens and greenery come into the home from the outside, it’s the perfect combination.”
Somerton Park has a median house price of $928,000, with a growth of 33.5 per cent over the last three years, according to CoreLogic.