- Land Size: 376 sqm
- Property Type: House
- Approx year built: 1870
- Property condition: Renovated, Excellent
- House style: Cottage
- Garaging / carparking: Open carport
- Flooring: Timber, Tiles and Polished
- Kitchen: Modern, Open plan and Dishwasher
- Living area: Formal lounge, Open plan, Formal dining
- Main bedroom: Double and Built-in-robe
- Bedroom 2: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
- Bedroom 3: Double
- Main bathroom: Separate shower
- Laundry: Separate
- Aspect: North, West
- Outdoor living: Entertainment area (Covered and Paved), Garden
- Water heating: Gas
- Locality: Close to schools, Close to shops, Close to transport
About this listing
Rich in early Adelaide history, c1870 lives on - only better - in a 3-bedroom cottage with an air of magic, situated on Kensington's first main street, surveyed to follow Second Creek back then, walkable minutes to The Parade today...
Today marking 14 years with owners who've renovated, replumbed and rewired this inexplicably light and airy home, gutted its bathroom from the ground up and sculpted its peaceful courtyard into an entertainer's oasis.
Unwind with the north-eastern sun as your guest in a garden adept at hospitality; from its muscatel vines for cheese platters to persimmons, peaches, nectarines, and citrus for summer puddings.
And when the winter lilies appear, take off for a European summer - that's just the kind of home this is - ideal for the frequent flyer, carefree socialite, or those edging their way east.
Inside, a blend of old and new fills the shuttered, formal and casual living rooms atop original pine boards, its free-flowing layout leading full circle into the tiled rear kitchen and dining.
Timeless creams and stone tops smother a host's kitchen filtering light and views from the garden; front and centre, an island primed for platter grazing, a stainless gas cooker and Bosch dishwasher in tow.
Bookending the kitchen are 3 large bedrooms - a choice of 2 masters and a 3rd also useful as a home office, earning valuable carport access.
The tales these solid walls could tell - once thought to be a nurse's quarters - of village life, horse-drawn trams, the bustle of Bridge and High Street in the late 1800s, and the birth of The Rising Sun Hotel in 1882 built by brewer, Sir Edwin T Smith.
Now, as cottage gardens line the front pickets and birds fly in to be hand-fed, The Parade's frenzy is forgotten.
But, as you park the car off-street and under shade, and walk to your favourite pub - there are 4 nearby - café hop or shop till you drop, that frenzy meets Kensi history, and an enviable eastern lifestyle.
A renovated c1870 cottage of local heritage value
Torrens titled (approx.) 376sqm block
Northeast-facing entertainer's courtyard
Herbs, vegie beds & flowering gardens
Entertainer's kitchen with stainless appliances & stone tops
Fully tiled bathroom renovation in 2016
2 master-sized bedrooms with BIRs
3rd bedroom/office (with separate entry to carport)
Original Baltic boards
Split system R/C A/C to living & kitchen/meals
Valuable outdoor storeroom
Off-street carport for 1
Within the Marryatville Primary & High School zones
Walking distance to St. Joseph's School