A delightful dome awaits in Eden Hills
And now for something completely different… this 1986- built Eden Hills home is all about natural bushland and hexagons.
Selling agent Jill Wehrs, of Ouwens Casserly Real Estate, says the home, named “Hexadome” has a unique hexagonal-shaped floorplan and a self-supporting design that does not require load-bearing walls.
You will find it at 18 Chitunga Rd.
She understands it was inspired by the work of 20th century American architect Richard Buckmeister Fuller, who loved experimenting with shapes and domes.
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“I’ve heard there’s another similar one in Stirling, but I’ve never seen it,” Ms Wehrs says. “It’s a real one-off, definitely.”
The floorplan is deliberately rounded and open, with the ground level largely devoted to living, dining and kitchen space, surrounded by a wide entertainment deck.
The main bedroom is privately set upstairs and includes a study and dressing room. A second bedroom and the bathroom are tucked to the side of the main living zone.
Ms Wehrs says the home’s overwhelming feeling is one of space and light.
“It’s extremely spacious- it’s a two- bedroom property but it’s just light filled and roomy,” she says. “It’s got interesting panelling on the walls and a beautiful big void space.”
The home is immaculately presented throughout, but it appears to be in near original condition.
“It doesn’t necessarily need updating up you could upgrade if you wished,” Ms Wehrs says. “There’s quite a lot of timber inside… and the kitchen is extremely basic – you could value add to the kitchen if you wanted to.”
Ms Wehrs says the property’s other standout feature is its bushland setting – the home is on a 2853sqm block, surrounded by untouched natural greenery.
“While we were there last week there was an incredible flock of black cockatoos- they did a circle and landed in the trees right around the house,” she says.
Ms Wehrs says pricing the property has been difficult because it is unique.
Potential buyers should be aware the block is not landscaped, and it includes a steep driveway, she says. On the plus side, it is conveniently located just off Shepherds Hill Rd, which provides easy access to the CBD, Marion, the coast, and Blackwood.
Ms Wehrs and the vendors have settled on a price guide of$480,000 to $499,999 and she says interest has so far come from downsizers and first home buyers wanting a home with a natural feel.
Eden Hills sits about 25 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD in the Mitcham Council area and has a median house price of $530,000 according to CoreLogic.