Renovated entertainer in a prized school zone
Saying goodbye to a treasured family home is never easy but it’s close to a heartbreak for Ali and Bruce Cameron.
The couple have listed their Malevern family home at 49 Cremorne St, which they purchased at auction 23 years ago, in pursuit of greener pastures in the Adelaide Hills.
It is a move they look forward to, but one that is also being made with a heavy heart.
“When we bought it, we were planning on staying for around five years. But then things happened. We had a baby and fell in love with the area,” Ms Cameron says.
“But now our baby is all grown up and is at university interstate.
“So now it’s time for a change and we’ve been talking about moving to the Adelaide Hills for some time as my husband works up there.
“It’ll be hard to leave. It’s the only home our son has ever known and we made many wonderful memories here. But it’s time for a change.”
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Set on a 730sqm block, Ms Cameron says the home has been ideal for raising a young family. It has undergone a number of upgrades, including a rear extension to allow for better indoor and outdoor play.
The 1910 built home also features 12-ft ceilings, polished pine floors, fireplaces, leadlight windows and a classic floorplan with a central corridor.
The home’s four bedrooms, two of which come with built-in robes, are set in the original front part of the home. They each feature a fireplace and are serviced by a family bathroom with both a shower and a bath. A second bathroom with a shower and a toilet can also be found off the laundry at the rear.
The rear extension is overlooked by a modern kitchen with composite stone benchtops, subway tile splashbacks, a breakfast bar and the full quota of stainless steel appliances.
Outside, a large 55.61sqm stone-paved pergola with cafe blinds and fans awaits.
Other features include zoned-ducted reverse-cycle heating and cooling, a double carport, and a large shed with concrete floors and power.
“When we bought the house, it still had a little eat-in kitchen at the back, but we knocked that off and added an extension,” Ms Cameron says.
“We’ve also painted it inside and out. When we first bought it, the outside was painted in dark green and maroon colours as a lot of houses did back then.
“Not long ago, we also put a new front fence in with an electric gate. It makes it nice and secure, especially if you have little kids.
“We’ve also updated the gardens. It used to have a cottage garden out the front, but we took that out and replaced it with lawn to make it easier to look after. We wanted it to be low-maintenance.”
Ms Cameron says the home has been ideal for raising their son, partially because it was set in a tightly held, family-friendly neighbourhood.
It is also only moments from Unley Primary School, Concordia College, Walford School for Girls and many more of Adelaide’s best schools and colleges.
“I do hope it’s another family who buys it but it would also be a good house for just two people,” she says.
“I think what will appeal to buyers is that it just feels like a really comfortable family home.
“It doesn’t feel to me like a show home – even through it’s currently dressed up for sale. It just always had a comfortable feel about it. There’s nothing pretentious.”
The property is on the market with Harris Real Estate and has an asking price of $1.2 million. It will be auctioned on Saturday, June 15, at 11am.