Saturday, October 27, 2012


Despite still having to endure many freezing cold nights, Spring has just popped out her tentative face here in South Australia & of course that means that the Real Estate market is starting to stir.  Adelaide may be the younger sibling to her older, brassier sisters in the East, but I reckon we truly are the little Star of the South. Lots of interesting architecture makes for a market that's never boring. And being the eternal sticky beak House Hag that I am, here's what's around at the moment. 

Love the first pic, a c.1895 sandstone Victorian return verandah villa in gracious College Park. Oooh that bay window!

This c.1880 Victorian house is just around the corner from us here in Stirling. Gotta love a circular drive.

A cutsie tootsie c.1935 English Tudor-style home on a monstrous land holding in swanky Unley Park. Those twin chimneys are awesome.

An early c.1842 Georgian homestead on a motza of land at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills.

The sweetest little c.1905 double-fronted Edwardian sandstone cottage in trendy Hyde Park. Love the eyelash verandah.

A fabulous early c.1843 Australian Colonial homestead complete with sweeping verandahs in lovely Highgate. A big sigh over the slate tiled roof.
Back to the Adelaide Hills for this c.1882 sprawling Victorian homestead at Crafers. Added on at various times over the years, it's a treat. 
As only Adelaide can do - a c.1905 Victorian sandstone return rerandah villa in genteel Walkerville. Lavish wrought iron on the bullnose verandah is sooo traditional.

Right down on The Esplande at Grange, with views straight out to the beautiful blue waters of Spencer Gulf, is this ripper c.1882 boom bluestone Victorian Terrace house on the far right of the group. With 4 levels it's a dream property. 

Back to Stirling for this c.1908 Edwardian Queen Anne villa on a large land holding. For long-time Hedgies it may look familiar, as it's been featured in one of my very amateur Come Walk Around Stirling posts with my dodgy knee & even dodgier camera.

Now this is will indulge the special needs of our mate Heidi, who is in desperate need of a sea-change from Burton, Texas to the glorious Clare Valley. Here's your new house - Spring Hill Farm. A fabulously renovated c.1850 sandstone homestead with a couple of hectares of grapes chucked in for good measure.

So, do any of these beauties particularly catch your eye, we'd love to know? And if you are one of my lovely ex-pat readers sitting in another part of the world drooling & feeling homesick, wipe those tears away & send me along to bid for you on your Adelaide house! It's the weekend dear Hedgies, so go enjoy!

Images: Real Estate



  1. Oh Millie, Millie, Millie,

    How I miss Adelaide architecture. When I win the Mega Jackpot I will have you do my bidding. Then I will trust Moth to the remodeling because no matter how perfect the place I will want to put my personal stamp on it.
    It is jacket and vest weather and almost winter coat weather in Iowa. Enjoy spring.


  2. Hi Millie,

    So many wonderful houses you have shared here - love the Victorian and Edwardian houses.
    Weather still a little nippy here but today is a lovely Spring sunny day. Won't be long and we will be complaining of the heat.

    Have a great weekend and love to you, Moth and Lulu { how is she? }

  3. I think I would be fighting over the Clare Valley property if I could be, Millie... but all those homes are stunning. Adelaide sure has the prettiest architecture that I've seen... Have a wonderful weekend... xv

  4. I think it would be Adelaide for me if I lived in Australia. Your climate would just suit me and as for these houses, understated in their fabulousness ... Lucky you !!

  5. You know I have been stalking that property for a while now. I love the Tudor house, need to check it out, I have not seen that one before. Last week I sent off to have an Australian Resume made for myself, so when I come for a visit, I can hit all of the florist in SA. We are also looking into Jboy to go to Auto Mechanic school to change careers and have a skill that Oz is in need of. Believe me I will be there one day, I'm just trying hard not to sacrifice my NOW by obsessing about my future. The plans A, B and C are in place and the steps are slowly being worked into our everyday lives. Thanks so much for making my weekend, I feel my heart strings being pulled and it is good. When I do come, I feel confident that my siblings will follow, but you will love them too, they like to have a good party, if ya know what I mean. Love ya, Heidi

  6. Ooh I love them all, so much beauty & character!!

  7. I love the first home - it reminds me of the gorgeous homes near where I used to live in St. Kilda (Melbourne).

    I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  8. I love your Adelaide property stalking posts, Millie, and you have found so many gorgeous examples I just can't choose between them! I definitely need to find an excuse to come over to Adelaide, see all this loveliness for myself and visit the Valley named after me!!!
    Clare xx

  9. You certainly live in a gorgeous part of the world Millie! These properties are amazing. We keep talking of doing a wine tour in Adelaide but I think we really need to make it happen! Tracey xx

  10. Being knee deep in the plans for our renovations, I'm thinking they are all looking exceptionally good! One of the houses you featured is actually a friend of mines! And it is a really beautiful place. I think she's crazy to be selling. Have a great week Milliexx

  11. we definitely 'do good real estate' in SA don't we!!! wonderful selection. I'll take them all thanks!

    Hope you are well, thankfully it seems we are starting to get warmer weather - although I was in Bridgewater Saturday night I did have to put on the tracksuit!

    We still haven't done our little bloggie catch up in Adelaide, have we? We must. I'm planning a little brown button trading 'pop up shop' at christmas time - maybe i can host a little something where we can all get together x


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