There's merit in turning this run-down villa and one family's 52 years of memories into a project rewarding the willing, strolling distance to Unley Road and a 4km Duthy Street commute to the city.
With a family-sized floorplan, central hallway, high ceilings, original floorboards, and up to four generous bedrooms including a late 1970s addition, it becomes a valuable contender to preserve, extend and improve (STCC) on a level, north/south 558sqm block.
And utter its coveted near-city address to anyone and they'll tell you this C1910 whitewashed stone villa deserves its resurrection rights.
Where style longs to return; from the main bedroom with split system air conditioning, the second a fireplace and mantel, to the central lounge room – also with a fireplace and mantel – that knows a master suite or kitchen revolution is looming thanks to its boundary-hugging storage room with roller door.
Rewrite the basic galley-style kitchen, meals area and 1960s floorboards, and summon a new vision for them all - including the rear laundry and separate WC.
Outside, the neat, concrete and artificially turfed backyard holds promise for outdoor entertaining or other lifestyle addition (STCC) with or without the double iron garage.
Parkside's strengths are plenty; coffee dates, character streets, Unley Road dining and boutiques, momentary reach to city bike paths and bus links, and Frewville's world-class supermarket.
The best part is the knowledge that here, within the highly prized Glenunga International High School zone, the elbow grease will be worth it.
Here's where it starts:
C1910 villa in need of extensive repair
Whitewashed freestone/sandstone exterior
North/south orientation on 558sqm (17.68m frontage)
Restoration worthy character features & stained glass
Attached storage room with concrete floor & manual roller door
Detached iron double garage & garden shed
300m to Duthy Street cafes & amenity
1km to Unley Road
4kms to the city
Zoned to Unley Primary & Glenunga International High School
A project-seeker's dream…