Written by Sam Gohra
Combining Eastern and Western influences, this home creates an exceptionally liveable, ambient atmosphere sure to entice prospective buyers.
Every aspect of this property seems finely calculated to be as relaxing as possible to inhabit.
From the soft, pale interior hues to the light pouring into every area through liberal lighting and windows. The spacious expanses both inside and outside are the perfect spaces from which an owner can enjoy this relaxation.
2 Jenkins Avenue is a cohesive blend of different styles.
The traditional and the modern are combined: the front of the house is nearly 100-years-old, forming the ornate, elegant face of the home, whilst modern appliances and recent extensions feature throughout.
Intercontinental touches are present also, from both France and Asia, in the form of a French provincial courtyard and the Eme Myrtle tree, another artefact of the past.
The Crepe Myrtle tree which elevates the front yard is one of the oldest in Adelaide. It is an eastern Asian tree which thrives in the Australian climate, as this specimen proves, in all its huge, deciduous, vase-shaped splendour.
This tree encapsulates the essence of the property – it has history, and is grand and luxurious, but its soft hues imbue it with ambient beauty rather than distracting severity.
The particulars of 2 Jenkins Avenue include an entrance hall with double arches and stained glass features, fireplaces in any part of the house you could wish them, a recent extension providing gourmet kitchen and spacious family room with blackbutt flooring.
The home also boasts four double bedrooms, most grand of them the master suite, featuring fireplace, walk in robe, adjoining private courtyard and ensuite.
But perhaps the most visually pleasing parts of the home are the intricate, structured gardens at either end of the property, each with their own distinguished elements: the historical Crepe Myrtle tree in the front yard, in the back a picturesque gazebo.
2 Jenkins Avenue is currently on sale for $1.5 to $1.6 million, and is being represented by Peter and Eloise McMillan of Toop & Toop Real Estate.
Images and floor plan can be viewed here.