Written by Stefan Kostarelis
Two scout halls, one in Broadview and the other in neighbouring suburb Prospect, will go up for auction tomorrow.
Both properties are being sold by Scouts SA and have attracted interest from community groups and buyers looking to do something creative with the unique properties.
Scouts SA Property Manager Gran Fergusson told Realestate.com.au that the two sites are “surplus to the organisation’s requirements now”, adding that funds raised from the sales would back to the Scouts.
The first hall to go up for auction is located at 19 Iona Street, Broadview and is being sold through Ouwens Casserly agents Dale Gray and Mahala Constantis.
The building is located adjacent to Galway Avenue and is currently used as a dance studio. It sits on an 819 sqm block and is a 5km drive from the city and close to North Adelaide and Walkersville.
Ms Gray said that the property has “flexibility” and plenty of potential either as a grand design or as a site for development. “This one has also had interest from yoga centres and meditation groups”, she added.
According to the listing, the property features a large main hall with an elevated stage, two smaller rooms, a kitchen, male and female bathrooms and original timber flooring with two garages.
The price guide is set at $459,000, and the auction begins at 10 am.
The second hall is located at 68 Labrina Ave, Prospect and is being sold through LJ Hooker Walkerville agents Graeme Brown and Lidija Kies.
The building is set on a 483sqm (approximate) Torrens Titled allotment with a 12m frontage.
According to the listing, it offers a large open area with character fireplace, three separate offices adjoining and a storeroom. There is also a sitting room, functional kitchen, two separate bathrooms and a large garage with rear access via Mona Place.
Mr Brown said that the property offers “endless potential” and is in an “excellent location”, just a short walk from Prospect Rd and 2km from North Adelaide.
He added that interest in the property has mainly been from buyers looking to knock down the hall and build their dream home, but that there has also been talk of transforming the existing space.
The price guide is set at $490,000, and the auction begins at 3 pm.