Australia

Relax and unwind in a home at one with its surrounds

Bird life, ocean views and luxurious light-filled living – that’s what’s on offer in this striking Wattle Flat home, just a short drive from Myponga Beach.

Shirley and Arthur Robertson had the home designed by acclaimed architect Max Pritchard and built in 2013, the end result perfectly capturing what they were hoping to achieve, and a fitting tribute to the majesty of its surroundings.

MORE NEWS

The cheapest towns for property across Australia

Buying a home now cheaper than renting one

Why one warehouse lasted just three days on the market

“We went all over Adelaide looking for just the right spot, but we never found a place that was just right and, then we found this place and we just fell in love with it,” Mrs Robertson says. “It’s a really special spot. It’s gorgeous in the mornings, from 5am the sky is all lit up and it’s so pretty, and we’ve got the best of both worlds – the hills and the sea. It’s a real haven for birdlife ... galahs and rosellas – it’s beautiful.

“Max came and sat up at the shed at the top of the property because he wanted to get the feel of the property and he chose the spot. I told him I wanted a long house and he built it into the side of the hill and did such a great job that in winter during the day you don’t need to put the fire on, and in summer I don’t really have the airconditioner on – my last quarter’s bill was $12.45. We built it as a holiday house and then we just decided we wanted to be down here.”

The home has three bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen and living area, a large deck, an expansive terrace and a double carport.

“When people come into the family room they go ‘wow’, and I find young people tend to really love it which, as an old lady, makes me feel good,” Mrs Robertson says. “We’ve been very lucky to have been able to live here and now someone else gets to love it, as well.”

140 Myponga Beach Rd, Wattle Flat

$1.45 million to $1.5 million

Agent: Harris Real Estate, David Cocks 0418 812 181. Land size: 5.05ha. Open: By appointment.

Football news:

Manchester City are confident that Aguero will stay for another season, despite the Interest of Independiente
Willian agreed a 3-year contract with Arsenal. Salary-100 thousand pounds a week
Sanchez signed a contract with Inter until 2023. The club signed him for free
Arsenal players are against the dismissal of 55 employees of the club. The team took a pay cut to save the staff
We talked to the football player Tsiskaridze: he ate a dragonfly, knows 7 languages, is in shock from Makhachkala, travels the world and is just happy
David Silva is close to moving to Lazio. The club offered the 34-year-old midfielder a 3-year contract with a salary of 3 million euros per year
Roma announced the sale of the club to Friedkin for 591 million euros. Today the team plays with Sevilla in the Europa League