Moving along the 90-metre driveway surrounded on both sides by luscious greenery, it is hard to believe you’re in Mitcham.
At the end of the drive stands Anna and Terence’s exquisite five-bedroom, two-bathroom home – its commanding presence softened by the surrounding wildlife.
The couple purchased the property at 5 Pages Road, Mitcham in 2021, attracted to the serene lifestyle being offered so close to the CBD.
“We like being close to the city for all its amenities, but we also liked the idea of Hills living,” Terence says.
“We looked at some properties up in the Adelaide Hills but the compromise was the long commute into town.
“With this place, it feels like you are right in the Adelaide Hills, but in reality, you’re only five minutes from the Edinburgh Cellars.”
The grand entrance sets the stage for what is to come with its six-metre-high ceilings and expansive glass walls.
“You walk into this beautiful entrance that is double height and all glass – so there is an abundance of natural light.
“Wherever you are – because there is glass everywhere and because we are surrounded by trees – you get this natural sheer and, when the light filters through the trees, you get this beautiful dappling of shadows.”
At the top of the staircase, a grand living space is revealed, boasting the living room, kitchen, dining room, sitting rooms and terrace.
“When you look down the corridor, the house seems to go on forever,” Terence says.
“Our kitchen island is five metres long, so anybody who likes to spend a bit of time in the kitchen will notice the crazy amount of bench space.
“We have a 12-seater dining table in the dining space and there is a little couch set up nearby where, as a family, we tend to play cards or board games.”
The glass dining room wall opens up completely with bi-fold doors and leads to a large terrace that overlooks the garden with its luscious lawn and surrounding native garden.
“Because it is on the first floor, you’re up in the trees and can look down to the ground level,” Terence says. “It feels like you’re living in the canopy.
“There is so much birdlife and a few koalas, plus we don’t have any snakes which is a benefit of living a bit closer to town.”
Downstairs is an entertainer’s dream: a private cellar door that can hold 6000 bottles of wine and has cooling by the same people who installed the Penfolds Magill Estate system.
“We hosted Christmas drinks last. year and got a winemaker friend of ours from the Adelaide Hills to do a tasting for our friends and family in the cellar. That was really special – we had 22 people in the cellar enjoying a tasting.”
Another highlight of the home is the luxurious master suite with its walk-through-robe and en suite.
“The en suite is one of the biggest bathrooms I have ever seen with its big bath, shower and double vanity,” Terence says. “There is also a floor-to-ceiling glass window that looks out to the greenery.
“We have blinds on all the windows but we never close them because nobody can see in and we don’t want to block out the beautiful views.”
With an opportunity to move interstate for work, Anna and Terence are hoping a new family will enjoy their beautiful, family home.
“I am going to miss sitting in front of the fire and looking out into the canopy,” Terence says. “It is all about the peace and quiet. You can’t hear neighbours or cars – you are only going to hear the breeze through the trees.”
The sale is being handled by Taylor Bishop and Dylan Lynch of Harris Real Estate.