Affordable engineering marvel in Darlington with unrivalled views
This incredible three-bedroom house in Darlington features unrivalled yet affordable sweeping views of Adelaide City from all three stories of its north facing valley-top location.
Indeed it was with unique foresight that led the vendors, Chris Phyzentou and his business partner to buy the block of land on the 45-degree slope, despite everyone telling them they were crazy.
The two property developers saw beyond the construction challenges and imagined the mansion that today stands on the valley’s peak.
“It was a seriously challenging build,” says Phyzentou.
“A lot of contractors came and walked away saying it was too hard. “They said ‘you’re crazy’.”
“But in the end we found the right team and we proved them wrong by doing it.”
To ensure the build quality and structural integrity, the foundations were laid deep into the hillside.
“It’s not going anywhere. It has 15 footings and each footing has about four cubic metres of concrete in it. We had a big line-up of concrete trucks for a day.”
Since the property’s completion, the estate’s five other blocks have also been bought and developments planned.
Selling agent, Jason O’Halloran of Ray White Brighton compares it to the four-minute mile.
“They said it couldn’t be done. Yet they did do it and people like what they see,” he exclaims, adding that everyone is especially impressed with the views that will never be built out.
“People will come and see it and just say ‘wow!’. It really does have that wow factor; from the construction, to the location, to the quality of the finish and of course the views.”
“It has set the benchmark and people are coming in and asking how it was built as they are so impressed with the construction.”
The three-bedroom light-filled property features a bridge to a two-car garage with internal access to the top floor, a flowing open plan kitchen-living-dining area.
Priceless panoramic views of Adelaide City and the Adelaide Hills are amplified throughout thanks to huge wrap-around balconies with glass railings.
Downstairs are three bedrooms and a second living area, with equally spectacular views and balconies.
The bottom floor is a blank canvas, with a large deck and 100 square metres ready to be turned into a self-contained residence, gym, or entertainment room. It too has the same jaw-dropping views.
O’Halloran says the property is 25 minutes to the CBD, 10 minutes to Brighton and a short walk to Flinders University academic medical centre.
Despite the engineering marvel, O’Halloran says the property is incredibly well priced.
“This is the most affordable executive property I’ve ever seen,” he says, adding that the vendors have instructed him to sell.
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