Renovator’s delight and sporting history in prestigious Lockleys

Secure a piece of South Australian sporting history with this 1950s three-bedroom, two-bathroom, renovator’s delight in the prestigious suburb of Lockleys.

Owned by SANFL legend, Ray Hank who played for South Australia and West Torrens between 1946 and 1957, the house sits in Franciscan Avenue, one of Lockleys most sought after streets and is on market for the first time in 65 years.

Mr Hank built the property in 1950, paying strong attention to detail and solid construction.

Versatile floor plans and spacious living areas will appeal to buyers wanting to renovate or simply move into a comfortable family home.

Listing agent Anthony Fahey of Ray White Henley Beach said the property and its location would make it a popular buy.

“Lockleys is a highly sought after location in Adelaide as it’s close to the beach, the city and the Torrens River and there are many superb homes in the area,” Mr Fahey said.

“It’s also holds sporting nostalgia. Ray Hank is an ex-AFL legend. He kicked the winning goal for West Torrens in the 1953 SANFL Grand Final.”

Mr Hank’s family have been prominent market gardeners in Lockleys for many years and are a well-respected Adelaide family, Mr Fahey said.

The large 737sq m block with 20.12m frontage makes the property ideal for home hunters wanting to secure a prestigious location.

“The large allotment also provides the perfect setting to build your dream home,” Mr Fahey said.

“This is a very liveable house with a walk-in dressing room in the master bedroom and built-ins in the other bedrooms adding to its appeal.”

The entertaining area includes a gazebo that overlooks a spacious established garden.

The house is walking distance to Linear Park and Kooyonga Golf Course.

It will be auctioned at 2pm on February 13.