Writer’s period 1926 home on the market

Author and music critic, John McBeath, is selling his apartment in a landmark building overlooking the Gulf of St Vincent on the Semaphore beachfront.

“It’s that old cliche of location, location, location,” Mr McBeath said. “As I speak, I am looking out over the Gulf of St Vincent, taking in the water, the jetty and the sandhills. Waking up to this view every morning is positively therapeutic.”

The apartment resides in the coveted 1926 ‘Hampton Court’ building of only eight residences and retains its period features.

“What first attracted us to the home was the character of the property. Whilst renovated, the apartment retains much of its original grandeur and the heritage of the home is a truly wonderful feature.

“The jarrah floors, the cathedral glass and the high ceilings have been beautifully maintained and work in perfectly with the renovations of the home,” Mr McBeath explains.

Selling agent, Peter Kikianis of Ray White Semaphore says the residence is the ideal mix of old and new.

“Out of the eight apartments in the building, this one is by far the best. The renovated kitchen and bathroom were updated to compliment the original character of the home. The apartment offers two bedrooms, renovated bathroom and separate ensuite.

“The fully renovated galley kitchen is a real feature of the home with double wall ovens and polished granite benchtop,” Mr Kikianis explains.

Having lived in the home for five years, Mr McBeath and his wife have decided it’s time to move on.

“We’ve loved our time here and we’re sad to be leaving but as we’re moving further into retirement, we made the decision to move closer to our family,” Mr McBeath concludes.

Apartment 4, Hampton Court, 50 Esplanade, Semaphore is for sale via Private Treaty for $485,000.