As the leaves turn and the cold weather draws close, it seems South Australians are even more drawn to properties in the Adelaide Hills.
In recent weeks Hills properties have been dominating SA’s most popular listings on realestate.com.au.
Last week was no exception with homes in Crafers, Crafers West and Stirling among SA’s 10 most popular homes on the market.
Given it’s perfect season to be curled up beside a cosy fireplace, we decided to take a look at some of the best properties the Hills have on offer.
Here are five of the best.
LUXURY, BRICKS AND VIEWS IN CRAFERS WEST
If the 3.91ha of land doesn’t lure you in, the idyllic living room with large picture windows, raked ceilings and a wood fire just might.
The three-bedroom home overlooks serene landscape and includes a generous master bedroom, with an ensuite a walk-in robe, and two bedrooms.
The heart of the home is the kitchen, family, dining and lounge area which effortlessly flows together. The family room connects to an alfresco through sliding doors, perfect for entertaining.
Effortlessly renovated throughout, almost all of the windows are double glazed and the home also includes a two-person sauna installed near the laundry.
The property has been established to cater for horse enthusiasts or animal husbandry, with the agent suggesting potential for small cropping or horticulture. It also includes quality shedding, 18,000L rainwater storage and extensive gardens.
The property is on the market with LJ Hooker, best offers by Wednesday, May 22 at 5pm.
CHARACTER IN MACCLESFIELD
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A historic cottage awaits in Macclesfield, is filled with all the character charm you could ever want in a Hills home.
The circa 1860s three-bedroom home has plenty of character quirks and even includes a stunning spiral staircase to a loft space, complete with a window seat and a stunning leadlight window.
The ground level features two bedrooms, a bathroom with a claw foot bath, and a kitchen, dining and living area with a slow combustion heater for those chilly evenings.
Downstairs, a second family area can be found, along with the third bedroom, which features a skylight.
The rear garden has extensive native plants and trees, plus a rainwater tank and feature stone walls.
The property is on the market with Ray White Real Estate, best offers by Tuesday, May 21.
RARE BEAUTY IN STIRLING
$1.25 million to $1.375 million
It’s hard to know where to begin with some properties, especially when they come equipped with private spa and sauna rooms.
Named ‘Crann Airde’ — Gaelic for ‘tall trees’ — the home was built by local builder Alfons Wirkus and was his private residence.
The lower ground floor includes a family or games room, a built-in bar, a sauna, a spa room, a laundry and a workshop with a store room.
Head to the ground floor and find a large lounge, dining, meals and kitchen area which connects to a spacious outdoor entertaining area through bi-fold doors. A master bedroom, study and a granny flat are also included on the ground level.
The first floor has four bedrooms all with access to two private balconies, it also features a storage room and two bathrooms.
If that wasn’t enough to have you falling in love, it also features low-maintenance gardens with a variety of stunning plants — including beautiful roses.
The property also includes electric security gates, a security system and a wine cellar with a 600 bottle capacity — much needed for all those delicious Adelaide Hills wines.
The property is on the market with Bayly Real Estate.
HISTORIC HOMESTEAD IN MOUNT BARKER
Thought to be the first house built in Mount Barker, the chance has come to own a slice of the area’s history.
Built in 1848, the old mill’s manager’s home offers four bedrooms over three spacious levels.
The heritage-listed home features a kitchen and meals area on the lower level, with double doors to an outdoor entertaining zone. It also has a lower living room, with a fireplace, and a sunken lounge.
The ground floor has three spacious bedrooms and a large bathroom, plus access to the beautiful veranda through double doors.
The third level features an attic, which could easily become a fourth bedroom with beautiful raked ceilings.
The agent states the home is zoned both for commercial or residential use and would benefit from a remodel — ideal for keen renovators looking for that next project.
The property is on the market with Raine & Horne and will go to auction on Saturday, May 18 at noon, unless sold prior.
SIMPLE STYLE IN CRAFERS
$520,000 to $550,000
There’s something beautiful about a simply styled home that lets the view do the talking, which is exactly the case with this Crafers property.
The north-facing home offers an abundance of natural light, with modern features and a focus on creating a private, serene lifestyle.
The main feature of the home is the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, which opens through bi-fold doors to the serene landscape. Sliding doors at the end of the living area connect to a deck for entertaining.
The home also includes three bedrooms, a bathroom, a separate toilet and a laundry, plus an enclosed under house space with a veranda.
Adjacent to Cleland conservation park, the property is also located near the Crafers Hotel, Stirling and Adelaide CBD.
The property is on the market with Belle Property.