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Live in a Quirky Part of SA’s Tram History

SA Tram history

HERE is your chance to live in a quirky part of SA’s transport history.

This industrial warehouse-style property at 19 Elm Ave, Mile End, used to be an electricity converter station that powered trams along Henley Beach Rd.

The industrial warehouse-style property is one of six architect-designed townhouses constructed in 2008 from the original shell of the circa 1909 heritage-listed building.

Selling agent Tim Vine, of Harris Real Estate, says it is a “rare opportunity” to buy into the community-titled group as they are tightly held.

“The last one sold in 2011,” Mr Vine says.

“People (the vendors) think they’ve got something special. Given the lack of turnover it could be another 10 years before one comes on the market. This is an awesome opportunity for someone to get something that’s one of a kind.”

Mr Vine says this particular townhouse stands out from the rest because of the panoramic vistas from its fourth-level entertainment terrace.

“It’s unique because it has views of the Adelaide CBD from Mile End,” he says.

The property is 4.75m-wide and sits on a 115sqm block.

The first level comprises a spacious and light-filled open-plan kitchen, dining and living area and a garage with entry into the home, at the rear.

On the second level is a void overlooking the lower level, two large bedrooms, one with an ensuite and a walk-in wardrobe, the other with a built-in, and a communal bathroom.

The third floor comprises a second kitchen and meals area and a large lounge overlooking the ground floor via the void.

Mr Vine says this space offers an ideal set-up to work from home.

“The tenant set up their photography studio on the third level and they have been able to run a business from there,” he says.

The terrace on the fourth level measures 4.3m x 3.9m and is semi-undercover.

“The alfresco roof terrace has uninterrupted panoramic views from the Adelaide CBD to the Hills,” Mr Vine says.

The property is unlike anything Mr Vine has seen before.

“You hear the word ‘unique’ thrown around a lot in real estate but this really is unique,” he says.

“When people walk in they’re first impression is that giant arch window and they’re just amazed.”

Built to a high standard, the home features heated polished concrete floors and exposed brick on the lower level, Tasmanian oak on the stairs and flooring on the upper levels, and Caesarstone benchtops and top-quality Smeg appliances in the kitchens.

It is also equipped with reverse-cycle airconditioning for year-round comfort a security system and a video intercom.

The property is 10 minutes from the city and a short walk from Henley Beach Rd and public transport.

Interest so far has come from young executives with no children who “want to live close to the CBD and Henley Beach Rd, which is a good entertainment district”, Mr Vine says.

“It’s honestly something you know you won’t come across again.”

The townhouse has a price guide of $675,000.