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Welcome to our new weekly column, providing insights into South Australia’s premium homes for sale and the people who are selling and buying. Today, a new high-end realtor makes its mark in Adelaide, a business leader’s prestige property, and a local “Grand Design” hits the market.

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Rischbieth family home for sale

A prestigious North Adelaide property that has been in the same family for 80 years has just hit the market.

The luxurious five-bedroom home, at 145 Hill Street, North Adelaide (pictured above), is owned by lawyer Hugh Rischbieth and wife Coreena who plan to spend more time with their children, based in Sydney and Chicago.

Set on 1034 square metres, the Victorian villa has undergone a recent renovation that was 10 years in the making and includes luxurious open plan living that leads to decking and an elevated view of the garden and 10 x 5-metre solar-heated pool. There’s also a private north facing courtyard and 22,000 litre in-ground rainwater tank.

The stand-out Victorian villa will be open for the first time tomorrow from 1pm.

Sotheby’s SA venture

The sale of 145 Hill Street North Adelaide is being handled by Sotheby’s International Realty, a company that is making a name for itself in Adelaide’s luxury real estate space.

Sotheby’s set up here seven months ago and lists high end, prestige properties in the $3-$5 million price range primarily.

Agent Grant Giordano is heading up the Adelaide office, having cut his real estate teeth with the company in Melbourne’s Toorak market and in the US prior to that.

The company lists properties in areas as diverse as Heathfield, Tanunda, Streaky Bay, the CBD and Tennyson.

The lowest priced property on Sotheby’s books is a three-bedroom cottage in Stanley Street, North Adelaide, which is expected to fetch around $1.25- $1.3 million and sits on 283 square metres.

The company also has three penthouse apartments in the CBD with asking prices ranging from $1.85 to $5.5 million.

One of the city penthouses being handled by Sotheby’s.

Cheap as Chips boss selling

Offers are about to a close on a luxurious five-bedroom sandstone villa at 9 Trevelyan St, Wayville.

The home, owned by former Sturt and Essendon player, now managing director of Cheap as Chips, Shane Radbone and wife Victoria, sits on more than 1700 square metres and has undergone a “remarkable” extension, says agent Oren Klemich.

It includes in-ground pool, teenagers retreat, unique lobby that connects the old to the new, plus a games room and wine cellar.

The home also boasts a mini basketball court, outdoor entertaining space and a second outdoor area with decking overlooking the expansive, established garden.

TV house on the market

It was featured on the Grand Designs TV show and has been a labour of love for owner Mike Dare, but now 18 Waratah Way, Stonyfell, is on the market.

Dare, an engineer, designed and project-managed the build of the unique, water-conserving home which includes 100,000-litre water tanks that are hidden in internal walls, plus an inverted roof that acts like a giant funnel to collect water.

The three-bedroom home, commonly known as the “Stonyfell water tank house”, also includes several other bespoke environmental design features. It was filmed for Grand Designs several years ago but the episode was re-run on TV last week which was “a fluke”, says Dare, nicely timed with him putting the property on the market.

He and wife Lowen Partridge are ready for their next challenge, but exactly what shape that will take Dare is still formulating.

“I’m interested in small housing,” he says. “Building things that can be moved and transported neatly, so they are compact. I like the idea of building them, moving them into a permanent position and then opening it up like a butterfly.”

He likens this next home concept to the Transformer toys his now-adult children used to play with as kids.

Waratah Way is being sold through Harcourts Williams Luxury Property and will have its first open inspection tomorrow.

As seen on Grand Designs Australia.

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