A house with a swimming pool has long been the ultimate homebuyers’ dream for those who love the idea of merely stepping into their backyard for a refreshing dip.
A pool can be a valuable asset, as well as a private oasis where family and friends share fantastic times, plus a handy place to find relief from Adelaide’s sweltering summer heat.
So if a swimming pool is on your wish list, these budget poolside homes – priced well below the Adelaide-wide house price of $457,500 – may just be what the doctor ordered.
21 Kenihans Rd, Happy Valley
3 BED, 1 BATH, 3 CAR
PRICE: $389,000 to $409,000
AGENT: Andrew Boswell, of Magain Real Estate, on 0410 444 782
LAND SIZE: 559sqm.
What better way to start the New Year than with this entertainers delight. Recently updated throughout, the home features three good-sized bedrooms – serviced by a family bathroom – an eat-in kitchen, a combined dining/lounge area and a family room with a heater.
But the star of the show is the spacious backyard, complete with a rear veranda and outdoor entertaining zone, a spa – overlooked by an outdoor bar – and a large inground swimming pool with enough surrounding space for deck chairs.
Other features include solar hot water and ducted evaporative airconditioning.
Happy Valley has a median house price of $390,000, according to CoreLogic and is located an easy, half-an-hour commute from Adelaide CBD.
2 Sandra Ave, Tea Tree Gully
3 BED, 1 BATH, 2 CAR
PRICE: $389,000 to $417,000.
AGENT: Paul Whitney, of Harcourts Sergeant, on 0433 273 034.
LAND SIZE: 466sqm.
In a highly sought after location of Tea Tree Gully, this three-bedroom home is spread across an easy-care 466sqm corner block and located only moments from St Agnes Shopping Centre and several sought-after schools.
The home itself is modern and spacious with three good-sized bedrooms grouped to the right of the home. There’s also a family bathroom with a separate toilet.
A lounge area, meanwhile, opens out to a front porch via sliding glass doors, while an open-plan kitchen/dining area gives access to the backyard.
Here you will find an undercover veranda and an inground swimming pool with spacious, side deck – perfect for entertaining.
Tea Tree Gully is located 19km northeast of the CBD and has a median house price of $441,000.
18 Seatown Rd, Elizabeth Park
3 BED, 1 BATH, 3 CAR
PRICE: $255,000 to $265,000
AGENT: David Smith, of LJ Hooker Greenwith/Golden Grove, on 0405 418 216.
LAND SIZE: 700sqm.
Not only is this three-bedroom home priced well below the Adelaide-wide median, it is also set on a large 700sqm block with a well-lit, heated and chilled saltwater lap pool at the rear.
The home also comes with 16 solar panels to keep power bills low, a rainwater tank, combustion heating, split-system heating and cooling and plenty of storage space.
The home itself features three bedrooms with built-in robes at the front of the home, a family bathroom with a separate toilet, an extra large laundry with rear-yard access, and an open-plan family/meals/kitchen area which connects to a formal lounge.
There’s also a triple-sized carport, a side pergola and a rear veranda.
Elizabeth Park is located 28km north of the CBD and has a median house price of $201,700, according to CoreLogic.
10 Druminor St, Modbury North
4 BED, 1 BATH, 1 CAR
PRICE: $395,000 to $429,000
AGENT: Craig Ricciuto, of LJ Hooker Greenwith/ Golden Grove, on 0417 806 329.
LAND SIZE: 640sqm.
All the hard work has been done in this modernised family home that will make entertaining a breeze. A fully fenced inground pool will be a well-used feature this summer and also offers some space for a deck chair or two. The pool is surrounded by plenty of lawn space for kids and pets to play and a rear veranda offers plenty of room for outdoor entertaining.
Inside, the home features four bedrooms, all of which are serviced by a family bathroom with a separate toilet and adjacent laundry.
A good-sized lounge is also set at the front of the home, while an open-plan family/meals/kitchen area occupies the rear.
The home also has a large shed and a carport.
Modbury North is located 14km northeast of the CBD and has a median house price of $372,900.
25 Portmarnock St, Fairview Park
3 BED, 1 BATH, 2 CAR
AGENT: Sam Doman and Callum Kennedy, of Ray White, on 0412 572 602 and 0432 535 574.
LAND SIZE: 572sqm.
Nestled in the stunning northeast foothills of Fairview Park, neighbouring a tranquil reserve, this three-bedroom home won’t last long.
Get ready for summer with a sparkling pool, which is raised in the yard and surrounded by plenty of paved area with room for sun chairs and plenty of relaxation. The pool is set up for heating, but needs some panels installed.
The home itself features three bedrooms plus a rumpus, which could be used as a fourth bedroom. There’s also a games room or study.
A combined lounge/dining area is set in the centre of the home and offers access to the rear kitchen and laundry.
There’s also a garage with a separate storage room and a front carport.
Fairview Park is located 40 minutes northeast of the CBD and has a median house price of $402,000.