Designing for Development

Leading design and build company Urban Habitats is expanding its contemporary design style through new building initiative, UH Projects.

For more than 20 years, Urban Habitats has been known for its considered approach to architectural and interior design. But while the Goodwood-based company are experts at thoughtfully rendering clients’ visions into reality, the leading team of architects, project managers and interior designers have now developed a new way to build forever homes.

UH Projects, a new initiative by Urban Habitats, is a way for the architecture and trade team to continue creating stunning suburban homes while developing an individual style that showcases their industry capabilities. “We love working with clients to design and build their dream homes, however, we realised we wanted to build our own dream homes as well,” says Development Manager Milly Nott. “We see opportunities everywhere to improve properties…and we lean into the challenge of deeply considering a property to find the best opportunity and outcome where it may not be initially perceptible.”

Although UH Projects is still in its infancy, its two most recent projects in Norwood and Goodwood have already been well received. Two homes on Edward Street, Norwood, were completed in early 2022, with the properties sold off-market before construction finished. The Albert Street project is now underway, with one house already sold and the other expected to hit the market in March 2023.

But while it’s been an exciting opportunity for the UH Projects team to flex their architectural creativity, creating spaces that clients can see themselves living in still remains a top priority. “At the centre of UH Projects, we aspire to build homes that individuals, couples and families will fall in love with,” says Milly.

UH Projects
96 King William Road, Goodwood
0450 965 858
@urbanhabitats_sa

Open Plan Luxe Living

An elegant sandstone Tudor gets a modern makeover in Linden Park. Harris Real Estate property consultant Effie Vlachoulis shows us through.

Curb appeal is everything in real estate, and this classic two-level Tudor home overlooking Austral Park in Linden Park has it in spades. But it’s what’s behind the imposing double entry doors that really impresses – a transformation that pays homage to the original home while adding a new modern open-plan rear extension, perfect for family life. The result is grand.

Every inch of this majestic home has been thoughtfully planned – in actual fact, from concept to completion it took four years, with the old 1932 home being architecturally recast with the help of award-winning design studio Enoki.

The flexible floor plan is at the heart of the build’s success and the dedicated outdoor space demands instant attention. A full-sized turfed tennis court, heated pool, two alfresco pavilions and outdoor kitchen making it an entertainer’s dream.

Inside, there is a lavish master suite, which takes up the entire upper floor, and a plethora of luxe fittings and finishes including Jarrah floors, Miele appliances and more. Add to this, the home’s enviable park-side location, within the prized zone for Linden Park Primary and Glenunga International High School, and you have an impressive, inviting, exquisitely finished home that is perfect for the family who wants a little more.

“The luxury market in South Australia is still performing well as buyers are looking for high quality homes in sought after suburbs and preferred school zones. I am confident we will have a lot of interested buyers for this property!”

Effie Vlachoulis, Harris Real Estate

Effie Vlachoulis
Property Consultant
0412 677 189
effiev@harrisre.com.au
@effievlachoulisrealestate

What’s On This Weekend

Pizzateca at Aldinga | Until January 29

It’s no secret that Pizzateca produces some of the best pizzas in South Australia. And this summer, they’ve taken their famed Neapolitan-style slices beachside to Silver Sand with a coastal pop-up pizza bar. Until January 29, soak up the coastal views while chowing down on Capriccosa, Diablo and Margherita pizzas. Enjoy a scoop of fresh gelato after as a sweet treat! The bar is open from 4pm to 11pm.

Find out more here.

SummerVines | January 20 to 29

Experience the best of the summer season in McLaren Vale with SummerVines – a ten-day celebration that stretches across the world-class wine region. Raise a glass to the Vale and indulge in several tasting experiences at Oliver’s Taranga, Bec Hardy Wines, Paxton Wines and more. Spend an evening with the kids at Fox Creek Wine’s free outdoor cinema, or expand your cultural understanding of the region and Ngarrindjeri people at the Wuldi Twilight Cultural Experience and tour.

Find out more here.

Rosé Rumble: Adelaide Wine Markets | January 21

The Adelaide Wine Markets are back, kicking off the 2023 season with an evening dedicated to everyone’s favourite light pink tipple. Rosé Rumble is bringing some of the best winemakers in SA – like Barossa Wine Cartel, Chaffey Bros and O’Leary Walker Wines — to pour glasses of Rose to guests visiting the Market Shed on Holland. Indulge in tastings and discover new varieties. Don’t like Rosé? There’ll be stalls for seltzer, beer and gin too! Ticket price includes entry, access to all tastings and a take-home glass.


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Moonlight Cinema | Until February 19

Soak up some silver screen magic this weekend at the Moonlight Cinema. See the latest Avatar movie, Lily James and Emma Thompson’s latest film What’s Love Got To Do With It, or let the little ones tag along to Sunday’s Lyle, Lyle Crocodile. Pack a picnic (wine is allowed too!) and enjoy a night at the movies with friends. The Moonlight Cinema is at Botanic Park and runs until February 19.

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Adelaide Farmers’ Market | Every Sunday

Spend your Sunday morning at the Adelaide Farmers’ Market held at the Adelaide Showground. The markets see small producers across SA set up stalls and sell their fresh produce to dozens of people. From organic fruit and veg to baked bread, eggs, plants and sweet treats (including Poh’s JamFace shop) – you’ll find everything you need at the markets. Support local, connect with the community and indulge in some tasty food! Visit every Sunday from 8:30am until 12:30pm

Find out more here.

What’s On This Weekend

Tour Down Under | January 13 – January 22

After a two-year hiatus, the Tour Down Under is back, transforming South Australia into a buzzing hub for cyclists. Across the next ten days, athletes in the biggest cycling race in the southern hemisphere will traverse through SA’s regions for the title. Catch cyclists whizzing past at tour points in Willunga, McLaren Vale and Adelaide or visit the Tour Village for family-friendly activities, fresh food and Tour Down Under fun. There’s an opening concert by Vanessa Amorosi tonight, too!  

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 Adelaide International | January 13 & 14

The Adelaide International is coming to a close this January 14 after two weeks of tennis excellence hosted at The Drive. Local tennis star Thanasi Kokkinakis will play in the semi-final tonight against Spanish player Roberto Bautista Agut for a spot in the high-stakes Saturday final match. Tickets are still available for both Friday and Saturday matches! 

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Glenelg’s Ice Cream Festival | January 14

Calling all ice cream lovers! Jetty Road is hosting its annual Ice Cream Festival after its successful inaugural year in 2022. Indulge in the delightful frozen dessert from local vendors such as the Barossa Valley Ice Cream Co, Golden North and Freeze n’ Roll as you wander the coastal destination. There’ll be kids’ activities, live entertainment and some of Glenelg’s favourite venues taking over the seaside strip too!

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Semaphore Greek FestivaL | JANUARY 14 & 15

The Semaphore Greek Festival is back, taking over the seaside suburb for its 42nd year this weekend. The annual celebration showcases Greek culture, heritage, hospitality and food to the wider South Australian community. Over two days, indulge in loukoumades and coffee, dance and connect with Greek culture. 

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Hairspray The Musical | Until January 28

The beloved Tony-award-winning play and movie, Hairspray, has rolled into town, taking over the Festival Theatre until January 28. See the rom-com, smash hit live in action and sing along to top songs like You Can’t Stop The Beat and Welcome to the 60’s. Renowned Aussie actor Shane Jacobson is playing Edna Turnblad alongside Todd McKenney, Rhonda Burchmore and Asabi Goodman. Tickets are on sale now. 

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Moseley Beach Club | Until April

With the summer weather set to soar, you’ll find us catching rays and sipping cocktails at the Moseley Beach Club this weekend. The beach club brings a slice of Greek Island paradise to Glenelg’s foreshore for the summer, with its blue and white striped umbrellas, beach cabanas, seafood feeds and cocktails in coconuts. Reverse a booth, sun lounge or day bed for you and your friends, and enjoy live DJs every Friday and Saturday.  

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Urban Escape At Hotel Indigo

Residing in the heart of the CBD, this avant-garde hotel makes for the perfect city escape.

Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets is a haven for culture enthusiasts, where quirky characteristics meet modern design, and its contemporary edge collides with local history.

The 145-room hotel was designed to reflect the urbanity of the nearby Central Market precinct. Walls covered in hand-selected Adelaide Festival posters, splashes of rich velvet and a spa bathroom make up the fit-out of the spacious suites, with floor-to-ceiling windows letting in natural light and enviable views over the city.

Market & Meander – the exposed-brick, ground-floor restaurant – takes cues from the eateries along Gouger and Grote Street, sourcing produce for its modern Italian menu from the markets and other local suppliers. Its High Tea, served with a Never Never gin and tonic or glass of Prosecco on arrival, is a unique experience that can be enjoyed any day of the week. Merrymaker – the hotel’s rooftop haunt (and the tallest bar in Adelaide) – is home to a curated cocktail menu, a regionally-focused wine list and a tapas and snacks menu.

It’s how the urban culture, history and sophistication intertwine that sets Hotel Indigo apart. You can swim in the outdoor infinity pool, sip wine and shuck oysters sky-high, and experience the best of the lively neighbourhood firsthand – making it the perfect base for every city staycation.

adelaide.hotelindigo.com

@hotelindigoadelaide

In The Market With Georgie Todd

What affect will rising interest rates and limited supply have on property prices in south Australia? We chat to property expert Georgie Todd from Harris Real Estate to find out.

Despite news of property prices falling nationally, the South Australian market has so far been resilient – why is this?

Adelaide has seen an average of more than 24 percent growth over the last year alone. The unique thing about the Adelaide property market is that whilst rates are increasing there is also 15 percent less properties on the market, compared to the five-year average. This limited supply means our property values are likely going to be protected by competition, which is why we won’t seethe heavy decline seen in other states.

Yes, we have seen a slight easing in property prices lately, but these changes seem to reflect a normalisation rather than a correction. The new normal. If your property is priced fairly there are still plenty of buyers at this new established price point, reflecting an SA market that has been and always is quite resilient.

So, climbing interest rates are an influencing factor when it comes to the strength of the housing market, but, so too is supply and demand…

We will likely see interest rates continue to rise until we level out, it’s predicted this will be somewhere around the five percent mark.

What impact will the release of the recent Federal Budget and increased costs of living have on local house prices?

Increased cost of living will impact on the savings and borrowing capacity for many families. This may see some buyers looking to purchase at a lower price bracket than what they had originally been searching. Therefore, the impact might be on buyers and their expectations but not necessarily on house prices. It will therefore be crucial for sellers to be engaging experienced agents who can express and defend the value of their property price to buyers and, likewise take this same time to help some buyers transition through this phase. Homeowners looking to sell can still feel confident that their property prices will be protected because our incredibly low supply of property on the market always underpins fair market value for properties here in Adelaide.

Do any of these market changes have an impact on recommended sales strategies?

Sales strategies fluctuate in any market. Choosing a method of sale, in my opinion, should be based on many variables including property type, price point, area and local auction clearance rates. There is never one method that suits all properties at all times, it’s always assessed on a case-by-case basis.

What are the predicted housing trends for 2023?

It is likely that we are about to enter a sustained period of limited growth due to the fact that for 10 years prior to the COVID property boom, the Adelaide market only ever went up by 1.9 percent year on year.

Should people looking to buy or sell be cautious?

The Adelaide market is one of the most stable and resilient property markets in the country and it always has been, so I don’t believe that SA buyers or sellers should be too cautious. I think where we are now is back to a normalised Adelaide market, which is as good a time as any to buy provided you are sensible and that you are playing the medium to long term game.

Georgie Todd
Property Consultant
0420 492 936
georgie@harrisre.com.au
@georgie_todd_realestate

Last-minute Christmas Gift Guide

In need of a few last-minute gifts? We’ve done all the hard work for you, with four gift guides featuring local retailers to help you find something stylish and unique for everyone just in time for Christmas.

For the Cocktail Lovers

Give the gift of Cosmopolitans and Gin Sours to enjoy over the festive season.

  1. Mr Consistent Cosmo Mix, $35, Universal Store
  2. Fazeek Wave Coupe Set of 2 in clear, $119, David Jones
  3. Blood Orange Gin, $85, Australian Distilling Co.
  4. Dehydrated Oranges, $6, Ginny Pig Distillery
  5. Heritage Gatsby Polished Cocktail Shaker in Gold, $49.95, Myer Centre Adelaide
  6. Bar Station Extra Large Ice Cube Tray, $7.55, Dan Murphy’s

For the Adventurous Ones

We’ve got an experience for everyone; the foodies, the animal-lovers, the sports fanatics and more.

  1. Africola Duncan Welgemoed Cooking Class, $175pp, Outdoors On Parade
  2. Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight with Breakfast, $365pp, Barossa Valley Ballooning
  3. Swim with the Sealions in Eyre Peninsula, $200pp (adult), Baird Bay
  4. Town Square Kitchen – Shared, $180pp, Tasting Australia
  5. Tennis Tickets, $10pp+, Adelaide International
  6. Six Senses Penobscot Farm Tour, Six Course Degustation Dinner with Matched Wines or Mocktails, $275, Watervale Hotel

For the Skincare Junkies

Heavy-hitting hydration, SPF and a foundation-replacement that your skin will be thanking you for – here’s our top picks for skincare gifts.

  1. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream 50ml, $55, Mecca
  2. Rose Hand Cream, $32, Jurlique
  3. Fenty Skin Plush Puddin’ Intensive Recovery Lip Mask (15ml), $28, Sephora
  4. Medik8 Hydr8 B5, $90, Elixir Skin Fitness
  5. Naked Sundays SPF50+ Collagen Glow 100% Mineral Perfecting Priming Lotion, $39.95, Mecca
  6. Skinwear BB Cream, $74.95, Velo Beauty

For the Homebodies

Spoil that special someone in your life with these must-have pieces that’ll elevate and brighten their home.

  1. Al.ive Body Mango & Lychee Duo, $80, Twopairs
  2. Raawii Handmade Footed Bowl Large, $265, Outdoors On Parade
  3. Ethnicraft N701 Occasional Chair – Fabric, Beige, $1,660, Terrace Floors + Furnishings
  4. Ferm LIVING Speckle Pendant Large Off-White, $579, Asser + Co.
  5. Spanish Poolside Framed Print, $390, Bauhaus
  6. Tom Dixon Press Vase, $295, One Rundle Trading Co.

2022 Gift Guide: Harbour Town

Whether you’re shopping for him or her, find the perfect gift to pop under the tree this Christmas at Harbour Town.

GIVING FOR HER

Classic buys for the lady in your life, available from Harbour Town.

1. Linen Waistcoat, was $159.95 now $79.95, Witchery 2. Woven Link Necklace, was $49.95 now $39.95, Seed Heritage 3. Angelica Straight Leg Pant, was $119.95 now $59.98, Decjuba 4. Lancôme Poême L-Eau de Parfum, was $115 now $72, Priceline 5. Olyssa High Heel Sandal, was $219.95 now $129.95, Jo Mercer 6. Blake Sunglasses, was $229 now $114.50, Oroton 7. Claire Small Tote, was $199 now $139.30, Oroton 8. Stripe Cotton Shirt, was $129.95 now $79.95, Witchery.

GIVING FOR Him

         Designer tees, signature scents and accessories that are perfect to pop under the tree, all available from Harbour Town.

1. Coastal Swim Shorts, was $49.95 now $37.46, Polo Ralph Lauren 2. Mirage Suede Sneakers, was $439 now $379, Boss 3. Paco Rabanne Invictus, was $142 now $115, Priceline 4. Classic Fit Linen Shirt, was $199 now $159, Polo Ralph Lauren 5. Non Tight Socks, was $15.95 now $9.95, Gazman 6. Messenger Logo Tape Flatpack, was $89.95 now $62.97, Calvin Klein 7. Tommy Jeans Classic Rugby, was $159 now $79.50, Tommy Hilfiger 8. Centre Logo Cap, was $59.95 now $49.95, Calvin Klein.

Trading hours

December 19: 9am – 6pm
December 20: 9am – 6pm
December 21: 9am – 5:30pm
December 22: 9am – 5:30pm
December 22: 9am – 9pm
December 24: 9am -5pm
December 25: Closed
December 26: 9am – 5pm
December 27: 9am – 5pm

Find Harbour Town at 727 Tapleys Hill Road, Adelaide Airport

2022 Gift Guide: City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters

Looking for the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for someone? We’ve curated a selection of foodie finds for every palette, all available from the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters.

Gourmet Essentials

For the ‘food is my love language’ friends, give them the gift of gourmet treats and decorative homewares.

 1. Ecology Speckle Oval Platter, $45, TwoPairs 2. Elisi Grove Kalamata EVOO 500ml, $25, Rio Vista Olives 3. Chai and Flaxseed Sprinkle, $13.50, Goodies + Grains 4. La Casa Del Formaggio Mozzarella Ball 250g, $5.49, Glynburn Gourmet 5. Chilli Dukkah, $10.99, Goodies + Grains 6. Casalinga Beetroot Pappardelle, $5, L’Abruzzese 7. Maxwell & Williams Mezze Salad Servers, $39.95, House & Garden

Two Pairs
145 Magill Rd, Stepney

Rio Vista Olives
6 Penna Ave, Glynde

Goodies + Grains
22 Nelson St, Stepney

Glynburn Gourmet
143 Glynburn Rd, Firle

L’Abruzzese
28 Barnett Ave, Glynde

House & Garden
9/18 Magill Rd, Norwood

Coffee Obsessed

Sweeten your friends’ mornings with gifts from our city’s local coffee and confectionary retailers.

1. Chocolate Candy Almonds, from $7.99, Quinzi’s Confectionary 2. Arkadia Caramel Syrup 750ml, $22.99, Rio Coffee 3. Crema 500g, $20.75, Rio Coffee 4. Salt + Pepper Naoko Mug, $9.95, House & Garden 5. Bialetti Rainbow Coffee Maker, $45, 1645 Coffee Roasters

Quinzi’s Confectionary
31 Henry St, Stepney

Rio Coffee
22 Nelson St, Stepney

House & Garden
9/18 Magill Rd, Norwood

1645 Coffee Roasters
30 Sunbeam Rd, Glynde

Wine Time

Red, white, pink or sticky – whatever the preference, we’ve got you covered. Check out some of our favourites below to pop under the tree or on the Christmas table. No wine? No problem Give the gift of good spirits (and great brews) with the help of our local distilleries.

1. Epoch Rose 2021, $27, CW Wines 2. Stellar Syrah 2021 6pk, $180, Lambrook Wines 3. 2010 Dolce Far Niente 375ml, $31, Moorooroo Park Vineyards 4. Peacock Vineyard Chardonnay 2022, $36, Moorak Wines 5. 2020 Shiraz, $22, Heartland Wines.

1. Adelaide Gin 700ml, $79, Australian Distilling Co. 2. Retro Feels (New World West Coast IIPA) 12pk, $82.75, Little Bang Brewing 3. Bright Lights Gin 700ml, $80, Reform Distilling.

What’s on this Weekend

East End Cellars Street Party | December 2 & 3

East End Cellars is closing off Vardon Avenue every weekend until Christmas for EEC Street Parties to celebrate the warmer weather, late sunsets and balmy evenings. The street will have an array of alfresco dining and street food, making it the perfect way to start your weekend. 

Find out more here. 

A Day on the Green | December 3

There’ll be good food, fine wine and great music at Peter Lehmann Wines this weekend, as A Day on the Green kicks off at the Barossa Valley winery. Headlining the festival is The Killers, who’ll play their chart-topping hits alongside support acts Jack Ladder and Floodlights. And with the warm weather (finally) showing up, there’s never been a better time to see one of the biggest bands live in action! 

Find out more here.

Revo Fitness Open Day | December 3

Revo Fitness has finally landed in South Australia, and to celebrate, they’re throwing an epic Open Day party. Start the morning with fresh juice from Juice Institute, a free coffee from Love Mittie and a treat by Bowlsome. There’ll be free group classes for you to get your sweat on too! The open day kicks off at 8am and runs until midday.

Find out more here.

Ebenezer Night Markets | December 3 from 5:30pm

The Ebenezer Night Markets launch their summer run of events this weekend! Head to Rundle Street east and journey down Ebenezer Place, to enjoy a unique shopping experience featuring local fashion, jewellery, delicious food, beverages, and artisan creations. There’ll be live music too, with a DJ soundtracking the evening. Perfect excuse for a spot of Christmas Shopping! 

Find out more here.

The Gift Bazaar by Gillies at the Grounds | December 3 & 4 

The Gift Bazaar by Gillies at the Grounds is a two-day Christmas market extravaganza, featuring 120 market traders with festive gifts, workshops, live music, and delicious food. Get into the Christmas vibe with carollers, fresh Christmas trees for sale, gift wrapping stations, and Christmas portrait sessions. 

Find out more here.

Glen Ewin Estate Summer High Tea | December 4 

Does having High Tea outdoors in beautiful surroundings sound like your cup of tea? Glen Ewin Estate’s annual High Tea event is the perfect place to unwind in the beautiful gardens while enjoying mouth-watering delights in the sunshine. Remember to bring a hat and sunscreen! 

Find out more here.

Written by Caitlin Holt.
Cover image via Rundle Street East.