Living On The Edge

Kent Town offers an enviable city lifestyle with the best parts of suburbia. Gastronomic hot spots and creative hubs are on every corner, and a new sustainable residential development, Parkline, is about to give South Australians another reason to move to the city’s edge.

For those who are chasing the city-living dream but don’t want the hustle and bustle of the CBD, Kent Town offers an eclectic, vibrant alternative. Perched on the city fringe, the highly sought-after urban hub is turning the heads of savvy investors and home buyers who are after the almost-city vibes.

During recent years, the well-appointed suburb has been gaining notoriety. Many of the area’s former industrial buildings, which now operate as converted creative businesses, cafes and apartments, are decorated with vibrant street art, setting the tone for the precinct’s creative atmosphere. A plethora of gourmet eateries, wine bars, distilleries and even a microbrewery also now call Kent Town home


New to the suburb’s world-class offerings is a new sky-high residential development, Parkline, that, according to development director and project architect, Louis Kanellos, encapsulates Kent Town’s “industrial flavour”.

The $100 million project, Spear-headed by award-winning development firm, Chasecrown, will be a multi-use building with the ground to second levels used as boutique accommodation. Above that, there will be 62 luxury apartments, each boasting incredible views of the city and east parkland. Additional Parkline design features include a residential lounge where residents can host and entertain their guests or neighbours.

As for the rest of the building’s design, Louis says they have been inspired by their location – “there are some beautiful, nineteenth-century brick buildings.”

Each corner of the building and its base podium will be masonry stone, influenced by the surrounding historic structures. The timeless detailing means Parkline will seamlessly blend into the local neighbourhood.

In part, the apartments’ prime location is what initially attracted Chasecrown to the development. Parkline offers everything you need for what Louis calls an ‘easy-access lifestyle’. “It’s awesome in terms of accessibility,” he says, “you’re within walking distance to Rundle Street east. You’ve also got convenient access to the Botanic Gardens and Norwood. And Kent Town is transforming into quite a little village, with lots of new cafes and restaurants opening up.”

The development is also sustainable – “[It’s] future-proof,” Louis says. “It could run at net zero if the occupants decide to buy into green energy.” The building will have a seven-star energy rating, with double-glazed windows, roof-top solar panelling, a green wall and a rainwater detention tank to water the apartments’ green spaces. Parkline will also have individual electric vehicle charging stations. “New buildings should be respectful of the environment, and we’re trying to reduce our footprint,” says Louis.

But it’s how all of these green-focused, luxury features collide with almost-city living that makes the Parkline apartments the next best place to live. There are endless lifestyle benefits. “You’re not living in the CBD, but it’s on your doorstep. You’ve got the parklands, great facilities, restaurants and cafes at your fingertips,” Louis says. “[But] it’s low-maintenance and low-cost. That’s what the Parkline Development brings to urban Adelaide.”


There is a cohort of small businesses making the move to this up-and-coming suburb and shared office spaces are available close by; Parkline will also offer shared office space that includes private meeting rooms, perfect for the development’s work-from-home occupants. For Kent Town residents who work in the CBD it is just minutes’ walk to the city’s East End. Transportation is also easily accessible (the North Terrace tram stop is close by, as are Adelaide Metrobus stops), and there are wide bike paths for cyclists.


Kent Town’s enviable location is only minutes from Adelaide’s best shopping precincts and home to its own cohort of blossoming boutiques and must-visit homewares stores. Visit bespoke homewares store, Eccola, or head to fashionable Rundle Street for a longlist of high-end boutiques. There’s also plenty of cool urban cafes to grab a coffee or bite to eat – start your morning with a fresh brew from local roasters POGO at their newly opened espresso bar, or pop past Tell Henry for a cappuccino. Peckish? Visit Loxley, with the beloved brunch venue serving stacked sandwiches, bagels and smashed avocado. Other local stand-out cafes include g+gracin, Cafetal Coffee Co and Rustic Gourmet, which is great for grab-n-go meal.

Neighbourhood wine bars are also popping up on local streets, and area popular place to head as the sun starts to dip. Khou by Signature Wines is Kent Town’s answer to the East End’s bars, and the wine nook stands up in comparison. Afterwards pop across the road to pizza bar Pan & Vine –famed for their slices of sourdough pizza, handmade pasta and locally-sourced ingredients.

The Kent Town Hotel has also re-opened after two and a half years of renovations, with the heritage-listed venue the perfect place to head fora classic pub feed or glass of local wine. Fox Gordon is also close by if you’re after a glass of tempranillo, and Reform Distilling for a sneaky G+T.

Parkline is expected to be completed by mid 2025. The world-class sky homes are now available to buy.
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What We’re Reading

Six Stories To Get Lost In This Season

Joan Didion

One’s life is not complete until they have read Joan Didion. Let Me Tell You What I Mean is a collection of 12 essays from the early stages of Didion’s writing career. The sharp read exposes the thought process behind one of the most influential literary minds, touching on topics of politics, gender and Didion’s self-doubt.

Lara Williams

Ingrid is a gift shop clerk on a luxury cruise ship liner, bored and restless and totally avoiding the real world.The Odyssey is a wickedly satirical look at modern life, capitalism and bad jobs – and how to find your way home, even if you don’t want to.

Jessie Clave

Meet Ruth and Hannah: sisters who are polar opposite. One is wild and carefree, and the other is structured and bright. When a summer holiday unravels, Ruth excludes herself from the world. Sunset is a bittersweet story navigating the nexus between love, grief and forgiveness – and how important sisterhood and second chances are.

Elena Ferrante

Middle-aged divorceé Leda is vacationing alone along the Ionian Coast when she meets Nina, a young mother, and her daughter. Nina’s relationship with her child forces Leda to confront the decisions she made as a mother in The Lost Daughter, a poignant story that shatters the perfect illusion of motherhood.

Peggy Frew

A trio of sisters take a trip to Far North Queensland to help one of them overcome their addiction. Nina, Meg and Amber were once close, but as they rehabilitate Amber, the depth of their love and responsibility are tested. Wildflowers is a compassionate, fast paced read about the fragility of the human condition. This is book is a must-read.

David Nicholls

One Day is a comforting, yet heartbreaking read, observing main characters Emma and Dexter, the ebb and flow of their relationship and their inability to commit to one another across twenty years. That is, until it’s too late. One Day is a page-turner, hard to put down and impossible to get over.

Summer Microtrends


There is something about slipping into a matching set that brings inner peace.

This season we’re shying away from monochromatic sets for something more striking. Maximalist matching sets are front row in our summer wardrobes, making dressing twice as easy and twice as fun.

Image credit and cover photo: Alémais

How to wear

Let your clothes do the talking and style a bold set with a pair of slide-on sandals, simple jewellery and a slicked bun.

Why you need it

Fashion is all about having fun! While wearing maximalist clothing might make you nervous,a matching set lets you look effortlessly put together. And, it’s easy to take from the beach to the bar with a simple swap of accessories.

Our pick

In our eyes, Alémais can do no wrong,and the Loretta pant and shirt is set to be our summer uniform.

Alémais Loretta Pant, $325, and LorettaShirt, $295.

The Ultimate Entertainer

Terra + Sol has cemented its place in the heart of Glenelg.

From breakfast and brunch to full-service dining and cocktails as the sun goes down, after opening its doors just two years ago, mid-pandemic, this urban-style eatery has enjoyed unprecedented growth thanks to its mouth-watering menu, modern, earthy aesthetic and stand-out location a stone’s throw from the sand. But now, the addition of the Bay’s first-ever garden bar and a spacious new function space is set to shake things up even further.

“Entertainment will be a big focus for us in the garden,” says owner Brock Meuris, with live music acts adding to the relaxed summer vibe. Also on offer will be a wide range of food, wine, beer and cocktails. The recent renovation also includes a new function space, housed in the adjacent building and accessible via a passageway that connects the two buildings. The new space allows for gatherings of up to 100 people.

Of course, premium food is still on the menu at Terra + Sol, with smoked wagyu rump, roasted potatoes, citrus asparagus and wagyu jus just one of the must-try dishes from the new menu. If you’re after something lighter, the crispy chicken sandwich with mango salsa and pickled onion are a summertime favourite.

It’s this delicious, locally sourced menu, along with the Insta-worthy interior (think neutral tones, blonde timber and terrazzo) and handy location (right next to the tram stop on Jetty Road) that first put this seaside eatery on the map, but now, thanks to these two new functional spaces, it’s set to get the attention of a whole new crowd of food and music-loving locals.

Terra + Sol
18 Jetty Road, Glenelg
08 7006 2332

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

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

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.

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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.

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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

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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.


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