Former Defence Minister Christopher Pyne’s sea change continues as he puts his Adelaide home up for sale for $1.1million
- Former Defence Minister Christopher Pyne has put his Adelaide home up for sale for $1.1million this week
- The property, which is located in Wattle Park in the city’s eastern suburbs, has been his home for nine years
- Mr Pyne and wife Carolyn are hoping to sell the home on 16 Ilfracombe Drive for about $1million to $1.1million
- The sale is bittersweet for Mr Pyne, who said it will signify the end of his political career in the seat of Sturt
Former Defence Minister Christopher Pyne is set to say goodbye to his much-loved Adelaide home after he put the property up for sale for $1.1million this week.
The property, which is located in Wattle Park in the city’s eastern suburbs, has been Mr Pyne’s home for the last nine years, and during that time has hosted prime ministers, premiers and cabinet members.
Mr Pyne and wife Carolyn are hoping to sell the home on 16 Ilfracombe Drive for about $1million to $1.1million, and it will be open to prospective buyers between 1.30pm and 2pm on Saturday.
The property comes complete with formal and informal dining areas with a sunken sitting room with a formal dining space
The property in the city’s eastern suburbs has been a stomping ground for prime ministers, premiers and cabinet members
The sale of the home is bittersweet for the outgoing politician, who told The Advertiser it will also signify the end of his political career in the eastern Adelaide seat of Sturt at the upcoming federal election in May.
Mr Pyne said while he is sad to be leaving the Burnside council area, where he has lived for 51 years, his wife and children want to live in the Adelaide Hills – and given that he will no longer be the member of Sturt it seems fair.
‘I don’t really like change, so I am sad to be leaving. But being married and in a family, it’s a partnership and sometimes other people have to have their place in the sun. So it’s time for me to move on,’ Mr Payne said.
The home, which is positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac on Ilfracombe Drive and surrounded by some of Adelaide’s most isonic parks and reserves, has been described as a ‘stylish and contemporary sanctuary’.
It features five bedrooms, two of which were added by the Pynes after they purchased the property in 2010, including a master bedroom that has a walk-though robe and en-suite bathroom with spa bath.
The property boasts both formal and informal dining areas, complete with a sunken sitting room with formal dining space and a fully-equipped kitchen with all the mod cons and ample storage and shelving.
The property comes with a fully-equipped stainless-steel kitchen with all the modern cons and ample storage and shelving
Mr Pyne and wife Carolyn are hoping to sell the Wattle Park home on 16 Ilfracombe Drive for about $1million to $1.1million
Mr Pyne told the publication his Wattle Park home, which is secured behind a tall fence and nestled amid a well-established garden, has provided the perfect environment for raising a young family.
‘It was a good home for our family, close to parks and tennis courts … and the neighbours have been fantastic during all this time – very protective and supportive,’ he said.
My Pyke said he also felt as though his neighbours were ‘keeping an eye out’ for his family in his absence.
The Wattle Park home is secured behind a tall fence and nestled amid a well-established garden with a wisteria covered arbor
The Wattle Park home also has two bathrooms, a study, a salt-water in-ground pool (pictured) and manicured gardens
The home also has two bathrooms, a study, an alfresco zone, a salt-water in-ground pool and manicured gardens, as well as ducted reverse cycle air conditioning and security system.
An avid green thumb, Mr Pyne told the publication he is looking forward to being able to spend more time pottering around in the garden as he moves into the next phase of his life.
‘The good thing is that I’ll be home at lot more and I’m looking forward to that and being my own boss for the rest of my working career.’ he said.