They came, saw and (almost) conquered on Channel 9’s hit reno show The Block, and now Kerrie Charter and Spence Thomson are ready for their next big challenge – building their own dream home.
But first, they have to sell their treasured Barossa Valley farm at 191 Samuel Road
According to CoreLogic, the couple – who placed second on the TV reno show last year – bought the 17ha property in January 2016 for $1.2 million.
Mr Thomson said their intention at the time was to escape city life and their home state of Victoria.
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“We bought the property three-and-a-half years ago but, for the first 18 months, were still living in Melbourne, so we’ve only really moved there two years ago,” he said.
“We loved living here but have now decided to sell as we’re getting itchy feet and, especially since The Block, are keen to do something else now.
“We’re quite keen to build something new and want something that’s a little more elevated and which has a view.
“Where that’s going to be, we don’t know yet, but we’re definitely staying in Adelaide.”
Mr Thomson said they would miss the property’s enviable lifestyle and unbeatable location.
Their home’s back fence boarder’s Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop and the likes of Penfolds, Seppeltsfield, Greenock Creek and Whistler Wines vineyards are also all within a five-minute drive.
“We did love the location, which is probably one of the best things about the property as we’re right next door to Maggie Beer and also just a few minutes from Nuriootpa and Tanunda, as well as all the local cellar doors,” he said.
“It’s certainly something we won’t get at the new location.”
Previously utilised as ‘The Paddocks’ bed and breakfast, selling agent Nick Goode of Colliers International Adelaide said the home had fantastic income potential with two self-contained suites forming part of the main residence.
There is also an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, with views to the vineyards in the east, plus a separate bathroom and laundry.
“We’ve had great interest so far, including from buyers in China and Dubai,” Mr Goode said. “But the majority of interest has come from locals and we’ve conducted multiple inspections already, so the initial response has been great.
“It’s the location, firstly, that appeals to people but the property also has great development potential.
“Expressions of interest are due by March 13, which is also Kerrie’s 50th birthday. So hopefully we can make her day.”