Kentstow home swap
We are a retired couple, who live half the year in Melbourne and the other half in Adelaide. Hence we are very flexible with swapping either house. We travel widely throughout the year, especially to see our son in Edinburgh, and our friends and family in the US, Europe and New Zealand.
Our Melbourne house is a fully restored 1890's two-storey terrace, located 6k from the centre of Melbourne. It has antique furniture and original features throughout with an architect-designed extension at the rear. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms -.architect went overboard!
The house is fully air-conditioned, apart from the ground floor front rooms which never seem to get hot. There is also gas-fired hydronic heating (radiators) throughout.
Close to public transport, it lies 5 minutes walk from Northcote High Street with its many restaurants and cafes, and 15 minutes walk from the linear parkland of the Merri Creek.
We also have a house in Adelaide so can swap with that If required. This house is a 1910 double-fronted sandstone villa with 3 bedrooms, located in Prospect, which is on the edge of the Adelaide Parklands, 4kms to the north of the city centre. Again the house is fully air-conditioned and restored throughout.
If you haven't been to Melbourne, the world's most liveable city; and Adelaide, the world's 5 th most liveable city then you really should !
About the location
Melbourne has been described as the world's most liveable city, and it really is a wonderful place to live. We have lived here for 23 years and loved it. Our house is situated about 3 blocks from Northcote High Street and about the same distance from the Merri Creek which links with the Yarra River that winds leisurely to the city centre. With two tram lines and one train line you really don't need a car where we live and we tend to walk, cycle or catch public transport. Melbourne is generally flat.
The airport is only 30 mins away to the north and the beaches are about the same to the south and west.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Non Simultaneous Exchange
Conditions of home exchange
- Garage / Parking
- Use of computer
- Washer / Drier
- Use of bike
- Shopping facilities
- Local restaurants
- Art galleries
- Good public transport
- Car not required
Closest airport: Melbourne or Adelaide
Nearest city: Melbourne
Property type: House
Location type: City