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The Mercury Real Estate Guide : November 1st 2012
4 --- MERCURY Thursday, November 1, 2012 ONWARDS: Carolyn Harris, with Gem and Harry, says her work here is finished. Picture: ROGER LOVELL Doer-upper is calling KETTERING 117 Watsons Rd Find our digital edition at themercury.com.au Offers $595,000+ Masonry brick house with Colorbond roof. House/land: 248m2/2.471ha Raine and Horne Kingston Refer: Paul Guest 6229 1034 Open home: Saturday 1.15-2pm realestate.com.au ID: 111721191 524 ON most days you will find 73-year- old Carolyn Harris tending to the garden she has put her heart and soul into over the past seven years on her peaceful and picturesque property Brightside, in seaside Kettering. From her kitchen window she watches the ferry make its journey across North West Bay to Bruny Island, where she lived for 10 years before moving to Watsons Rd. For much of that time she cared for a friend who had been infected with golden staph. ''I joined the ebay chat room feeling depressed at the time and a bit overwhelmed with all the care, and I called myself Darksideofthemoon,'' Carolyn recalled. ''So everyone called me darkie. When I bought the house I went into the chat room and asked people what I should call it. Someone said 'well if you're Darkside, the house should be Brightside'.'' While previous owners had concentrated on adding a second storey to the home, Carolyn put most of her energy into the garden, which includes various fruit trees and a bore pump to help tend to the 2.471 hectares. The five-bedroom home is surprisingly large, with high ceilings and bigger than usual bedrooms that would be ideal for a growing family. ''I thought I'd probably stay here forever but I've got a sense of adventure and not so long ago I thought 'I'm bored, I need to take on another challenge,' so that's what I'm doing,'' she said. ''I love moving into places that need some help and then have the fun of doing it all up and loving what you've done. And I do love this place, but I want to start again. '' If I live another 20 years I've got at least another two more moves ahead of me, much to the distress of my son!'' POSTCODE with property writer JESSICA HOWARD 7155 KETTERING 104 Ferry St $495,000-$535,000 Three-bedroom brick veneer house with Colorbond roof. LJ Hooker Margate 6267 2391 209 Watsons Rd $550,000+ Four-bedroom imitation weatherboard house with Colorbond roof. Charlotte Peterswald 6224 7090 4 Oxleys Rd $380,000 - $410,000 Three-bedroom iron and Colorbond house with Colorbond roof. Harcourts Kingborough 6229 0000 386 Saddle Rd $650,000+ Four-bedroom brick house with Colorbond roof. View Shoreline 6247 7000
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