Former crows coach Don Pyke sells his Somerton Park home


31 Esplanade, Somerton Park. Pictures: Jonathan Kissock

WANT to walk in the footsteps of former Adelaide Crows senior coach, Don Pyke?

Well, now you literally can, as he and his wife Jodie’s 31 Esplanade, Somerton Park home hits the market.

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According to Land Services SA, Pyke’s wife bought the property in December 2015 for $2.75 million, when the couple moved from Western Australia to Adelaide after the death of the then coach Phil Walsh.

Selling agent Oren Klemich of Klemich Real Estate – who sold it to them back in 2015 – said for Jodie, it was love at first sight.

31 Esplanade, Somerton Park. Pictures: Jonathan Kissock

“Jodie saw it first and adored it and encouraged Don to check it out and it didn’t take long for them to make the decision as it fit so perfectly with what they wanted – the views, the quality, the location and for Don it was relatively close to the Crows home at West Lakes,” Mr Klemich said.

“They looked at it, said ‘this suits us, where do we go from here?’.

31 Esplanade, Somerton Park. Pictures: Jonathan Kissock

“They’re really active people and Jodie would regularly get the paddle board out and paddle a couple of kilometres up the coast and back, and run and ride and the area provides such a lovely lifestyle if you do want to be active, but if you do want to just sit on your balcony and watch the sun set with a glass of wine, it’s perfect too.”

The home, which carries a price tag of $2.75 million to $3 million, is set over three levels and, aside from offering enviable views of the sea, has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a three-car garage, a lift and several indoor and outdoor living areas.

31 Esplanade, Somerton Park. Pictures: Jonathan Kissock

“It’s probably one of the best townhouses I’ve seen on the Esplanade at Somerton Park, if not the best,” Mr Klemich said.

“It’s just so well finished off, it’s in such a beautiful location in that it’s a section of the Esplanade you can’t park in front of.

31 Esplanade, Somerton Park. Pictures: Jonathan Kissock

“It really caters for all buyer groups and would be ideal for a family with teenagers. For older downsizers who don’t want to be navigating stairs, the lift really opens its market up.

“As a lover of the Adelaide Crows I’m really disappointed to see them go back to Perth because it’s a shame to see talented people heading out of the state, but that’s the nature of AFL footy.”

31 Esplanade, Somerton Park. Pictures: Jonathan Kissock



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