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Poetic licence in Parkside…

January 14, 2017

Grumpy had to do a double take while flicking through the real estate pages of today’s Tiser…

OK, so real estate spruikers are, I suppose, allowed a bit of poetic and pictorial licence. But when is enough enough?

For a start, the visual portrayal of the nine-or-so-storey  development behind the Carramar Mansion on Greenhill Road is somewhat different, if my memory serves me right, to the vision presented to locals when the plan was first mooted. For example, the tower at 1, George Street, would seem to  indicate that George has put on more than  a bit of width…which would, if possible, be a good thing, as the road is already a twice-a-day bottleneck nightmare. (n.b. See reference to “effortless lifestyle”)

Secondly, when did three relatively small patches of greenery constitute an “abundance” of local public gardens.

Ditto  an “abundance” of elegant shopping. Where?

Don’t get me wrong. As a Parkside resident for several decades I do agree with the developers’ contention that it is one of Adelaide’s most highly sought-after landmark suburbs. But all the above is well OTT.

Oh, yes.  And to make the whole project look even more appetising the creators of the u-beaut, full colour pictorial representation have miraculously re-sited the  attractive, treed Greenhill frontage of the Carramar mansion  ninety degrees onto George Street…Brilliant!!!


2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 16, 2017 6:11 am

    Nothing like glossy advertising to gloss over inadequacies.
    Did it also mention that there will be a huge sign informing tenants of No Right Turn to the CBD? They will never be able to exit and join the early morning traffic snarl into the City.


    • Ian S permalink
      January 19, 2017 9:48 pm

      Luckily it is only a short stroll to the CBD. Otherwise all cars are directed towards Unley’s shops.


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