They’re donating WHAT?!
This is one of those stories that reminds you there are unbelievably good people in the world. A group of incredible SA businesses have come together to create something special, by building a home on a donated block, set to be auctioned off for charity in 2024 as a no-reserve auction. Who are the big hearts behind these plans?
In late 2022, Joe Belperio, Owner and Director of Parkfield Glades Pty Ltd, donated a 495m2 block at the entrance of his new development, Emerald Way in Mount Barker. Builder Urban Edge SA quickly came on board to construct an architecturally-designed, doublestorey home. “We’ve been blessed and privileged to live in such a wonderful country, with fortunate times in the construction industry, so it’s time to give back,” says Ameen Farah, Director of Urban Edge SA.
Then, Century 21 Property People and Century 21 Special Projects (SA) joined the party and turned it into such a feel-good project!
The team set a fundraising target of over $1 million, with all to be donated to Variety SA, to support children in need. “Variety supported over 85,000 children in the last 12 months and we are always looking for new revenue streams beyond our famous motoring events and functions. The generous and kind support on this project from so many people is heartwarming,” says Mark McGill, CEO of Variety SA.
Named The Amelie, this stunning home has been thoughtfully created to utilise the land and maximise liveability. Eyecatching external features create a modern and timeless home, with a double garage and ample parking for guests, and low-maintenance landscaping that seamlessly brings nature into the home.
Walking inside The Amelie, you’re greeted by plenty of natural sunlight. The lower level boasts an entertainer’s kitchen with butler’s pantry, plus openplan living and dining areas. And looking out through large glass sliding doors is the rear alfresco area. The downstairs space also includes a guest bedroom with ensuite and built-in robe.
Upstairs, you’ll find three more spacious bedrooms — the master with ensuite, double vanity and walk-in robe! Another large bathroom has a free-standing bathtub. The upstairs living area is also the perfect place for a kids’ retreat, with the balcony overlooking a private courtyard and neighbouring reserve. Every detail has been considered when bringing The Amelie to life.
If The Amelie could be your forever home, keep an eye out for the 2024 open and auction dates on the Emerald Way Charity Home website. Or if you want to get involved with this phenomenal act of kindness, jump online and make a donation to Variety SA.
Sometimes, the world can seem a little dark, but this story certainly lets some light in. Stay tuned to see the finished build and final results of this exceptional fundraiser!