Courtyard Styling Inspiration

Just because you’ve moved into a townhouse doesn’t mean you can’t have a gorgeous outdoor space and thriving garden! One of the best things about owning a townhouse however, is how low maintenance your lifestyle becomes, so here is some inspiration on courtyards you can enjoy all year round without the hassle.

Pots for Greenery

The best way to add some greenery to your courtyard is with pot plants! Nothing to mow and barely anything to weed. Find low maintenance plants which thrive in shade or sun, depending on your choice of placement, and use some funky pots as features in your outdoor area. If you’re placing your pots on concrete, pavers or timber, just remember to put something underneath as the excess moisture from watering has the potential to ruin the surface.

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Add some Outdoor Curtains

The flow of breezy outdoor curtains soften the space so much and add a touch of luxury. Attach some mosquito net or tarp curtains to your balcony or patio and style with fisherman’s rope, a chain, ribbon or outdoor curtain clip to reflect your own personal style. Pair with some festoon lights and your’e ready to entertain.

This is such a cheap and easy way to add something unique to your outdoor area. You can either make your own or splurge a whole $8.99 on a ready made set from Ikea.

Make Your Own Outdoor Pergola Curtains! (click through for tutorial)

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The AVJ Lily townhouses have done half the work for you with a perfect patio to hang them off! For just $449,000, there’s only one left!


Then Add an Outdoor Chandelier

How quirky! Fill the base with citronella candles to truly enjoy your outdoor space. This tutorial shows you how you can make your own or you can splurge on something similar here.

12 DIY The Perfect Outdoor Chandelier, By The Creative Home Featured On @

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Decorate to Elongate

The typical design of a townhouse features more length than width. To maximise space and practicality, fill your space with longer furniture that is more rectangular as opposed to square and ensure you pair your set with chairs that can tuck in. This not only gives you so much more space to move around, but also offers you the chance to style your table with an ongoing centerpiece for your next party.

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Styling your brand new, AVJennings Townhouse


Generally, an entrance to a home is narrow, so to make the space look bigger and more inviting, use a large mirror in your hallway to create the illusion of openness. Pair with a simple vase and perhaps a large bowl to avoid clutter of keys and wallets in other spaces of your home.

Living Space

Select furniture which reflects a neutral colour palette, giving you the option to easily change themes as you please later on. Decorate and layer with complementing colours and don’t forget to use lots of different textures to create a warm and inviting feeling. A simple glass vase and some fresh flowers will always add temporary life to a room but you can chose to invest in a variety of some good quality faux florals to switch up your decor as see fit. You can shop this post below to see what we recommend.


It is important to maximise the amount of space your dining area offers whilst also accommodating a general number of seating you feel you may need. If you feel like you don’t often entertain, opt for a 4 – 6 seater dining table which will open up the space you have significantly.
If you require more seating space, select a table style which compliments the configuration of your floor plan. If the area is more square than narrow, than perhaps a round or square table is the better option.


Make your bed look and feel like a cloud with overstuffed cushions and pillows. Once again, different sizes, colours and textures create an effect of coziness, so layer European pillows and breakfast cushions in an arrangement which best compliments your bedding and colour theme.
To achieve the ‘hotel’ look of luxury, purchase ‘Queen’ sized pillows and stuff them into a regular sized pillow case. This will ensure no lose corners and allow each pillow to stand up or lay down as you mould them without slugging.


The finishes on your bathroom already make your home look stylish and sleek but to personalise the space, we like to chose a household scent of handwash and lotion and arrange the toiletries on a tray to minimise clutter and mess when used. Adding some soft handtowels also adds texture and warmth to the space.


Icehouse: 40 Years Live – Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for AVJennings “Win Tickets to Icehouse: 40 Years Live” Competition

Conditions of entry

The entry to the “Win Tickets to Icehouse: 40 Years Live” promotion (the “Promotion”) is open only to residents of South Australia over the age of 18 years.

The following persons are not eligible to participate in the promotion:
a) All management, employees, contractors and other staff of AVJennings (the “Promoter”) and the immediate family members of management, employees, contractors and other staff of the Promoter.
b) Residents outside of South Australia.

Participation in the Promotion is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.

The Promoter recognises that this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

How to enter

To enter the Promotion, all eligible persons must “like” the St Clair Facebook page and “like” the competition post.

Each eligible person may only submit one entry to the Promotion.

Details of Prizes

The prize is for one winner to receive 2 x tickets (valued at A$193.46) to Icehouse: 40 Years Live, to be held on Thursday 9th February 2017 at Thebarton Theatre Adelaide, SA.

The prize is for tickets only. Transport to and from the venue is not included as part of the prize. All prizes must be taken as offered. The prize, or any unused portion of the prize, is not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed as cash. The prize is not valid in conjunction with any other offer.

It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner warrants to the Promoter that they understand that any arrangement entered into in relation to the redemption of this prize does not create a relationship between the winner and the Promoter of employer and employee, principal and agent, partnership or joint venture.

Duration of the Promotion

The Promotion will commence at 11.00 am Wednesday 8th February 2017, Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT).

The Promotion will close at 9:30am ACDT, Thursday 9th February 2017.

Date, Time & Place of Draw

The winner will be announced at 10:00am ACDT, Thursday 9th February 2017.

How will the winner be decided?

The winner will be drawn at random.

Notification of the Winner

The winner will be notified by Facebook. The winner consents to the results of the Promotion being published publicly on Facebook where their name will be published.

No Liability

To the extent permitted by law, the Promoter is not responsible or liable for:

a) inaccurate or incorrect transcription of entry information;

b) purported entries that are not received for any reason, including because they are lost, misdirected or stolen, or that are received, but are late, illegible, incomplete, or entered other than as directed in the entry instructions;

c) any problems or technical failures of any kind, including malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems or network, servers or providers, computer equipment, or software, unauthorised human intervention in any part of this Promotion, electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of this Promotion;

d) any loss suffered or sustained to person or property including, but not limited to, consequential (including economic) loss by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, by the Promoter, or its servants or agents, in connection with the arrangement for supply, or the supply, of any goods or services by any person to a winner and, where applicable, to any family or others persons accompanying a winner;

e) any injury or damage to persons or property, including to the computer of the participant or any other person related to, or resulting from, participation or downloading any materials in this promotion.


The Promoter and the related bodies corporate of the Promoter will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense, damage, personal injury or death which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from negligence) in connection with this Promotion or acceptance or use of the Prize except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable bylaw).

Unclaimed Prize Draw

If a Prize is not claimed within 24 hours of the draw, the relevant winner’s entry will be deemed invalid and the Promoter will conduct an unclaimed Prize draw at 11:00am ACDT. In this event, a re-draw will occur on 11:00am ACDT Thursday 9th of February.

Promotional Activities

Entrants must be willing to have their name published on the St Clair Facebook page.



The Oakland Collection offers modern design townhouses perfectly positioned in a highly sought after location. Brand new and tastefully designed throughout. Offering the very best with AEG appliances and Stone bench tops to kitchen, ducted heating & cooling by Daikin, Single secure carport to rear. All this makes these townhouses an ideal purchase for those looking at an investment or First home buyer. Construction starts soon!!

What makes these property’s unique?
– Open plan, modern design.
– Full turnkey specification.
– Two bed & two bathroom option
– Private secure courtyard for entertaining.
– Great location close to waterways & walking tracks.
– Small group of dwellings

Don’t miss out!! Enquire at the St Clair Sales & Information Centre open 7 days or call us on 8300 0763


New Post Parade Release

BRAND NEW DESIGN – Post Parade Release

With green surrounds, waterways and walking trails your actuary lifestyle awaits

2 bedroom I 1.5 bathroom I 2 living
3 bedroom I 2 bathroom I 2 living

For more information visit the St Clair sales & information centre, open 7 days 10am – 5pm. Corner of St Clair Ave & Stallion Drive, St Clair or call 08 8300 0763.


Foodbank Family Fun Day/ 1000m Time Trial Event – Sunday 21st August

On Sunday 21 August you can run for a cause – and get amazing prizes if you are QUICK. Register for your best 1000m run time at

What: Foodbank Family Fun Day/ 1000m Time Trial Event

When: Sunday 21st August 2016, 1 – 4pm

Where: St Clair Oval, Actil Avenue, St Clair SA 5011

Come along, enjoy the day with a sausage sizzle, drinks, games and activities to help raise funds for Foodbank. In addition, participate in the 1000m time trial run and win a prize!

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Thank you to all involved with the Waugh in the West

A big thank you to all involved in the Waugh in the West event at St Clair oval on Friday 12th February 2016. All ran smoothly with the Steve Waugh All-Stars taking out the win by 2 runs.   There was a great atmosphere with the Big Screen TV and Brothers3 performing the Australian National Anthem and a couple of their own songs at interchange. Look out for the event photos to come.Thank you


Community Infrastructure and Amenities at St Clair Now Complete

Nine kilometres of new roads, 22 hectares of reserves and sporting ovals, 3 playgrounds, 2,500 trees and 9.2 kilometres of walking and cycling paths are amongst the community infrastructure and amenities created at St Clair, with developers AVJennings completing all civil works this week.

To mark the milestone, we’ve created a new video that highlights our beautiful part of the world. Click here to watch.

It’s nine years since work on the St Clair development began, and more than $50 million has been spent on community facilities and amenities including a new multi-million dollar Town Centre and a new $2.5 million sporting oval.

At the heart of St Clair is one of South Australia’s largest urban wetlands, which provides connection to a network of landscaped gardens, walking and cycling trails, playing fields, green open spaces.

Completion of the 5.64 hectares of wetland has seen the establishment of more than 200,000 aquatic plants, with around 500 Olympic swimming pools of water (1.2 gigalitres) collected, stored and recycled every year.

St Clair is now home to more than 2,000 residents, with a further 1,000 residents to be living in the new suburb upon completion.

With all the infrastructure and community amenities complete, AVJennings has released the final land lots at St Clair onto the market, with the release of more pre-planned townhouse precincts to continue over the next few years.

Full completion of all homes at St Clair is expected in 2021.


Final St Clair land lots on the market

The final land lots at St Clair have been released to the market which marks a major milestone for our new suburb – now home to more than 2,000 residents.

The first land release at St Clair took place on October 25, 2008 with the first 25 lots selling in a single day.

The final staged land release at St Clair, aptly titled The Silks Release, is located off Hill Smith Boulevard. It comprises 38 lots ranging in size from 280m2 to 463m2, with prices starting from $299,000. Lot frontages range from 10 – 15 metres and suit a variety of homes.

Display builders at St Clair offer a range of suitable home designs for lots in The Silks land release.

To find out more about the final land release at St Clair, or to enquire about homes for sale, contact Paul or Anna on 08 8300 0763, or email

AVJennings State Manager, Brian Virgo, says St Clair is now a mature community with new residents benefiting immediately from established infrastructure and amenities.

“Completing the civil works, including 9 kilometres of road network and two new dedicated junctions or entry points into the suburb, is a major milestone,” explains Mr Virgo.

“The suburb is now home to 880 completed dwellings including detached houses, townhouses and apartments with a further 80 dwellings currently under construction.”

He says St Clair continues to flourish because of its innovative housing, well designed public spaces and amenities, which combine to create a vibrant and diverse community.

“We offer a range of options for people looking for their dream house and make St Clair their home.”


Watercress Release

Watercress Release

A waterfront view to watch your investment and lifestyle grow.

With just eight new 3 bedroom homes overlooking the water lagoons at the heart of St Clair, you can enjoy a premium turnkey finish, a wide range of community amenities and a relaxed way of life just 8km from the city and 5km from the sea.

These AVJennings built homes will include;
* SMEG appliances
* Designer Tap ware
* Tiled Flooring
* Balconies with views overlooking the waterways of St Clair.

View the Watercress Release brochure here.

For more information please contact the Paul or Anna on 08 8300 0763, or email