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December 2, 2018

Neighbourhood Guide: Magill Road

Just across Dequetteville Terrace, touching the Eastern Parklands of Adelaide, you'll find an incredible mix of classic retailers and innovative operators unique in all of South Australia.

  • Pictured above: Outside Square

1.Outside Square
155 Magill Rd, Stepney

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Angela Gianakis established Outside Square in 2006 but has been active in styling homes and the building industry for 20 years.

Her experience shows when you step across the threshold of Outside Square on Magill Road and are instantly surrounded by furniture and art and decorations that could transform any house.

The business creates an important bridge between builders and homeowners and Angela has won awards for her interior styling work from the Master Builders Association, the Housing Industry Association, and the Kitchen and Bathroom Design Institute.

Outside Square is like a living Pinterest board full of great ideas and eclectic pieces that will inspire a narrative for your home.

2. Sucre Patisserie
397 Magill Rd, St Morris

Opening Hours:
Tues-Thurs: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Keva Freeman has been on Magill Road only a couple of months but Sucre Patisserie is more than 20 years in the making.

“I was previously working from home and it was chaos, and it really stopped me from growing,” Keva tells us when we stop in for a delicious and Royal Adelaide Show-awarded lemon tart. Keva returns to Adelaide after a long stint in Europe plying her trade.

“The neighbourhood is excellent, everyone is so supportive – it’s nice to be around other small business owners. People come in regularly whenever I’m open.”

Sucre is very much a bootstrapping start up, with Keva undertaking the renovation of the premises herself and the business’ sole employee. So make sure you stop by when the place is open (see right) as it’ll be the boss who serves you up a delicious pastry fresh from the oven.

3. 1K Chairs
152 Magill Rd, Norwood

Opening Hours:
Wed-Fri: 10:00am – 5pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 4pm

Magill Road has an excellent reputation for great furniture and 1K Chairs adds yet more depth to the offering.

Director of 1K Chairs, Emma Overton has been working with South Australia’s designers and architects for more than 15 years. If you’ve had an exceptional dinner, in a beautifully designed restaurant, chances are you sat on a stool or a seat that Emma helped supply.

More than some sort of chair museum though, 1K Chairs on Magill Road is all about representing the very best of design and manufacturing in Australian and global furniture. There’s no fakes, replicas or copies at 1K Chairs and Emma will only be too happy to explain how buying authentic pieces adds value to your home.


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