Family ties find a buyer in a delightful Manifold Heights renovation
A family’s ties helped sellers achieve a top price for renovated clinker brick house in Manifold Heights.
The mid-century house was one of two properties in the tightly-held inner Geelong suburb to be offered at auction on the first weekend in May.
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Buxton agent Matt Plunkett said the property attracted three bidders to the auction, with owner-occupiers from Sydney securing the red clinker brick house amid botanic-feel gardens at 35 Lascelles Ave.
“We had three bidders, one from Geelong, one from Melbourne and one from Sydney,” he said.
“The lady who bought it, her sister moved to Geelong not long ago and she’s following her here,” Mr Plunkett said.
The house was listed with a price guide of $635,000 to $695,000.
It last traded for $72,200 in 1985, according to CoreLogic records, but a modern renovation ensured keen buyers were getting the latest modern living spaces in a premier location.
The owners haven’t played with the red clinker brick exterior with a vine growing over part of the house.
Inside, decorations retained the heritage flavour through the windows with modern elements, including an ornamental gas fireplace in the loungeroom/
The kitchen and dining room received a thorough makeover, with a freestanding cooker, integrated dishwasher and skylights inside and bi-folding glass doors leading to an enticing deck.
The sale price underlines the value of a renovation, given an original clinker brick house of the same era at 4 Evelyn St, Manifold Heights, sold for $638,000 half an hour later.