Renovated period houses in East Geelong turn buyers’ heads

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First impressions count at 50 Grey St, East Geelong.

A CLUTCH of renovated character homes offers would-be buyers the chance to skip the hard graft in East Geelong this weekend.

Period weatherboards are the hot ticket item in the city fringe suburb and house hunters have been lining up to check out two fine examples at 50 Grey St and 203 McKillop St, East Geelong.

Buxton agent David Gray said close to 100 people had turned out to inspect his three-bedroom listing at 50 Grey St ahead of its auction on Saturday.

The interior of 50 Grey St, East Geelong has been sympathetically renovated.

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The house retains classic high ceilings and a bay window in the formal loungeroom and has a $480,000-$535,000 price range.

“It has got a lot of character and Grey St has always been popular,” Mr Gray said.

“It’s at that price point for first-home buyers and they are loving that character.”

The property will be auctioned 10.30am.

203 McKillop St, East Geelong.

A renovation eight years ago has created a larger family home up for grabs at 203 McKillop St, East Geelong.

Buxton agent Ben Riddle said both young families and downsizers were looking at the four-bedroom house with a rear open-plan extension and two bathrooms.

“The key is price, we think it is priced really well,” Mr Riddle said.

The rear living area at 203 McKillop St, East Geelong flows out to a north-facing deck.

It will be auctioned on Saturday at noon with price hopes of $720,000 to $770,000.

If you’re in the market for a four-bedroom house, there’s also 22 Denman St, East Geelong which Ray White, Geelong agent Kylie Hardman will take to auction at 12.30pm on Saturday.

22 Denman St, East Geelong.

Set in a quiet, tree-lined street, it blends period features such as ornate fireplaces and decorative ceilings with flexible living spaces.

The price guide is $800,000 to $880,000.

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