Successful mission to banish 1970s brown in funky Newcomb reno
A FUNKY renovation has injected a hip inner city vibe into a 1970s-style Newcomb house that’s symbolic of the suburb’s gradual gentrification.
Dark timber floors, a crisp white interior and Balinese-inspired outdoor entertainment area deliver an unexpected burst of urban sophistication at 11 Watsons Rd.
It’s a far cry from sea of mission brown that once adorned the three-bedroom brick house.
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Eastwood Andrews, Geelong agent Nicole Andrews said the vendors, a Geelong couple in their 50s, had transformed the property since buying it several years ago.
“It was very ’70s, very mission brown,” Ms Andrews said.
“They have got a great knack for renovation, one of them is very handy with renovations and the other is into design.
“They did the renovation over a period of time, mainly over the last few years.”
The stylish backyard is the centrepiece of the redesign and features a compact in-ground swimming pool, day bed and a series of open and covered decks surrounded by landscaped gardens.
The garage has also been converted into a flexible rumpus room with a separate sunroom at the rear.
“The garage is three rooms so it would be great for someone who wants to work from home, wants a studio or for teenagers,” Ms Andrews said.
“The property is great for entertaining … (the backyard) has got a Balinese feel and they spend a lot of time in Bali so they wanted to bring that home.”
The main house has three bedrooms, a central bathroom and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with stone benchtops, an induction cooktop, mirrored splashbacks and walk-in pantry.
It will be auctioned on July 27 at 10.30am with price hopes of $505,000 to $555,000.
Ms Andrews said most of the inquiry had come from young buyers and single women looking for a studio space.
She tipped such renovations would continue to pop up in Newcomb.
“I think we will start to see a lot more of it because people are starting to view the area and more people are coming through,” she said.
Check it out for yourself on Saturday at noon.