Mid Century renovation a perfect fit for buyers in search of lifestyle

A ritzy internal renovation to a striking mid century house in Hamlyn Heights provided the ideal entry to Geelong for a young family.

The buyers are quitting Melbourne for a change of lifestyle after securing the three-bedroom house at 4 Fairlie St for $907,000.

The property attracting bids from two groups at Saturday’s auction, which opened at $800,000.

McGrath, Geelong auctioneer David Cortous confirmed the property was on the market as bidding stalled at $905,000.

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The property had been listed with price hopes from $849,000 to $919,000.

The buyer said the brick veneer house, which had been completely renovated inside and a swimming pool and spa installed in the backyard, was the first property he and his partner had agreed on.

“We’ve sold up in Melbourne and we’re looking for a change for our little fellow,” he said.

“A bit more yard, a change of lifestyle.”

The couple had been searching for about three and a half months, with the changing market helping ease the search.

“In the past few months things have turned a little bit and things have opened up for us,” he said.

Mr Cortous said from the cute 1950s facade through to the striking interiors everything had been considered in the renovation.

“Step through that front door and you can just feel the quality – you’ve got that magnificent master bedroom, walk-in wardrobe and a designer ensuite to match,” he said.

“Head through the back and it just opens up, it is real estate gold.

“It’s a big open plan kitchen, meals living area that flows seamlessly through to that alfresco. A nice big north-facing backyard, a swimming pool, spa like everything there is nothing to do but move in and enjoy.”

Jasmin Jurkovic managed the campaign to sell the property, where the living zone was an entertainer’s dream.

A wall of sliding doors opens wide from the kitchen and dining zone onto a covered terrace, which itself has electric ziptrack blinds.

The central bathroom has a soaker tub, walk-in shower and herringbone tiles, while there’s a European laundry and separate powder room.

Tech additions include a hidden charger station in the kitchen, digital entry and automated blinds, while the airconditioning system was zoned.

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