5 bidders went to extraordinary lengths to snare the keys to a Geelong West character house.
The eventual winner got here up towards sturdy native competitors for the renovated three-bedrom California bungalow at 61 Gertrude St.
5 bidders drove the $1.64 million sale, which landed nearly $200,000 above reserve.
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Ray White, Lara agent Terry Cleary stated the customer had been trying to find the proper base in Geelong.
“They did have a member of the family stroll by means of the property very early within the marketing campaign,” Mr Cleary stated.
“The opposite consumers solely got here by means of on Wednesday so it was the very best of each worlds actually as we had individuals have a look at the property early within the piece and individuals who had simply offered their house in Geelong West the earlier weekend.”
Mr Cleary, who can also be the seller, and his spouse Yolande have restored and renovated the stately house, remaining trustworthy to its unique Nineteen Thirties character.
A Geelong builder initially constructed the residence as a marriage current for his daughter.
His impeccable interval particulars, together with double hung home windows, darkish timber floorings and ornate ceiling mouldings now sit comfortably alongside a contemporary kitchen and two luxe bogs.
Mr Cleary stated the off-street parking on supply on the 683sq m property was a giant drawcard for consumers.
“You could have a double storage and the lengthy driveway the place you possibly can park one other three or 4 vehicles,” he stated.
“However Gertrude St may be very quiet anyway.”
He stated bidding on the on-line public sale opened at $1.2 million, with the hammer falling 27 bids later.
“I known as it available on the market at $1.5 million however the reserve was really on the prime of our vary ($1.45 million),” he stated.
He stated the net format opened the door to a purchaser who would have in any other case been unable to attend.