Consumers have paid $130,000 above reserve for a two-bedroom South Geelong home renovated by Blondie salon director Rebeccah Vivian.
The modest California bungalow at 300 Bellerine Street was snapped up for $860,000 after a number of bidders contested Saturday’s public sale.
It took simply moments for the 558sq m property to succeed in its $730,000 reserve.
Avenue 5, Mt Duneed agent Sam Parsons mentioned the patrons had been a younger couple anticipating their first little one.
“They’d just lately offered a property away from the realm right here and had been in search of the precise property,” Mr Parson mentioned.
“They fell in love with it, they cherished the yard.”
Plans had already been drawn up for a proposed extension on the block, however he mentioned the brand new house owners had been eager on the additional outside play area.
Greater than 70 folks inspected the character residence, with 12 bidders registered for the public sale.
It was the one property in the marketplace in South Geelong for a lot of the marketing campaign.
“Individuals love California bungalows, specifically they’ve simply acquired that prime roof pitch that folks love,” Mr Parson mentioned.
Ms Vivian, a star hair and make-up stylist, purchased the home for $380,000 in 2013 and restored it from its derelict state whereas pregnant.
The inside blends interval particulars similar to excessive ceilings and unique timber flooring with a contemporary kitchen, open-plan residing and two designer loos.
She mentioned renovating the home has been “a labour of affection” however she may at all times see the sweetness within the overgrown facade.