45 Crofton Avenue, Geelong West – what a welcome.


THE Scandi-inspired Soho has been fairly the labour of affection.

Twelve years, actually.

In 2008, vendor Rodney, spouse Susan and daughter Paris moved from Sydney to gather the keys to 45 Crofton Street.

How fairly is that entrance door?


The household was drawn to the world as a consequence of household connections and a need to flee the rat race.

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And, they’ve been beavering ever since to place their very own intelligent and inventive spin on the 1920 Victorian-style character residence.

Clear strains and open, natural design await inside.


“We lastly obtained there,” Rodney stated.

“We constructed the block out and needed to stay in the home – it’s not a flip.”

Regardless of, the crisp, white facade (we’ll get to the blue door shortly), timber and black play fairly the main position inside.


The timber flooring is beautiful, and every bed room has a timber function wall.

Plantation shutters function all through the house.


Rodney stated inspiration for the design and palette, together with the daring use of black, have been influenced by travels overseas.

“We’ve accomplished a good bit of travelling and have been to Europe a number of occasions,” he stated.

“We love Denmark and Copenhagen – the fashion is refined however stunning.


“It’s a tad daring, however the timber brings it again to earth a bit.”

On the different finish of the color spectrum, there was no exact technique for the blue hue used for the entrance door.


“Folks name it Tiffany blue, however we simply randomly picked the color out,” Rodney stated.

“It used be a gold color, a bit dour.”

And, in an additional instance of optimistic worldwide relations, the home was named Soho in honour of their favorite suburb of London.


Regardless of the modern improve, they haven’t strayed too removed from the house’s heritage coronary heart, with interval options, together with iron lace, leadlight, timber panels and ceiling roses nonetheless on present.

The seller stated this area is nice in summer season, too.


And, a Victorian hearth was positioned within the open-air lounge that’s a part of the roofline and in addition features a spa and gymnasium, to bookend the home.

“If we didn’t construct this area, we wouldn’t go exterior a lot of the yr,” Rodney stated.

No want to go away the home to get match (or loosen up).


The indoor/out of doors connection is high notch.


The designer kitchen has stone benchtops, a breakfast bar, stainless-steel home equipment, a window splashback and is full with Nordic-style function greenery.

It seems over the residing areas so it’s simple to maintain the household related.


Sunnier climes up north are calling the trio, however Rodney stated they’ll miss Geelong “massive time” – together with the walkable distance to colleges, and the thrill of Pakington Avenue – one place specifically, simply up the highway.

And from the other angle.


“Poco Cafe Specific is one of the best factor in Australia!” Rodney stated.

“If you happen to want Melbourne and so forth, it’s all inside simple attain.”

Different options embody plantation shutters, space-saving sliding doorways, a programmable speaker system, zoned heating, ducted cooling and heating within the residing space and a storage shed and workshop.

Hodges, Geelong agent Marcus Falconer has the itemizing, with value hopes of $1.1 million to $1.2 million.

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