Single mum’s Newcomb renovation sets price benchmark for street

A single mum’s DYI renovation effort has set a new price benchmark for a Newcomb street on the border of East Geelong.

Interior design enthusiast Chris-maree Wilson sold her revamped character home for $660,000 after a bidding war between two buyers.

The sale of the four-bedroom, two bathroom weatherboard house at 33 Boundary Road beat the previous top price in the street by $100,000.

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Ms Wilson and her daughters Paris and Zara spent a year restoring the house and turning the double garage into a ‘she-shed’.

McGrath, Geelong agent Wayne Baker said a local couple outbid Melbourne buyers who inspected the 723sq m property early in the campaign before the capital’s second lockdown.

He said it was great result that set a benchmark for the area.

“It was a great size property with a great street frontage, a beautiful character home,” Mr Baker said.

“A lovely couple looking for this style of home bought it.

“They were living in an urban modern home and they have always loved character homes and they loved what they saw.”

Ms Wilson’s renovation blends restored period features, like original timber lining and open fireplaces, with a sympathetic kitchen update and the addition of a second bathroom.

There are four bedrooms at the front of the house, a central kitchen/dining room and a large living room at the rear with french doors onto an outdoor entertainment area.

Other features include garaging for six cars and an outdoor claw foot bath.

“It was very quirky,” Mr Baker said.

The property was last traded in 2014 for $390,000, CoreLogic records show.

Newcomb’s median house price is $453,000, up 4 per cent on 12 months ago, according to Hometrack data.

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