A BUYER has finally emerged for a high-end Batesford lifestyle property with its own McLeod’s Daughters inspired outdoor bathtub.
A Geelong couple bought the stunning custom-built house at 50 Hills Rd more than 400 days after it was listed for sale.
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Whitford, Newtown agent Tony Young said the 1ha property sold within the $1.85 million to $2 million price range.
He took over the listing eight months ago and had 80 groups inspect the five-bedroom house in that time.
“It sold to a local couple and they are going to get terrific use of a large family home and he is going to utilise the large garage and workshop for business,” Mr Young said.
“We had another offer at the same time so there were two groups interested at the pointy end.”
Designing and constructing the 510sq m house was a labour of love for the vendors, who run building company Howden Homes.
They incorporated recycled materials to create an industrial aesthetic including massive turpentine timber posts salvaged from a 100-year-old pier in Cairns.
About 30,000 red bricks from a demolished South Melbourne warehouse add to the external character of the house and the neighbouring 300sq m shed.
The outdoor tub is another quirky feature that sits between the parents’ retreat and the open-plan living hub.
The floorplan also includes a home theatre, office and children’s wing with its own living room, four bedrooms and two bathrooms.
All this is surrounded by landscaped gardens with views across the valley.