The Great Australian Dream is alive and well this Australia Day as we take a look inside some of the best properties with impressive outdoor areas on the market across Geelong.
From covered outdoor entertainment areas, to inviting swimming pools, to lawn to have a hit of cricket on, these backyards would be able to host the best Australia Day parties.
Not only are these outdoor areas a great addition to a property but they also add value, according to Harcourts, North Geelong agent Joe Grgic.
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“They absolutely add value to a property … people used to have a formal dining room, but now when you have guests over you want to be where you can be relaxed and this is in the outdoor entertainment area,” Mr Grgic said.
Some have gone all out and essentially created an outdoor room that can be fully enclosed with heating and cooling.
This is the case at 38 Ward St, Bell Post Hill.
Mr Grgic said the vendors had gone all out and not only do you have a beautiful pool setting but the deck has evaporative cooling to it and shade blinds and in winter they have heaters.
“The area can be used all year round,” he said.
Along with shade blinds there are also cafe blinds and a kitchen bench.
Price hopes for the property are $519,000-$569,000.
Here are three other properties for sale that have fantastic outdoor areas.
2 BAYVIEW COURT, HIGHTON
A private pool oasis can be found at this Highton property that has just been listed for sale.
The backyard has a 6m salt water swimming pool surrounded by decking leading to a fully enclosed barbecue area with separate six-seater gas heated spa.
There is also a large grassed area ideal to kick the footy on or have a family game of cricket.
Inside, the house is just as impressive with three bedrooms and three separate living areas.
Barry Plant, Highton agent Kieron Hunter is selling the property with price hope of $739,000-$789,000.
43-45 BLACKBIRD CIRCUIT, LARA
This four-bedroom, three living area resort style house in Lara has an outdoor pool house with built-in bathroom and its own functioning kitchen/bar area.
The rustic style pool house adjoins the inviting in ground swimming pool.
There is also a large covered outdoor entertainment area on the 1.64ha block.
Hayeswinckle, Highton agent Matthew Ward is selling the property with price hopes of $1.35 million to $1.45 million.
107 JOHN DORY DRIVE, OCEAN GROVE
A huge covered outdoor entertainment room is the highlight of this Ocean Grove house.
With posts from the Barwon Heads bridge, to a TV point, cafe blinds and wood fireplace plus a shady lawn and cubby house with sandpit, this backyard has everything a family could ever want.
The interior of the three-bedroom house has also been updated.
Bellarine Property, Barwon Heads agent Toby Lee is selling the property with price hopes of $595,000-$650,000.