THE transformation to this three-bedroom North Shore home couldn’t be any more stark.
What once was a fibro clad bungalow with aluminium windows has morphed into a weatherboard delight that drips with character.
But it’s no illusion at 27 Pine Ave.
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A meticulous scale plan mapped out over 12 months established the vision for this breathtaking home that Barry Plant, Geelong agent Mitchell Falzon said has left seasoned buyers with jaws dropped.
The owners considered nearly every square metre of the 1007sq m block, transforming the house, garden and an amazing deck.
What’s immediately apparent is the materials and appliances that have gone in to create this home. Rich polished floorboards flow throughout the home, save for the heated tile floors in the bathroom.
Pods built into the open-plan living room wall hold the open fireplace and the kitchen cabinetry, leaving the eye to draw deep along the corniced ceiling to the concertina doors leading the deck.
The kitchen has three ovens, including a steam oven, plus a microwave and plate warmer, creating an entertainer’s delight.
Inside the walls is something else. Insulated for heat and acoustic needs, they also hold the C-Bus system where from a touch panel or phone app occupants control everything from the airconditioning and hydronic heating, television and Foxtel, and even the blinds.
The three bedrooms are separated from the living space by a central hall.
At the front is a guest bedroom, with built-in wardrobe, while the second bedroom also has built-in storage.
The main bedroom has its own built-in wardrobe and a lavish ensuite with ceiling height tiles, a luxury double shower and double vanity.
French doors open front and back. Plans show how new owners could create a walk-in wardrobe and extend the second bedroom.
Another luxury is the main bathroom, which has its own double vanity and shell-like bath placed in the centre of the room beneath a waterfall shower head where occupants can luxuriate while looking out french doors to the private backyard.
This space is something else. The oregon trusses perched on solid bluestone pillars hold the gabled veranda that follows the roofline.
Beneath, wide boards support a gas fire feature and a stainless steel outdoor kitchen and barbecue area to support any type of entertaining.
To the side is a full outdoor bar area and a spa that adds more opportunities to enjoy the meticulous garden that focuses on a water feature framed by a stand of silver birch.
The whole house is packaged behind a bluestone and timber fence with an automatic gate that’s a 200m walk from one of the best foreshore views over Geelong. Enjoy.
Offers close February 2. Price hopes are $980,000-$1.07 million.