A METICULOUS renovation has brought Graceland back to life in East Geelong.
It may not be the private retreat of Elvis Presley but the california bungalow at 34 Richmond St has been fitted out for you to live like ‘the King’.
The circa 1926 house has been completely transformed since it last sold for $492,500 in 2016.
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It now has four bedrooms and an open-plan kitchen, meals area and loungeroom that flows outside to a deck and double garage accessible from the rear lane.
The house has a six-star energy rating, oak floorboards and a statement glass roof in the hallway.
The kitchen has stone benchtops, Smeg integrated dishwasher and 900mm black oven/gas hob.
Before the renovation the timber kitchen had an original and working wood stove and plenty of period features that were just waiting to be brought back to life.
McGrath, Geelong agent Will Ainsworth is taking the property to auction today at 12.30pm with price hopes of $840,000-$920,000.
It is one of 30 properties going to auction across the Geelong region this weekend.
A weatherboard house on an 810sq m block in Highton is going under the hammer at 11am on Saturday.
Maxwell Collins, Geelong agent Duncan Skene said the house at 14 Lichen Grove needed a lot of work.
But because it is such a large block there is potential to redevelop, subject to council approval, or renovate and extend.
Price hopes are $548,000-$588,000.
There has also been huge interest on a character home one street back from Geelong’s waterfront.
No. 21 Alexandra Ave, Geelong is going to auction on Saturday at 12.30pm with price hopes of $760,000-$920,000.
Barry Plant, Highton agent Jennefer West said there were a lot of builders looking at it with plans to renovate and extend to turn it into a family home.