A STUNNING renovated and extended Victorian house in Newtown has sold making it one of the most expensive sales recorded in Geelong.
The sale price of 188 Noble St is not disclosed, however the asking price was $4 million to $4.2 million.
Newtown agent Dale Whitford could not provide any details about the sale but did say “the upper end of the Geelong market, anything north of $1 million, was very strong”.
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The record sale price in Newtown is $4.2 million for Armytage House at 263 Pakington St and the record across Geelong is $5 million for Corio Villa at 56-58 Eastern Beach Rd, Geelong.
The Victorian gem in Noble St was first listed for sale in November, 2018 and sparked a lot of interest with more than 25,000 page views on realestate.com.au.
Mr Whitford said at that price range he wasn’t expecting “millions of inspections” but they did have 10-12 genuine inspections.
The period home, that has featured in Home Beautiful magazine, last sold for $1.08 million in 2009.
Since then the vendors have spent a considerable sum of money transforming the heritage residence into a luxury family home.
Award-winning builder David McDonald worked with the owners to transform the already grand period house into a luxurious residence that’s one out of the box.
While the front of the house celebrates its many original features, the rear extension is all about open-plan living and creating a strong indoor-outdoor connection.
The kitchen has stainless steel and marble benchtops, Miele appliances including multiple ovens and a butler’s pantry.
The landscaped north-facing backyard is the ideal setting for entertaining with decks and verandas leading out to a solar heated swimming pool and private garden.
Hodges, Geelong West agent Marcus Falconer has another property in the same prestigious street for sale.
No. 210 Noble St has been on and off the market for several years and is now listed for $3.985 million.
Mr Falconer said there were a couple of groups interested in the property.
“The vendors are happy to wait for the right buyer to come along,” he said.
The house was designed by architect Rob Mills and is a five-bedroom, multi-level minimalist executive residence.
Japanese maple trees and white granite tiling lead to a striking entrance hall of honed limestone.
The high-end and luxurious features continue inside with a Calcutta marble waterfall island bench in the kitchen, American oak floorboards, a wine cellar and a spectacular view through a wall of floor to ceiling glass of the Brisbane Ranges.