Grand op­por­tu­nity

’It could be one of the best homes in Gee­long’

Geelong Advertiser - - NEWS - TESSA HAY­WARD Mid­week prop­erty mar­ket wrap: P19

THE op­por­tu­nity to trans­form one of Newtown’s most iconic prop­er­ties into a grand mas­ter­piece has be­come avail­able.

The circa 1891 solid brick house at 6 Her­mitage Rd (pic­tured) is on 1650sq m of land, pro­vid­ing a rare op­por­tu­nity in the heart of Newtown.

The prop­erty last sold in 2015 for $2 mil­lion, ac­cord­ing to CoreLogic, and since then the rear of the prop­erty, which in­cludes a garage and squash court, has been sub­di­vided off.

Whit­ford, Newtown agent Heidi Trem­pel said the 14room house was in poor con­di­tion when the now ven­dors bought it.

“The own­ers went in and ripped up car­pets and took things back to bare bones to look at the shell to see what they could do,” she said. “If they get the right in­ter­est at the right level they will sell it.”

Price ex­pec­ta­tions are $2.3 mil­lion to $2.5 mil­lion but a lot more would be needed to bring the grand mas­ter­piece back to life.

Ms Trem­pel said the house had huge po­ten­tial with enor­mous scope to ren­o­vate.

“It could be sen­sa­tional, it could be one of the best homes in Gee­long if some­one came along and wanted to do a ren­o­va­tion,” she said.

Ms Trem­pel said there was a her­itage over­lay on the orig­i­nal house but be­lieved the ex­ten­sion at the back could be re­moved.

The floor­plan cur­rently con­sists of six bed­rooms, two kitchens, a home of­fice, rum­pus room, three sit­ting rooms, a for­mal lounge­room and for­mal din­ing room.

The lay­out pro­vides plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties for a buyer to trans­form this grand prop­erty into their dream home in one of Gee­long’s best lo­ca­tions, in walk­ing dis­tance to Gee­long Col­lege and Sa­cred Heart Col­lege.

Ms Trem­pel is sell­ing the prop­erty through an ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est cam­paign.

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