BRAVING wild weather and putting a hand up auction has paid off for a family with its heart set on a quirky renovated former barber’s shop in Geelong West. They secured 33 Elizabeth St for $640,000 during post-auction negotiations on Saturday after it was passed in on their final bid of $620,000. Buxton, Highton agent Wayne Davidson said hairdressers and beauticians had been among those to express interest in the weatherboard house, which incorporates a shopfront converted into a third bedroom/studio. But the buyer said she would retain its residential status, using it as a family home. “It’s such a great location, that’s what it’s all about really,” she said. Bright green retro cabinets in the kitchen were a standout interior feature.