THE revival of 1970s interior style couldn’t have come at a better time for the sellers of a Highton house that showcases the best of the era.
The original character of the one-off design at 11 Tania Drive won the hearts of many and draw a big auction crowd on Saturday.
Two bidders smitten with its trademark exposed timber and brick and original floating timber staircase went head-to-head for the three-bedroom house.
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It sold under the hammer for $636,000 to young couple Zac Smith and Cass Drum.
Mr Smith, a former Geelong resident moving back home, said they had fallen in love with the 1970s interior.
“We love the big open spaces and the natural light,” Mr Smith said.
“It’s a good catch.”
Barry Plant, Highton agent Kieron Hunter described the house, which captures views across Highton, as “cool”.
He said the fact it had a flexible layout with two living areas, three bedrooms and three bathrooms — each with its own bold colour scheme — set it apart.
“Character is hard to come by, I would say that is the main reason we have had great feedback and had 75 people through,” Mr Hunter said.
The auction got off to a slow start with Mr Hunter putting forward a vendor bid of $590,000 before the two potential buyers emerged.
He declared the property on the market when bidding reached $630,000.