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familyaes 1 2m pre emptive strike wins keys to grand villa

Written by The ReReport

A Geelong family is the new owner of this Federation era house at 236 La Trobe Tce, Geelong West.

A KNOCKOUT $1.2 million pre-auction offer for a grand Federation era villa on Geelong’s main thoroughfare has proved too good to pass up.
The 11th hour bid for 236 La Trobe Tce, Geelong West paid off for a local family who secured the renovated four-bedroom house the night before it was due to be auctioned.

A rear extension reflects the house’s original character.

Buxton agent Tom Butters said the buyers were taken with the character of the property from the outset and didn’t want to miss out.
“They came through the first week and had been through about three times,” Mr Butters said.
“They were keen to take it off the market.”

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Decorative plasterwork and leadlight windows adorn the loungeroom.

The ornate red brick villa was designed for a Geelong jeweller by one of the city’s most prolific architectural firms, Laird and Barlow, and completed in 1909.
It has been sympathetically extended and renovated with many of its beautiful original features still on display.

“The buyers had done up old homes before so they could understand that it had been beautifully done,” Mr Butters said.
The house is on a 928sq m of block on the city fringe, within walking distance of the CBD, Geelong train station and Pakington St.

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