156 Barrabool Rd, Highton sold straight after auction.
A LOCAL couple decided against renovating their own home when they saw a fully renovated mid-century house in Highton.
The three-bedroom weatherboard house at 156 Barrabool Rd passed in to the highest bidder at $695,000.
Negotiations followed and the property, that is owned by Geelong textile designer Lucy Miller who is the creative talent behind Little Louli hand printed kids bedding, sold for $720,000.
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The house was beautifully styled.
A renovation has brought the house back to life.
Buxton, agent Tom Butters said the buyers had been looking to do work on their own home but decided it might be easier to move into this place.
“It has been fully rebuilt and renovated and is beautiful,” Mr Butters said.
The renovated house is on 656sq m of land and has a flexible floorplan incorporating an open-plan kitchen/meals area opening to a large north-facing deck, a living room and separate dining room.
The house is surrounded by established gardens.
A curved staircase leads to the front door and adds to the character of the 1950s design.
Ms Miller and her family were selling the property to move onto their next renovation project.
The median house price in Highton has increased 11.3 per cent to $675,000, according to CoreLogic.