Original features add to the character of 16 Foster St, South Geelong.
A WELCOMING outdoor entertainment area where friends and family can gather around the pot belly fire was one of the main reasons the owners of this South Geelong property were originally drawn it.
The casual space has since become a neighbourhood meeting place where a pizza oven and built-in barbecue are regularly fired up.
It’s just one of the many features that sets 16 Foster St, South Geelong apart.
A cute facade draws you in.
One of the others is the way the four-bedroom weatherboard house celebrates its elegant Victorian-era features, weaving them through a modern-day renovation.
The house has five working open fireplaces dotted throughout its living rooms and bedrooms, plus baltic pine floors and original timber-lined walls left strategically exposed.
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Timber lining features in the dining room.
Its blend of old and new succeeds because of subtle details, beautifully illustrated in the kitchen. Here, an original brick fireplace houses a stainless oven and a butler’s sink looks right at home among the sympathetic cabinetry.
The kitchen forms part of a central open-plan living area which adjoins an intimate dining room with a feature fireplace.
Beyond it lies a separate loungeroom with a built-in study nook and french doors onto the rear deck.
The rear living room incorporates a study space.
A lawn separates the main house from the covered outdoor entertainment area that adjoins an oversized double garage with a multipurpose rumpus room or studio above.
There’s a handy extra bathroom in the garage to complement the central bathroom inside.
A separate ensuite and toilet service the main bedroom.
The four bedrooms sit off a central entrance hall that’s dressed with pressed metal wall detail.
Each has a slightly different style but all are fitted with built-in wardrobes and the main has the benefit of a separate ensuite and toilet.
The outdoor entertainment area has become the venue of choice for neighbourhood gatherings.
The elegant facade adds to the appeal of the leafy streetscape which sits in the shadow of GMHBA Stadium. With the Barwon River, CBD and South Geelong train station also nearby, it’s little wonder this neighbourhood is so popular.
The property will be auctioned on November 17 at 10.30am with price hopes of $1.05 million to $1.15 million. For more information phone Maxwell Collins, Geelong agent Laura Vander Noord on 0422 226 915.