A four-year renovation has taken an Elwood pad from drab to fab and the finished product is now up for grabs.
The four-bedroom Victorian at 21 Scott St was purchased for $925,000 in 2014, according to CoreLogic.
Now, after a serious makeover it has a $2-$2.1 million price tag.
Builder Adam Liefting, who runs Liefting Merlo Homes, and his partner Rebecca are selling to move on to their next project — another decrepit Elwood property.
Mr Liefting said 21 Scott St combined all the elements they loved into the one home.
“We found the worst house in the best area, it was in pretty poor condition and could have been knocked down,” he said.
“But we loved the front and wanted to restore it to its former years, then have a modern twist out the back.”
It was a long process for the couple, starting with restoring the front of the property to get it to a stage they could live in.
“We did it the tough way and lived there while renovating it,” Mr Liefting said.
He said the property would be a perfect Christmas gift for someone who loved to entertain.
The home features a sleek kitchen that blends black cupboards with stone benchtops and is finished with a suite of Miele appliances and a wine fridge.
The open-plan living area offers polished concrete floors underfoot, is warmed by a cast iron fireplace and opens to the trendy courtyard with a built-in barbecue and fully-irrigated wall garden.
Chisholm & Gamon Elwood director Sam Gamon said being a builder’s own home it had plenty of “wow factor.”
“There are so many homes with good finishes but this is a step above — it is first class in every single way,” Mr Gamon said.
“The home was purpose built to turn the outside in, it’s fully secluded with high walls, vertical gardens and glass.
“There’s natural light and greenery and a captivating north-facing courtyard, but you have full seclusion.”
Mr Gamon said he penned three deals on Christmas Eve last year and hoped for a sale before the festive season was in full swing.