Real Estate

Winning bidders drawn to original character of Highton home

Auction of 11 Tania Drive, Highton
Written by The ReReport
As seen in the Source link, written by realestate.com.au on 2019-05-20 00:00:00

New owners Cass Drum and Zac Smith love the feel of 11 Tania Drive, Highton. Picture: Alan Barber

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.

Exposed timber beams feature in the living room.

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The floating timber staircase in the entrance hall.

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.

The kitchen is a modern touch.

One of the three bathrooms.

“We love the big open spaces and the natural light,” Mr Smith said.

“It’s a good catch.”

Auction of 11 Tania Drive, Highton

Saturday’s auction drew a big crowd. Picture: Alan Barber

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.

Auction of 11 Tania Drive, Highton

Barry Plant, Highton agent Kieron Hunter in full swing at the auction. Picture: Alan Barber

“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.