Best price for Moolap oasis with swimming pool and recording studio
A local family has ended a two-year property search after winning the keys to their dream home at a Moolap auction.
A LOCAL family has ended a two-year property search after winning the keys to their dream home at a Moolap auction.
Their top bid of $1.325 million was enough to beat another buyer into the mix for the sprawling lifestyle property at Manton Road.
The private oasis is located on a housing estate of 4047 m².
It features a charming three-bedroom Geelong red brick home, an outdoor entertainment area with swimming pool, and a converted garage with a sound studio, office, and kitchenette.
Buyer Tania Christoffelsz said she loves the family-friendly nature of the home and the outdoor entertainment area which is equipped with a wood-fired pizza oven and barbecue.
“We will be moving in with our three children,” Ms. Christoffelsz said.
“We have been tenants for two years.”
Price hopes were $1.3-1.4 million for the three-bedroom home.
The underbidder started the auction with a bid of $1.1 million.
Shortly after Maxwell Collins, Geelong auctioneer Duncan Skene placed a seller’s bid of $1.25 million and from there the price slowly climbed in increments of 10,000 and 5,000 dollars.
Mr. Skene declared the property on the market when the price reached $1.3 million.
“It’s an opportunity to live on a large plot of land so close to town, and the potential to make it your dream home,” Mr Skene said.
“This is a well loved, well presented and well built house of character.”
Mr Skene said the property looked like it was on permanent vacation and most of the interest was coming from local buyers looking for a bit more land.
Inside, the house has several living areas, one with cathedral ceilings, another with a built-in bar, while the central kitchen, dining room and family area have a wood stove.
Located away from the others, the master bedroom has a dressing room and a private bathroom.
The property has lush gardens and plenty of shed, and is a 10-minute drive from the Geelong CBD.
Originally published as Best price for Moolap oasis with swimming pool and recording studio