Geelong home’s journey from uni digs to grand residence – realestate.com.au

Geelong home’s journey from uni digs to grand residence - realestate.com.au

40 Kilgour St, Geelong, is listed with worth hopes of $1.25m to $1.3m after a significant renovation.


A Geelong home that was as soon as an affordable hang-out for uni college students has been reworked to a grand household house.

The residence at 40 Kilgour St has hit the market with worth hopes from $1.25m to $1.3m after the renovation and restoration delivered an opulent residence mixing Victorian period parts with a contemporary stylish model.

Designer Lucinda Sleep labored along with her mother and father who paid $450,000 for the 263sq m property in 2016 to flip the house.

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Ms Sleep, who has launched her design enterprise, Bartleby on the again of the venture, stated they’ve revered the wealthy Victorian options nonetheless evident in rundown house, whereas including a brand new, open-plan kitchen, eating and dwelling house.

It was a reasonably rundown rental property with some uni college students in there after we first obtained it,” she stated.

“The unique Victorian model entrance was in good situation, however the again had an ungainly galley kitchen and add-ons on the again because the years glided by,” she stated.

“I wished to maintain a pleasant transition between the outdated Victorian model and a extra up to date look with out being too jarring.

40 Kilgour St, Geelong, is listed with worth hopes of $1.25m to $1.3m after a significant renovation.


40 Kilgour St, Geelong, is listed with worth hopes of $1.25m to $1.3m after a significant renovation.


“It’s a bit extra of an uncommon model for the world, and I type of wished to push the design, push away from the Scandi look.

“The most important promoting function might be the black metal home windows, these double glazed home windows sat the again (of the house).”

The venture was hamstrung by the pandemic, with Ms Sleep locked down in Fitzroy after development had began.

“At the very least numerous the precise design work had been achieved, however it took a short time to get again and get the precise fit-out and type the provision points with numerous issues.”

40 Kilgour St, Geelong, is listed with worth hopes of $1.25m to $1.3m after a significant renovation.


40 Kilgour St, Geelong, is listed with worth hopes of $1.25m to $1.3m after a significant renovation.


Ms Sleep stated the trio shaped fairly the group, every including their very own expertise to finish the fit-out.

“My mum is kind of proficient at designing as nicely, so she made the sunshine fittings with a little bit of my path and I additionally made the crystal ship within the rest room and my stepdad is an engineer so he obtained all of them rigged up,” she stated.

There was additionally loads of options hidden from view, resembling double-glazed home windows and soundproofing insulation within the trendy addition to the house.

Ms Sleep stated it was fortunate the Victorian options had been retained.

40 Kilgour St, Geelong, is listed with worth hopes of $1.25m to $1.3m after a significant renovation.


40 Kilgour St, Geelong, is listed with worth hopes of $1.25m to $1.3m after a significant renovation.


“Numerous the Victorian lacework on fairly quite a lot of Geelong properties has been stripped again over time as a result of there’s fairly a little bit of upkeep

“There are quite a bit within the space that want the eye, the tender loving care and the respect and we wish to try this and hold the round for an additional couple of hundred years.

“There are such a lot of stunning ones up on Jap seaside manner that are getting labored on, however hopefully they don’t seem to be pulling out these stunning options.”

Eastwood Andrews Geelong agent Andrew Crowhurst has listed the property on the market, near the CBD, South Geelong prepare station and Kardinia Park, with worth hopes from $1.25m to $1.3m.

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