Reservoir: Family’s fond farewell to renovated house that saw a wedding, sons born – realestate.com.au

Reservoir: Family’s fond farewell to renovated house that saw a wedding, sons born - realestate.com.au

4 Kia Ora Rd, Reservoir, bought beneath the hammer on Saturday.


Andrew and Felicity Socnik bid an emotional goodbye to the Reservoir home they bought earlier than getting married and having two sons, after the property bought in a aggressive public sale on Saturday.

The husband and spouse purchased their three-bedroom home at 4 Kia Ora Rd in 2011, a few 12 months earlier than their wedding ceremony.

The property was a diamond within the tough after they acquired it.

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“It was a one-owner home previous to us, so you’ll be able to think about what it was like – outdated, with lime partitions and brown carpets – however we noticed the potential in it,” Ms Socnik stated.

“As quickly as we acquired the keys we held a working bee with our household and pulled up the lino and tiles within the kitchen.”

4 kia ora rd, reservoir - for herald sun real estate

Felicity and Andrw Socnik, pictured with sons Rupert and Archie, bought their home on Saturday.


4 Kia Ora Rd, Reservoir - for herald sun real estate

Mr Socnik renovated the home, which beforehand had one proprietor. The unique mantel stays within the dwelling space.


4 Kia Ora Rd, Reservoir - for herald sun real estate

The alfresco undercover deck, the place the household usually watched motion pictures and sport on a projector display with their neighbours.


4 Kia Ora Rd, Reservoir - for herald sun real estate

The trendy kitchen’s white cabinetry, smooth shut drawers, Caesarstone benchtops and 900mm stainless-steel home equipment.


Mr Socnik, who runs property upkeep firm ASAP All Property Providers, renovated the house.

“5 weeks earlier than our first son – who’s now seven – was born, we determined to do a greater renovation and rewired, replastered and repainted the kitchen,” Mr Socnik stated.

“Fortunate he was born one week late, as I hadn’t completed the repainting.”

These days, their sons, Archie and four-year-old Rupert, love the house, the place bi-fold doorways open to a lined yard deck.

“We frequently have the neighbours and mates over to observe a film or footy on a projector display on the market,” Mr Socnik stated.

The public sale started with a $1m bid, inside the $950,000-$1.045m asking vary.

4 Kia Ora Rd, Reservoir - for herald sun real estate

The house is ready on 510sq m.


4 Kia Ora Rd, Reservoir - for herald sun real estate

4 Kia Ora Rd, Reservoir - for herald sun real estate

Plantation shutters let in loads of pure gentle.


Jellis Craig Reservoir associate and auctioneer Anthony Lapadula introduced the property available on the market at $1.1m.

With 4 bidders competing for the keys, the house bought for $1.145m.

Mr Lapadula stated the purchasers have been a household from close by Fawkner, prompting each Ms and Mr Socnik to burst into tears.

“We’re glad and happy it will a younger household,” Mr Socnik stated.

4 Kia Ora Rd, Reservoir - for herald sun real estate

The entrance door seems to be out to a longtime backyard.


4 Kia Ora Rd, Reservoir - for herald sun real estate

4 Kia Ora Rd, Reservoir, as seen from the road.


4 Kia Ora Rd, Reservoir - for herald sun real estate

Bi-fold doorways open to the entertaining deck.


Nevertheless, the Socniks usually are not transferring too distant, after shopping for a brand new house in Reservoir.

Mr Socnik stated he was wanting ahead to renovating the circa-Eighteen Eighties home, which has a big backyard for Rupert and Archie to take pleasure in and was beforehand house to a former Preston (now Darebin) municipality mayor.

4 Kia Ora Rd, Resevoir - for herald sun real estate

The home regarded fairly completely different when the household first bought it.


4 Kia Ora Rd, Resevoir - for herald sun real estate

The home’s facade previous to Mr Socnik’s renovation.


4 Kia Ora Rd, Resevoir - for herald sun real estate

The retro-look lounge earlier than the house had a makeover.


Mr Lapadula, who has simply opened the Jellis Craig Reservoir workplace, stated his crew was getting “a whole lot of demand from patrons coming from the interior metropolis”.

“Reservoir may be very standard as a result of there may be nonetheless somewhat little bit of worth left, versus Thornbury, Northcote and even Preston now, the place that ship has sailed,” he stated.

Mr Lapadula stated the suburb has good infrastructure, faculties and public transport.

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