SOUTH Geelong is a tricky place to take up residence.
Because buying opportunities are few and far between.
This updated Victorian-era gem at 177 Swanston Street is a bit of a rarity.
In fact, it’s one of only four dwellings currently on the market in the city fringe suburb at the moment.
So, if you and the family want to call this part of postcode 3220 home, you’d better be quick.
“It’s such a tightly held location,” said Maxwell Collins, Geelong agent Duncan Skene who has listed the home with price hopes of $1.05 million to $1.15 million.
“There’s only a handful of properties that come on the market each year.”
“You can still have space around you in South Geelong, the streets are wide and it’s so accessible to everywhere.
“This home is inner-city living at it’s finest.”
As you may have guessed, one of the many perks of this address is the location.
So much so, you’ll hardly need the car.
Set out on foot towards the Barwon River for a nature dabble or, to quench the thirst, try Little Creatures, cosy pubs and coffee houses
The Geelong CBD and waterfront are within easy reach, so too, the South Geelong train station or GMHBA Stadium where you can catch the latest game.
Built in 1920, the double-fronted period home has had more than a few upgrades.
Despite the modernising, it has a quaint quality and still offers plenty of charm.
Case in point, the beautifully landscaped front garden.
The home has been crafted over the years to cater for a modern family.
While the location gets a mega tick, Mr Skene’s favourite feature is the rear access.
“It’s a big selling point,” he said.
“You don’t have to park the car on the street as there’s a big double garage at the back.”
There’s an office/study space out here, too, great for those working from home, or, it could be used as a fourth bedroom or retreat for teenagers seeking space.
Moving through to the main house, a light-filled open-plan living area with a north-easterly aspect, opens onto a covered deck and easy-care backyard.
“This place is living and entertaining of the highest calibre,” Mr Skene said.
Speaking of entertaining, the kitchen has stone benchtops, a large island bench, quality appliances and a walk-in pantry to store all of the gadgets.
True to its 1920s heritage, the sleeping quarters are set to the front of the house.
The main bedroom has a luxe ensuite, with a freestanding bath and floating vanity, and walk-in wardrobes.
In a lovely nod to the past, two bedrooms feature ornate fireplaces.
The large laundry with a wall of storage and plenty of workspace will impress, while ceiling fans and solar panels are the icing on this lovely (and rare) South Geelong cake.
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