Period style, a dash of rustic charm and gorgeous gardens await at this Belmont home


THE elegant weatherboard facade of this 1920 character home complements its historic surrounds.

While it might not be noticeable at first glance, old and new are beautifully fused at this renovated and extended Belmont address.

Maxwell Collins, Geelong agent Laura Vander Noord said the spacious family home at 107 Roslyn Road was set on a 651sq m property and offered some serious oasis-like vibes.

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“It feels quiet, secure and private even though it’s on Roslyn Road,” Ms Vander Noord said.

“With the trees and the fence and the set back of the house, you can’t really hear anything.

“It’s even better in real life better than the photos suggest.”

From the outset, the white front fence, paved brick path, established garden, deck and porch offer a lovely, almost romantic way to begin your journey through the north-facing house.

“The garden is divine. If you’re not already in love with the house by the time you get to the front door, you’ve got your eyes closed,” Ms Vander Noord said.

Inside, timber floors, doors and windows showcase some of the original beauty, while high ceilings add to the sense of space and grandeur and offer a glimpse into the past.

Rustic bricks add charm around the feature fireplace in the formal loungeroom, and are sure to be a talking point for the role they play as a splashback in the kitchen.

Ms Vander Noord said the extension was added about eight years ago and the home had and earthy, modern feel.

The clever floorplan ensures the four-bedroom house doesn’t go without — with multiple formal and informal living zones on the ground level.

A short flight of carpeted stairs leads to the first level which is all about quality and comfort, and as it’s dedicated to the kids, you’ll hardly see them.

A family room with a heater and split-system airconditioner dominates the space (in a good way), and there’s three bedrooms – one has a walk-in wardrobe and the others each have a built-in wardrobe.

A stylish bathroom with a double vanity and a bath that’s perfect for long soaks are here too.

Outside offers another space to dine out or put the feet up and relax on a timber deck viewing more landscaped garden goodness.

Tucked away in the back corner is a chook pen, if you’re keen for some paddock to plate action.

There’s also a handy garden shed to keep the chook food and tool storage in check and a water tank, while the double garage has side access and provides additional storage.

The location is family-friendly, too, being walking distance to the High Street shops, schools and public transport.

Or, jump in the car for a short trip to Highton Village, the Barwon River, South Geelong train station and CBD.

Other highlights include a home office or nursery, additional storage, hydronic heating and split-system airconditioning units.

The property is on the market with price hopes of $949,000 to $1.039 million.



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