A brilliant renovation brings a stylish modern touch to this brick character home, which sits proudly on a 983sqm corner block in a prized Belmont locale.
Just a short stroll from High Street's shops and cafes and nearby schools, the substantial property ticks all the lifestyle boxes for families looking to move straight in and put their feet up.
The two-storey, four-bedroom house has recently been fully renovated and sympathetically rebuilt inside to create generous family living spaces packed with contemporary comforts.
Nine-foot ceilings, high skirting boards and original windows are a nod to the past that blend seamlessly with new additions like engineered timber flooring, a sleek kitchen with quality appliances and climate controlled heating and cooling.
The family-friendly floor plan offers dual living spaces, three bedrooms, a central bathroom and large laundry on the ground floor, with upstairs dedicated to a private parents' retreat taking in views over Geelong.
There's loads of space to spread out in the large main lounge room off the entrance hall, which features a wood fire and cosy window seat. An adjoining second living area can be closed off and would work well as a theatre room.
Next door, the modern kitchen and dining area has ample bench space, a 900mm Ilve stove and a walk-in pantry hidden behind a stylish barn door.
The stone bench tops extend into the nearby laundry, which has good storage and a third toilet.
All three bedrooms on the ground floor have ceiling fans and built-in wardrobes and are serviced by a central bathroom with a bath, shower and timber vanity.
Its contemporary style is echoed in the upstairs ensuite bathroom, which sits alongside a custom walk-in wardrobe.
Outside, the kid-friendly backyard has been transformed into an entertainer's paradise where you can fire up the pizza oven in a covered barbecue area overlooking the solar-heated pool.
Next level garaging includes a 7.5m by 12.6m main shed, plus another 3.5m by 6.8m garage and a 3.5m by 8m carport ideal for boats and caravans. All this is accessed via an electric sliding gate off Shackleton Street.
Other features include a new Colorbond roof with upgraded insulation and a 10kw solar system.