Movie star hair and make-up stylist Rebeccah Vivian is promoting the South Geelong home she renovated from the bottom up.
The founder and director of Geelong’s Blondie salon put her inventive eye to good use remodeling the as soon as overgrown Californian bungalow she purchased seven years in the past.
Ms Vivian mentioned restoring the two-bedroom, two rest room home at 300 Bellerine Street had been a “labour of affection”.
New dawn for old Edwardian house
Now based mostly in Barwon Heads, she mentioned it was time for another person to benefit from the property and maybe convey her long-term imaginative and prescient for a rear extension to life.
Avenue 5, Mt Duneed itemizing agent Sam Parson has set a value information of $695,000-$745,000 forward of the December 5 public sale.
The renovated home blends interval particulars equivalent to excessive ceilings and authentic timber flooring with fashionable kitchen and open-plan dwelling zone.
There’s scope to additional lengthen on the 558sq m block that has rear lane entry.
Ms Vivian mentioned the home was derelict when she purchased it in 2013 however had since been stripped again to the body, restumped, replumbed, rewired and insulated.
She did a lot of the handbook work herself whereas pregnant.
“It was just about unliveable and it was very overgrown,” she mentioned.
“We had plenty of older timber and various them had been harmful and needed to be eliminated.
“Once I really discovered the home on-line I fell in love with the facade and I feel, having a watch for that, I can see the wonder within the ugliness.”
Ms Vivian has constructed a status within the hair and make-up trade, working with huge names equivalent to Carrie Bickmore, Sophie Monk, Jennifer Hawkins, Sam Frost, Dave Hughes, Yumi Stynes, Ruby Rose and Matt Preston.
She selected a monochromatic color scheme, with a couple of quirky components, for the home and singles out the massive principal bed room as her favorite area.
“I did it for myself so I had my very own little space to flee to,” she mentioned.
Itemizing agent Mr Parsons mentioned the situation in tightly-held South Geelong was a giant drawcard.
“Due to its proximity to the Barwon River, the CBD, the footy stadium and the cafes which might be popping up and likewise as a result of these character houses are in very excessive demand … we’ve had a very good quantity of curiosity,” Mr Parsons mentioned.
“We’ve got a number of first-home patrons trying to get into the world and add worth down the monitor.”