A hip New York-style dwelling constructed on a compact former metropolis carpark takes vertical dwelling to a brand new degree with panoramic bay views and a six-car storage.
The three-storey shock packet was forward of its time when it was in-built Geelong’s western wedge 20 years in the past as a compromise between a neighborhood builder and his designer spouse, who needed to maneuver to Melbourne.
The pair’s pals thought they have been loopy after they traded their East Geelong home for the 236sq m personal hospital carpark plot.
However their timeless four-bedroom home proved everybody incorrect with its intelligent design, bay views and funky Mid-Century vibe.
“I’m a Geelong builder and my spouse is kind of a profitable designer and she or he at all times had a craving to reside in Melbourne,” the seller mentioned.
“I mentioned ‘if you happen to’re going to try this it will likely be by yourself’. That is our center floor.
“It’s sort of that Melbourne sort dwelling and I believe it really works fairly effectively.”
After elevating their teenage youngsters on the inner-city pad, the couple is promoting 5 Mercer Place, Geelong.
Whitford, Newtown agent Peter Fort has listed the property with value hopes of $1.95m-$2.1m.
With trendy dwelling areas and decks on two ranges, a personal courtyard backyard and the Corio Bay backdrop, the home is an entertainer’s dream.
The water views are spotlight of the open-plan kitchen, eating and loungeroom, which shares the highest degree with the principle bed room suite and a house workplace.
One other uncommon metropolis luxurious is the six-car storage/workshop on the bottom degree.
The seller mentioned no-one was constructing three-storey properties in Geelong 20 years in the past however they’d been rewarded by going as much as seize the bay views.
He mentioned the inside was impressed by one among their favorite journeys — an architectural tour of Palm Springs.
“Once I flip into this little dead-end avenue and take a look at our home, it’s so totally different to what you’d anticipate to see,” he mentioned.
Mr Fort mentioned the home blew his thoughts when he first appraised it in 2000 and it nonetheless had that “uncommon home really feel” due to nice architectural options.
“It’s vertical dwelling and there’s not a single little bit of house on the property that’s wasted and the views of the water are nice,” he mentioned.
“You’re actually 100m from the bay and you’re a five-minute stroll into city.”