August 16, 2022

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Award-successful builder provides $2m to Blairgowrie home in six years

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A 1970s fibro beach shack acquired for $362,000 about 6 years back has acquired far more than $2m following a lavish makeover.

Hansen Living boss Scott Hansen and his inside designer spouse Kirsten bought 34 Ridley Road, Blairgowrie, in 2015 and have spent the intervening several years “pulling it again to the frames”.

The award-successful builder reported he experienced been hoping it may well edge previous the $2m mark, but despite a “perfect storm” of COVID-19 driving Victorians to get a next residence in the point out, as global and even interstate holiday seasons show difficult, he did not assume it to reach the sale cost of $2.541m at its Sunday afternoon auction.

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RT Edgar’s Clayton Smith said 180 individuals inspected the household over the previous two weeks and about 200 turned out for the auction.

Amongst them ended up 4 bidders, who kicked the sale off with a $1.9m opening supply and swiftly surpassed Mr Hansen’s hopes of a sale a little bit over and above $2m.

“It was fairly shut to $500,000 more than expectations,” Mr Smith reported.

A buyer’s advocate bidding on behalf of a consumer in Melbourne won the keys.

Even though most of the bidders had been aged in their 60s and appreciated the home’s one-amount floorplan and very low-routine maintenance gardens, he famous there was broad desire for the space.

“There is a groundswell of need from folks seeking something with a genuinely comfortable coastal really feel as well as all the luxuries, like a self-cleansing pool,” Mr Smith claimed.

“There is a put up-COVID-19 ‘get me out of Melbourne’ mentality.”

He encouraged all those contemplating of promoting to contemplate an update, if they could locate a builder, but otherwise to capitalise on the current market toughness at the second.

Mr Hansen stated the outcome experienced his family thrilled, taking into consideration the dwelling had been in lousy condition when they acquired it.

“It experienced all those terrible home windows you experienced in transportable class rooms,” Mr Hansen reported.

“I stripped it again, pulled the roof off and pulled it all back to its frames.”

With a few “Brighton influences” the 4-bedroom property was rebuilt as their family’s best coastal residence.

In addition to a self-cleaning pool, the home functions open up-prepare residing areas at the rear of the floorplan and a media space with a bar.

Brighton-primarily based architect Nicholas Murray available a couple of tips to Mr Smith, who he has labored on a range of builds, and ensured home windows were positioned to make the most of gardens and natural mild.

The family’s up coming task will be a marginally greater dwelling in Blairgowrie he intends to renovate into a New York Hampton- style abode.

Mr Hansen has gathered accolades which includes Learn Builders Victoria Finest Personalized Household in 2014, for a Heath Street, Port Melbourne, house.

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