Californian bungalow’s dream price in Newtown auction

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356 Shannon Ave, Newtown, sold for $1.35m.


The need to roll up their sleeves to repair the outside of a big California bungalow on the Newtown hill didn’t dent the desire of two buyers at a weekend auction.

The two parties contested the three-bedroom house at 356 Shannon Ave on Saturday, which sold for $1.35m.

The sale price ended $50,000 above the $1.2m to $1.3m hopes quoted during the campaign.

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McGrath, Geelong agent David McGuinness said a third potential buyer attended Saturday’s auction, but chose not to make a bid.

Mr McGuinness said the buyer from Melbourne competed against a local bidder for the property.

“They will fix it up. It’s a good property – it just needs some work on the outside, weatherboards and paint,” he said.

356 Shannon Ave, Newtown.


“They’re going to live in it.”

Mr McGuinness said interest in the 743sq m property with rear access was lighter than expected, though the quality of buyers ensured a competitive auction.

“We are finding that a bit more that at inspections the numbers a down a little bit.

“But the people are a bit more motivated, or interested to buy.”

Mr McGuinness said two bidders chose to buy a building inspection completed for the campaign, with a third buyer bringing their own people to look the property over.

356 Shannon Ave, Newtown.


Exterior photos show it’s definitely due for a repaint, and replacing some weatherboards at the same time.

“It was a lovely big home. It was a large California bungalow, it wasn’t a small one,” Mr McGuinness said.

“It had big rooms and even though it was on a busy road, it was on the top of the hill and upstairs had some nice views as well.

“That was a good sized proportioned house with a big backyard and excellent rear access.”

356 Shannon Ave, Newtown.


The classic timber home has a recognisable timber and brick facade to the rich timber panelling and lacework that highlight the interior, especially surrounding the timber doors with leadlight windows.

The ornate glazing continues in the bay windows of the loungeroom, where wide Baltic pine floorboards also continue a theme that runs through much of the house.

The kitchen is a bright affair, with a large cooker and rangehood, a dishwasher and plenty of cabinets for storage. A central bench provides a focal point, particularly at breakfast.

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356 Shannon Ave, Newtown, sold for $1.35m.


The need to roll up their sleeves to repair the outside of a big California bungalow on the Newtown hill didn’t dent the desire of two buyers at a weekend auction.

The two parties contested the three-bedroom house at 356 Shannon Ave on Saturday, which sold for $1.35m.

The sale price ended $50,000 above the $1.2m to $1.3m hopes quoted during the campaign.

RELATED: First-home buyer beats for others to popular Newcomb property

Big bidding for Highton home with basketball court

New $250m plan for Geelong hotel, shops, apartments

McGrath, Geelong agent David McGuinness said a third potential buyer attended Saturday’s auction, but chose not to make a bid.

Mr McGuinness said the buyer from Melbourne competed against a local bidder for the property.

“They will fix it up. It’s a good property – it just needs some work on the outside, weatherboards and paint,” he said.

356 Shannon Ave, Newtown.


“They’re going to live in it.”

Mr McGuinness said interest in the 743sq m property with rear access was lighter than expected, though the quality of buyers ensured a competitive auction.

“We are finding that a bit more that at inspections the numbers a down a little bit.

“But the people are a bit more motivated, or interested to buy.”

Mr McGuinness said two bidders chose to buy a building inspection completed for the campaign, with a third buyer bringing their own people to look the property over.

356 Shannon Ave, Newtown.


Exterior photos show it’s definitely due for a repaint, and replacing some weatherboards at the same time.

“It was a lovely big home. It was a large California bungalow, it wasn’t a small one,” Mr McGuinness said.

“It had big rooms and even though it was on a busy road, it was on the top of the hill and upstairs had some nice views as well.

“That was a good sized proportioned house with a big backyard and excellent rear access.”

356 Shannon Ave, Newtown.


The classic timber home has a recognisable timber and brick facade to the rich timber panelling and lacework that highlight the interior, especially surrounding the timber doors with leadlight windows.

The ornate glazing continues in the bay windows of the loungeroom, where wide Baltic pine floorboards also continue a theme that runs through much of the house.

The kitchen is a bright affair, with a large cooker and rangehood, a dishwasher and plenty of cabinets for storage. A central bench provides a focal point, particularly at breakfast.

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