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Rare Federation house a hidden gem in central Geelong

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Clydeville, at 12 Henry St, Geelong, is scheduled to be auction on Saturday.


A truly hidden treasure is ready to be rediscovered when it goes to auction in central Geelong this weekend.

Clydeville is a rare brick Federation era house that’s been listed for sale after decades at 12 Henry St, Geelong.

Ray White, Geelong agent Laurie McGovan said it’s a grand old home that needs a lot of work but the reward for work will be a special home.

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Potential buyers have clearly spotted the opportunity, given the short amount of time the property has been on the market.

Clydeville, at 12 Henry St, Geelong, is scheduled to be auction on Saturday.


“It’s been a very short campaign,” Mr McGovan said.

“We put it on as a private sale last week and we had enough interest that we converted it to an auction within a few days.”

Those people have no double spotted the character features offered on the 421sq m property overgrown with trees and shrubs.

The view of the property from the street shows a glimpse of the home.


High ceilings, brick internal walls, open fireplaces and leadlight windows are among the features in the red brick house, plus a staircase leading to a fully-lined attic room.

The telltale signs on the exterior include ornate timber fretwork on the veranda and front gable.

“(It’s got) great bones, a great looking house, a super location and a matter of getting in and doing something pretty glamorous in a blue ribbon spot,” he said describing the reaction of buyers so far.

Clydeville, at 12 Henry St, Geelong, is scheduled to be auction on Saturday.


It’s also a rare find as a brick character home.

“Especially that side of town, there is very few brick character homes on the eastern side of the city. There is a few but they are very few or far between. So it is unique.”

There is also rear-lane access to the property.

Clydeville, at 12 Henry St, Geelong, is scheduled to be auction on Saturday.


Price hopes are from $750,000 to $820,000, but renovated houses in the street have sold for about $1.2m in the past year.

Central Geelong’s median house price is $950,000, have risen 13 per cent in the previous 12 months, PropTrack data shows.

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