• Jon Ruwolt

Geelong Federation homes fetching high prices

Updated: Aug 12, 2019


In Geelong, Victoria, Peter Farago of the Geelong Advertiser reported on one of three Geelong Federation beauties to fetch premium prices in the run-up to Christmas 2018.


Exquisite family home in premier waterside location

  • 48 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong Victoria

This large house has captivating views across Corio Bay, the marina and the Eastern Beach Promenade, which create a superb backdrop for this enchanting character home.



Above: Period features are retained in the house overlooking the beach reserve.

This beautiful house sold for $4,685,000 in April 2018 and became central Geelong’s second most expensive house after the more famous Corio Villa, which holds the title after selling for $5 million in 2012, .

Corio Villa was commissioned by Scottish iron founders Charles D. Young & Co to the design of Bell & Miller. Corio Villa is considered by heritage authorities as of paramount international significance not just in Geelong but to the history of industrial technology.


'CORIO VILLA' is Geelong's Most Famous Residence at 56 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong.

Constructed in 1856 and high over Geelong’s beautiful waterfont, ‘Corio Villa’ is one of Australia’s premier residential properties. Gallery and sales listing

48 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong Victoria:


This five-bedroom house at 48 Eastern Beach Rd is a celebration of the Roaring 1920s, with grand rooms and elegant timber details matched with an expansive rear extension including a pergola extending from the house overlooking a separate studio.


The manicured garden featuring topiary, stone and brick beds, and specimen trees enhances this address.

Gallery: 48 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong Victoria

Another Geelong Federation home sold for millions earlier this year: Vailima at 26 Eastern Beach Road at Geelong sold for $3.05 million in April 2018.


Vailima is a landmark Federation house opposite Eastern Beach and was put on the market in September 2017 for the first time in its 109-year history.

The vendor’s grandfather originally constructed ‘Vailima’, at 26 Eastern Beach Rd, Geelong, back in 1908 and it has remained in the family until now.The renovated waterfront residence has an impressive 22m frontage capturing views across Corio Bay and beyond.

Read more:

Family selling Federation waterfront home for first time" - Nicole Mayne 30 SEP 2017 - Sales listing and Gallery


Yet another Edwardian home at 7 Balmoral Crescent Rippleside, Vic 3215 sold on 28 March 2018 for $2.605m.


Built in 1915, 7 Balmoral Crescent in Rippleside is situated on over 1660m2 (approx) of land located directly on Corio Bay.


The history, the grandeur and the sheer scale of this home accompanied by the spectacular bay views is incomparable. Soaring ceilings and wide hallways provide a sense of scale and space that contributes to the grandness of this home.


The original rooms within this home have been beautifully and authentically preserved.

The bedrooms are of generous proportion featuring ornate ceilings and fireplaces.


Numerous rooms take advantage of the views, from the formal dining room, the grand rumpus/games room, the master bedroom or even from the luxurious claw foot bath which sits beside a perfectly positioned picture window looking out to the captivating activities of our city's beautiful bay.

Sales listing and gallery

Standing on the bay side of the property, you are transported back in time with visions of the home's stately residents accessing the bay via an amazing staircase which leads from the house to the harbour.

The Edwardian features of the house include an expansive verandah, the perfect place to take in the ever-changing light and colour that this stunning view provides.