After failing to sell at auction, where it carried a price guide of $1.4 million to $1.54 million, Brodie Holland’s extended and renovated Ascot Vale home has been listed for private sale asking $1.59 million.
The former AFL footballer told news.com.au in this item that he recognises the market “is not the best” for vendors, but that he and his wife, Sarita, didn’t have to sell.
The property in Myross Avenue passed in on a genuine bid of $1.47 million last Saturday. The offer was reportedly raised to about $1.5 million in post-auction negotiations.
Mr Holland and his young family appeared in a YouTube video on the website listing for the renovated Victorian, which includes four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a rear garage for two cars.
A self-contained studio in the backyard provides a fifth bedroom.
In the suburb’s Whisky Hill pocket, the property is walking distance to the Maribyrnong River, Union Road retail strip and Flemington Showgrounds.
The couple paid $780,000 for the unrenovated home in 2010.
Upon any sale, the family was expected to upsize to another house in the Essendon area, closer to St Bernard’s College.
Nelson Alexander’s John Matthews and Jillian Brook are marketing the Ascot Vale home for Mr Holland, who started his football career in 1998 with Fremantle before moving to Collingwood where he played from 2001 until 2008.
In 2005, the sportsman appeared as a contestant on TV show Dancing With The Stars.
Last October, another ex-Collingwood player, Travis Cloke, listed his contemporary home at Kangaroo Ground for sale with price hopes of between $2.4 million and $2.6 million.
In the same month, former Carlton star, Greg ‘Diesel’ Williams, banked close to $7 million offloading the prominent Ardoch Tower mansion, in Essendon, adjacent to Windy Hill.
Former AFL players are active in the commercial property sector, too.
In November, we reported a consortium comprising former Collingwood footballer Paul Tuddenham, was seeking commercial tenants for a mixed-use project it is constructing near the Camberwell Junction.
Former Essendon footballer Andrew Welsh has also recently acquired investment grade development sites able to accommodate low-density housing.
Ex-Carlton player Fraser Brown is also in the residential development game. In 2015 he paid a speculated $40 million for the former Amstel Golf Course in Cranbourne. Mr Brown has also developed numerous sites in the Officer area, about 54 kilometres south-east of the Melbourne CBD.