After passing in at auction with a $1.4-$1.54 million guide, Brodie Holland’s extended and renovated Ascot Vale home has been listed privately for $1.59m.
The former AFL footballer told news.com.au he recognises the market “is not the best” for vendors but that he and wife Sarita didn’t have to sell.
The Myross Avenue property didn’t trade after a genuine bid of $1.47m last Saturday.
The offer was reportedly raised to about $1.5m in later negotiations.
Mr Holland appeared in a YouTube video 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, the property is walking distance to the Maribyrnong River, Union Road retail strip and Flemington Showgrounds.
The couple paid $780,000 for it unrenovated in 2010.
Upon any sale, it is 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 representing Mr Holland, who started his football career in 1998 with Fremantle before moving to Collingwood where he played from 2001 until 2008 (story continues below).
In 2005, the sportsman was as a Dancing With The Stars contestant.
Last October, another ex-Magpie Travis Cloke, listed his contemporary home at Kangaroo Ground with price hopes of between $2.4-$2.6m.
In the same month, former Carlton player, Greg ‘Diesel’ Williams, banked close to $7m from the Ardoch Tower mansion, adjacent to Windy Hill in Essendon.
Former AFL sportsman are active in the commercial property sector too.
In November, we reported a consortium comprising former Collingwood footballer Paul Tuddenham was seeking tenants for a mixed-use project near Camberwell Junction.
Ex Essendon player Andrew Welsh also holds investment grade development sites able to accommodate low-density housing.
Fraser Brown is also in the residential development game; in 2015 he spent c$40m on the former Amstel Golf Course in Cranbourne.
The retired Carlton player has also constructed numerous sites in the Officer area, about 54 kilometres south-east of Melbourne.