The Kew house owned and occupied by Cathy Freeman during the peak of her sporting career is for sale asking between $3.4 million and $3.7 million.
Ms Freeman sold 30 Yarravale Road to the current vendors in 2006 for $1.75 million – then relocated to Brighton.
The runner owned the Kew house from 1999 and was known to have trained around the nearby Studley Park and Yarra Bend Park ahead of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
A five bedroom home sits on the 1034 square metre block, which agents Anton Zhouk and Julia Verdiants said is on one of Kew’s highest hills. The property also includes a swimming pool and independent guest wing.
A more interesting new Kew listing – we thought – is at 5 Raheen Drive, behind the landmark Raheen estate, owned by the Pratt family.
Aerials used to promote 5 Raheen Drive provide a pictorial construction status update of the ultra-contemporary mansion billionaire businessman, Victoria’s richest person, Anthony Pratt, is building across the road (pictured top and below).
Mr Pratt’s late father Richard and his wife, Jeanne, lived in a contemporary extension added to the back of the red-brick c1870 Raheen mansion.
Known as Raheen 2, this component of the Raheen estate was added in 1993.
The structure Anthony and his wife, Claudine Revere, are constructing, known as Raheen 3, sits behind Raheen 2. The new build is speculated to be costing more than $9.5 million.
Raheen 2 and Raheen 3 are penned by the same architect, Glenn Murcutt.