Chris Grant mansion set to smash suburb record

Chris Grant undertook a major renovation of 15 The Strand.

Postscript: this property sold in September. Follow this link for details.

Former Bulldogs Captain Chris Grant is selling a family home on the street considered the best in Melbourne’s west.

The waterfront home has an $8-$8.8 million guide.

At $8-$8.8 million, 15 The Strand, Williamstown, could smash the suburb’s record of $7.35m, set in November, 2021, with #1/33, up the road.

In 2016, meanwhile, #21 sold – for $6.2m, a result which also set a Williamstown watermark.

Mr Grant bought #15 from late ex-steel industry executive and Essendon Football Club president, Ray Horsburgh and his wife, Pamela, for $4m, in May, 2010.

Late Essendon Football Club president Ray Horsburgh owned 15 The Strand.

Those sellers didn’t venture far, however, downsizing to a two storey duplex on the road which cost $1.2m the year earlier.

Best in the west

The Strand, with its postcard city skyline views over Port Phillip Bay, with the Esplanade in Williamstown, Riverview and Leslie roads in Essendon and Moonee Ponds’ Ardmillan Rd and Park Street, are considered the priciest rows in Melbourne’s west (story continues below).

Chris Grant retired in 2007 after 18 seasons.

Mr Grant undertook a major and opulent renovation of 15 The Strand which contains four bedrooms, three living areas, two studies and a triple garage.

On 770 square metres, the property also includes a solar heated pool, alfresco entertaining area and established gardens.

With rear laneway access, the block could accommodate another garage and storage shed.

Compton Green’s Adrian Butera and Dee Gibson are marketing the home for private sale.

Mr Grant retired in 2007 after 18 seasons.

His daughter, Isabella, now plays for the AFLW Bulldogs team.

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Marc Pallisco

A former property analyst and print journalist, Marc is the publisher of