Stephen ‘Wally’ Wallis has sold his Essendon home for about $8.5 million – a suburb record.
The ex-Footscray captain and his wife Sue paid $3.1m for 36 Leslie Road in May, 2006.
On 1898 square metres with a tennis court and a pool, it contains a 1920s red brick dwelling with five bedrooms.
The tree-lined road, off Park Street, is Essendon’s most exclusive.
McDonald Upton’s Joe Zucco brokered the deal prior to the launch of a formal marketing campaign.
It is understood the couple will now move to Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda West – and a three storey c1913 dwelling, Balgownie, which sold for $11.25m in June.
The pair’s son is Western Bulldogs vice-captain, Mitch (story continues below).
Second street record since 2018
The sale of the Wallis home comes three years since 41 Leslie Road, on 2168 sqm, traded for $8m.
Also that year, another ex-AFL player, Greg ‘Diesel’ Williams sold Ardoch, on 2453 sqm at 34 Brewster St, opposite Windy Hill, for $6.85m.
Coincidentally that sportsman set the then-suburb record when he purchased that property for $3.08m in 2004.
Three years ago, a renovated mansion on 2675 sqm at 36 Ardmillan Rd, Moonee Ponds, traded for $10.725m.
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