Footballer sets record with home sale

Chris Grant bought 15 The Strand from late Bombers president Ray Horsburgh.

Chris Grant has sold a luxury family home on Williamstown’s The Strand – smashing the suburb record set in November, 2021.

The Williamstown property was listed with an $8-$8.8 million guide.

The $8.5 million deal for the four bedroom dwelling over two levels at #15 reflects a windfall for the ex-Bulldogs captain who paid $4m in 2010, then renovated.

Coincidentally that vendor also had an AFL connection – the late Ray Horsburgh was an Essendon Football Club president, as well as a steel sector executive.

Upon that sale Mr Horsburgh and his wife, Pamela, bought a $1.2m duplex in the street.

Mr Grant retired in 2007 after 18 seasons.

His daughter, Isabella, 22, now plays for the AFLW Bulldogs (story continues below).

Chris Grant retired from football in 2017.

Bittersweet deal

While the result for 15 The Strand sets a Williamstown watermark – surpassing the $7.45m achieved for another home in the street, #1/33 – it didn’t approach the top end of the guide, $8-$8.8m, when it was listed in August.

The dwelling also contains three living areas, two studies and a double garage. The 770 square metre block meanwhile is designed with a solar heated pool and alfresco area.

Compton Green’s Adrian Butera and Dee Gibson were the agents.

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Marc Pallisco

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