Jonathan Brown lists Melbourne pile with vineyard

The Canterbury site spreads 3015 square metres.

Former Brisbane Lions captain turned breakfast radio co-host, Jonathan Brown, and his wife, Kylie, are selling Canterbury’s c1908 Heyford ahead of a return to Queensland.

At 22 Chaucer Crescent, the 3015 square metre pile – with a pool, tennis court and working vineyard – carries $8.25-$8.75 million price hopes.

Jonathan and Kylie Brown paid $7.34 million for 22 Chaucer Crescent.
Jonathan Brown was born in Port Fairy.

The pair paid $7.335m in late 2019 before undertaking some minor renovations.

Jellis Craig’s Mike Beardsley and Mark Josem are the agents.

Mr Brown, the son of Fitzroy and Essendon player Brian, won three premierships with the Lions in 2001, 2002 and 2003, before retiring in 2014.

After moving back to Melbourne, he co-hosted the Nova FM breakfast radio show with Chrissie Swan and Sam Pang which wound up 10 months ago.

Kylie is from Brisbane.


In Canterbury’s Griffin Estate, subdivided from c1884, the Arts & Crafts style Heyford was penned by Herbert Black for businessman Louis Cooper (story continues below).

Heyford could sell for over $8.25 million.

The gardens were laid out by Andrew Laidlaw, Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens landscape architect.

The vineyard, with 88 plantings, produces 200 bottles a year – a mix of Barbera and Dolcetto.

Radek Sali recently sold a Hawthorn property with a working vineyard.

There is also a fire pit, multi-level alfresco zone and self-contained studio over a garage.

Inside the home contains four bedrooms – each with built in wardrobes – two formal lounges, an open plan casual living/dining room, study and sunroom.

The listing comes four months since ex-Wingate director Matthew Danos paid c$11m for an 8175 sqm Hawthorn with a working vineyard established in 1988, Coppin Grove Wines, nowadays known as the Hawthorn Estate, which produces c2000 bottles a year.

That seller was ex-Swisse Wellness chief executive officer Radek Sali who outlaid the same amount in late 2017.

Also in the east, the Studley Park Vineyard operates alongside a residence, in Kew.

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Marc Pallisco

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