Cricket player-turned-commentator Ricky Ponting and his wife, Rianna have paid $3.5 million for a contemporary Point Nepean Road home, walking distance to the Portsea Hotel.
Also close to the Portsea Golf Club and Point Nepean National Park, the four bedroom dwelling overlooks a self-cleaning pool, spa, alfresco deck with an inbuilt barbecue, in-ground trampoline and basketball practice area.
It occupies a 1068 square metre, rectangle-shaped block; an oversized front yard with rolling lawn could dub as a small cricket pitch.
Sotheby’s agents Rob Curtain and Danielle Vains declined to comment about any part of their deal when contacted.
The home was marketed for private sale with a guide of $3.5-$3.8m (story continues below).
It exchanged in January.
Ricky Ponting, Australia’s 42nd Test Captain, including during the 2004-2012 “golden era”, has since February been the Assistant Coach of the Australian national men’s cricket team.
A run maker, the sportsman has been reported as “the most uncompromising player of his generation” and one of the best batsmen of all time.
In 2013, the couple, who manage charitable organisation Ponting Foundation, spent close to $10m on an Edwardian family home in St Ninians Road, Brighton, shortly after moving to Melbourne from Sydney.
That historic property, the Shandford Estate, includes a pool, tennis court and private laneway access to the beach.