Ricky and Rianna Ponting spend $3.5 million on Portsea holiday home


Cricket player-turned-commentator Ricky Ponting and his wife, Rianna (pictured, top), have paid $3.5 million for a contemporary residence on Point Nepean Road, walking distance to the Portsea Hotel.

Also close to the Portsea Golf Club and Point Nepean National Park, the four bedroom home overlooks a self-cleaning pool, spa, alfresco deck with an inbuilt barbecue, in-ground trampoline and basketball practice area.

The home is walking distance to the Portsea Hotel.

Set into a corner of a 1068 square metre, rectangle-shaped block, the dwelling’s oversized front yard, configured with rolling lawn, could dub as a small cricket pitch.

Sotheby’s marketing 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 price guide of between $3.5 million and $3.8 million, and sold in January.

Australia’s 42nd Test Captain, including during the 2004-2012 “golden era”, Ricky Ponting has since February held the position as the Assistant Coach of the Australian national men’s cricket team.

A run maker, Ponting is regarded as “the most uncompromising player of his generation”, according to this ESPN item – and one of the best batsmen of all time.

In 2013, the couple, who manage charitable organisation Ponting Foundation, spent close to $10 million on an Edwardian family home in St Ninians Road, Brighton, shortly after moving to Melbourne from Sydney.

The historic Brighton home, known as the Shandford Estate, includes a pool, tennis court and private laneway access to the beach.

The upstairs living area of the Portsea home has north-facing views over the pool, an alfresco area and oversized front garden. The beach is across the road.
A billiards table in a games room on the ground floor of the Point Nepean Road residence.

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Marc Pallisco

A freelance property analyst and journalist, Marc is a co-founder of realestatesource.com.au.

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