Sam Newman sells in Brighton

Sam Newman sold his waterfront Brighton home after auction yesterday.

JP Dixon managing director Jonathon Dixon wouldn’t confirm the price – believed to be $5.25 million.

The five bedroom at 158 The Esplanade cost the sportsman $1.65m in 1996.

The sale ends a long process – started five months ago when the home hit the market for private sale.

It was at this address where Mr Newman was run over by his 25-year old ex-girlfriend, breaking his leg and ankle.

Two years ago he detained a 37 year old woman who tried to break in.

The property was also reportedly rented to high-profile identities including Andrew Lloyd Webber and Barry Humphries.

The sportsman and commentator who played 306 games with Geelong in the 1960s has moved to Docklands.

Mr Newman is responsible for the St Kilda West townhouse, built as an investment, with a mural of Pamela Anderson as its facade.

The backyard at 158 The Esplanade.

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Marc Pallisco

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