Shane Crawford buys $3.1m renovation rescue

The side yard, expected to make way for a tennis court.

Postscript: The Crawfords listed this home for sale in September, 2021. Read our story here.

Recently retired Hawthorn footballer Shane Crawford is understood to have paid $3.05 million for a Brighton estate dubbed “the paddock” by locals because of its land size – 1477 square metres.

The AFL Premiership player is believed will fully renovate a three bedroom Victorian on the St Andrews Street block.

It is also speculated he might build a tennis court and pool.

The property is midway between retail strips at Bay and Church streets, private schools and the beach (story continues below).

Shane Warne’s historic Melville is at 32 Middle Crescent, in the suburb.

Mr Crawford’s home was listed earlier this year as a renovation rescue; it sat vacant for months

It last sold in 1995 for $890,000.

Mr Crawford was contacted.

The home was vacant months before being listed.

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Marc Pallisco

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