Cricketer Shane Warne is selling a Brighton home he only bought last March.
According to realestate.com.au which is reporting the speculation in this item, Mr Warne is seeking about $8 million for 15 Newbay Crescent.
The contemporary double-storey home with a home theatre, pool and spa, was owned by another sportsman, former Essendon footballer Matthew Lloyd, for nine years until 2015.
Mr Warne bought it from private investigator Anthony Thompson for $5.4 million before undertaking a modernisation.
News of the Newbay Crescent listing comes months after it was reported Mr Warne purchased an apartment off-the-plan in St Kilda’s proposed St Moritz development.
The cricketer was making headlines the month he bought 15 Newbay Crescent, for selling historic Brighton mansion Melville, at 32 Middle Crescent, for $18,888,888 – a substantial rise on the $14.25 million he paid 18 months earlier.
Coincidentally Mr Warne owned 32 Middle Crescent once before: buying it for $3.51 million in 2001 and selling it for $8.75 million in 2007 (Melville sold again, in 2009, for $10.1 million).
In 2013, Mr Warne banked $10.85 million from the sale of a 124-year old Italianate mansion at 6-8 William Street, Brighton, where he hosted actress and ex-fiance Elizabeth Hurley. This home previously traded for $7.55 million in December, 2009.
In 2016, the sportsman sold another modern home at 11 Kinane Street, Brighton, for $5.35 million.
Veteran agent Jonathan Dixon, proprietor of JP Dixon, is reported to be touting 15 Newbay Crescent for sale off-market.