Soap star Blair McDonough’s Port Melbourne terrace shoots to $2.96m at auction

Reality TV contestant turned soapie actor, Blair McDonough, scored a major property win last weekend, selling his Port Melbourne terrace at auction for $2.96 million, some $500,000 more than expected.

The contemporary double-storey dwelling – just 300 metres from the beach – includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a study, garage and rooftop deck, capturing skyline vistas of the CBD about five kilometers away.

The 36-year old has enjoyed a steady career in the media since finishing runner-up in Australia’s first Big Brother series in 2001 – appearing in television shows including Neighbours, Winners & Losers and Sea Patrol. At one stage he was dating popular singer Delta Goodrem.

McDonough recently won a guest role playing Alan Ellis in Home & Away, which is filmed in Sydney.

His Port Melbourne home at 143 Cruikshank

The open plan living/dining room, from a 2015 advertisement when the home was for lease

Street was marketed with vacant possession by Greg Hocking Holdsworth’s Simon Gowling and Max Mercuri.

Described as “highly unique”, it was rented out by the actor a year earlier for $1600 per week.

The house which stood at 143 Cruikshank Street before 2012
The city skyline view from the “highly unique” terrace

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