Former Richmond and Brisbane footballer Luke McGuane has put his South Melbourne home on the mark-et.
The 31-year-old, who notched 112 AFL games before retiring in 2015, has $1.4-$1.5 million price hopes for the four-bedroom Victorian at 396 Dorcas St.
McGuane told Property Insiders he’d lived there about two years with his beloved blue American staffy Kai, regularly hosting old teammates from both his clubs.
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“I’ve had heaps of teammates over. Brent Moloney from Brisbane, when he comes down to Melbourne, he stays with me,” McGuane said.
“And Dustin Martin — we run into each other in the area all the time, catch up at cafes in Albert Park, or go to his place or my place to watch movies or Netflix.
“(The house) is really handy for entertaining.”
The former key position player, now a co-owner of South Melbourne law firm Burch + Co, said he did most of his entertaining in the leafy north-facing backyard that flowed seamlessly into the open-plan living and dining area via bi-fold doors.
The hub of the home features a gas pebble fireplace and a gourmet Smeg kitchen with stone benches.
McGuane, a cousin of dual Collingwood premiership player Mick McGuane, said he’d also loved his upstairs bedroom, with an ensuite and study nook.
But the home’s location on the edge of Albert Park and Port Melbourne, and close to the beach, was the best part.
“Being a Gold Coast boy, I like being near the water,” he said.
“Particularly at this time of year, during daylight savings, you’ve got plenty of time after work to go down to the pier or have a beer at one of the bars near the water.”
McGuane said he planned to stay in the area, and was reluctantly selling to downsize.
Marshall White Port Phillip selling agent Matthew Pillios said the four bedrooms on offer were “above and beyond” for South Melbourne.
He accordingly expected family buyers and professional couples planning kids to pursue the pad, which also features a traditional arched hallway, high ceilings and dark timber floors.
Mr Pillios and Nicholas Hoo are set to auction the property on March 2.