Rising Australian tennis star Ashleigh Barty may have lost her quarterfinal at the Australian Open last night, but the $460,000 in prizemoney she is due to collect is sure to soften the blow.
The 22-year-old from Ipswich in Queensland put up a gutsy effort against Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova but went down swinging in the loss.
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Should Barty decide to splash some cash on new digs, she will have a plethora of options available to her, wherever it may be.
If she wishes to remain in her home town, prices are certainly more favourable, with an average house costing $360,000, according to CoreLogic data.
If career earnings are anything to go by, Barty will have plenty of options around Australia, racking up an impressive $7.86 million in prizemoney since hitting the tour.
Here is a list of potential properties she could snap up.
This three-bedroom house in Ipswich could make the perfect home for Barty and would set her back a little less than the $460,000 she just won.
On a 448sqm block, the property has an open-plan living and dining area that leads through to a long deck.
The home has been completely renovated and has a granite kitchen and storage in the attic.
It is listed with June Frank of Walkers Real Estate Ipswich.
289/420 Queen St, Brisbane City
This inner city pad could be the perfect investment with a price guide of over $460,000.
The two-bedroom unit has a large balcony with city views and is on the 28th floor.
There is also a gym and swimming pool to help with recovery or training, as well as a barbecue and entertainment area.
The kitchen is modern and there are built-in wardrobes to the bedrooms.
It is listed with Phil McGrath of Impact Property in Brisbane.
111 Birchwood Crescent, Brookwater
If she is after a little more luxury and wants to spend more, this four-bedroom house in Brookwater has everything you could dream of and more.
With a price guide of over $1.295 million, this custom designed home right on a golf course is the perfect place to relax after a long day on the court.
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Having already played both tennis and cricket professionally, this home could give her a chance to take up a third sport, with a three-hole putting green in the backyard.
Not too far from Ipswich, the three-level house also has a designer kitchen, large outdoor entertainment areas and a saltwater pool.
It is listed with Irena Marasea of Brookwater Realty.
44 Sandakan Crescent, Lethbridge Park
If she wants to spend her winnings on a house in the Harbour City, she will need to look west to find anything around the $460,000 mark.
This three-bedroom house in Lethbridge Park is certainly an option, with a pool and solar panels making it an attractive prospect.
With a price guide of $449,950 to $489,950, the house is listed with Paige Oliver of Nidus Group Real Estate.
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