Young Sydney Swans player Callum Mills has joined the ranks of the rising AFL stars getting their first step on the property ladder.
He’s bought in Paddington, where he has paid $1.74 million for a classic Victorian terrace.
He took possession last month after he and partner Tiffany Browne returned from a trip where they walked the Great Wall of China.
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It will be a short walk from the SCG where the Swans see their first game of the season on March 29 against the Adelaide Crows.
The 21-year-old defender, who missed most of last season due to suffering a broken foot, snapped up the two bedroom terrace before its late 2018 scheduled auction.
He had been renting in Paddington with the recently delisted Dan Robinson.
The kitchen opens to a courtyard with dining terrace and veggie and herb garden.
Belle Property Bondi Junction agent Zach Carter sold the home to Mills, who has been fast tracked into the Swans leadership team over the break.
Mills was born in the northern beaches with a passion for fishing on Pittwater, and was drafted by the Swans as their first pick in the 2015 draft.
He made his way through the talent academy after being approached by Swans chairman Andrew Pridham to fill in for the Mosman Swans junior team when he was 13.
He’s pulled on the red and white 55 times already and re-signed with the Swans on a five-year contract in 2017 that will keep him at the club until the end of 2023.
Mills broke his foot last year after training when throwing an American football with teammates on the way back from a cafe near Moore Park he tripped and fell.