Lance and Jesinta Franklin at the 2018 Brownlow Medal.. Pic: Michael Klein
Sydney glamour couple Buddy and Jesinta Franklin have bought a $340,000 property in Perth’s Yanchep but they aren’t on the move. It’s intended to be the home of the Swans star’s father, Lance Sr.
The Rose Bay couple did well with their purchase given the property previously sold for $375,000 in 2016.
The coastal home 50km north of Perth had been on the market for 150 days, initially listed with $379,000-plus hopes.
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Built in 2004, the four-bedroom property on 570sqm has a separate games room at the rear which would be ideal for all the memorabilia.
Lance and Jesinta Franklin have bought property out west. (Photo by Hanna Lassen)
Buddy Franklin, who moved to Melbourne from his home state of Western Australia in 2005 to play with the Hawthorn Football Club, is now selling his Melbourne investment property.
He paid $863,500 for the Donvale home, 20km east of Melbourne, while at the Hawks in 2008, the same year the club won the AFL premiership and Buddy earned the Coleman Medal as the top goal-scorer over the season.
Franklin Sr had been living in the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home.
Jesinta Franklin oversaw a small refurbishment of the 2000-built home ahead of Jellis Craig marketing campaign, which lists the Palladian-inspired executive home with a guide of $1.4 million to $1.5 million for its November 10 auction.
Buddy moved to the Swans in 2014 on a bumper nine-year, $10 million contract — two years after he and Jesinta, a former Miss Universe Australia, began dating.
The home the Franklin’s have bought in Yanchep, WA.
Franklin paid $2.35 million for the couple’s Rose Bay home, which they painted a striking charcoal colour last year shortly before recently spending $60,000 adding a lap pool to the rear of the 305sqm parcel.
In 2014 he also sold his contemporary Brighton East house — which he’d bought in late 2010 for $1,635,000 — for $1.73 million.
The couple wed in 2016.
Buddy grew up a Melbourne Demons supporter like his father and grandfather before him.
While his initial preference was to play for the West Coast Eagles or Fremantle, his parents Lance and Urshula shifted from Perth to Melbourne when they learned that Franklin had been drafted by a Melbourne-based club.
They sold their 29ha wheat farm on Rabbit Proof Fence Rd, Minnivale, 160km from Perth, in 2003 for $79,500.
Lance Sr was a good footballer from Melbourne, and also played hockey for Victoria, before moving to Perth at age 21.