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Buy a piece of AFL royalty’s family history

Written by The ReReport
As seen in the Source link, written by news.com.au on 2018-12-16 14:06:32

The remaining two townhouses built on the Carlton site of footy legend Denis Pagan’s childhood home have hit the market.

The dual AFL premiership coach-turned-Pagan Real Estate director is marketing the new homes on behalf of developer Birchwood Cove with $1.6 million asking prices each.

Birchwood Cove bought the 352sq m block from Pagan and his brother Larry for $1.8 million in 2016, with plans and permits for three dwellings.

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The block was occupied by a weatherboard house that was home to the Pagan family for decades, but had fallen into disrepair after being left vacant for about 10 years.

The developer restored and extended the weatherboard and listed it for sale as 140 Station St in October. The three-bedroom pad passed in at $2.125 million at auction last month and remains for sale with a $2.2 million asking price.

Pagan said the townhouses built behind it offered open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas, plus two bedrooms, secure carparking, courtyards and “sharp” contemporary fit-outs.

One of them also features a rooftop terrace, while the other has a mezzanine level for further living space.

“They’re both virtually triple-level,” he said.

Pagan’s father Leslie initially rented the weatherboard in 1944. Leslie and his wife Betty bought it in the early ‘60s for about 1200 pounds and lived there until she died.

Pagan lived at the house until he married at 26 and said his AFL/VFL career as a player for North Melbourne and South Melbourne and coach of North Melbourne and Carlton began with him kicking the Sherrin on Station St.

The North Melbourne Team of the Century coach’s relatives had lived on Station St since the mid-1920s.

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