Geelong ruckman Rhys Stanley is set to handball his Cheltenham house at auction.
Cats ruckman Rhys Stanley is booting Cheltenham pad he called home during his former playing days with St Kilda.
The Geelong star purchased the house two years after he was recruited to the Saints from South Australia, with CoreLogic records showing it last changed hands for $705,000 in 2012.
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Geelong star ruckman Rhys Stanley has decided to sell his Cheltenham property to focus his ventures in the Geelong market. Picture: Michael Klein
Stanley kept the three-bedroom home at 7 Swinden Ave as an investment after he was traded to the Cats in 2015, and said it became a “revolving door” for St Kilda players.
“It was a bit strange being a landlord to my teammates,” he said.
“One of my best mates from St Kilda, Tom Lee, was the dad of the property and looked after it for me.
“American recruit Jason Holmes lived there for a bit and a couple of other rookies.”
The pad has a $1-$1.1 million price guide and Stanley hopes to handball it at auction on December 8.
The property became a “revolving door” for other AFL stars.
The Cheltenham pad has a $1-$1.1 million price tag.
Stanley said the sun-filled home had been a perfect spot in his early AFL years as it was close to the St Kilda training facilities and the beach for recovery.
He and his model fiance Kirsten Clemens now own a property in Geelong, which they’re renovating. They’ve had a busy year with their engagement, the birth of son Jagger in February, their upcoming Margaret River wedding in December and now cutting ties with the Melbourne pad.
Stanley said it was the perfect home during his early AFL days.
After penning a new deal with the Cats, the 27-year-old plans to focus his property ventures in the Geelong market.
“I thought I should sell Melbourne and start looking at what else I want to do, something on the coast and in Geelong,” he said.
“Property in Geelong has been going really well, flying along at a rapid rate so I have got to try and keep up with it.
“I am looking into rural property and hobby farms for the family to make it feel like what Kirsten and I grew up with, that would be the ultimate.”
The three-bedroom home is set to go under the hammer on December 8.
Thompson Mentone agent Phillip Musat said the property was a great entertainer’s house.
“It has a big family area at the back that opens out to the backyard and has been well maintained,” Mr Musat said.
“It’s in an area we call the Golden Triangle, it’s one of the areas people want to live and it’s close to everything.”
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