AFL legend Greg Williams has sold his grand 34 Brewster St, Essendon home.
AFL legend Greg ‘Diesel’ Williams has kicked a multimillion-dollar goal with the sale of his Essendon house.
Believed to have sold close to the $7 million asking price, the grand 34 Brewster St home would be the second highest-priced disposal the suburb has ever seen — and the highest to date for 2018.
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The Carlton, Sydney and Geelong player had 250 games including a premiership in 1995, collected two Brownlow Medals, a Norm Smith Medal and was named in the AFL Team of the Century.
Greg Williams receives his premiership medal in 1995.
He yesterday confirmed the five-bedroom home’s sale after just three weeks on the market.
But it will be a while before the final siren sounds time on his stewardship of the 1860s-built home.
A 12 month settlement would give him plenty of time to plan his next move, he said.
“It has been a great house and I’m sure the new family will be rapt when they get there,” Mr Williams said.
“We got a great price and both sides are happy with everything.”
Despite the footballer owner, the house also serves up a backyard to suit tennis fans.
The home’s pool area was a hit with the family who purchased the house.
Nelson Alexander Essendon’s Milo Rasinac said the local family who bought the grand property had been one of several interested parties.
“There were a few people very interested and this was the third week on the market,” Mr Rasinac said.
“We’re very pleased with the price.”
Imagine getting the mates over for a half time meat pie in this dining room.
Period detail including the high ceilings and fireplaces are still on show throughout the home.
The high-priced disposal showed that for homes that had something special about them, and were priced at an acceptable level to buyers, it was still possible to kick goals, he added.
While he wasn’t sure which side the buyer followed, he noted they were in Bomber heartland now with Windy Hill, the Essendon Football Club’s traditional home, across the road.
The buyers had appreciated everything from the home’s location to its grandeur.
The outdoor entertainment zone is sheltered from any rogue drop punts.
The striking ceilings include pieces painted by an artist who perished aboard the Titanic.
“And with the tennis court and the swimming pool it was perfect for them,” Mr Rasinac said.
The house, named Ardoch Tower, is one of the suburb’s oldest and came with some notable history.
Mr Williams previously told the Herald Sun its 4m-high ceilings included decorations painted by an artist who perished aboard the Titanic.
The 2453sq m property sold to the Williams family for $3.08 million in 2004, according to CoreLogic records. The sale brings them close to doubling their money.
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There’s no handballing dinner guests when the kitchen is this complete.