Hawks premiership star Chris Mew is selling the house he built at 3 Murray St, McCrae.
FIVE-time AFL/VFL premiership player Chris Mew is handballing his McCrae home.
The Hawthorn centre-half-back of the century, who starred for the club during its startlingly successful 1980s, built the coastal haven at 3 Murray St about two years ago.
He’s run Chris Mew Homes since retiring from footy in 1992, building residences from Sorrento-Portsea up to the Mt Eliza area.
His four-bedroom house is set to be auctioned on December 1 with a $1.5-$1.65 million price guide.
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Chris Mew in action for Hawthorn in 1984.
The Hawks champion now runs a building company.
Mew said he and his wife Marg set up the two-storey pad for indoor-outdoor living, installing decks with bi-fold doors at either side of the large upstairs living, kitchen and dining area so “we can open the whole house up from one end to the other”.
The 57-year-old said the bay views and landscaped 940sq m block also enhanced the property.
It had been a great house to live and entertain in, he said: “I keep in contact with a couple of the Hawks guys, and I’ve had a few around including (Hawthorn half-forward of the century) Gary Buckenara. He lives locally.”
Mew built the house with a focus on indoor-outdoor living.
The house can be opened up “from one end to the other”.
“We’re just moving on, looking at doing something else. It’s a pretty big house for just the two of us,” he added.
Mew is originally from Rosebud. He said he moved “up to town” to play footy — notching a 230-game career that earned him flags in 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989 and 1991 — and returned to the Peninsula soon after hanging up the boots.
“It’s always been nice and quiet down here, and we’ve got all the golf courses and wineries,” he said.
“But everyone is starting to find out how good it is and moving down here.”
The “chef’s delight” of a kitchen is a standout feature.
The large main bedroom.
Hocking Stuart Rosebud-Dromana director Grant McConnell said Mew’s property offered a large landholding in a quiet part of McCrae.
He said the main bedroom was another highlight, complete with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, while the “chef’s delight” of a kitchen offered a butler’s pantry, an oversized waterfall island bench and stainless steel appliances.
The house has a $1.5-$1.65 million price guide.