Boxer Jeff Horn and his wife have upgraded in Brisbane to this Sunnybank home. Supplied
Welterweight boxer Jeff “The Hornet” Horn and wife Joanna have been successful in their outer-Brisbane house hunt — securing a home just weeks out from his fight with Anthony Mundine.
The couple paid $1.71 million on a contemporary home in Sunnybank, not far from their former Acacia Ridge home which Horn bought before he broke onto the boxing scene.
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Jeff and Jo and Lexy 3yrs their Blue Staffy at their new home. Pic Annette Dew
That first home, bought in 2013 when Horn was a school teacher, was a $347,000 three-bedroom 1950s home.
He and Joanna are high school sweethearts and married in 2014. They had daughter Isabelle late last year.
The black and white kitchen.
The living room is a mix of modern contrasts.
The chic modern bathroom.
Built in 2014, their new five bedroom modern mansion purchase comes with keyless entry and an upper level gym.
An outdoor alfresco terrace with built-in barbecue and stone dining table overlooks a resort-style swimming pool.
LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills agent Peter Florentzos sold the home — which had a guide of $1,898,000 following its unsuccessful auction.
A look back at the home from the rear.
Great place to enjoy a cold one while you lounge back after a long day.
Jeff and Jo’s search had been based on the Sunnybank area. In September they were in the news when they attended an auction of another Sunnybank Hills home which was passed in at $3.35 million.
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Horn announced himself on to the world boxing stage when he shocked Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao last year.
One of the bedrooms.
The dining room.