43 Macgregor Ave, Portsea is nestled in a quiet spot on a cul-de-sac.
THE much-loved Portsea home of football and TV legend Lou Richards is set to tackle the market.
For more than two decades, Lou and Edna Richards lived at the 2400sq m, five-bedroom home at 43 Macgregor Ave most months — except during the football season in winter.
The Collingwood legend and regular on World of Sports and The Sunday Footy Show died last year and Edna in 2008, with his daughters now selling.
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Best Melbourne spot for a beachside bargain
The home is just a stroll to the water.
The outdoor area looks over a tennis court.
The property was a gathering place for the Richards clan, with uncle Ronnie and his family living a couple of streets away, said daughter Nicole Morrison.
“We had family gatherings at Christmas, Easter and other occasions after dad and mum bought the house when it was first built more than 30 years ago,” Ms Morrison said.
“They also extended and doubled the size of the house.”
Her best memories are of Christmas when “everyone would come down from Melbourne with presents and enjoy Christmas Day lunch” at the property.
The single-level house is set close to Shelley beach, had a full renovation last year and is ready to welcome new owners to enjoy a “sophisticated beach style”, Ms Morrison said.
The interiors have a stylish beachside feel.
The updated kitchen with stone benchtops and plenty of storage.
“The former Collingwood great and media personality hosted memorable family gatherings here for more than 35 years,” RT Edgar Flinders agent Ilze Moran said.
“Positioned in a coveted no-through road, this cherished beachside escape on more than half an acre is certain to create memories that will last a lifetime.”
The rendered brick house offers a main bedroom with an ensuite, living and family and dining areas, a rumpus room and separate accommodation wings ideal for large or extended families.
There is plenty of room for family gatherings.
Choose from one of five generous bedrooms.
The updated interiors have been styled by Perfect Pieces to showcase a light-filled, coastal-inspired design. It is finished with parquetry floors, wool carpets, limestone open fireplaces and fresh paint.
It features a full-size tennis court, central courtyard and a sunny outdoor entertainment area.
A circular driveway, triple carport and gated entry are included.
It will be auctioned on November 25 with a $3.5-$3.8 million price guide.
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