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Motor Ace bassist Matt Balfe sets rhythm with tranquil listing

Motor Ace bassist Matt Balfe sets rhythm with tranquil listing
Written by The ReReport
As seen in the Source link, written by on 2019-05-19 16:00:00

Motor Ace bassist Matt Balfe is selling his Blackburn home.

Motor Ace bassist Matt Balfe’s Blackburn slice of modernist magic is setting the groove amid birdsong and bubbling streams after being listed on the market.

Fresh off a run of sellout shows for the band’s 20-year reunion tour, Mr Balfe said living on the heritage-listed street at 11 Jeffery St had long been a dream gig.

The property has a price guide of $1.75-$1.85 million.

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Motor Ace — Dave Ong, Damian Costin, Patrick Robertson and Matt Balfe

Cathedral ceilings met by large windows at 11 Jeffery St.

Undated photo. Matt Balfe from the Australian band Motor Ace.

Matt Balfe is selling his Blackburn home.

Jeffery St is one of a number of streets surrounding Blackburn Lake Sanctuary with heritage listing due to the native trees and large variety of bird species that frequent the area.

“I’d always fantasised about living in that street — my sister lives around the corner in the old Masonic lodge,” Mr Balfe said.

“I’d always walked up and down that street and the bridge and the creek. When this came up — I had to live there.”

“We had to fight pretty hard at auction for it.”

The property has a bridge across a creek.

Floor to ceiling windows display the tranquillity of the peaceful area.

With a move interstate required for work, Mr Balfe said playing with his Motor Ace bandmates was also “back on the agenda”.

“The band got back together about six months ago and it had been 20 years since we’d played together,” he said.

Motor Ace recently reunited for a sold out national tour.

The modernist facade of the home, which is on a heritage-listed street.

Mr Balfe said there had already been strong interest ahead of the home going under the hammer on June 1.

“There’s been a stack of people through — there have been a lot of requests for the section 32 (property sale document).”

“It’s one out of the box — that street, north facing, that lot, that house — it’s a pretty magic combination.”

11 Jeffery St, Blackburn is listed with a price guide of $1.75-$1.85 million.

There’s nothing as rock’n’roll as waking up to the birds and the bees.

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