STATE of Origin rugby league star Daly Cherry-Evans has cut ties with the Gold Coast after selling his beachside house.
A local family snapped up the Manly Sea Eagles player’s Mermaid Beach property.
LJ Hooker Broadbeach director Matt Conduit handled the sale but wouldn’t disclose the price.
“It was listed at $1.7 million and it (sold) close to that,” he said.
“It was sold within two-and-a-half-weeks of hitting the market.
“I had tremendous interest in the property (with) 15 groups through, which was great.”
The property has four bedrooms, an open-plan design, pool and is 300m from the surf.
It first hit the market in July last year but the for-sale sign was taken down three months later.
It was rented out at the time for $1300 a week.
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Mr Conduit said it was taken off the market as Cherry-Evans “preferred not to disrupt the family that tenanted the property”.
“Their lease expired in December,” he said.
Mr Conduit had the property furnished and styled before it hit the market again in January.
“It really presented well,” he said.
The sale comes three years after Cherry-Evans sensationally backflipped on a multimillion-dollar deal with the Gold Coast Titans.
He paid $1.45 million for the house in May 2015, which was thought to have cemented his move to the Titans at the time.
But weeks later he reneged on a $4 million four-year contract to join the team, opting to remain in Sydney.
According to property records, the Mermaid Beach house was the only property Cherry-Evans owned on the Coast.