Former 3AW presenter Peter Maher, the founder of leading media monitoring service Rehame, has listed his century-old Elsternwick home.
Maher — also known for being an ex-director of Melbourne Storm and for accompanying Essendon legend Michael Long on his The Long Walk to Canberra in 2004 — has $4-$4.4 million price hopes for 33 Elizabeth St’s November 10 auction.
Hocking Stuart Albert Park director David Wood said Maher and his wife Jo had sympathetically renovated and extended the Federation-era gem during their 28 years of ownership.
Their overhaul involved installing a 27,000L underground tank that watered the “beautiful garden”, he said.
Mr Wood said the residence was on “one of Elsternwick’s best streets”, near Glenhuntly Rd’s restaurants, cafes and shops, plus schools and trains.
Its other pros included a desirable single-level layout, substantial 950sq m landholding, and period character evident in original cornices, leadlight and bay windows, fretwork, fireplaces and decorative high ceilings.
Formal and informal living and dining spaces, a Miele kitchen, four bedrooms, two marble bathrooms and a 1500-bottle wine cellar make up the floorplan.
Mr Wood said Maher was selling to move into the penthouse at Port Melbourne’s Alumuna Residences — a luxury 22-apartment complex he developed on the site he ran Rehame from until he sold the business in 2006.
CoreLogic records show the Elizabeth St house last changed hands in 1991 for $407,000.