Collingwood’s Levi Greenwood is selling a South Melbourne terrace he’s fully renovated. Picture: Phil Hillyard
Collingwood midfielder Levi Greenwood is tackling Melbourne’s auction market for the second time in 18 months.
The 2018 Grand Finalist has listed his single-fronted South Melbourne terrace with $1.2-$1.3 million price hopes after fully renovating it — and giving it a black and white fit-out.
Greenwood said the house at 97 Bank St was in bad shape when he snapped it up in late-2016. CoreLogic records show the property fetched $920,000 then.
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97 Bank St’s facade today …
… and before Greenwood got his hands on it.
“When I took it over, I put a golf ball on the ground and it would roll from one end of the house to the other,” Greenwood recalled.
“So we had to get it all restumped and levelled out.
“We basically turned it into a skeleton and built it up again.”
Greenwood’s swish living room …
… and how it looked before the reno.
The 29-year-old — who made his AFL debut for North Melbourne in 2009 and joined Collingwood in 2015 — earned $1,307,500 at auction in July last year for a Northcote Edwardian house he also stylishly renovated.
He’s now completing a carpentry apprenticeship. The 135-game player said this allowed him to have more input in his latest reno, which had a key focus of opening up the formerly “enclosed and segmented” period home.
The modern kitchen after the reno …
… and before.
The result is a light-filled abode that flows seamlessly from the wide entrance hallway past two downstairs bedrooms, a marble bathroom and the open-plan living and kitchen area, out to a backyard deck.
Greenwood, who shared the house with partner Elly, decorated the deck with a beach mural. “It feels like you’re in Bali or Hawaii, anywhere you want,” he said.
Like the rest of the house, the mural features a black and white colour scheme Greenwood joked was “all for Collingwood”.
One of three bedrooms in the house.
The cosy terrace, complete with a mural.
Completing the house was a large upstairs room, which Marshall White selling agent Matthew Pillios said could function as a third bedroom, second living area or be offered on Airbnb.
Mr Pillios said the property’s prime inner-city position, high ceilings, natural light and “sexy” fit-out were also winners.
It’s set to be auctioned on December 8, with Greenwood planning a move to a larger house with some land he could “settle down into”.