Ex-AFL chief Ross Oakley has listed his swish Port Melbourne penthouse.
The former footy boss, who oversaw the transition from VFL to AFL, has listed his three-bedroom apartment with $2.3-$2.5 million price hopes.
Cayzer director Geoff Cayzer said the 38-game St Kilda player-turned-business-professional had lived at 8/74 Stokes St with his wife Christine.
“The views from the rooftop garden are quite extraordinary, and he has decked it out with a barbecue kitchen and furniture,” Mr Cayzer said.
“He’s looking to downsize, with maybe a move interstate.”
The businessman’s son Greg Oakley built the boutique Iconica development in 2010.
It’s the first time the top-floor residence has been offered to the market since Mr Oakley bought it new for $1.2 million.
The 1986-1993 league chief executive, who was also the AFL Commission chairman, oversaw interstate teams West Coast, the Brisbane Lions, Adelaide, Port Adelaide and Fremantle being added to the competition.
He began the reconstruction of the MCG’s Great Southern Stand and established the AFL Hall of Fame.
But his position was marred with controversy, after he pushed for mergers between Hawthorn and Melbourne, and Footscray and Fitzroy. While both attempts failed, he was later successful in merging Fitzroy with the Brisbane Bears.
Mr Oakley stepped down as AFL chief in 1996. He was later chief of rugby union’s Melbourne Rebels and continues to sit on a number of boards.
The penthouse is scheduled for auction on March 21.