Melbourne’s seaside suburbs, leafy east and coolest inner-city postcodes have turn out to be magnets for celebrities, with well-known faces often shopping for and promoting in these interesting areas.
Hailed for his or her privateness, faculties and life-style perks, the suburbs proceed to attract in AFL stars to musicians and media personalities to enterprise bigwigs.
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The Herald Solar has uncovered the suburb scorching spots the place you’re more than likely to run into a star, from Brighton to Collingwood and in between.
The Mornington Peninsula has turn out to be a scorching spot for the wealthy and well-known, with its multimillion-dollar clifftop mansions attracting celebrities, enterprise titans and sporting greats – who seldom ever half with their dear pads.
Pop star Tones and I has turn out to be one of many space’s most notable purchasers, accumulating two luxurious Mt Eliza homes priced at $5.1m and $7.08m for her in depth property portfolio.
Australian cricket legend Shane Warne is constructing a slick $5m getaway in Portsea with plans for a bowling alley and video games room on a block he purchased for $3.6m in October final yr.
Close by, former Australian check cricket captain Ricky Ponting and spouse Rianna splashed $3.51m on a luxurious 1068sq m dwelling away from dwelling in 2019.
This yr, Melbourne persona and Warne’s ex-wife Simone Callahan additionally snapped up an idyllic beachside abode in Somers.
Billionaire Lindsay Fox’s household compound – which the Linfox founder has been constructing for many years – spans a number of blocks, a number of homes, a stretch of sand on Portsea’s beachfront and has area for a helicopter.
Cricketer James Pattinson purchased Bondi Sands tan founder Blair James’ Blairgowrie magnificence for greater than $2m earlier this yr, and Melbourne skipper Max Gawn additionally made a current sea change to the postcode.
Comedians like Ross Noble, who offered in Mt Eliza in 2009 for $2.725m to shift to a bigger Peninsula property, and Andy Lee, whose St Andrews Seashore property boasts an infinity pool and a golf simulator, have additionally favoured the area.
Peninsula Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty managing director Rob Curtain mentioned “outdated Portsea” households just like the Foxes had been “a part of the furnishings” within the prestigious suburb. And whereas most resident celebs had frequented the area for years, others had been inspired to purchase because the pandemic started.
“Portsea is the Toorak of the Peninsula,” Mr Curtain added.
“However Covid has made the complete space extra fascinating. There’s a whole lot of generational wealth the place persons are shopping for with completely no plan of promoting and costs have gotten secondary to attempting to safe that life-style.”
He mentioned Sorrento Resort was the place to “stumble upon a star”.
From the opulent mega-mansions of Brighton to the ocean views and beachy life-style of Sandringham, it’s no marvel the Bayside area is a success with a few of our largest sports activities stars.
AFL royalty Chris and Bec Judd are Brighton’s most notable residents, buying a rundown Spanish colonial property for $7.3m in 2019 and remodeling it into an ultra-luxurious dwelling with a pool and a tennis courtroom.
Former Hawthorn captain Shane Crawford just lately listed his grand Victorian abode within the suburb with a $9m-$9.9m value information, forgoing a 20m lap pool, tennis courtroom and fitness center to maneuver to NSW.
And Shane Warne and Simone Callahan known as the suburb dwelling for many years, transferring between multimillion-dollar houses, together with a bluestone mansion on Center Crescent the spin king offered for $18,888,888 in 2018.
AFL gamers and coaches, together with Alastair Clarkson, Paul Roos, Alex Rance and Jack Riewoldt, have additionally held property in Brighton, whereas Adam Treloar and Jarman Impey have roots in Highett and Brighton East respectively. Bulldogs AFLW coach Nathan Burke just lately offered his household dwelling in Sandringham.
In the meantime champion netballer-turned-commentator Bianca Chatfield additionally purchased by the ocean this yr, spending “a bit extra” than the townhouse’s $1m-$1.1m value information.
Veteran Channel 10 weatherman Mike Larkan has additionally lived within the space for 25 years.
Marshall White Bayside director Matthew Pillios mentioned the star-studded ‘burbs had been cherished for his or her “extraordinarily intimate” life-style.
“The privateness and security are two key phrases I hear when coping with high-profile shoppers,” Mr Pillios mentioned.
“There are a whole lot of good sized blocks for individuals to have their very own compounds and havens, they are often artistic with tennis courts and basements and backyards. There’s room to get pleasure from with their youngsters and households … and it provides them that sense of group.”
Fashionable inside suburbs
From Albert Park to Elwood, Richmond, St Kilda and Collingwood, it’s not unusual to identify a high-profile persona eating at a restaurant or strolling alongside a seashore in a stylish inside suburb.
Essendon legend Tim Watson just lately offered his long-time residence in Albert Park for greater than $3.3m whereas son Jobe has known as close by Center Park dwelling since 2018.
In St Kilda, Warnie and Sam Newman have a stake within the ritzy Saint Moritz condo complicated. That’s additionally the place former Area boss Antony Catalano bought a glamorous penthouse for about $30m.
Jimmy and Nadia Bartel as soon as walked the leafy streets of St Kilda West, earlier than promoting the household dwelling on Mary St for $3.915m final yr. Nadia now calls a $3.15m Prahran pad dwelling.
A lot-loved Aussie actor and artist energy couple Asher Keddie and Vincent Fantauzzo offered in Elwood final yr, banking about $2.795m for the Milton St pad.
Kath and Kim star Jane Turner pulled her Elwood mansion from the market, the place it was listed for $7.3m-$8m, and determined to remain within the suburb amid the pandemic. Cricket younger gun Will Pukovski and creator Jane Harper additionally reside within the postcode.
In close by Richmond, Hamish Blake and spouse Zoe Foster-Blake famously broke the suburb file after they traded of their Rowena Parade pad for $7.435m to maneuver to Sydney.
Finest mate and co-star Andy Lee additionally resides in a slick transformed warehouse within the suburb.
Paralympic gold medallist Dylan Alcott purchased his first dwelling in Collingwood in 2018, for about $1.1m.
Melbourne’s enterprise elite unsurprisingly favour Melbourne’s leafy inside east and southeast.
Kew is famously dwelling to the Pratt household’s Raheen compound. However Toorak particularly is full of wealth and fame, being dwelling to the mansions of trucking magnate Lindsay Fox, property developer Harry Stamoulis, Chadstone Buying Centre part-owner John Gandel, former Essendon Soccer Membership chairman Paul Little, tech entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan, retailer Solomon Lew – and the listing goes on.
ARIA Corridor of Famer Tina Enviornment determined to remain within the ritzy postcode by pulling her $7m dwelling from the market earlier this yr.
A number of foodie favourites have just lately offered within the suburb: superstar cooks Shannon Bennett for greater than $23m and George Calombaris for $8.8m, the house owners of Greek establishment Stalactites for about $10m, and Increase Juice founder Janine Allis for $22m.
And Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, offloaded his condo there for $2m – to his dad and mom.
Dwell Nation Australasia chairman Michael Coppel and worldwide businessman Mark Healey have turned heads by itemizing unimaginable houses within the suburb, for $30m-$33m and $40m-$44m respectively.
Dannii Minogue is a well-known resident of close by Hawthorn East, having offered her dwelling of a decade there for $2.56m in 2019, and acquired a trendy new home close by earlier this yr, for $3.52m.
Western Bulldogs president Peter Gordon and former Australia Publish boss Ahmed Fahour are amongst Hawthorn’s best-known locals. The latter just lately offered his mansion, Invergowrie, for $40.5m to scientific and medical provides tycoons Stephen and Anjelica Tomisich, however nonetheless owns a $16m-plus Kinkora Rd mansion.
Different huge names to promote in Hawthorn this yr embody Silver High Taxi boss Kevin Gange ($10.5m), Australian cricket captain Meg Lanning ($1.75m) and Melbourne star Jack Viney ($2.52m).
AFL stars are distinguished within the different components of leafy east, with Brisbane legend Jonathan Brown dwelling in a $7.335m Canterbury pad, Hawthorn veteran Luke Breust calling Malvern East dwelling, and Brownlow medallist Tom Mitchell renting in Camberwell.
And former tennis participant Sam Groth just lately shifted to Mont Albert North.
The northwest has been dwelling to a line up of sports activities stars, from jockeys who need to be near Flemington Race Course to footballers sticking by their dwelling grounds.
Luke Currie offered up in Essendon final yr, James Winks offered in Aberfeldie in 2018, whereas 2015 Melbourne Cup winner Michelle Payne offloaded her Essendon metropolis base in 2017.
Alexkarbon North Melbourne director Charles Bongiovanni mentioned the realm was full of AFL owners previous and current from North Melbourne, Essendon and the Western Bulldogs.
Final yr, retired Roos Scott Thompson offered his Ascot Vale store conversion as Drew Petrie additionally handballed his household’s Strathmore dream dwelling for a transfer to WA.
Strathmore has additionally been dwelling to Richmond skipper Trent Cotchin, who offered his spectacular California bungalow for $4.3m in 2017, and former Carlton and North Melbourne ahead Jarrad Waite.
Essendon captain Dyson Heppell has offered two properties Moonee Ponds lately, together with a 1910-built home he totally renovated throughout day without work footy, for $2.65 million. And legend Dustin Fletcher offered his Keilor household pad in 2019.
Mr Bongiovanni, who’s brokered a number of offers for footballers over time, mentioned AFL golf equipment and administration “encourage them” to take a position and purchase property.
“Typically all of them lease collectively in the beginning till they discover their toes,” he added.