Sydney Swans star Luke Parker sells Maroubra apartment at auction

Sydney Swans co-captain Luke Parker has sold in Maroubra. Picture: Tim Hunter.

Sydney Swans co-captain Luke Parker will have one less thing to worry about when the 2020 AFL season kicks off in a fortnight. The star midfielder has sold the three-bedroom Maroubra­ apartment he owned with his partner, freelance interior designer Kate Lawrence, at auction recently — and secured­ a top price for it.

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The light and bright kitchen.

Parker and partner Kate Lawrence. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)

The recently renovated apartment on The Corso, which comprises half a floor in a boutique block of six, went for $1.45 million under the hammer — $50,000 above expectations — through Zach Carter of Belle Property Bondi Junction.

The couple have long had a busy property portfolio, flipping three Sydney properties since 2014 including a Coogee apartment, a Maroubra townhouse and apartment. Their latest project is a Matraville duplex they are building with plans to sell one half and live in the other half on completion later this year. Lawrence has told realestate.com.au that “building a duplex is an exciting new chapter for us”.

It sold $50,000 above expectations.

“Transitioning from renovating to a new build has its own set of challenges,” she said.

The pair have also used their skills for the greater good, recently getting involved in renovating the Ronald McDonald House in Randwick where children undergoing life-threatening medical treatment can stay with their family.

There was plenty of interest in the unit.

The Maroubra property they sold was marketed as an apartment with a “semi-like layout”, attracting buyers who wanted the ease of a beachside lifestyle close to the suburb’s cafe culture and surf. It has dark timber floors, plantation shutters, a large master suite with ensuite and a study with wall-to-wall windows.

– With additional reporting from Mercedes Maguire

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