Thursday, October 28

Steve Wallis: Footscray Great sells house for record price in Essendon, buys in St Kilda West


Former Footscray captain Steve Wallis, Mitch Wallis’s father, sold his impressive home for an Essendon record price to buy luxurious new bayside digs for about $ 20 million in bargains.

The 15-year-old home of former Footscray captain Steve Wallis broke Essendon’s home price record with a sale of close to $ 8.5 million.

The 36 Leslie Rd off-market deal came after Wallis and his wife Sue squandered more than $ 11 million on a spectacular new residence in St Kilda West.

The couple’s son, Western Bulldogs Vice Captain Mitch Wallis, posted an Instagram photo of three generations of his family outside the bayside home to commemorate the purchase, with the caption: “Next Family Adventure.” .

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Wallis played 261 games for Footscray before hanging up his boots in 1996. He lined up in eight finals, including two preliminaries, represented Victoria at State of Origin and has been inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame.

CoreLogic records show that he and Sue paid $ 3.1 million for their Essendon home in 2006.

McDonald Upton’s agent, Joe Zucco, confirmed that he had sold the property for a new landmark in the suburbs, but was unable to disclose the exact sale price or comment on the identities of the sellers.

A six-bedroom house across the street at 41 Leslie Rd has held the record since his $ 8 million transaction in 2018.

“It’s one of the main streets in Essendon,” Zucco said.

“It’s a beautiful tree-lined street with Lowther Hall (elementary school).”

The five-bedroom home built in the 1920s at number 36 occupied a substantial 1,900-square-meter block with a tennis court, the agent added.

“It’s a simple house from the street, but once you walk in, it’s like your own private resort,” he said.

“(The vendors) did some renovations, they made a beautiful outdoor area. It’s a pretty impressive house. “

Zucco said a local family bought it after two private inspections, before the owners had a chance to officially put it on the market.

Sellers sold to move “bayside,” he said.

It marked only the second residential sale worth $ 8 million or more in Essendon. Greg “Diesel” Williams, Double Brownlow Medalist sold his mansion on Brewster St, off Windy Hill, for $ 6.85 million in 2018, while a Victorian built in 1878 with a modern extension at 37 Lincoln Rd made $ 6.5 million in 2019.

The latter is now back on the market, and Zucco is listed at $ 6.85 million to $ 7.5 million.

The agent, who also sold the captain of the Richmond Triple Hierarchy Trent Cotchin’s home in Strathmore for $ 4.3 million In 2018, he said the $ 6 million deals had become “the whole norm” in Essendon and neighboring Moonee Ponds.

Whitefox Real Estate sold the St Kilda West property, and director Marty Fox told the Herald Sun earlier this year: “The facade is great, the roof is insane, it’s really unique.”

The third floor featured in particular a retractable roof, a gym, a sauna, a golf simulator, a movie theater-size TV, a bar, a teppanyaki stove, and 180-degree views of Port Phillip Bay and the city.

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