Retired AFL player Devon Smith, a star for Essendon and Greater Western Sydney, is offering up his terrace in a trendy inner-Melbourne neighbourhood.
The impeccable property at 749 Drummond Street, Carlton North, is open for inspection for the first time on Saturday July 22 and is going under the hammer on August 12 at 10am.
Listed by Nelson Alexander Carlton North, carrying a price guide of $1.3 million to $1.4 million, the house has a handsome Hawthorn brick façade in a neat row on one of the suburb's most attractive streets.
Carlton North is known as Melbourne's Italian and academic quarter, close to Melbourne University, hospitals and vibrant restaurants. Students through to surgeons call it home, making it a lively, desirable postcode.
The typical housing stock are terraces and Smith's property, which records show he bought in 2015, is a classic example, elevated from the street.
Drummond Street is a rare double width, making it one of the inner-north's best streets.
The property has two bedrooms, a single bathroom, a fresh update throughout and a brick-paved courtyard with built-in timber seating.
Listing agent Charlie Barham tells Nine that Carlton North has broad appeal and the buyer mix are investors, first-home buyers and upsizers who are seeking to graduate from an apartment to a standalone house.
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"It has started well, it has been online for 24 hours but we have had good engagement, including some private inspections ahead of our first open for inspection," Barham says.
"Everyone knows Drummond Street, Carlton North, is one of the most sought-after pockets in the inner north."
Barham says the plum location, 200 metres to Rathdowne village shopping and close to Princes Park, are major attributes, along with the crisp renovation which means the home is ready to live in now but can also be cosmetically added to if the buyer has the appetite.
Prospective buyers will find it has a typical terrace floorplan of bedrooms near to the front, and this layout has the bonus of a lounge in addition to the dining and living zone, which opens to the al fresco area.
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The bathroom is contemporary and the polished finish is enhanced by period accents, including carved-timber fireplaces in the bedrooms and ornate plasterwork.
Smith, 30, started his AFL career with the GWS Giants, debuting in 2012. After 109 games with the club he moved to the Bombers, where he played from 2018 until 2022. He won the best and fairest in his first year with the Dons and retired in August 2022 due to injury.
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