Collingwood fan favourite Brodie Holland lists in Ascot Vale
Former Collingwood star Brodie Holland will be hoping for an auction cakewalk when his trendy Ascot Vale home goes under the hammer this month.
The Pies best and fairest winner and his model wife Sarita have $1.4-$1.54 million price hopes for their revamped Victorian in Ascot Vale’s prized Whiskey Hill pocket.
The pair bought 20 Myross Ave in late-2010 — about two years after Holland retired from AFL footy with 155 games for Collingwood and Fremantle under his belt. CoreLogic records show they paid $780,000.
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Holland told the Herald Sun they upsized from a single-fronted period house in neighbouring Moonee Ponds when they learned twins Bowie and Kip, now 8, would be joining their family, which already included daughter Stevie, almost 9.
They extended the rear of the Ascot Vale house to add a large open-plan living and dining room featuring a study nook and marble-topped kitchen with a breakfast bar, walk-in pantry, and Blanco, Smeg and Qasair appliances.
Holland said this became his favourite space in the home: “It’s a very big room where we can all spend time together,” the 39-year-old said.
“The kids can be at the dining table doing arts and crafts, or be on the computer in the study corner. Sarita can be cooking up one of her famous dishes in the kitchen.”
The Hollands also restored the original front part of the house, which contains a classic entry hallway and four bedrooms with period flourishes. The bedrooms belonging to Holland’s kids were designed to match their tastes.
“As the kids started to get a little bit older, they wanted particular colours,” he said.
“Bowie’s room has a lot of blue, because that’s his favourite colour, while my daughter’s has a boho look with cream and pale pink.”
A separate studio, at the back of the garden and next to a dual carport, could make a fifth bedroom or a home office.
The Pies fan favourite — who now coaches the Caroline Springs Football Club and is still involved with Collingwood club functions — said they’d regularly touched up the abode during their time there to ensure it remained in good nick.
The family was selling to find a home with a larger backyard and pool, hopefully in the same part of Melbourne.
Nelson Alexander Ascot Vale selling agent John Matthews said the property’s location in the prized Whiskey Hill neighbourhood, which was filled with charming and tightly held period houses, was a winner.
The house was also close to lifestyle perks including the Maribyrnong River, Riverside Golf and Tennis Centre, and the cafes of Union Rd.
“Brodie’s done a ripper job renovating this place,” Mr Matthews said.
“It’s basically a hamburger with the lot — the only thing it doesn’t have is a pool, and you could put one in.”
The property is due to be auctioned on March 30.