Dustin Fletcher’s Keilor East home rushed behind closed doors for post-auction deal
Essendon football legend Dustin Fletcher has sold his Keilor East family home.
While a small pack of bidders formed for the ex-footballer’s 91A Wyong St home when it went under the hammer earlier this month, it was rushed behind closed doors before reaching a $785,000 sale.
Fletcher — considered one of the best defenders in AFL and VFL history — won two premierships and earned two All-Australian selections during his 400-game career for the Bombers.
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Nelson Alexander’s David Vaughan said three bidders had contested the home before it passed in.
“It was competitive bidding to a level, but then it passed in,” Mr Vaughan said.
The house was initially advertised for sale between $780,000 and $850,000, but the figure was revised down based on buyer feedback to $750,000-$790,000.
Fletcher will look to stay in the same area as they upgrade from the three-bedroom house that offers low-maintenance and quality features a short distance from Fletcher’s long-time home ground at Windy Hill.
The property was sold to a downsizer, with single-level homes in the suburb still attracting demand from similar buyers.
“We were very happy with that outcome,” Mr Vaughan said.
It features multiple living areas including an open-plan space at the rear that incorporates the kitchen.
Stone benchtops, floor-to-ceiling tiles in the bathrooms and Shining Gum floors added to the home’s quality feel.
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The home’s location, near shops, cafes and transport as well as local schools and parks also enticed the buyers.