Former Richmond and Brisbane footballer Luke McGuane sells South Melbourne pad


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Former footballer Luke McGuane has sold 396 Dorcas Street in South Melbourne.

Ex-Richmond and Brisbane footballer Luke McGuane has booted his South Melbourne house after a lengthy campaign.

The 112-game player sold his four-bedroom pad at 396 Dorcas St for $1.65 million, about six months after he put it on the market.

McGuane, a cousin of dual Collingwood premiership player Mick McGuane, said he lived there about two years and had regularly hosted old teammates from both his clubs, including Tigers legend Dustin Martin and Lion Brent Moloney.

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“I’ve had heaps of teammates over. Brent Moloney from Brisbane, when he comes down to Melbourne, he stays with me,” McGuane told Property Insiders earlier this year.

“And Dustin Martin — we run into each other in the area all the time, catch up at cafes in Albert Park, or go to his place or my place to watch movies or Netflix.

“(The house) is really handy for entertaining.”

The house sold for $1.65 million.

McGuane’s former teammates have regularly visited the house.

Luke McGuane (left) played for Brisbane and Richmond.

He said he did most of his entertaining in the leafy north-facing backyard that flowed seamlessly into the open-plan living and dining area via bi-fold doors.

Greg Hocking Holdsworth agent Callum Richardson said a buyer appeared about a month after the agency took over the listing.

“We knew who they were because they’d come through a couple of properties before,” Mr Richardson said.

“They’re not from the area at the moment but they have plans to move in.”

McGuane used one of the bedrooms as a second living area.

Stylish bathrooms are inside.

The property’s price guide was $1.4-$1.5 million when it was first listed with Marshall White, but it was bumped up to $1.725 million after it passed in at auction.

Greg Hocking Holdsworth started a fresh campaign in July with a $1.6-$1.7 million price guide was on the property.

Mr Richardson said McGuane was “over the moon” with the result.

There were four bedrooms inside.

Plenty of good times were had in the backyard.

McGuane, now a co-owner of South Melbourne law firm Burch + Co, said he was downsizing, but planned to stay in the area.

“Being a Gold Coast boy, I like being near the water,” he said.

The hub of the home features a gas pebble fireplace and a gourmet Smeg kitchen with stone benches.

It also boasts an upstairs bedroom, ensuite and study nook.

The ex-footballer bought the Victorian for $1.62 million in 2016, according to CoreLogic.

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