Former Saint Adam Schneider handballs Moorabbin townhouse in club heartland
AFL premiership player Adam Schneider has booted the Moorabbin townhouse where he lived during his St Kilda playing days.
The former footballer, who won a premiership with Sydney before moving to the Saints, sold his three-bedroom pad for $800,000 under the hammer.
Buxton Hampton East agent Simon Wheller said four bidders pushed the price of 3/132 Rowans Rd above its $790,000 reserve at auction on May 25.
A young couple bought the property and plan to live there.
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The house is just a drop punt from the Saints’ heartland, across the road from the club training grounds at Bricker Reserve.
Buxton Hampton East director and Saints fan Adam Gillon sold the townhouse to the 228-game player in 2009, during the forward’s second season with the club.
CoreLogic records show he bought it for $560,000.
Mr Gillon said young families were drawn to the property, where Schneider lived with his wife Nikkita.
“Obviously he was busy with his St Kilda commitments, and he had a little one, so the fact it was low maintenance also appealed to him,” Mr Gillon said.
The two-storey home’s ground floor contains an open-plan living and dining area, a stone-finished kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, and a bedroom.
Upstairs are two further bedrooms, which overlook the neighbouring reserve.
The 34-year-old lived at the townhouse with his family until returning to his home state of New South Wales, as Greater Western Sydney’s coach in the NEAFL in late 2017.
He played alongside ex-teammate Stephen Milne for Beaumaris in the Victorian Amateur Football Association while living there.
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