Former Fitzroy footballer kicks a goal at auction

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FORMER Fitzroy and Carlton footballer Renato Serafini has booted his Ivanhoe East household house of 26 years at public sale.

Serafini and his spouse Pauline bought their household house at 31 Warncliffe Rd for $2.6 million underneath the hammer, after two bidders vied for the 1105sq m property.

A younger household from Thornbury gained the keys to the elegant five-bedroom home, which boasted an enormous backyard and backed onto an oval.

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Serafini was a gifted ahead who kicked 117 objectives in 81 video games for the Lions between 1971-1977, earlier than becoming a member of the Blues.

After retirement, he turned a sports activities instructor at Xavier School and went on to recruit certainly one of his former college students, Jellis Craig’s Anthony Lapadula, to assist him promote his house.

His brother Laurie additionally performed 146 video games for Fitzroy from 1977-1985.

Serafini mentioned he and his spouse had renovated the house thrice after buying it for $287,000 in 1992.

“We purchased it as a result of it’s such a giant block, and we had three children so it was very useful to the playground, the faculties and basketball stadium,” he mentioned.

Jellis Craig Northcote director Sam Rigopoulos mentioned the big block and site have been main drawcards in the course of the marketing campaign.

“We had households from the inner-north this property as a result of it affords them bigger lodging,” he mentioned.

“It backs on to an oval and a operating observe, so the sense of area and the vastness of it’s nice and it’s actually properly landscaped.”

The charming brick house options two open-plan residing areas and an additional bungalow within the yard.


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