Howzat! Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade catches a buyer
AUSTRALIAN test wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has scored a quick-fire sale for his Highett home.
The cricketer and wife Julia found a buyer for 5 Sydenham St before it even hit the market.
The Wades have lived at the fourbedroom residence for almost four years, welcoming daughter Winter, born almost a year ago.
Mrs Wade said they were selling their home to downsize, and planned to rent somewhere in the area and also possibly buy an investment property.
She said the decision to sell came before her husband considered switching his cricket allegiance from Victoria to home state Tasmania.
It was reported last month that the 29-year-old was in talks with Cricket Tasmania, and had cited family reasons for the possible move south.
“We only have one child, and with Matt travelling a lot, it’s too big for us,” Mrs Wade said. “Matt hasn’t spent more than two weeks at home since Winter was born.” Pride, Prahran, directors
Bernie Vince and Charlie Clemons inked the sale for an undisclosed amount.
Property Confidential understands the figure was in the mid-to-high $1 million range. The house’s last sale was for $1,187,500 in May 2013, according to CoreLogic.
Mr Clemons said the home was due to go under the hammer on March 18. But the first buyers to inspect the property instantly fell in love with it.