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FIVE-time AFL-VFL pre­mier­ship player is hand­balling his McCrae home.

The Hawthorn cen­tre half-back of the cen­tury, who starred for the club dur­ing its star­tlingly suc­cess­ful 1980s, built the coastal haven at 3 Mur­ray St about two years ago.

He’s run Chris Mew Homes since re­tir­ing from footy in 1992, build­ing res­i­dences from Sor­rento-Port­sea up to the Mt El­iza area.

His four-bed­room house is set to be auc­tioned on De­cem­ber 1, with a $1.5m-$1.65m price guide. Mew said he and his wife

set up the two-storey pad for in­door-out­door liv­ing, in­stalling decks with bi-fold doors at ei­ther side of the large up­stairs liv­ing, kitchen and din­ing area so “we can open the whole house up from mone one end to the other”.

The 57-year-old said the bay views and land­scaped 940sq m block also en­hanced the prop­erty.

“I keep in con­tact with a cou­ple of the Hawks guys, and I’ve had a few around in­clud­ing (Hawthorn half-for­ward of the cen­tury) He lives lo­cally,” Mew said.

“We’re just mov­ing on, look­ing at do­ing some­thing else. It’s a pretty big house for just the two of us.”

Mew is orig­i­nally from Rose­bud. He said he moved “up to town” to play footy — notch­ing a 230-game ca­reer that earned him flags in 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989 B p au

and 1991 — and re­turned to the Pe Penin­sula soon af­ter hang­ing up the boots. “It’s al­ways been nice and quiet down here, and we’ve got all the golf cour­ses and winer­ies,” he said.

“But ev­ery­one is start­ing to find out how good it is and mov­ing down here.”

Hock­ing Stu­art Rose­bud-Dro­mana di­rec­tor Grant McCon­nell said Mew’s prop­erty of­fered a large land­hold­ing in a quiet part of McCrae.

He said the main bed­room was an­other high­light, com­plete with a walk-in wardrobe and en­suite, while the “chef’s de­light” of a kitchen of­fered a but­ler’s pantry, an over­sized wa­ter­fall is­land bench and stain­less steel ap­pli­ances. sa­man­tha.landy@news.com.au

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