The historic Little River home in Paddy Guinan, the legend of the late Richmond, has become a hot topic among lifestyle buyers.
Turkumu, a 10ha farm with a 500m river frontage 2-54 Old Melbourne Road It was put up for auction on March 20th.
Price requests range from $ 2.1 million to $ 2.3 million.
According to Newtown agent Matt Pushy, Guinan and his wife Glenda owned a Bluestone home around 1860 for nearly 40 years.
The Tigers Champion died in 2019.
Guinan played 146 games and scored 216 goals in Richmond during his ten-year career from 1958 to 1968. He was the deputy captain of the Tigers’ famous 1967 Premier League victory over Geelong and later served as recruiter, coach, chairman of the selector, and a board member of Punt Road.
“Glenda sells it. It was a very happy family-owned farm for them and their main home,” Poustie said.
“Their son Simon also stays there and takes care of Glenda and all the extra mowing.
“She aims to change pace by shrinking to a few acres instead of 25 acres.”
Poustie said he had long-term land banking prospects, but most potential buyers saw the property as a lifestyle purchase.
“It’s really great for horses, we have water in the town, but we can also pump water from the river and stock it,” he said.
“You have a beautiful bluestone barn and stables, and the house is a beautiful bluestone cottage with a hawthorn brick extension behind-and you can see the river from the house.”
Poustie said 23 groups participated in the initial inspection of the property and many were trying to modernize their homes, emphasizing the characteristics of Bluestone.
He said the property is located within a green wedge zone, protecting the area from the uncontrollable growth of Weliby’s city. However, speculators said the property has three separate titles, all with their own road frontages, so future changes can be expected to allow for smaller rural settlements.