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Former professional cricketer Aiden Blizzard puts his modern Seddon home on the market

Former professional cricketer Aiden Blizzard puts his modern Seddon home on the market


Former cricketer Aiden Blizzard and his wife, Jessica, have listed their stylish three-level home in Seddon, Melbourne.

The 37-year-old, who played cricket for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania and was renowned for hitting belters in the T20, retired from the game in 2018. 

Aiden and Jessica have set a price guide of $920,000 to $980,000 for the Gamon Street property, which was modernised with the help of Bec and George Douros from The Block’s 2013 season, reports realestate.com.au. 

For sale: Former cricketer Aiden Blizzard and his wife, Jessica, have listed their stylish three-level home in Seddon, Melbourne. Pictured: the living room with spiral staircase

‘The walls were yellow, the carpet was stained, it had the old-school fold up curtains and a laminate kitchen. It was really daggy and crying out to be updated,’ said Jessica.

‘But we saw the spiral staircase and we were really drawn to the natural light and space and thought how amazing it could be,’ she added.  

The couple purchased the ‘New York-style’ property in 2015 for $635,000, but they only moved in after Aiden had retired from professional cricket. 

House-proud: Aiden's wife said of the home: 'We saw the spiral staircase and we were really drawn to the natural light and space and thought how amazing it could be'

House-proud: Aiden’s wife said of the home: ‘We saw the spiral staircase and we were really drawn to the natural light and space and thought how amazing it could be’ 

History: The Blizzards purchased the 'New York-style' property in 2015 for $635,000, but they only moved in after Aiden had retired from professional cricket in 2018

History: The Blizzards purchased the ‘New York-style’ property in 2015 for $635,000, but they only moved in after Aiden had retired from professional cricket in 2018

The home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spiral staircase, high ceilings, hand-cut parquetry flooring, a modernised kitchen, two balconies with scenic views of the town, and two parking spaces.  

Aiden and Jessica hired the Douroses’ design firm Nectaar to renovate the property and give it an updated appeal. 

The Seddon home is nestled in the Bellerive Theatre complex and is considered one of the more affordable homes in the area, according to Compton Green real estate agent Steele Sexton.

Inclusions: The home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spiral staircase, high ceilings, hand-cut parquetry flooring, a modernised kitchen, two balconies with scenic views of the town, and two parking spaces. Pictured: one of the bedrooms

Inclusions: The home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spiral staircase, high ceilings, hand-cut parquetry flooring, a modernised kitchen, two balconies with scenic views of the town, and two parking spaces. Pictured: one of the bedrooms

Location, location: The Seddon home is nestled in the Bellerive Theatre complex and is considered one of the more affordable homes in the area

Location, location: The Seddon home is nestled in the Bellerive Theatre complex and is considered one of the more affordable homes in the area

‘A lot of first-home buyers and young families are getting priced out of the more traditional period homes,’ Mr Sexton said.    

Aiden played professional cricket for three states and recorded his best games during T20 matches, where he won five Big Bash titles. 

The former sportsman and his wife are now planning to move to the countryside to raise a family.

Their Seddon pad goes to auction on October 9.  

Sporting career: Aiden played professional cricket for three states and recorded his best games during T20 matches, where he won five Big Bash titles. The former sportsman and his wife are now planning to move to the countryside to raise a family

Sporting career: Aiden played professional cricket for three states and recorded his best games during T20 matches, where he won five Big Bash titles. The former sportsman and his wife are now planning to move to the countryside to raise a family

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