- Ivan Kelic is selling his luxurious Melbourne home
- The former striker bought it for $5.25m in 2010
- He could sell it for as much as $22m now
Former Australian football player Ivan Kelic has put his home on the market, with experts predicitng the property to be sold for $22million.
Kelic describes his Moonee Ponds home as a ‘labour of love’ and if it sells for the predicted price it will double the suburb’s current house price record of $10.75m.
The property, which stretches across 2284sq metres, has been owned by the former Melbourne Knights striker for the past 13 years. Records show he bought the home for $5.25m in 2010.
Since then, he has overseen a glamorous renovation of the 1880s-built home, which is set across three levels.
‘Homes like this on this size of land would go for $40-$50m on the other side of town (such as Toorak),’ said Joe Zucco of McDonald Upton Essendon.
Ivan Kelic’s home is going up for sale and it has already attracted plenty of interest
The Moonee Ponds property is split over three levels and includes a home cinema
Kelic purchased the property in 2010 for $5.25m but could sell for as much as $22m
The dwelling boasts a spacious interior as well as outdoor entertaining space
‘It’s a one-off opportunity that doesn’t come up very often … it’s a tightly held area.’
The property includes a home cinema, gym, solar-heated swimming pool and spa and a tennis court.
There is also a spacious outdoor entertaining area with a built-in barbecue kitchen.
Mr Zucco revealed the property is attracting international interest while wealthy individuals from Melbourne’s south-east have also inspected the home.
‘The high quality of the finish is unsurpassed, it’s the complete real estate package with land and location – Park St is one of the best known streets in Moonee Ponds,’ he said.
‘You’ve also got a completely renovated product, it’s resort-style living with a very classy finish.’
Kelic was a striker best known for his two stints at the Melbourne Knights in the 1990s
A journeyman stirker in Australia, Kelic enjoyed most success at the Knights, where he scored 77 goals in 182 games for the club.
He also played for Sydney Olympic, South Melbourne and Tanjong Pagar United in the 1990s.
The 54-year-old was born at sea.