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Nine News’ Brett McLeod to sell Melbourne conversion for $2.9million

Nine News Melbourne presenter Brett McLeod lists his corner-store conversion in Fitzroy for $2.9million as he returns to the network’s London bureau

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Nine News reporter Brett McLeod has listed his corner-store conversion in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy.

Brett and his wife, Louise, are looking for between $2.7million and $2.9million for their four-bedroom home, reports realestate.com.au.

The property is a converted general store which the McLeod family purchased for $880,000 in 2005, after Brett returned to Australia following his first stint as Nine’s Europe correspondent. 

On the market: Nine News reporter Brett McLeod has listed his corner-store conversion in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. Brett and his wife, Louise, are looking for between $2.7million and $2.9million for their four-bedroom home (pictured)

Moving overseas: The McLeods purchased the home for $880,000 in 2005, after Brett returned to Australia following his first stint as Nine's Europe correspondent. They are now selling as the journalist, 58, prepares to return to Nine's London bureau

Moving overseas: The McLeods purchased the home for $880,000 in 2005, after Brett returned to Australia following his first stint as Nine’s Europe correspondent. They are now selling as the journalist, 58, prepares to return to Nine’s London bureau

They are now selling as the veteran journalist, 58, prepares to return to Nine’s London bureau.

The house has four bedrooms as well as a number of large living areas which used to serve as shop floor space. 

A unique feature of the exterior is a large rainbow ‘Yes’ artwork on the side, which was painted by the McLeods’ daughter during the marriage equality postal survey in 2017. 

Brett said it was his daughter’s idea to paint the mural, which has since become a ‘tourist attraction’ in the area. 

Stylish interiors: The former general store has a number of large living areas which are beautifully decorated

Stylish interiors: The former general store has a number of large living areas which are beautifully decorated 

‘When the marriage equality vote was coming up, she asked if she and friend could paint a “Yes” on the wall – and we said, “Yes,”‘ he told realestate.com.au.  

‘It has become something of a tourist attraction. Most weekends there’s someone taking a photo out the front of it.

‘Sometimes bridal parties turn up to get their photos done.’ 

Cosy! The house features a galley-style kitchen which appears to be unrenovated

Cosy! The house features a galley-style kitchen which appears to be unrenovated 

The façade of the building still bears the original shop’s name, Shamrock Store, complete with blue tiling.

The dwelling was also previously an art gallery before becoming a home. 

The McLeods, who have three grown-up children, Jackson, Alexander and Olivia, will now move to London after their Fitzroy home is auctioned off on August 14.  

Yes! A unique feature of the exterior is a large rainbow 'Yes' artwork on the side, which was painted by the McLeods' daughter during the marriage equality postal survey in 2017

Yes! A unique feature of the exterior is a large rainbow ‘Yes’ artwork on the side, which was painted by the McLeods’ daughter during the marriage equality postal survey in 2017

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