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Shane Warne ‘downsizes’ to a $5.5 million luxury pad in Melbourne

It was reported just last month that cricket legend Shane Warne had sold his sprawling Melbourne mansion for a cool $20 million.  

And now the 48-year-old has reportedly splashed out $5.5 million on a new Brighton pad, in a bid to downsize. 

The Herald Sun reports the new luxurious home is right around the corner from his old pad, and features five bedrooms and three bathrooms, a large pool, a theatre room, a bar, and an underground garage with space for four cars. 

 

A new mansion fit for the King of Spin! Shane Warne ‘downsizes’ to a $5.5 million luxury pad in Melbourne (pictured)…after selling his old house for a whopping $20 MILLION

The new home was previously owned by AFL star Matthew Lloyd, the publication reports.

Shane reportedly bought the smaller pad in a bid to downsize, as his $20 million mansion was too big, considering he travels so much. 

‘Shane is in and out of the country so much, the other one was too big,’ Jonathan Dixon of JP Dixon agency told the publication. 

Not too shabby! The pad features five bedrooms and three bathrooms, a large pool, a theatre room, a bar, and an underground garage with space for four cars

Not too shabby! The pad features five bedrooms and three bathrooms, a large pool, a theatre room, a bar, and an underground garage with space for four cars

Another sports star: The new home was previously owned by AFL star Matthew Lloyd, the publication reports

Another sports star: The new home was previously owned by AFL star Matthew Lloyd, the publication reports

Perfect for relaxing: Pictured is the master ensuite with a spa bath

Perfect for relaxing: Pictured is the master ensuite with a spa bath

He added: ‘It’s got underground garaging, it’s in a top spot and its pool (was another drawcard). It’s everything he needs but on a smaller scale, which is ideal for him, so he can shut it up and walk away, travel.’

‘The other one was pretty big and a lot of work.’

The home also features a study, a master spa ensuite and a balcony, and is multilevel.  

More suitable: Shane reportedly bought the smaller pad in a bid to downsize, as his $20 million mansion was too big, considering he travels so much

More suitable: Shane reportedly bought the smaller pad in a bid to downsize, as his $20 million mansion was too big, considering he travels so much

Luxe: The home also features a study, a master spa ensuite and a balcony, and is multilevel

Luxe: The home also features a study, a master spa ensuite and a balcony, and is multilevel

Plenty of room! Seen is the study area just off a spiral staircase

Plenty of room! Seen is the study area just off a spiral staircase

It was reported last month that Shane sold his old Melbourne home for a whopping $20 million.

The six-bedroom Brighton mansion was purchased by an overseas buyer, 7 News reported at the time.  

The pad has expansive grounds, which included a sparking pool, sprawling tennis courts and even a private gym. 

Moving on: It was reported last month that Shane sold his old Melbourne home (pictured) for a whopping $20 million

Moving on: It was reported last month that Shane sold his old Melbourne home (pictured) for a whopping $20 million

Fancy some tennis? The property boasts a large tennis court

Fancy some tennis? The property boasts a large tennis court

The Australian Spin King bought back the property in 2016 for $14million, giving him a $6million windfall on the recent sale.    

The cricketer originally bought the house in 2000 with then-wife Simone Callahan for $3.6 million, investing around the same amount into renovating the property.  

After an extensive upgrade, the former cricket power couple sold the house for $8.8 million in 2007.

The exclusive mansion boasts an array of features, including a movie theatre, six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a four car garage. 

Shane’s Brighton home was a regular feature on his social media, with the cricketer hosting an infamous ‘Back to School’ New Year’s Eve party there in 2016. 

Shane shared a video to social media last year, taken as he walked from the property’s main house to his gym.

Room with a view: One of the home's six bedrooms features easy access to the pool 

Room with a view: One of the home’s six bedrooms features easy access to the pool 

Perfect for summer: The property also includes a large pool and space for sunbaking 

Perfect for summer: The property also includes a large pool and space for sunbaking 

Party central: Shane's Brighton home was a regular feature on his social media, with the cricketer hosting an infamous 'Back to School' New Year's Eve party there in 2016 

Party central: Shane’s Brighton home was a regular feature on his social media, with the cricketer hosting an infamous ‘Back to School’ New Year’s Eve party there in 2016 

The video scanned over Shane’s luxury pool, making its way past a Mediterranean-style sitting room and enjoining patio. 

The impressive property boasts a large tennis court, with his gym featured on the other side of greenery. 

‘Morning ! Gym time & it’s already 30 degrees,’ he captioned the video to his Instagram followers.

But while Shane may have been hoping to highlight his commitment to fitness, fans were quick to comment on the swish home.

‘Stunning place…! Thanks for sharing!’ One person remarked, while another simply wrote: ‘House goals.’

Second time lucky: Shane repurchased his Melbourne home, located in the beach side suburb of Brighton for 'between $14 million and $16 million' in 2016 

Second time lucky: Shane repurchased his Melbourne home, located in the beach side suburb of Brighton for ‘between $14 million and $16 million’ in 2016 

Man cave? The palatial home also boasts a well-equipped entertainment section 

Man cave? The palatial home also boasts a well-equipped entertainment section 

Shredding space: The property also includes a separate work out space at the edge of the tennis courts 

Shredding space: The property also includes a separate work out space at the edge of the tennis courts 



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