Sporting lovers have the opportunity to buy a slice of Australian cricket history, with the childhood home of Steve Smith on the market.
The five-bedroom house in the Sutherland Shire is still owned by Smith’s parents, Peter and Gillian Smith, and is listed for sale with a $1.4 million to $1.5 million guide.
The family moved into the Alfords Point property when Smith was five-years-old, after buying it from a developer in 1994 for $170,000, according to CoreLogic data.
The couple are now planning to downsize to a house they have built on the south coast of NSW.
An auction for the sprawling freestanding residence is due to take place on June 13 with One Agency Menai’s Natalie Del-Grande and Adam Wylie.
It could be second time lucky for the Smiths after an auction for the house was called off in March because of the coronavirus.
The two-storey residence has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a swimming pool and a double garage on a 700sqm block. There is also a self-contained studio with a kitchen, living area, bathroom and separate entrance.
During their ownership, the Smiths have undertaken a number of renovations to the house, including installing a sleek contemporary kitchen with a dual-oven and electric cooking.
Other features include a rumpus room, bar, a formal dining and living space, ducted airconditioning and a level lawn that is perfect for backyard cricket.
The property is also located minutes from Casuarina Oval, the scene of Smith’s first ever century when he was playing under 10s. He has since made 26 test centuries for Australia, including his highest score of 239 against England at the WACA during The Ashes in 2017/18.
The former Australian cricket captain has amassed a property portfolio worth nearly $10 million since moving out of the family home. Smith currently owns at least eight properties with half of them located on the Balmain peninsula in Sydney’s inner west.