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From oceanfront homes to country estates and everything in between, take a peek inside the incredible million-dollar homes of Australia’s test cricket stars.
They’re some of Australia’s wealthiest sporting stars, so it is no surprise that our cricketers own some incredible homes across the country.
From waterfront abodes to country estates and humble homes, there’s a cricketer that owns it.
With many on multimillion-dollar contracts, it is no surprise that they have invested heavily in property, with some owning up to 10 properties in our most expensive cities.
Take a peek inside the homes of Australia’s Test Cricket team:
Steve Smith — Vaucluse, NSW
Former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith has amassed a property empire that is worth upwards of $15m with the ownership at least nine properties, according to CoreLogic. His most recent purchase was a $6.6m four-bedroom property in Vaucluse this past year.
The acquisition follows Smith and wife Dani Willis renting in the suburb after moving out of their Coogee penthouse.
The couple are now in the middle of renovating the property that has a pool, gym, steam room, wine cellar and a four-car garage. It also has views out towards Sydney Harbour.
His investment portfolio is predominantly located in and around the Balmain peninsula in Sydney.
Properties include a stylish three-level house he paid $1.41m in 2016, a derelict home in nearby Birchgrove that cost $1.95m in 2017 which he is updating, a Balmain East house with Harbour Bridge views bought for $2m in 2015 and rented for around $2000 a week after a knock down and rebuild. He also has homes in Marrickville and Sans Souci.
Tim Paine — South Hobart, TAS
The 46th Australian Test Captain and wicketkeeper lives in South Hobart with wife Bonnie and their two children.
Paine previously told The Sunday Tasmanian the family moved to South Hobart for more space for their growing family. Their current house combines character charm with modern touches and enjoys sweeping district views of the mountains and beyond. The manicured gardens help create a sense of privacy from surrounding neighbours.
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