Jockey Luke Currie is hoping to cap off a rollercoaster yr by promoting his steady Essendon residence of 17 years.
Currie and his spouse, Sophia, have $1.5-$1.6m worth hopes for the four-bedroom home they share with daughters Mia, 4, and Miley, 10 months.
After spending most of 2020 sidelined with critical accidents, the 39-year-old just lately returned to the observe to attain “the most important win of my profession”: riding Arcadia Queen to victory within the Mackinnon Stakes.
He additionally competed within the Melbourne Cup, Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup to spherical out “a very good spring”.
Currie — who has ridden greater than 1000 winners in his profession, together with legendary mare Makybe Diva — advised the Sunday Herald Solar a spotlight of dwelling at 2B Thomson Street was being “so near the primary racetracks in Flemington and Moonee Valley”.
He’d additionally beloved having the ability to stroll over to steakhouse Squires Loft and run alongside the Maribyrnong River.
“I’m going to overlook dwelling right here,” he mentioned, noting he and his household deliberate to maneuver nearer to Sophia’s household in Bayside.
CoreLogic data present Currie paid $480,000 for the property in 2003.
He mentioned he had made loads of enhancements since, particularly the previous 5 years, together with renovating the three bogs and the kitchen. The latter now options stone-topped benches and an island breakfast bar, mosaic-tiled splashbacks, and Bosch and Ilve home equipment.
Currie additionally added a deck to the north-facing yard, overlooking the solar-heated pool, the place he and Sophia had entertained family and friends through the years.
“It’s good sitting out the again in the summertime months,” he mentioned.
“I additionally love sitting within the eating space, studying the paper within the morning earlier than I begin my day, with the solar coming via the window.”
The eating area kinds a part of one of many double-storey residence’s two dwelling rooms, each of which have outside retreats hooked up.
Different highlights embody the Victorian-inspired facade and the downstairs fundamental bed room with a spa ensuite.
Frank Dowling Essendon gross sales supervisor Anthony Elliott mentioned the property had thus far been well-liked with native households seeking to improve to “among the finest streets in Essendon”, close to sought-after faculties together with Essendon Keilor School and Lowther Corridor Anglican Grammar.
Downsizers had been additionally eager on the house’s “versatile floorplan”, he added.
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