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Mon, 25 Jun, 2018Danielle McCarthy

Inside Socceroo Tim Cahill’s $3.85 million Melbourne mansion

Socceroos star Tim Cahill may be on the other side of the world for the FIFA World Cup, but that hasn’t stopped him putting his Melbourne house on the market.

While he has yet to be given the ‘priceless’ chance to score in his fourth World Cup, he and interior designer wife Rebekah have put a price tag on their home of less than two years.

Cahill bought the Lower Plenty property, which spans about 4182 square metres, back in October 2016 for $2,775,000.

But don’t let the suburb name fool you, one thing that hasn’t lowered plenty since then is the price, with the pair hoping to score between $3.5 and $3.85 million for the renovated house.

The price tag is well above the suburb’s median house price of $1,112,500.

“They added a whole new wing to the house, they added a cinema room, two new bedrooms, a bathroom, and have given the house a whole makeover,” said selling agent Rocco Montanaro of Morrison Kleeman Estate Agents.

The renovation, which cost in excess of $500,000, was only finished in recent weeks.

In total the house has six bedrooms, five bathrooms and two parking spaces, as well as a home office and multiple living zones, including a rumpus room and formal living room.

Outside there’s an alfresco dining area, a pool and spa and a floodlit tennis court, where Mr Montanaro said Cahill’s four kids practiced their soccer skills.

“What Tim really liked about the place was that it was close to Bundoora, which is where he trained [while with Melbourne City],” Mr Montanaro said.

He said the property’s proximity to top private schools, views of the Dandenong Ranges and the privacy it offered, were other key factors.

The sale of the house was prompted by Cahill’s move from Melbourne City back to his first professional club Millwall FC in London, with a move back to New York potentially next.

It comes after Cahill sold up in Sydney two years ago, offloading his Caringbah South home for $5.7 million. Before that he owned a property in Narrellan Vale near Campbelltown which he sold in 2013 for $440,000.

The 38-year-old still owns a Horningsea Park property in Sydney’s west, which he bought with family in 1999 for $260,000.

There’s also a 13-hectare property at Eureka, inland from Byron Bay, which his family paid $1.7 million for last year.

Scroll through the gallery above to get a sneak peek inside Tim Cahill’s Melbourne family home.

Written by Kate Burke. Republished with permission of Domain.com.au.

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