Former Aussie cricket captain Steve Smith missed out on buying an eastern suburbs mansion he was spotted inspecting last week — which means he and wife Dani Willis are still house hunting.
The couple were last Saturday seen inspecting the Vaucluse home, which sold midweek for close to the asking price of $6.8 million.
Property Confidential believes the couple are keen to buy something they can put their own stamp on.
“They are looking for something they can potentially do up, or preferably they want to build their own home,” an eastern suburbs agent told Property Confidential. “They are ideally looking for land in Bellevue Hill, maybe something they can knock down so they can build their own home from scratch.”
The pair spent 30 minutes privately inspecting the four-bedroom, six-bathroom Kings Rd home that last traded in 2005 for $3.22 million. It has an in-ground pool, gym, steam room, four-car garage and 400-bottle wine cellar.
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Agent Danny Doff of Laing and Simmons Double Bay said the home sold not long after the couple inspected it — but off-market to another family.
Smith and Willis have been leasing a home nearby since they moved out of the Coogee apartment they have owned since 2011.
– With additional reporting from Mercedes Maguire