Ex Brisbane Bronco, Gold Coast Sun and QLD Reds player Karmichael Hunt has opened up on plans to sell his ‘perfect family home’ in a bid to slash school run times for his daughters.
The triple code sports star – one of the few athletes to have been competitive across rugby union, NRL and AFL – described the luxurious Federation style Queenslander as “perfect” for growing families.
“This was our first home we bought when we moved to Brisbane from the Gold Coast,” the USQ psychology graduate said of the five bedroom, three bathroom house.
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“It’s been the perfect family home for us as we have three daughters and a baby boy who has completed our family.”
“It’s a family home, a big Queenslander with a modern extension and it’s open plan which is perfect for raising kids – we can see them all the time.”
“It’s also a very private house too, and the location close to everything, loved it except our girls’ school which is on the other side of the river, so we are moving.”
The commute from the property to Somerville House in South Brisbane is about 24 minutes, according to Google Maps, depending on traffic.
The couple had bought the two-storey home at 28 Newmarket Road, Hendra in 2014 – during one of Mr Hunt’s code switches – for $1.88m off builder Dan Smith and wife Rebecca of WS Renovations. The Smiths had transformed the home to boost the use of glass and light.
Mr Hunt – who is currently pursuing a Masters in Psychology – and wife Emma, who’s in her last year of law school – have previously listed the property for rent in 2019 at $1,700 a week.
Ray White Ascot agent Leigh Kortlang – who sold the Hunts the property in 2014 – now has the property set to go to auction at 10am on April 2.
“This Federation home into a breathtaking family residence connecting indoor and outdoor living. It’s a big beautiful family home,” she said.
“They have meticulously renovated to the highest standards to create a home of impeccable style, form and function, residents will enjoy luxury living in a sought-after Hendra enclave.”
Mr Hunt keeps busy coaching his junior club South Logan Magpies which is in the Queensland Cup.
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