The former drummer and his wife renovated the house with the help of favorite The Block fans. Now he’s on the market as they prepare for a shaft change.
Former cricketer Aiden Blizzard and his wife, Jessica, sell their cool Seddon pad as they prepare for a tree change.
Blizzard played first class cricket for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, but found its way into the T20. He won five Big Bash titles and hit a 130m six monster on the WACA in the 2008 final, as well as tasting success with the Indian Premier League team, the Mumbai Indians.
The 37-year-old retired from cricket in 2018 and is now the Head of National Partnerships for Cricket Australia.
Blizzard and his wife have price hopes of $ 920,000 to $ 980,000 for their three-bedroom, three-level “New York-style” home that they’ve transformed with the help of fan favorites from The Block.
“From the front it doesn’t look like much and a lot of people don’t realize it’s actually in the old Bellerive Theater,” Ms. Blizzard said.
“The walls were yellow, the carpet was stained, there were old-fashioned curtains and a laminate kitchen. It was really daggy and screaming to be updated.
“But we saw the spiral staircase and we were really drawn to the natural light and the space and thought how amazing it could be.”
The couple tapped design company Nectaar, run by Bec and George Douros, who starred in the 2013 Block series, to give the dated space a modern overhaul.
Hand-cut hardwood floors, a sleek kitchen, and bespoke storage were among the new additions to the property’s existing skylights and high ceilings.
The couple bought the 6 / 67-69 rue Gamon residence in 2015, but only moved in after Blizzard ended their cricket career and the family returned to Melbourne.
But now they were trading the elegant home of the western interior to establish their roots regionally.
“We are both country kids from Shepparton and we always thought we would be raising our boys outside of town,” Blizzard said.
“It’s nothing against the city, it’s just not what we grew up on. But I will really miss the area, Seddon Village is only (a few hundred) yards away and we have a great wine bar nearby. ”
Steele Sexton of Compton Green said the space was much larger and also more affordable than most “one-front, two-bedroom” homes in the area.
“A lot of first-time home buyers and young families are losing the price of more traditional period homes,” Mr. Sexton said.
The ‘beautiful morning sun’ and the glimpses of the city from the balcony were just added bonuses.
The list is slated to go under a hammer on October 9.
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Originally published as Aiden Blizzard: Former professional cricketer lists Seddon Pad