In the fast-paced world of cricket and real estate, Australian cricketing couple Alyssa Healy and Mitchell Starc have made a bold move by putting their luxurious Northern Beaches home on the market for a striking $9 million. With Healy recovering from a dog bite and Starc currently in India for the Cricket World Cup, their decision to sell underscores the relentless nature of peak real estate season.
The stunning residence, a brainchild of architect Koichi Takada and previously constructed by celebrity couple Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall, changed hands in 2016 when Healy and Starc secured it for $5.235 million. The impressive two-storey abode boasts features reminiscent of Hawkins-Wall’s signature style, including stone feature walls, an ultra-modern design, expansive dressing room, and an inviting swimming pool complemented by a fire pit.
Amidst these luxurious surroundings, Healy recently sustained an injury to her finger, breaking up a skirmish between her Staffordshire bull terriers, an incident that curtailed her participation in this season’s Women’s Big Bash League.
The couple’s real estate agent, Andrew Toohey from Stone Real Estate, has set the auction for November 25, anticipating high interest in the property that has housed cricket’s elite.
This move follows a series of successful property ventures by Hawkins and Wall, who have attracted a ‘who’s who’ of buyers. Notable transactions include the sale of their former North Curl Curl home to Fortescue Metals’ ex-CEO Elizabeth Gaines and their beachfront Newport property to tech mogul Mike Cannon-Brookes.
As the cricketing world focuses on the World Cup, Healy and Starc’s real estate play is not solitary. Steve Smith, another cricket star currently in India, has also listed his Bronte house for $7 million, showcasing the dynamic intersection of sports and high-stakes property investment.