AFL legend Jonathan Brown parts with Gold Coast home

first_imgJonathan Brown and wife Kylie have sold their Currumbin Valley home for $3.5 million.THE Currumbin Valley home of retired AFL superstar Jonathan Brown has sold under the hammer for a multimillion-dollar price.The 2.3ha country retreat with two residences on Currumbin Creek Rd fetched $3.5 million at auction yesterday.Marketing agent Richard Snowden, of McGrath Palm Beach, said it was tough for Brown and wife Kylie to say goodbye to their beloved home but work interstate meant they barely got to enjoy it.The Brown’s Currumbin Valley property. There were about 50 spectators at the auction on Sunday. Picture: Jerad Williams The kitchen and dining room opens onto a deck overlooking the pool.He said the sale was bittersweet for the couple.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“They have a lot of emotional attachment (but) they’re ecstatic,” he said.Brown, a three-time premiership player with the Brisbane Lions from 2000 to 2014, now lives interstate with his wife and three children.Property records show the estate is in Mrs Brown’s name and she bought it in 2013.It encompasses two properties on one title with Currumbin Creek running through the middle.It has a Hamptons inspired manor-like house with four bedrooms, separate family and lounge rooms and a deck overlooking the pool.The second residence – a luxury barn-style house – has space on the ground-floor for a rumpus room or cars as well as a granny flat upstairs, which has three bedrooms and a rumpus room with built-in bar.“It’s definitely a lifestyle home,” Mr Snowden said.Jonathan Brown with daughter Olivia, wife Kylie and son Jack in 2014. The rumpus room in the property’s granny flat.There were six registered bidders and about 50 spectators who gathered to watch the auction unfold at the property yesterday.The bidding started at $2 million before climbing to $3.4 million then pausing for negotiations.Mr Snowden said a couple with two young children won the bidding war.He said they planned to live at the property.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAFL stars kicking property goals00:50 The master bedroom of the Currumbin Valley home.last_img read more

Chelsea stand firm over Salah

first_img The Blues were not expecting to do any major business in January but are prepared to sell Salah, who is yet to start in the Barclays Premier League this season. Roma had hoped to take Salah on loan but Chelsea have told the Italian giants they would have to make the switch permanent at the end of the campaign. Press Association Sport understands Chelsea are demanding 1m euros (£760,000) for an initial six-month loan spell, with an obligation to pay another 14m euros (£10.6m) in the summer. The deal would see the Blues recuperate the fee they paid Basel to sign Salah just 12 months ago. It is understood, however, Roma view that package as too expensive for a player who has managed only two goals in almost 14 months. Roma are also in negotiations with Dnipro for Yevhen Konoplyanka and will turn their attention to the Ukraine playmaker if Chelsea refuse to soften their stance. Andre Schurrle has also been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, with both Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg reportedly keen. Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs, however, insists they hold no interest in signing Schurrle and told Press Association Sport: “There is nothing in it whatsoever.” Jose Mourinho would be happy to end the January transfer window with his current squad, despite being linked with a big-money move for Fiorentina’s Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado. Chelsea have made contact with the Italian club about Cuadrado’s availability but it is believed a formal offer will only materialise if Salah or Schurrle are sold. Fiorentina, who are sixth in Serie A and chasing Champions League qualification, do not want Cuadrado to leave mid-season but would be helpless should Chelsea trigger the player’s £26.8m release clause. Chelsea have told Roma they will only allow winger Mohamed Salah to leave this month as part of a permanent deal worth over £11million.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more