Blockheads Deanne and Darren Jolly secure $1.735 million in Surrey Hills

Blockheads Deanne and Darren Jolly secure $1.735 million in Surrey Hills
Blockheads Deanne and Darren Jolly secure $1.735 million in Surrey Hills

The retired AFL premiership player Darren Jolly and his wife Deanne have secured $1,735,000 for their self-renovated Edwardian-era Surrey Hills home.

The house sold ahead of its March auction, but on delayed settlement terms with the sale price only registered earlier this month.

Paul Richards, the Bekdon Richards selling agent, described the three bedroom cottage's renovation as one of the best he’d seen in 13 years in real estate.

The 1910 property at 17 Empress Road had period features including high ceilings, stained glass and original fireplaces as well as for contemporary comforts such as refrigerated cooling and ducted heating. 

The former Collingwood, Sydney and Melbourne ruck man, a reluctant 2013 AFL retiree, and wife Deanne would often return to the Surrey Hills home during their recent filming of The Block Glasshouse, the office block conversion in High Street, Prahran.

The Surrey Hills cottage was renovated by the ruckman on days off and after training, along design lines by Deanne.

Last year Jolly completed his building and construction certificate four at night school. The couple paid $1.35 million in 2010.

It was bought by a buyer from Camberwell.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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