Rugby player Mark Gerrard sells in Narrabeen

Rugby player Mark Gerrard sells in Narrabeen
Rugby player Mark Gerrard sells in Narrabeen

The former Wallaby and professional rugby union player Mark Gerrard has sold his recently completed new build at Narrabeen for around $2.5 million. 

Mark, who is currently playing for the Toyota Industry Shuttles in Japan, only finished the four bedroom Narrabeen home in early spring. Paul Franks of Domain Real Estate was the selling agent for the property.

Gerrard, who gew up in Narrabeen, earned 23 caps for Australia over his two year national team career. He had been an apprentice carpenter for three years so he loved getting involved in his first project on the 700 sqm block.

The former Melbourne Rebels fly-half was set to live in the home with his wife, Larisa and their three children, however when Larisa fell pregnant during construction and with Mark living in Japan they felt the home was too big for her to care for four children.

“We still had the thought of living here for good after he was born", he said.

“But as time went by and the house took a lot longer to build, our plans changed.”

Marks favourite feature of the home is the indoor/outdoor, pool bar which is adjacent to the gourmet kitchen.

"I am most proud of the kitchen with its four metre Carrara marble island bench," he said.

“You can be at the pool bar and still see the view through the kitchen and out to the deck and beyond."

The pool is positioned on the top floor of the three level property.

“The open space … up there is relaxing, like you’re up in your own treetop oasis,” he suggested.

 

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph.

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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