Chris and Rebecca Judd lease redundant Prahran home as $1,999 a week rental

Chris and Rebecca Judd lease redundant Prahran home as $1,999 a week rental
Chris and Rebecca Judd lease redundant Prahran home as $1,999 a week rental

The bayside glamour couple, Carlton footballer Chris Judd and his wife, weather presenter Rebecca, have leased their four-floor Prahran townhouse abode given last year's sale marketing campaign didn't secure its desired $1.7 million buyer interest.

Their second baby prompted the listing back in October.

It's the warehouse conversion undertaken in 2006 by Michelle Forsyth of Ethereal Design with skylit staircase and a dumb waiter from top to bottom.

The townhouse, which overlooks park and rooftops, all within walking distance of Greville and Chapel streets, was up for $1,999 a week rental. The asking rental would reflect a gross 6% yield based on its unmet asking price. RP Data puts the Prahran rental typically at around 3.5% for houses and 3.7% for apartments, reflecting $575 weekly rental and $369 weekly rental for apartments.. 

Rebecca had Sara and Amy Chamberlain, from The Real Estate Stylist undertake the sales marketing campaign styling, but the property was leased unfurnished through came with optional extras and appliances.

The star midfielder bought it for $1.66 million in late 2007 after he moved from Perth on signing with Carlton. It had been listed with $1.95 million hopes by Michelle Forsyth, and Christian Janko, in late 2006.

Offers inexcess of $1.7 million were being sought last November through Paul Castran of Castran Gilbert. Its rental was through Castran Gilbert leasing agents Gabby Mercuri and Sarah Holder.

Paul Castran says the laneway is almost wall to wall stylish town residences.

"It delivers four levels of uber-chic contemporary living with a generous offering of space, light and luxury touches throughout," the Castran marketing says.

It features a full-floor, dedicated entertaining precinct comprising an open plan living and dining zone with wood fireplace, Smeg kitchen and private terrace with cafe-style ceiling heating and BBQ.

Accommodation wise, the property provides a lavish top floor master suite complete with a gas fireplace, indulgent double vanity en suite, expansive robes and balcony with park views; as well as three additional bedrooms with robes and en suites. One bathroom has a freestanding bath that looks like a giant half eggshell.

Its other features include a secure double garage, laundry, split-system air conditioning, slab heating, polished timber floors, monitored alarm, CCTV security and intercom.

There was a video starring Rebecca produced by Goldeneye Media on the initial listing.

It was 2010 when Judd and his then model fiancee Rebecca Twigley bought their 671 square metre Brighton property for $2.125 million through Kay and Burton agent Justin Follett.




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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