Australian test cricketer David Warner buys in Maroubra

Australian test cricketer David Warner buys in Maroubra
Australian test cricketer David Warner buys in Maroubra

Australian test cricketer David Warner and his ironwoman wife Candice have snapped up a $2.3 million Maroubra "nightwachman" home.

It will be their inbetweener while they construct their nearby next home.

The contemporary family home was secured just before the batsman headed off to India where Australia are locked in a battle with the number one rated Test team.

The couple are progressing plans to build at their $3.9 million Lurline Bay acquisition which is set to be their 'forever home'.

There's approval for a new five-storey residence at an estimated cost of $4 million, though the couple are yet to knock down the old home on 892 sqm which they bought through Simon Exleton at McGrath in late 2015.

It previously had approvals for a four level, 550 sqm home with plans by Tobias Partners.

The Warner's funded their Maroubra property splash by selling their five bedroom South Coogee mansion for $7.05 million in February last year.

The three storey home had cost $6.25 million just two years earlier from former Secret Millionaire Carly Crutchfield.

The sale through Bethwyn Richards at McGrath Edgecliff came a month after the birth of their second daughter, Indi Rae. Ivy Mae is two years old.

Set on 335 sqm, the newly acquired temporary split level entertainer at Maroubra has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a chic induction kitchen.

The master bedrooms comes with its own terrace courtyard and there's a self-contained lower level guest apartment with its own entrance.

Landscaped rear gardens feature an alfresco courtyard and barbecue deck.

Shane Vincent at Belle Property Randwick sold the home.

The much-traded home last sold for $1,675,000 in 2013 - and six times since the turn of the century.

It's unlikely the Warner's are going to buck that trend, with it just being intended as a brief pitstop abode.

Their prior foray into the Maroubra property market was 2015, when model Candice paid $880,000 for a modern two bedroom apartment, was leased quickly for $675 a week and is now up again for $700 a week, which would reflect a four percent yield.

Warner sold one of his two bedroom Matraville investment apartments for $800,000 last year, having paid $685,000 in 2013.

The former Matraville Public School student still holds onto an investment in the suburb - a two bedder than cost $695,000 in 2010.

This article first appeared in the Saturday Daily Telegraph.

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