Jonathon Patton takes giant step with first Sydney home buy

Jonathon Patton takes giant step with first Sydney home buy
Jonathon Patton takes giant step with first Sydney home buy

The GWS Giants star forward Jonathon Patton is now happily settled in Sydney, and has bought his first home.

The big man, and former No.1 draft pick, has spent $1.6 million on a designer terrace in Alexandria.

He declared his love for Sydney, in particular the east, in a recent interview with Players Voice.

"If someone asks me where home is, Sydney is definitely the answer now," the noble Park, Melbourne-born forward said.

"If I was asked to describe Sydney now, I’d say it’s an energetic place.

"I live in the east, and there’s so many happy people.

"If you’re on the beaches, you don’t see any trouble. You can hang out and meet South Americans, Europeans, and without even trying you find out more about the world."

Patton bought a $1.24 million investment Edwardian cottage in Melbourne's Richmond in 2016 which briefly contributed to speculation he could return to Melbourne. 

He's been based in Sydney's east in a three bedroom Kensington penthouse for the last couple of years, having moved out of Breakfast Point when he was turning 21.

Patton, who was dropped from the team for last weekend's game against the West Coast, had spent his first couple of years in Sydney living with his team mates nearer the Giants base at Blacktown.

Upon moving to the east, Patton, who turns 25 later this month, said that was when he "really saw what Sydney had to offer".

He said the when the Giants drafted him when he was 18, the only taste of Sydney he had was a national under 16 football championships two years earlier, when he was based at Blacktown for the week.

"That tiny taste of the outer west was about all I knew of Australia’s biggest city."

He said he was expecting to move to Sydney and it would be nowhere near as good as Melbourne.

"I was so wrong," he said.

He says he's at the beach pretty much every day.

His new purchase is closer to the city than the beach, and a commute to the Giants base out west.

He has been spotted out buying furniture at Canvas Home Interiors in Paddington.

The Alexandria property has been reinvented since it last traded for $665,000 in 2008.

Spanning three levels, the three bedroom home features a master retreat sits on the top level, complete with its own walk in wardrobe and ensuite. 

The two middle level bedrooms open to their own balconies, while an entertainers courtyard flows off the open plan kitchen, living and dining room space.

The Agency's Brad Gillespie sold the 1998 built home pre-auction after having a guide of $1.45 million. 

Patton was the Giants leading goal kicker in the 2017 season which saw them make the finals for the second time in a row despite an injury-plagued year. 

This article first appeared in The Daily Telegraph. 

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