Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper buys Queens Park bolthole

Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper buys Queens Park bolthole
Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper buys Queens Park bolthole

Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper has deftly moved closer to the NSW Waratah's home base from the Northern Beaches.

The 26 year old flanker has quietly bought a bolthole Queens Park apartment, not far from the Allianz. He wanted to be closer to the Rugby HQ plus the new training facility at Daceyville.

Hooper has long expressed his love for the northern beaches, and fully intends on returning after renovating his Fairlight home.

His $2,065,000 purchase in 2016 was his first entry into the Sydney property market.

The one level, four bedroom home was advertised as an opportunity to revive a classic character home.

It features interior timber fretwork and flooring throughout. There's a covered entertainers' terrace beside a deep rear level lawn at the 460 square metre property.

Hooper recently secured a $1,200 a week tenant through Bergelin Estate Agents Manly Harry Bergelin. 

His new purchase is a garden apartment in the 2006 built Brian Meyerson-designed complex.

Belle Property Bondi Junction agents Edward Brown and William Hoston sold the apartment that had been a $700 plus a week rental before its sale. It last traded for $516,000 in 2006.

The living and dining area with polished timber floors opens to a balcony.  

It's not the first time a rugby player has bought in to the block to be close to his work.

Former Sydney Rooster Aidan Guerra paid $965,000 in 2015 when he was with the Chooks. 

He's just sold the two bedroom apartment having settled in Newcastle with the Knights.

Hooper, the Collaroy-born star who started his career at the Brumbies in 2012, has racked up 84 caps for the Wallabies over the last six years. 

This article first appeared in The Daily Telegraph. 

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