Former NRL player and star commentator Matty Johns and his wife Trish scored a sold sticker on their Collaroy house on Wednesday night, pocketing $5.85 million for the French Provincial-style home.
The sale follows the couple’s plans to move around the corner to a house set one back from the beach, for which they paid $7.1 million in September.
The couple are yet to settle on the almost 700-square-metre property, but sources say they are expected to undertake another renovation and extension once it settles, ending nearly four years of Housego family ownership.
Records show it was sold by Belle Property Dee Why’s Brendan Pomponio, who was unavailable for comment on Thursday morning.
Less than a week after selling the beachside house, Pomponio had listed the Johns family’s home around the corner with a $5.5 million guide and an expressions of interest deadline of October 31.
The trade-up in real estate moves the Johns family seven doors closer to the beach at a capital cost of $1.25 million.
It comes 12 years after Johns, known as the face of Fox Sports, bought into the Collaroy Basin, paying $3.585 million in 2007 for the Beach Road house and undertaking a major renovation and extension in 2013 to create a five-bedroom home with high-end finishes and a swimming pool.
Johns played for the Newcastle Knights in the 1990s and was part of the Australian squad that won the 1995 Rugby League World Cup over England, and later played for the Cronulla Sharks in 2002 before injuries forced his retirement.