If you’ve had a good end to the week, it’s safe to say that Aussie cricketer Steve Smith has had an even better one following the sale of his Vaucluse home for an impressive $12.38 million. What’s most impressive about the sale is that property records indicate Smith only purchased the house back in May of 2020 for $6.6 million, netting a tidy $5.78 million for his troubles.
Located on the quiet but exclusive Kings Road, Vaucluse, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom, and two-car space property has been developed by Smith and his partner Dani Willis since they bought it a couple of years ago. The couple worked closely with the acclaimed architects McKim Design, who have transformed the residence into an elegantly refined pad, now complete with a pool, home cinema, marble-clad kitchen, and more.
In addition to the luxurious interior, the property also boasts views of the sparkling waters of the Sydney Harbour and is only a stone’s throw from the Lighthouse Reserve next to Dunbar Head. If you don’t want to leave the front gate for a bit of fresh air, however, the home also has a sizeable backyard just beyond the pool, complete with seating in the garden and a large alfresco dining area for entertaining.
The three-level home has a basement for your cars, which is where the underground theatre is located. On the ground floor is where you’ll find the palatial open plan living area and games corner, which opens into the enormous kitchen and dining space complete with a butler’s pantry, wine storage, and wet bar. The kitchen is centred around a several-metre-long marble bench with premium Gaggenau appliances fitted throughout.
Smith’s estate agents had four bidders registered for the auction of the property, with the opening bid starting at $11.5 million before it climbed in $100,000 increments. With the hammer coming down at the final $12.38 million sale price, Steve Smith and his partner are sure to be delighted with the result of the Vaucluse home, even considering the cost of the renovation.