Cricket young gun Will Pucovski has bagged his first home, on the leafy streets of Elwood.
Pucovski, a former Brighton Grammar First XI captain, made his long-awaited Test debut in January, scoring 62 runs against India.
But he’s now put a different type of run on the board after becoming a first-home buyer.
The 23-year-old this week caught the keys to a three-bedroom, double-fronted Edwardian in the affluent beachside suburb.
It’s believed he paid just under $1.8m for the period home.
McGrath St Kilda principal Michael Townsend said Pucovski had been looking to purchase a property in the area for a while, between his cricketing commitments, which resulted in the off-market deal being inked this week.
Mr Townsend, who has sold for the likes of Bec and Chris Judd and Michelle Payne, said the batsman was “really happy, really excited” with the purchase.
“It’s the right property and investment at 23 years old,” Mr Townsend said.
“He’s a cricketer and elite sportsperson but he’s worked hard to be there and is investing smart.
“There’s no work to do (on the house), just roll in. It was important for him to buy in a safe suburb with a secure house with off-street parking. (This house) has been there for 100 years, it’s a solid property that’s withstood the test of time.”
Mr Townsend said Pucovski intended to live at the property with friends when he wasn’t travelling with the Australian team.
He added Pucovski was “lovely and humble” throughout the buying process.
“It’s always a privilege to sell to or for anybody but to sell to someone who is out there as one of the top 12 cricketers in a country that loves cricket, it’s a real privilege,” Mr Townsend said.
He added the previous owners had “loved it and raised a family” at the property, but were ready for someone else to move in.
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