Former Hawthorn Premiership player Brent Guerra is selling the Highett house where he has celebrated several special events with his family and teammates, including Luke Hodge and Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin.
Guerra began his career with Port Adelaide before moving to St Kilda and later Hawthorn, logging 25 possessions in the club’s 2008’s Grand Final.
He retired following his second Premiership with the Hawks in 2013, after sustaining a hamstring injury the previous year.
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Guerra said that before his three-bedroom house at 1/9 Sandford St was styled for its sale campaign, he had Premiership team photos and other football memorabilia on display.
He and his Hawthorn teammates often spent time on the north-facing backyard’s large timber deck, shaded by palm trees.
“All the boys came around and we used to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate after a game,” Guerra said.
“Hodgy (Luke Hodge) was always around and Buddy (Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin) in the early days.
“The big entertaining area is good to have people over, for kids to run around on the lawn and kick a football.”
Guerra’s sons Jack and Billie, who are now aged seven and five – and both staunch Hawthorn supporters – have enjoyed birthdays in the home, along with Christmas and New Years parties.
“The location is great, Southland shopping centre is just down the road and the Highett Rd shops, new restaurants and bars not too far away,” Guerra said.
“It’s close to the beach and you can take the kids there.”
Since purchasing the property in 2003, he has upgraded the two bathrooms, the kitchen and living area.
“Recently we installed new carpet, painted inside and out and landscaped the garden in the last month,” Guerra said.
Other highlights include the front garden’s picket fence and rose bushes, a vine-shaded undercover sitting area off one of the bedrooms, laundry facilities in a bathroom and a lockup garage.
Marshall White Bayside director Matthew Pillios described the house as “a single-level great entertainer” ideal for families, downsizers and retirees who enjoy having plenty of room for their grandchildren to visit.
The home will be auctioned February 9 with a $1.02m-$1.085m asking range.
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