NRL legend Cooper Cronk kicks property goals as he sells his Melbourne bachelor pad for more than TWICE what he paid in 2006

Retired NRL player Cooper Cronk has sold his townhouse in Melbourne for $1.441million – more than twice the figure he paid for it almost 16 years ago.

He offloaded the two-bedroom, two-bathroom investment property in Richmond, just 4km from the CBD, to a young buyer on election day, reports the Herald Sun.

The Maroons legend, 38, had bought the home for $579,000 in October 2006, when he was a star player for the Melbourne Storm.

Going, going, gone! Retired NRL player Cooper Cronk has sold his townhouse in Melbourne for $1.441million – more than twice the figure he paid for it almost 16 years ago

Kicking goals: Cooper (pictured with his wife, Tara Rushton, in 2016) offloaded the two-bedroom, two-bathroom investment property in Richmond to a young buyer on election day

Kicking goals: Cooper (pictured with his wife, Tara Rushton, in 2016) offloaded the two-bedroom, two-bathroom investment property in Richmond to a young buyer on election day

Three would-be buyers jostled over the home at auction last Saturday, where there was a price guide of between $1.2million and $1.3million.

Cooper had put the house on the rental market for $825 per week when he moved to Sydney to join the Roosters, The Courier-Mail previously reported.

Retiring from the NRL in 2019 after appearing in a record three consecutive grand final games, Cooper now lives in Sydney full-time with his wife, Fox Sports presenter Tara Rushton.

His former Richmond home has two storeys and spacious living areas.

The chic ‘plantation-style’ shuttered windows complement the rich hardwood floors, while bi-fold doors open out to a courtyard on the ground level.

Downstairs, the central kitchen boasts stone benchtops and top-notch appliances.

Nice job: The Maroons legend, 38, had bought the home for $579,000 in October 2006, when he was a star player for the Melbourne Storm. (Pictured: the open plan living area)

Nice job: The Maroons legend, 38, had bought the home for $579,000 in October 2006, when he was a star player for the Melbourne Storm. (Pictured: the open plan living area) 

Bidding war: Three would-be buyers jostled over the home at auction last Saturday, where there was a price guide of between $1.2million and $1.3million

Bidding war: Three would-be buyers jostled over the home at auction last Saturday, where there was a price guide of between $1.2million and $1.3million 

Upstairs, the master bedroom has a balcony, a wall of wardrobes and an ensuite.

Also on the top level is the second bedroom, bathroom and study.

Duct heating and a split system provide extra security and comfort for those chilly Melbourne winters and torrid summers.

Welcome: The courtyard is ideal for entertaining

Welcome: The courtyard is ideal for entertaining

There’s also a European-style laundry, gated parking and substantial storage.

In July 2021, Cooper and Tara sold their four-bedroom, two-bathroom family home near Balmoral Beach in Sydney for a reported $5 million.

The footy couple, who married in 2017, share two sons, Lennox, who turns four in July, and Harley, who recently had his first birthday.

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