Sydney premiership coach and Demons flag architect Paul Roos and his wife Tami are booting their swish city apartment.
Sydney premiership coach Paul Roos and his wife Tami are selling their South Melbourne penthouse less than two years after purchasing the luxurious pad.
Set across the top two levels of its 11/81 Palmerston Cres address, the luxury abode with a rooftop pool and views of the city hit the market last week with a $4.65m-$5.065m asking price.
Roos, an Australian Football Hall of Famer and seven-time All Australian, coached more than 260 games for Sydney and Melbourne.
He also pulled on the boots for Fitzroy for 269 games in the ‘80s and ‘90s before moving to Sydney, where he played 87 games.
Marshall White Bayside director Mathew Pillios said the swanky three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment was “exclusive, private and unique”.
“The special thing about this one is it literally borders Albert Park and South Yarra and is in South Melbourne,” Mr Pillios said.
“You’re still walking distance to the beach, close to the Shrine. It’s a really unique location in terms of being close to everything. And it’s just a luxury penthouse with views of the city.”
Mr Pillios said the property’s dual living zones, two balconies and the rooftop pool were an entertainer’s dream.
A raft of “exceptional” finishes including European oak floors, an Aether Marble kitchen, Miele appliances, a butler’s pantry and a fireplace are also on offer.
CoreLogic records show Roos paid $4.2m for the pad in 2020.
The apartment was listed at the end of 2021 with another agency but failed to sell.
In 2020, the Roos’ sold their Brighton home in just four days.
At the time the 2005 premiership coach had $5.5-$6 million price hopes for the four-bedroom property with an “oasis” outdoor area and pool.
Mr Pillios said the couple were selling their city base as they “are hardly spending any time there”.
It’s understood the pair are spending more time in the US.
“It’s a great opportunity for new purchasers to enjoy luxury living,” Mr Pillios said.
A mix of young families, downsizers, “rock stars” and wealthy single people had flagged interest, he said.
The property is being sold via private sale in conjunction with Chisholm & Gamon managing director Torsten Kasper.
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Originally published as Paul Roos: Sydney premiership coach lists luxe South Melbourne penthouse