6 Oct

Olympic swimmer has given up on plans to project manage a riverfront home renovation

first_imgSusie O’Neill outside the Yeronga home she is selling. Picture: Peter Wallis.OLYMPIC swimming champion Susie O’Neill has listed the Yeronga home she bought nine years ago.O’Neill said she and husband Cliff Farley loved the suburb and were blown away by the block when they bought it, with plans to redevelop the site.Fancy a nose around some more sports stars’ homes?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality LevelsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWN Session ID: 2020-09-28:2b640e7ea8e19a3d7e0710c Player Element ID: vjs_video_3 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen00:00 Related videos But like many with young families, life was too hectic to follow through with the project and they had decided to sell the house at 108 Rome St, Yeronga through Christine Rudolph of Ray White New Farm. It will be auctioned on Tuesday May 30.The stunning view from the property.The four-bedrom original double cavity red brick 1950s Art Deco home is on 1325sq m of absolute river front land.“It has been a rental property with plans to redevelop into our ideal family home,’’ O’Neill said.“Time has flown past, our kids are a lot older and with our busy commitments we have less time to project manage the build.The sloping property sits on the river and is on a secluded cul-de-sac.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago“We spent considerable time and effort on plans to redevelop the site. We think it has very unique and amazing potential. The secluded and private nature of the cul-de-sac, the elevated flood free outlook and the enormous feeling of space so close to the city. But with life and work commitments becoming more consuming and our children getting older, our plans have shifted, and we are happy to continue living in our current Yeronga home.’’The listing follows the recent sale by the couple of their property at Cabarita in northern NSW for $3 million.It’s certainly not a bad view from the Yeronga property.O’Neill said they had always intended to sell that property when their youngest was in grade five at school.“We knew school and sport commitments would hinder our usage. It was fantastic when the kids were young, with surfing and nippers.’’It’s understood that home, which initially passed in at auction, sold soon after to a Singapore-based expat.Susie O’Neill has listed the home she bought nine years ago 108 Rome St. Yeronga South.O’Neill said the Yeronga home had appealed because of its position on a wide bend of the river.“The view is amazing, there are no houses on the other side (of the river),’’ she said.She said they bought the home when she had just finished swimming and thought she would be a stay-at-home mum.While that is still her main role, O’Neill now has various media commitments including with Brisbane’s Nova radio station.The home sits on an elevated block.last_img read more