Favourite child! Footy star Latrell Mitchell shares his joy after buying his parents their ‘dream home’ for $1.8million – and the owners had NO IDEA he was bidding until after the auction
- Rugby League star Latrell Mitchell has bought his parents their ‘dream home’
- South Sydney Rabbitohs fullback paid $1.815million for the Taree property
- Real estate agent says they had no idea footy star was bidding until after auction
NRL star Latrell Mitchell has bought his parents their ‘dream home’ after signing a massive contract extension.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs fullback won an auction for a six-bedroom, 19-hectare property in his hometown of Taree on the NSW mid-north coast.
‘Today I bought my parents Matt and Patricia their dream home!’ Mitchell posted to Instagram on Saturday.
The 23-year-old paid $1.815million for the house, $61,000 over the reserve of $1.75million.
The 23-year-old paid $1.815million for the house, $61,000 over the reserve of $1.75million
Rugby League star Latrell Mitchell has shared his joy on social media after buying his parents their ‘dream home’
Mitchell’s parents are ‘over the moon’ about securing the property according to the agent
Mitchell can afford to be generous after signing a contract extension with the Rabbitohs worth $875,000 per season earlier this year.
Steve Smith of Ray White Real Estate said Mitchell’s parents were ‘over the moon’ with the home and the sellers were delighted the indigenous star won the auction.
‘It’s a testimony to a really nice guy, heck of a nice guy,’ Mr Smith told Daily Mail Australia.
‘I met his parents after the auction and they’re over the moon. He’s a great role model.’
The European-designed six-bedroom, three-bathroom house is situated on 19 hectares on the river in the Manning Valley boasting several dams and paddocks.
The home is eco-friendly with solar-power, made with locally-sourced recycled materials and featuring a stunning sandstone fireplace and multiple outdoor entertaining areas.
The north-facing property also has a six-car garage with internal access and two master upstairs bedrooms.
Mr Smith said neither he nor the vendors were aware that the footy star was the successful bidder until after the auction was complete.
The home is eco-friendly with solar-power, made with locally-sourced recycled materials and featuring a stunning sandstone fireplace and multiple outdoor entertaining areas
The property has luscious pastures and multiple paddocks that span its 19 hectares
The home is eco-friendly built from locally-sourced recycled materials
Mitchell revealed he successfully bought the home through his Instagram account
Nathan McCullum, a friend of Mitchell’s who also works with coach Wayne Bennett at the Rabbitohs, was bidding on behalf of the South Sydney star.
The sellers were particularly pleased to hear their house went to the Mitchells as they are ‘Taree people’.
‘I myself didn’t know it was Latrell until after the auction. We stayed there for a couple of hours after the auction, the vendors were over the moon it was him,’ Mr Smith said.
Several rugby league stars and celebrities commented on Mitchell’s post congratulating the young star on his purchase.
‘Congrats to you and the fam,’ South Sydney teammate Alex Johnston said.
‘Deadly brother! Well done,’ singer Troy Cassar-Daley replied.
The vendors were particularly pleased to hear their house had gone to the Mitchell’s as they are ‘Taree people’
Each room has stunning views of the property situated on the river in the Manning Valley