Outgoing AFL boss Gillon McLachlan and his wife Laura have purchased a multi-million dollar mansion in one of Melbourne’s most exclusive streets.
Public records show Laura McLachlan bought the double-storey Prahran mansion for $13.5 million.
Outgoing AFL boss Gillon McLachlan and wife Laura Blythe attend the 2022 Brownlow Medal.Credit:Getty Images
The luxe property was purchased in June, but settled on Monday.
A spokesman for McLachlan declined to comment on the purchase of the property.
In August, the couple listed their six-bedroom home, also in Prahran, with price guide of $10 million to $11 million.
The stylish six-bedroom home in Prahran is one of only two homes in the suburb with a tennis court.
Gillon and Laura McLachlan’s house was originally listed for sale with a guide of $10 million to $11 million.Credit:Marshall White
Despite its high-end finishes, the couple later reduced the guide to $8.8 million to $9.3 million.
The home, which is in the name of Gillon’s wife Laura, last traded for $4 million in 2013, public records show.
The pair have yet to find a buyer for the property.
Gillon McLachlan is nearing the end of his tenure as AFL chief executive officer. He took the role in 2014 and was planning to vacate it a few years ago, but agreed to continue in the position when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
He guided the competition through those tumultuous seasons, then announced his planned resignation in April this year before helping finalise a lucrative, seven year broadcast deal to shore up the game’s financial position.
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