Melbourne City’s Rostyn Griffiths seeks to strike Northcote property goal at auction

Soccer player Rostyn Griffiths and wife Caris are selling a townhouse as 10a Wales St, Northcote.

Soccer star Rostyn Griffiths and wife Caris are selling a Northcote townhouse with an outdoor swan mural, fire pit and wood-fired pizza oven.

The former captain of A-League club Perth Glory, who is departing Melbourne City to join sister club Mumbai City in the Indian Super League, has $1.3m-$1.4m price hopes for the three-bedroom property at 10a Wales St.

The couple paid $1.2m for the double-storey home in 2020, according to CoreLogic, with public records confirming they own the adobe.

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A mural of a black swan and cygnet floating upon a lake against a waterfall background is a standout feature of the abode’s back yard along with a deck which has retractable awning.

The townhouse boasts street frontage and a gated driveway lead to a living and meals area and kitchen including Miele appliances, a dishwasher, stand-alone breakfast bar, glass splashback and cabinetry.

Three bedrooms containing wardrobes are located near the bathroom containing a large shower, bath, black tapware and vanity.

The home offers hardwood floors, four split systems, a laundry, powder room, storage or children’s play nook under the stairs, an alarm, video doorbell and two-car garage.

The outdoor swan and bird mural.

An airy kitchen featuring Miele appliances, including a dishwasher.

Rear garden views.

Born in Stoke-on-Trent in the UK, Griffiths was a Central Coast Mariners team member from 2010 until he moved to Chinese club Guangzhou R & F in 2012.

In 2014, Griffiths returned to the A-League to play for Perth Glory.

Three years later Griffiths signed a deal to become a defensive midfielder for Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor Tashkent in the Uzbek League.

The departure attracted a $1.3m transfer fee which still stands as an A-League record.

The back yard has in-built seating and a firepit.

A stylish bathroom.

One of the bedrooms in the townhouse.

Rostyn Griffiths of Melbourne City and Bruno Fornaroli of Perth Glory compete for the ball during the round nine A-League match between Melbourne City and the Perth Glory at AAMI Park in 2019. Photo: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images.

Griffiths left the club in 2018, citing family reasons, and signed a two-year contract with Melbourne City.

Griffiths, now 34, appeared in three consecutive grand finals and played in a total of 94 matches with the side.

In July this year, Melbourne City announced Griffiths would join Mumbai City. The Northcote townhouse will be auctioned on August 20.

Jellis Craig Northcote Paula Beavis has the listing.

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