Howzat! Aussie Cricketer Matthew Wade Sells Eye-Catching Family Home

Even before it was formally put on the market, Australian cricketer Matthew Wade and his wife Julia managed to sell their Highett home of four years quickly. The couple have sold their opulent industrial-style family home at 23 Talune Street in Hobart's Lindisfarne district for $2,225,000.

About the House 

The five-bedroom, three-bathroom home has been marketed by David McLeod and Daniel Ten Broeke of Petrusma Property Sandy Bay. It offers resort-style facilities that will make you feel like you're always on vacation. Matthew Wade plays for the Tasmanian Cricket Team and the Hobart Hurricanes in Twenty20 and has represented his country in all three international cricket formats. Built in 2019, the property exudes an industrial vibe with its glass revolving entrance doors, sleek black facade and concrete driveway surrounded by trees. Inside, there are polished concrete floors, steel glass windows and doors, exposed brick walls, vaulted ceilings, sheer curtains, pendant lighting, and a dramatic kitchen with an oversized island bench in black.

The home has a landscaped backyard that includes a pool, outdoor kitchen and sunken seating area. It also has a home theatre with a bar, a games room that can be converted into an office, and a state-of-the-art gym with mirrored walls and rubber mats. There is a boat building on the property which can be used by boat lovers as additional living space. On the other side of the Derwent River, about 6 km from Hobart's central business district, is Lindisfarne, within easy reach of parks, shops and cafes.

About the House Owners

Despite his reputation for uproarious on-field banter and aggressive behaviour on the field as a batsman, Matthew Wade leads a quiet family life with his wife Julia Barry. His career took off at the age of 32, especially after he returned to the Test team for the 2019 Ashes. But had he not taken part in Australia A's tour of England last year, when his wife Julia Barry was about to give birth to their second child, his journey could have taken a different direction. Wade's choice to join the tour eventually allowed him to rejoin the Australia Test team.

Matthew Wade’s T20 Career at a Glance 

With his dominant performances as Hobart Hurricanes' opening batsman in the BBL, combined with his short but effective spell as a T20I opener in Warner's absence, Wade cemented his status as Australia's premier T20I wicket keeper for the 2020–21 season. He also captained the T20I team in two series while Aaron Finch was out. He re-emerged as a finisher when he served as vice-captain for the 2021 T20 World Cup. In this capacity, he delivered what could be considered the most significant innings of the T20 World Cup, helping Australia beat Pakistan in the semi-finals and eventually win the tournament.

Even after their daughter Winter was born, the Wades lived in the elegant five-bedroom home for nearly four years. Ms Wade said they had decided to downsize and would rent a house next door before possibly investing in another property. She added that the decision to sell was made before her husband even considered moving his cricket team from Victoria to his native Tasmania. The 29-year-old, Matthew Wade was in contact with Cricket Tasmania and was considering a move south due to family commitments, according to rumours.

Is the cricketer Matthew Wade colour blind?
Yes, Australian cricketer Matthew Wade is colour blind and has faced several complications with cricket balls of certain colours. 
Who is Matthew Wade’s wife?
Matthew Wade is married to Julia Barry. 
What is Matthew Wade’s age?
Born on 26th December 1987, Matthew Wade is currently 35 years old.