He might be in England hoping to line up with the Australian national team, but meanwhile test cricketer Steve Smith’s newly acquired Vaucluse house is set for an extensive makeover.
The recently lodged plans show the star batsman and wife Dani Willis are seeking to remodel the home they bought four months ago for $6.6 million through Laing & Simmons agent Danny Doff.
They’re renovating every level of the three-storey home starting with the basement where they will be making the gym bigger.
The ground floor living space is getting a small extension, and plenty of nice new stacker doors and windows. They’re opening up the kitchen, which will become an open dining room. The kitchen will be moved to run against a wall where there is currently a study, which will become the de rigueur butler’s pantry.
Its bigger living zone will feature a fireplace and an integrated TV set up.
The upstairs accommodation level is being remodelled with its master suite becoming grander. Its walk in wardrobe will have a central island seat. Its ensuite will have a freestanding bath, a shower and dual vanity.
The couple had their personal finance adviser, Titan Finance’s Trent Tavoletti lodge the paperwork for the plans by Daniel Sutton’s Precision Planning Building Designers. There’s been no Woollahra Council sign off just yet.
Smith is to undergo a concussion test before the second one-day international having being sidelined from the first after being hit on the head practising in the nets.