Brett McLeod of Nine News sells Melbourne conversion for $2.9M

Nine News Melbourne presenter Brett McLeod lists his converted corner shop in Fitzroy for $2.9 million when he returns to the network’s London office

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Nine News reporter Brett McLeod has listed his converted corner shop in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy.

Brett and his wife, Louise, are seeking between $2.7 million and $2.9 million for their four-bedroom home, reports realestate.com.au.

The property is a converted store that the McLeod family bought for $880,000 in 2005, after Brett returned to Australia after his first stint as a correspondent for Nine’s Europe.

On the market: Nine News reporter Brett McLeod has listed his converted corner shop in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. Brett and his wife, Louise, are seeking between $2.7 million and $2.9 million for their four-bedroom home (pictured)

Moving Abroad: The McLeods bought the house for $880,000 in 2005, after Brett returned to Australia after his first stint as Nine's Europe correspondent.  They are now selling as the journalist, 58, prepares to return to Nine's London desk

Moving Abroad: The McLeods bought the house for $880,000 in 2005, after Brett returned to Australia after his first stint as Nine’s Europe correspondent. They are now selling as the journalist, 58, prepares to return to Nine’s London desk

They are now selling as the veteran journalist, 58, prepares to return to Nine’s London desk.

The house has four bedrooms and a number of large living areas that used to serve as a shop floor.

A unique feature of the exterior is a large rainbow ‘Yes’ artwork on the side, which was painted by McLeods’ daughter during the 2017 marriage equality post survey.

Brett said it was his daughter’s idea to paint the mural, which has since become a “tourist attraction” in the area.

Stylish interior: the former shop has a number of large living areas that are beautifully decorated

Stylish interior: the former shop has a number of large living areas that are beautifully decorated

“When the marriage equality vote came up, she asked if she and a friend could paint a ‘yes’ on the wall — and we said, ‘yes,'” he told realestate.com.au.

‘It has become a kind of tourist attraction. Most weekends there is someone taking a picture in front of it.

“Sometimes bridal parties come to have their pictures taken.”

cozy!  The house has a galley style kitchen which does not appear to have been renovated

cozy! The house has a galley style kitchen which does not appear to have been renovated

The facade of the building still bears the name of the original store, Shamrock Store, complete with blue tiles.

The property also used to be an art gallery before it became a home.

The McLeods, who have three grown children, Jackson, Alexander and Olivia, are now moving to London after their Fitzroy home goes up for auction on August 14.

Yes!  A unique feature of the exterior is a large rainbow 'Yes' artwork on the side, which was painted by McLeods' daughter during the 2017 marriage equality post survey

Yes! A unique feature of the exterior is a large rainbow ‘Yes’ artwork on the side, which was painted by McLeods’ daughter during the 2017 marriage equality post survey

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