Rebecca Judd may have bought her dream home with her husband and former AFL star Chris Judd – but there was a glaring problem with the Melbourne mansion, which they discovered only when they moved.
The Judds recently purchased the luxurious Spanish colonial home in the Melbourne suburb of Brighton for a total of $ 7.3 million.
That price tag grew by $ 50,000 when the couple realized their cars were too big to fit in the garage.
Speaking with Jase and PJ of KIIS 101.1, Judd stated that their mistake in measuring the garage to see if it could fit his Range Rover was a "big mistake".
"We hit this big hurdle because when you go to home inspections, you never think about driving your cars in the garage to see if they fit or not," Judd told the radio hosts. "They don't fit, so there's this massive column in the middle and every car has its own roller door with this large structural radius in the middle.
"Our machines, neither of them fit. We tried one night and we couldn't even get in.
"We had to throw down the column because this would not be my dream home and we will leave the machines on the street, so we had to slam the column, put some structural steel through the top and open it. $ 50,000 later. ..
"It was a big mistake, so if you're listening, make sure you measure the garage."
The former weather attendant joked about the price, lowered the price to her husband Chris Judd, saying instead that it was fantastic, about $ 20,000. "He never retires, never," she laughed.
The couple is in the middle of completely renovating the Brighton home. At the beginning of this week, Judd spoke with Nine & # 39; s The style schoolon their huge project.
"We bought this house to house our big family," he said. "The most important goal of this renewal was to create a home that included all the boxes in terms of what we needed for a functional family home.
"Bedrooms, bathrooms and enough living space, so we were not the one above, but (even so) we could have really enjoyed a wonderful family stay together."
The Judds have four children – two-year-old twins, Tom and Darcy, a five-year-old girl named Billie and a seven-year-old boy named Oscar.
Judd also said that she and her husband plan to build an extension and said they would not buy the house if there was not enough space for a gym.
"We measured the existing tennis court and we had huge baselines," he told the program. "I was wondering if we could make them smaller and move the tennis court forward, pinching a little extra space from the back baseline to build a gym. We talked to our builder, Dale, and he got us given the green light.
"If we weren't able to do that, we wouldn't have bought the house. My husband is in the gym every day, so it's really important and it was a determining factor in buying this house."
The judges also intend to build a magnesium mineral pool.
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