Sydney Swans coach reveals new digs

Don Pyke buys in Rose Bay after selling his now former home in Perth.


Having taken up an assis­tant coaching role at the Sydney Swans, Don Pyke and his wife Jodie have settled in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

They’ve bought into the new Rose Bay development Fairway, paying $2.55 million for a 110sqm, first-floor apartment.

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Pyke, a keen ­golfer, will be happy with the neighbourhood choices at their new address.

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Swans assistant coach Don Pyke and wife Jodie. Picture: Tom Huntley


The project, designed by Brian Meyerson and his team at MHN Design Union, is 12 residences across three floors.

The interiors by Lawless & Meyerson feature natural stone and pale timbers, elm, oak and birch ­finishes, and kitchens with honed Portsea Grey stone waterfall benchtops.

The complex saw a $4.25 million top sale for a three-bedroom garden apartment with its own private pool. There are just four apartments left to sell.

Over recent years the peripatetic Don and Jodie have thinned out their interstate property portfolio, most recently selling their longtime Perth home for $3.75 million.

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The five-bedroom Dalkeith home was built after the block cost $840,000 in 2001, five years after he hung up his boots at the West Coast Eagles.

The Pykes new home in Rose Bay.


On moving to Adelaide, where Pyke took the top coaching job at the Crows, they paid $2.75 million for a Somerton Park home in the Adelaide seaside suburb.

They sold that home this time last year for $2.85 million following Pyke’s resignation.

Pyke had spent four seasons as the Crows senior coach, leading the club to its 2017 AFL Grand Final loss to Richmond.

Pyke had previously worked as a strategy coach at the Eagles, where he played 132 AFL games from 1989 to 1996.

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