Insiders host David Speers and wife Liz put 1930s-era Alphington house on the market

27 Shiers St, Alphington - for herald sun real estate.

Insiders host David Speers and wife Liz Taggart-Speers are selling 27 Shiers St, Alphington.


Insiders host David Speers and wife Liz Taggart-Speers are selling a circa-1930s house in Melbourne’s northeast.

The couple purchased the home at 27 Shiers St, Alphington, for $1.84m 2019, according to CoreLogic.

They have put the house on the market with a $2m-$2.2m asking range.

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Located between Pitcher Park and Darebin Parklands, the four-bedroom home features back yard citrus trees, a covered alfresco deck, Art Deco ceilings in the ground floor bedrooms, plantation shutters and Jarrah floors.

Stacker doors in the lounge and living area open to the deck and gardens.

Upstairs includes a retreat and study, two bedrooms and a fully-tiled bathroom with a bathtub.

27 Shiers St, Alphington - FOR HERALD SUN REAL ESTATE

The kitchen and living area opens to the rear garden.


27 Shiers St, Alphington - FOR HERALD SUN REAL ESTATE

The covered entertaining deck.


27 Shiers St, Alphington - FOR HERALD SUN REAL ESTATE

In the kitchen, an island boasting stainless-steel and granite surfaces is complimented by a 900mm Smeg range and Siemens dishwasher.

A double garage with remote and internal entry offers two car spaces.

The home is located close to Alphington train station, schools, Fairfield Village and the Eastern Freeway.

27 Shiers St, Alphington - FOR HERALD SUN REAL ESTATE

27 Shiers St, Alphington - FOR HERALD SUN REAL ESTATE

27 Shiers St, Alphington - FOR HERALD SUN REAL ESTATE

Before he began presenting the ABC’s Insiders show, Speers was political editor at Sky News where he hosted shows including the channel’s PM Agenda program, The Nation with David Speers and Speers Tonight from Canberra.

Speers has moderated federal election leadership debates between John Howard and Kevin Rudd in 2007, Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott in 2010 and Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott in 2013.

27 Shiers St, Alphington - FOR HERALD SUN REAL ESTATE

The neutral color palette.


deputy leader of the Australian Labor Party

David Speers interviews Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Richard Marles on ABC’s Insiders. Picture: ABC.


He has won several journalism awards and in 2020 released a book titled On Mutiny, about Malcolm Turnbull being removed as Prime Minister.

The house will be auctioned on October 1.

Jellis Craig Northcote agent Paula Beavis has the listing.

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