Former player has a flair for the modern

Eric Grothe Jnr

Spacious living: Former Parramatta Eels player Eric Grothe Jnr is selling his Caringbah property. Picture: Jane Dyson

ERIC Grothe Jnr is a man of many talents. The recently retired Parramatta Eels player has not only been slowly pursuing a music career, but just finished building a property at Caringbah.After he started construction two years ago, Mr Grothe has transformed the old property into a modern masterpiece.

“I had this open-plan design in my head and brought in a builder to create it,” Mr Grothe said.

“Since it has been completed I keep adding new things to the house every time I think of something, but now I have to stop otherwise I could keep going on forever.”

The spacious property is now on the market in a private sale run by one of Mr Grothe’s friends, real estate agent John Barker.

The house has three bedrooms, a massive main bathroom, and sliding glass doors that fold all the way back to create a seamless transition between the open-plan kitchen, living and dining area and the outdoor entertainment area.

Mr Grothe has called Sutherland Shire his home for the past 10 years, living at Cronulla before moving to Caringbah.

He now plans to move to Surry Hills or Newtown to be closer to the live music scene and pursue the next chapter of his career.

“I plan to record my own rock album in July,” he said.

“This will be a fresh start and I am looking forward to it.”