Rugby legend Dan Carter is ready to take up residence in one of Auckland’s poshest suburbs, after he and his family eventually return from France.
The former All Black is understood to have recently bought a large eastern suburbs property, according to NZME.
The new Remuera family home is a character three-bedroom weatherboard classic. As well as sitting on a quarter-acre section, the property has views through a bush reserve to the water.
It’s been reported the palatial pad has a CV of $4m, although it's likely the Carters paid much more for it.
The couple have previously owned in the well-heeled Auckland suburb.
Their two-story Aldred Road home, which the pair bought in 2014 for $3,050,000, was sold late last year for $4.5m, and is believed to have netted the rugby star a $1.5m profit.
Currently the 33-year-old star first five, along with his wife Honor and sons Marco and Fox live in Paris. The rugby legend is signed to high profile French team Racing 92, and is into the second year of his contract.
Earlier this year, Carter made a return visit to New Zealand after he was caught drink-driving in France.
Local media reported Carter had forgotten his driver’s licence and his blood alcohol reading was 0.98 grams of alcohol per litre of blood. The permitted rate in France is 0.5.
He is yet to go to court on the charges.
Following his arrest, the record-breaking Number 10 issued an apology on Facebook.
"No excuses - I made a massive error of judgment and have let down my club, my fans and most importantly my family," he wrote.
"I will have to now let the police/court process run its course and face the consequences. I'm just glad no one was harmed. Sorry."