Former Olympian Grant Hackett has listed his luxury beachfront pad on “Millionaires’ Row” on the Gold Coast in the hopes of upsizing in Melbourne.
The three-bedroom villa at 1/100 Hedges Avenue, Mermaid Beach is located on the most prestigious beachfront strip in Queensland, mere steps away from beaches and cafes.
Hackett grew up in the adjacent suburb of Mermaid Waters. He said the opportunity to buy the home six years ago was too good to resist.
“I decided to move back to the Gold Coast in 2014. Who doesn’t want to move to the Gold Coast and live on the beach?” Mr Hackett told Domain.
“It’s a perfect spot. Steps away from the beach and I absolutely fell in love with it straight away.”
In the last four years, the gold medallist known as one of Australia’s best long-distance swimmers has relocated to Melbourne with his family.
They have used the Gold Coast property as a holiday home since then and have decided it is time to sell.
“There’s no news yet but our family is growing down here in Melbourne,” Mr Hackett said. “We want to get a bigger property down here in Melbourne.
“When we do go up [to the Gold Coast] we are spending all our time with our family. It doesn’t make sense to hold such a beautiful property any longer.
“From our perspective, we’re sad to see it go but I’m sure someone else will get some pleasure out of it.”
The home, which has a total space of 331 square metres, spans four levels and has a double lock-up garage in the basement plus visitor parking.
The property has open-plan living and dining rooms that showcase the beach views.
It also has a private internal lift to take residents up to the fourth-floor rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the Coolangatta coastline back to the mountains.
Selling agent Troy Dowker of Kollosche said he anticipated the luxury modern villa would be in high demand.
“A luxury style villa is few and far between,” he said. “You get rockstar views from the rooftop terrace. It is a pretty amazing space.”
The property last sold for $1.5 million in 2014, records show.
It is scheduled to go to auction on May 30 at 9am.
Article Source: www.domain.com.au