Home & Property
We've already seen inside his luxury Adelaide property, and now Tennis star Lleyton Hewitt is having another hit at selling his plush inner-city Melbourne penthouse, listing it for a cool AU$10 million (NZ$10.97 million).
Hewitt, who is based in the Bahamas with his young family and playing a tournament in the US this week, is understood to stay at the sprawling pad on St Kilda Road when he is in town to play in the Australian Open.
The apartment in the deluxe Yve tower is being offered to the market, by Sotheby's International Realty, fully furnished.
Hewitt bought the apartments on level 19 and 20 for $8.325 million in 2004 and spent four years kitting it out to create a super penthouse with six bedrooms and six bathrooms.
The former world number one quietly listed the apartment off-market two years ago with a different agent and an asking price of $15 million. Hewitt later slashed that figure to $10 million during a slump period for the Australian prestige market.
It has been readvertised with a quote of $10 million and for that price the new owner will enjoy a private foyer, garaging for eight cars, a meeting room, games room, plasma screens throughout and a large video library.
Glass walls and windows have vistas across Albert Park Lake, the city and the Dandenong Ranges.
Sotheby's Phillip French and his colleague Greg Herman, who are handling the expressions-of-interest sale, declined to comment or discuss the identity of the vendor.
Sotheby's is expected to market the tennis veteran's penthouse through its international network of wealthy prospective buyers.
Hewitt and his wife Bec, a former soapie actress, have three children Mia, Cruz and Ava. They live in the Bahamas during the tennis off-season.
Overnight Hewitt lost in straight sets at the Cincinnati Masters to Italy's Fabio Fognini, spoiling his hopes of US Open seeding.
The 2000 US Open champ will contest Flushing Meadows ranked 40 in the world.
- Sydney Morning Herald
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