Pat Rafter's former luxury trophy home resold at Sunshine Beach for $17 million

Pat Rafter's former luxury trophy home resold at Sunshine Beach for $17 million
Pat Rafter's former luxury trophy home resold at Sunshine Beach for $17 million

Queensland restaurateur David Hales and wife Louise have secured $17 million for their house on Queensland's Sunshine Beach.

The couple made headlines when they paid $15.2 million for the Sunshine Coast home of tennis legend Pat Rafter in early 2018.

Its latest sale come after being on the market since late last year when the home came with initial hopes of $20 million.

Karen Harman of Dowling Neylan advised during the marketing it had undergone a $1 million upgrade.

The John Burgess-designed seven bedroom home was sold by the retired tennis champion Pat Rafter and his wife Lara who moved to their 28 hectare Byron Bay retreat.

The Rafters always wanted $18 million plus for the seven bedroom, five bathroom beachfront home which was built in 2010.

Rafter suggested it was what it had cost.

They paid $9.5 million in 2006 for the building block with rival tennis star Thomas Muster missing out of the 1286 sqm double block holding.

The minimalist luxury U-shaped home has a central pool with two glass-fronted wings pushing out towards the ocean over a steep banksia and pandanus-covered dune that drops down to the beach.

There's a path to the sand and the surf, some 136 kms north of Brisbane.

 

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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