Swimming champion Eamon Sullivan sells Surry Hills terrace

Swimming champion Eamon Sullivan sells Surry Hills terrace
Swimming champion Eamon Sullivan sells Surry Hills terrace

The retired world record swimming champion Eamon Sullivan has sold his Surry Hills terrace given he's back home in Perth running restaurants.

It fetched a bullish $1.8 million after its recent Goodyer Real Estate auction.

He had bought the four bedroom home for $1.26 million in 2009, shortly after coming to national prominence setting record times in the pool in 50 and 100 metre freestyle events. 

The auction of the terrace saw it passed in with just the one bid of $1.65 million however Pauline Goodyer of Goodyer Woollahra subsequently had three bidders emerge afterwards taking the price to $1.8 million.

Following his 2012 move to Perth, the Bourke Street terrace had been rented out at $1,400 a week. It has been bought this month by an investor showing a gross yield of around 5.6 per cent.

Born in Perth, Sullivan is dominating the hospitality scene now co-owning three restaurants - Bib & Tucker in North Fremantle; Louis Baxters Espresso bar cafe in Subiaco, and most recently May Street Larder in East Fremantle.

He opened the cafe first with TV producer Laki Baker, then ventured with pole vaulter Steve Hooker, hockey player Jamie Dwyer and chef Scott Bridger to open Bib & Tucker, located on top of Fremantle's surf live saving club in 2013. 

His most recent opening was May Street Larder where he teamed up again with taste of Perth chef Bridger.

Sullivan is engaged to Perth lawyer Naomi Bass, proposing earlier this year under cherry blossoms while the pair were in Japan on holidays.

The two are eyeing a wedding date next April.

Sullivan was a sprint swimmer, finding great success in the freestyle events winning three medals at the Olympics and setting two world records. 

He retired from swimming in 2014 at the age of 29, citing an ongoing shoulder injury as the overriding factor in his decision. 

Aside from sport, Sullivan became a popular TV figure after winning the first series of Celebrity Masterchef Australia and also competing in Dancing with the Stars.

It was bought from the former corporate internet executive Chris Kreis turned property developer and his sister, Swiss architect Nicole Kreis.

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