Tennis icon Lleyton Hewitt checking out Toorak trophy

Tennis icon Lleyton Hewitt checking out Toorak trophy
Tennis icon Lleyton Hewitt checking out Toorak trophy

The tennis icon Lleyton Hewitt and wife Bec have been spotted coming and going from a newly built Georgian style Toorak residence.

But it's not yet apparent if they are renting or have bought the recently sold prestige property.

It comes after the Hewitt's formal departure from Sydney with the recent sale of their redundant home in Kenthurst.

Settlement shows they sold the seven bedroom Kenthurst retreat for $5 million after being on the market for around two weeks last spring through Guardian Realty agent Gavin Wakely.

The luxury Kenthurst family home came with a golf green with bunker and practice net, outdoor entertaining area with built in barbecue, pool plus two tennis courts.

The couple had paid $3 million in 2006, just before he won the Queen's Club Championship in Wimbledon.

There's no tennis court on the Hewitt's new Toorak abode.

Set on one of Toorak's finest boulevards, the new Georgian style residence was recently built by Peter Johnston's Royale Constructions.

It had been a 1960s architect designed home before it was bulldozed by Johnston who paid $3.81 million in late 2015.

Their Melbourne base, a $10 million penthouse atop the Yve building on St Kilda Road remains for sale on the Sotheby's International website.

The apartment offers 710 sqm internal space and 443 sqm outdoor living space over levels 19 and 20.

The couple are now spending most of their time in Melbourne, although he has a new endeavour, leading the elite Albany Tennis Academy at Windsor High School in The Bahamas where they retain a home.

"This new chapter of my career at the Albany Sports Academy allows me the opportunity to train, lead and grow rising stars from around the world in the game I love," Hewitt said on its launch earlier this month. Albany is a luxury resort community jointly owned by Tavistock Group, Tiger Woods and Ernie Els.

Bec and Lleyton were both big celebrities in their own right before they combined their star power, after a whirlwind romance in 2005.

He was the then Wimbledon champion and she was a star of the enduring soapie, Home and Away.

This article first appeared in the Sunday Telegraph.

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