He­witts slow to off­load their lux­ury pen­t­house

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - REALESTATE -

IT’S be­come some­thing like a five-set ten­nis match.

Aussie ten­nis le­gend Lley­ton He­witt and wife Bec now have new es­tate agents mar­ket­ing their lux­ury St Kilda Rd pen­t­house of­fer­ing in Mel­bourne.

It is the third change of es­tate agents dur­ing its six-year on-off-on list­ing.

There’s been no re­cent ask­ing price amend­ment, it re­mains at $10 mil­lion plus.

Their re­dun­dant Yve apart­ment does come with a re­freshed look since the for­mer Syd­ney-based cou­ple moved out to their re­cently ac­quired Toorak manor house.

Gone is the dom­i­nant red fur­ni­ture, re­placed by more wel­com­ing decor of cream and light colours.

The pool ta­ble has stayed with the list­ing, now through WHITEFOX agent Ryan Fisher. The ini­tial agents listed the apart­ment in 2011, ask­ing $15 mil­lion for the two-level home with 740sqm in­ter­nal space, 440sqm bal­cony and an eight-car garage. The price was dropped by $5 mil­lion in 2014.

For many years, when the He­witt fam­ily was based in the Ba­hamas, the vast pad was rarely used.

He­witt bought the apart­ments on level 19 and 20 for an $8.325 mil­lion to­tal in 2004 shortly be­fore a whirl­wind romance in 2005, when he was a Wim­ble­don cham­pion and Bec was a star of the en­dur­ing soapie Home and Away.

The He­witts quit their Syd­ney prop­erty port­fo­lio, sell­ing their lux­ury Ken­thurst acreage for $5 mil­lion late last year in a quick sale.

They have since moved into a new Ge­or­gian man­sion, with­out any ten­nis court, in the blue chip Toorak, pay­ing $12.7 mil­lion through Sotheby’s agent Phillip French.

The Yve pen­t­house is not He­witt’s first ex­tended prop­erty mar­ket­ing of­fer­ing. His home­town Ade­laide prop­erty took six years to sell at West Lakes sell­ing in 2014.

In­side the lav­ish pen­t­house on St Kilda Rd, Mel­bourne.

The ex­te­rior.

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