Hewitts slow to offload their luxury penthouse
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.