A Brighton mansion where Shane Warne allegedly threw flippers on the tennis court has been listed for the first time in almost two decades. Real estate agents want between $14.5 and $15.95 million for the luxurious five bedder, which was custom built with hosting guests as a priority.
The fancy home is located at 13 Park St and sits on a 2080 square metre block. It was built just before the turn of the century for big wig beer exec Ted Kunkel. Speaking of centuries, Warnie once reportedly bowled flippers on the tennis court for a bunch of the St Kilda football club, when a later owner of the joint, former St Kilda football club president Rod Butterss, had a party at the place.
The storied house is now on the market for some 15 million bucks, with Marshall White Bayside looking after the sale. To that end, Marshall White Bayside director Stephen Smith told realestate.com.au: “The layout of the home is unbeatable.”
He also told the above Warnie story and spruiked the place’s many amenities, which include a floodlit grass tennis court, a heated pool and spa and an undercover outdoor terrace with a built in barbie.
The fun doesn’t end inside, with realestate.com.au reporting the pad has “lavish formal dining rooms” (yes, in plural) and “living areas featuring grand pillars and polished tiling.” When in Rome…
This leads into a New York loft-style kitchen and a butler’s pantry (i.e. a bloody big one). The place also boasts a play room, a gym and a bar kitchen with beer taps (because who needs the pub when you’ve got one at home?).
Not only is it epic for entertaining but according to the realtor, it’s great for family living, and very quiet (“The one real thing you don’t get from the photos is how peaceful and private it is,” Mr Smith told realestate.com.au).
If this tickles your fancy, you’ve got to book a private inspection (and prepare those 15 million dollaroos).