Gold Coast holiday home of former weightlifting champion Dean Lukin sells
A PROMINENT Mermaid Beach house that became the beachside escape of a former weightlifting champion has changed hands in a multimillion-dollar deal.
A local buyer splashed $6.395 million on the three-storey Hedges Ave residence at No. 99, which is known locally as “the yellow house on the corner”.
It had been a holiday home to 1984 Olympics super heavyweight gold medallist and South Australian tuna fisherman Dean Lukin for almost six years.
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The Hamptons-style house sold weeks after it hit the market with a $6.495 million asking price.
Marketing agent Eddie Wardale, of Kollosche, said it was a rare offering.
“The home was built in the late 1990s,” he said last week.
“It’s one of the iconic homes on Hedges Ave being that it has always been the yellow house on the corner.
“(Mr Lukin) maintained the property and enjoyed using it as a holiday home.
“The outlook to the beach is one of the best on Hedges.”
Surrounded by tropical gardens with enviable views of the ocean, the house is the perfect escape.
An open floorplan on the ground level offers a seamless flow from the dining room and kitchen through to a living area with a sandstone-clad fireplace out onto an alfresco deck.
A built-in barbecue and jacuzzi on the deck are ideal for entertaining.
The main bedroom takes centre stage upstairs, with a large ensuite, walk-in wardrobe and balcony overlooking the beach.
There are two additional bedrooms upstairs, both of which have an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.
A lift services all three levels, including the basement garage that can fit up to four cars.
Mr Wardale said the house’s homely feel was particularly attractive among prospective buyers.
The well-known house last sold for $4.8 million in 2003, according CoreLogic.
Mermaid Beach is the Gold Coast’s priciest suburb with a median of more than $1.362 million.