Supercar racing great Jason Bright aiming to drive home sale in Richmond


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Bathurst 1000 champ Jason Bright has listed his home at 8 Shaw St, Richmond.

Retired racing car driver and 1998 Bathurst 1000 winner Jason Bright is revving up to sell his Richmond home.

The pad includes a four-car garage that’s unusually large for the inner-city suburb — and which Bright has partly transformed into a man cave and display room for his racing helmets and trophies.

The 46-year-old and his wife Lucy, who share the three-level townhouse at 8 Shaw St with their two kids, have $2-$2.2 million price hopes for it.

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Jason Bright has owned the property since 2012.

Bright has turned half the garage into a games room, trophy room and study.

The residence was designed by renowned architect Stephen Akehurst in the late ‘90s, and the Brights have owned it since 2012.

CoreLogic records show the pad changed hands for $1.575 million then.

Bright retired as a full-time Supercar driver at the end of the 2017 season, following a decorated career comprising 20 wins and 88 podium finishes. He also runs trade and services business Taskforce Australia.

The main living area.

The kitchen opens out to an alfresco terrace.

Kay & Burton selling agent Tim Blackett said highlights of the home for Bright had “obviously” included the big garage that took up almost the entire ground floor.

“It’s very rare to have that level of carparking in Richmond,” Mr Blackett said.

The racing legend used half the space for a games zone, trophy cabinet and study.

The agent said the property offered 260sq m of internal living space, including the garage.

The north-facing terrace.

A living, dining and kitchen zone, plus a north-facing terrace with a built-in barbecue, make up the first floor.

And the home’s three bedrooms occupy the top storey, among them a luxe main with an ensuite and wall-to-wall wardrobe.

Mr Blackett said the residence remained in “pristine condition” and offered low-maintenance living near the shops and restaurants of Swan and Church Sts and Bridge Rd.

Downsizers from the Boroondara area, young professionals and investors are circling the property, which is being sold privately.

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