‘It’s simply amazing’: Olympic swimmer Andrew Baildon selling riverfront mansion

FORMER Olympic swimmer Andrew Baildon and his wife Karen have put their sprawling Gold Coast property on the market.

The couple, who operates Superfish Swim Schools across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, will auction their Georgian-inspired riverfront mansion in Ashmore next month.

Andrew Baildon, pictured, is selling his Gold Coast home. Picture: Richard Gosling

Ray White Surfers Paradise Group CEO Andrew Bell described the property as “one-of-a-kind” on a huge 5287sq m block.

“It’s simply amazing — one of the largest residential land holdings on main river with the incredible 75m frontage,” Mr Bell said.

“The home has been recently completely modernised and retained all of the amazing features such as high ceilings, panelled walls, the magnificent timber floorings, art-deco style windows and lots more.”

“I just can’t do it justice verbally so come along and do yourself a favour and have a good look at the property.”

Unwind in the pool area.

Property records reveal the couple paid $1.65m for the house in 2010.

They briefly put it on the market in September, 2020 before pulling it off in February, 2021.

Originally built in the 1960s, the Baildons renovated the property without losing its warmth and charm.

The art deco touches were rejuvenated, including the fluted glass doors, windows, timber floors and the sprawling original Terrazzo terrace.

There is a seamless flow between the outdoors and the elegant living zones, which include a kitchen with butler’s pantry.

The lower level is now home to a temperature-controlled wine cellar nestled under an original beamed ceiling, with banquet seating and an antique 18th century French door.

Other standout features include imported, custom cabinetry in the bedrooms and bathrooms, and a 12m x 6m pool and adjoining alfresco area.

Ray White Surfers Paradise Group agents Jackson Paradise and Keegan Shaw will auction the property on September 24.

Mr Baildon represented Australia at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul and the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.

He is also a Commonwealth Games gold medallist.

Article source: www.realestate.com.au

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