Surf champ Mick Fanning buys Gold Coast skate ramp house

Mick Fanning has purchased a designer home with an indoor skate ramp. It was built in 2018 by Luke and Bec Conforti (pictured).

Surf legend Mick Fanning has splashed $3m on a designer home built around an indoor skate ramp located in one of the southern Gold Coast’s most coveted pockets.
The contemporary three-bedroom house bordering Tugun and Currumbin was snapped up by Fanning ahead of its planned auction date.
It was one of the nation’s most viewed properties on when it was listed for sale in June.

The world champion splashed $3m on the striking Gold Coast home. Photo Steve Pohlner

Three-time world champion surfer Fanning and his partner, Breeana Randall, became parents to a baby boy last August and had been living in a two-storey home.
The young family was attracted to their new property’s single-level layout and idyllic location on a leafy 1269sq m block fronting Currumbin Creek, just 400m from the beach and backing onto Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

The contemporary home showcased interiors by Kira and Kira when it was listed for sale.

Marketing agent Mishy Canning, of LJ Hooker, said the buyer also “loved” the home’s 3ft plywood ramp, which was housed in a purpose-built airconditioned room that is the size of a double garage.
The space is completed with a home gym, infrared sauna and surfboard racks, along with a surround sound system comprising integrated subwoofers and external Bose speakers.
Ms Canning said more than 115 groups had inspected the home in just half an hour at its first open home, with 13 written offers received the same day.

The space housing the half pipe is air-conditioned and also has an infrared sauna, surfboard racks and surround sound.

It is understood to be a record price for a non-beachfront home in the area between the two surfers’ sweet spots of Tugun and Currumbin, known as The Pocket.
Previous owners Luke and Bec Conforti custom-designed the house in 2018, with the fun-sized half pipe taking pride of place.
“We wanted to build our dream house here, and it was designed to fit the skate ramp in perfectly,” Mr Conforti said.
“It has really high ceilings on purpose and all the walls are lined with timber and plywood for the fact that when you skate you can’t damage anything.”

The home was designed to harmonise with its natural surroundings.

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An avid skater from childhood, Mr Conforti grew up in Currumbin and was instrumental in petitioning council for the $750,000 upgrade of nearby Tugun Skatepark in 2015.
The home was designed to harmonise with its natural surrounds through use of quality materials including black butt timber.

It has three bedrooms laid out over a single-level floor plan.

High-tech features include a complete home automation system which controls the lights as well as the temperature of the pool.

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