Olympic swimmer Samantha Riley’s house makes a splash on property market

first_imgThe kitchen was upgraded as part of wider renovations. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago108 Dunlin Drive, Burleigh Waters is set to go to auction in February. The lounge room has a feature fireplace and tropical fish tank. The house has five bedrooms and three bathrooms.The couple bought the home off a local builder.It had already had a major renovation, but over the years the family made “lifestyle” changes, adding in a gym, crisp white designer kitchen, a butlers pantry, solar panels, a barbecue area and revamped every bathroom bar one. A feature fireplace and tropical fish tank offer bonus design points, while polished timber floors and tiles make for easy care living. Samantha Riley in the heats of the 1996 Olympic Games. The swimmer is selling her Gold Coast home. OLYMPIC and Commonwealth Games medallist Samantha Riley’s Gold Coast family house is about to go on the auction block.It comes four weeks after a $2.34 million dollar lawsuit was launched against the former swimming champion over the sale of one of her swim schools. Her company, Sam Riley Promotions (SRP), is accused of breaching an agreement to train the owner and staff of a company which bought the business in 2014, and assist him for six months.She currently operates two Sam Riley Swim Schools at Mt Gravatt East and North Lakes.center_img Samantha Riley won bronze in the womens 100m breaststroke at the 1996 Olympic games.CoreLogic property records show Ms Riley and husband Tim Fydler bought their Burleigh Waters residence for $1.25 million in 2006.“Sam and I have three boys and it’s been a great family house, we wanted a big block close to Burleigh beach,” said Mr Fydler, a former ironman turned businessman.“We can ride the bikes to the beach or for a coffee, and there’s space for the kids to be outside and also on the water.” 108 Dunlin Drive, Burleigh Waters.The residence overlooks 67 metres of sandy water frontage, and there’s a sport practice area.“It’s now a real entertainer, we’ve had everyone around to enjoy the space and the waterfront, with the boat running around out the back for the kids,” said Mr Fydler.The huge waterfront alfresco terrace wraps around the home and features an outdoor kitchen and pizza oven, and encompasses a pool befitting a swimming champion. There is a separate room, ideal for a gym or office.Now their boys are older, ranging from eight to 14-years-old, the family is downsizing and moving even closer to the beach. “When you clean the house up and get it ready for sale, it really makes you think, ‘why are we selling’,” said Mr Fydler.“We’ve been happy in that house for a long time, but we’re looking forward to the next part of our lives.”last_img read more

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