Inside the Gold Coast mansion where sports are king

first_img The modern kitchen is ideal for entertaining. Multiple living areas make the home feel spacious. The home theatre at 1029 Edgecliff Dr, Sanctuary Cove.The Ferrari bar, games room and home theatre keep guests amused on ground level, but after-hours action happens down in the basement Man Cave.There’s a race car simulator, television and steam room, while a line from the central cool room supplies the bar with beer on tap.“We’ve had it set up as more of a nightclub down there,” said Mr Hookey, “but we’re getting a bit old for that now.” More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago Every day is a holiday here Former cricketer and race driver Scott Hookey with his wife Lisa Hookey. Picture: Jerad WilliamsThe home has played host to sporting identities including New Zealand supercar driver Fabian Coulthard and, more recently, Australian motor racing legend Dicky Johnson.“Bernard Tomic came here to look at one of my cars and I gave him a thrashing at table tennis one time,” recalls Mr Hookey, adding that you “wouldn’t find a better house for entertaining”. Scott and Lisa Hookey have enjoyed entertaining in the Ferrari bar. Picture: Jerad WilliamsA Ferrari bar with beer on tap, 10-car basement, race car simulator, Formula One memorabilia galore … welcome to the Gold Coast home of ex-race car driver Scott Hookey.Perhaps better known for his cricketing prowess – the left-handed batsman played professionally for NSW until 1995 – a passion for sport dominates Mr Hookey’s Sanctuary Cove mansion. The Italian stilletto bath with water view.More than $300,000 of original paintings by Formula 1 artists adorn the house, including an aerial pit stop painting which covers an entire wall in the boardroom. The “Bradman Room” showcases a $100,000 collection of cricketing keepsakes, while the clubs Adam Scott used to win a Masters title in 2013 are also on display. Former cricketer and race driver Scott Hookey and wife Lisa are selling their Sanctuary Cove mansion to downsize by the sea. Picture: Jerad WilliamsMORE NEWS: Why this Gold Coast mansion has the wow factorcenter_img Cold beer on tap? Welcome to the Ferrari bar. Picture: Jerad WilliamsA Ferrari-red bar pays homage to those racing roots and features a series of limited-edition prints from Maranello, Italy, home of the iconic sports car.Also out of Italy is the bathtub — handmade in the shape of a giant stiletto and imported at a cost of $130,000. 1029 Edgecliff Dr, Sanctuary Cove. Former cricketer and race driver Scott Hooke with his wife Lisa Hookey. Picture: Jerad Williams All offers are being considered for the four-level, six-bedroom house at 1029 Edgecliff Place which has been home to Mr Hookey, wife Lisa and their family for almost five years. Designed by Stuart Osman Building Designs, Alex Phillis and Kevin Fan, of Alex Phillis Real Estate, are marketing the private, north-facing residence which occupies a 1031sq m block on wide water.The basement – flood proof with space for a car collection – is what first captured the attention of Mr Hookey, whose green Mercedes-AMG GT R takes pride of place.“I’ve been a Mercedes man all my life, despite the fact that I support Ferrari,” he said.“The Mercedes GTR is very close to one of the race cars that I drive.” After 15 years in Sanctuary Cove, the Hookeys are looking to downsize closer to the beach.“I love Sanctuary Cove, I love the fact that you can get to the golf course so easily and I love the privacy.“We like the heat and one thing we haven’t done is live near or on the beach. We’re looking at heading to Broadbeach.” A race car simulator is a fun feature in the Man Cave.last_img

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