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Grant Hackett sells his Gold Coast beachside villa for more than $2.6million

Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett sells his Gold Coast beachside villa for more than $2.6million after just five days on the market

He’s regarded as one of the fastest distance swimmers in history.

And Grant Hackett was equally speedy when it came to selling his beachside villa on the Gold Coast this week.

The Olympian, 40, offloaded his Mermaid Beach property in just five days, reports Realestate.com.au.

Record breaker: Olympian Grant Hackett (pictured with his wife Sharlene Fletcher) has sold his Mermaid Beach property for $2.625million, well ahead of it scheduled May 30 auction

The home sold for $2.625million well ahead of it scheduled May 30 auction. 

Grant told fans on Instagram on Tuesday he was selling the home to accommodate his ‘growing family’ with new wife Sharlene Fletcher. 

The athlete had purchased the home for $1.5millon in 2014 via his company, Hackett Group.

The palatial villa, which is just a stone’s throw away from Mermaid Beach, features three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Making a profit: The athlete had purchased the home for $1.5millon in 2014 via his company

Making a profit: The athlete had purchased the home for $1.5millon in 2014 via his company

Upon entry into the abode, the home opens to the a reception room with a study nook hidden around a corner.

It also features a powder room and a lift to all the upper floors, behind a stair case.

On the first floor are the two bedrooms, with a common bathroom, and master bedroom an ensuite and balcony with views out to the beach.

Bright: On the first floor are the two bedrooms, with a common bathroom, and master bedroom an ensuite and balcony with views out to the beach

Bright: On the first floor are the two bedrooms, with a common bathroom, and master bedroom an ensuite and balcony with views out to the beach

Modern: The next level is the kitchen that is kitted out with top of the range appliances and sleek white cabinetry

Modern: The next level is the kitchen that is kitted out with top of the range appliances and sleek white cabinetry 

The next level is the kitchen – kitted out with top of the range appliances and sleek white cabinetry – combined with a spacious living and dining room.

In addition to be the central indoor family space, it also contains the laundry room and another powder room. 

The third and upper most floor is the rooftop features a barbecue area, as well as views out to the affluent suburb and the Pacific Ocean – perfect for outdoor entertainment.

What view: The second floor is also combined with a spacious living that looks out to the nearby Mermaid Beach

What view: The second floor is also combined with a spacious living that looks out to the nearby Mermaid Beach

Lovely interiors: The open plan living and dining room is the central indoor family space

Lovely interiors: The open plan living and dining room is the central indoor family space

The sale of the stunning abode comes after Grant and partner Sharlene surprised their Instagram followers by marrying in a secret ceremony in Melbourne on Sunday, December 20.

Grant and Sharlene announced their engagement in October 2019.  

The couple welcomed their baby boy Edward Anthony Hackett in January 2020. 

View from the top! The third and upper most floor is the rooftop features a barbecue area, as well as views out to the affluent suburb and the Pacific Ocean - perfect for outdoor entertainment

View from the top! The third and upper most floor is the rooftop features a barbecue area, as well as views out to the affluent suburb and the Pacific Ocean – perfect for outdoor entertainment 

Grant and Sharlene announced their engagement in October 2019. 

In July 2019, Grant announced he and his then-girlfriend were expecting a baby, in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph.

‘I felt I was going to hit 40 and I wanted another opportunity as a dad,’ the gold medallist said.

Wedding: The sale of the stunning abode comes after Grant and partner Sharlene surprised their Instagram followers by marrying in a secret ceremony in Melbourne on Sunday, December 20

 Wedding: The sale of the stunning abode comes after Grant and partner Sharlene surprised their Instagram followers by marrying in a secret ceremony in Melbourne on Sunday, December 20

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