Madame Butterfly Susie O’Neill is selling her riverfront home

first_imgOlympic swimmer Susie ONeill and Ray White New Farm agent Christine Rudolph at the home Ms O’Neill is selling at 401 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.Australian swimming legend Susie O’Neill is selling her family’s riverfront Brisbane home of almost 19 years.It’s a reluctant move for the elite swimmer and eight-time Olympic medallist, who fondly remembers raising her two teenage children and celebrating many milestones in the Yeronga property.Ms O’Neill bought the two-level, five-bedroom, three-bathroom house at 401 Brisbane Corso with her medico husband Cliff Fairley, an ophthalmologist, in 2001, and still remembers the day she first saw it. Former Olympic swimmer Susie O’Neill is selling this house at 401 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.“I remember it was a feeling,” Ms O’Neill said.“When we walked in, it was like; ‘Oh, wow!’.“It is going to be emotional selling it.”Ms O’Neill said the decision to move to another part of Brisbane was based purely on convenience for their two children to get to school and to accommodate her parents.The property has a number of incredible features, but the one she will miss the most is the view.“Whenever I walked in that front door, that view just blew me away,” Ms O’Neill said.“I never took that view for granted.” The modern kitchen in the architecturally designed home.Ms O’Neill said she loved sitting on her beanbag in the lounge room and watching the rowers go by.“We have loved this house since we bought it,” she said.“This is where we had our children and we love the river and all that goes on there. We especially like seeing the rowers in the mornings.“It truly is a great house; ideal for families and entertaining.” Susie O’Neill says she will miss watching the rowers go past her riverfront home.Marketing agent Christine Rudolph of Ray White New Farm said the Brisbane Corso was renowned as one of Brisbane’s best streets, and the property offered a “golden opportunity” for buyers.Designed by architect Harry Poulos and renovated as recently as last year, the private, 875 sqm north-facing property offers the perfect river aspect. Susie O’Neill’s backyard at her home at 401 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.“The home has the perfect north-facing aspect across the water to the leafy bankbeyond,” Ms Rudolph said.“Yeronga is just 7km from the CBD, and a truly hidden pocket as you only get localsdriving here.“ The home comes with a special pool designed for elite swimmers like Susie O’Neill, where you can set it to swim or run against a current.Famously nicknamed ‘Madame Butterfly’ for her expertise at the swimming stroke of the same name, O’Neill is better known these days as a co-host of Brisbane’s Nova 106.9 breakfast radio show with Ash, Kip and Luttsy. Ms O’Neill said one of the home’s unique selling points was the heated pool, where you could train like a professional athlete. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoThis home at 401 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga, is for sale.The Elite Fastlane pool is one of only two in Australia.“I was in the Australian team for 12 years, but I have been a swimmer for 20 years of mylife,” Ms O’Neill said. The Elite Fastlane pool overlooks the Brisbane River.“What I love about the Fastlane pool is the convenience of it. I can use it as a normal pool and jump in and cool off, or, I can use it to exercise by swimming against the current.“You can also run against the current and our kids have a lot of fun with it, on thekneeboard.” The open-plan living, kitchen and dining area offers stunning views of the Brisbane River.Ms O’Neill said she still considers swimming a great form of relaxation.“Even 15 minutes in the pool at the end of the day is great, but I am not going to drive all the way to a 50m pool to do that, so it’s very special.”The property is scheduled for auction with Ray White New Farm next month. The home at 401 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga, offers a peaceful outlook.last_img

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