Olympic swimmer James Magnus­sen lists $1.5million Sydney home


Olympic swimmer James Magnus­sen lists his luxury waterfront home worth an estimated $1.5million

Retired Olympic swimmer James Magnussen and his long-time partner Rose McEvoy could score as much as $1.5million for their Sydney waterfront high-rise when it goes under the hammer on June 15.

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in Drummoyne has no official price guide, but similar properties in the area have fetched between $1.4million and $1.725million, reports The Daily Telegraph.

Magnussen, 31, who earned the nickname ‘The Missile’ for his achievements in first-class competitive swimming, bought the pad in 2012 for $935,000.

Great location: Retired Olympic swimmer James Magnussen and his long-time partner Rose McEvoy could score as much as $1.5million for their Sydney waterfront high-rise, located in the Birkenhead Marina complex (pictured), when it goes under the hammer on June 15

Fast-money: Magnussen, 31, who earned the nickname 'The Missile' for his achievements in competitive swimming, bought the pad in 2012 for $935,000. Similar properties in the area have fetched up to $1.725million. (Pictured: Magnussen and McEvoy earlier this year)

Fast-money: Magnussen, 31, who earned the nickname ‘The Missile’ for his achievements in competitive swimming, bought the pad in 2012 for $935,000. Similar properties in the area have fetched up to $1.725million. (Pictured: Magnussen and McEvoy earlier this year)

Located on the sixth level of the Marina Point development at Birkenhead Point, 6km from Sydney’s CBD, the flat boasts amazing views of the city skyline and harbour.

The complex offers residents a swimming pool, gym, spa, and security parking.

The apartment has a resort-style vibe thanks to its large wrap-around balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow plenty of sunlight in the living areas.

Magnus­sen has added value with some recent renovations, including replacing the original carpet with gorgeous timber flooring.

Gorgeous: The apartment has a resort-style vibe thanks to its large wrap-around balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow plenty of sunlight in the living areas

Gorgeous: The apartment has a resort-style vibe thanks to its large wrap-around balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow plenty of sunlight in the living areas

Panoramic: Located on the sixth level of the Marina Point development at Birkenhead Point, the flat boasts views of the city skyline and harbour. (Pictured: one of the two bedrooms)

Panoramic: Located on the sixth level of the Marina Point development at Birkenhead Point, the flat boasts views of the city skyline and harbour. (Pictured: one of the two bedrooms)

The spacious kitchen has been finished with granite service tops, and is fitted out with high-quality appliances.

Both bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, and the master has its own ensuite.

Magnus­sen, who appeared on the 2020 season of SAS Australia, rose to fame as a first-class athlete, winning 16 medals in swimming before his retirement in 2019.

Well sorted: The spacious kitchen has been finished with granite service tops, and is fitted out with high-quality appliances

Well sorted: The spacious kitchen has been finished with granite service tops, and is fitted out with high-quality appliances

He earned his place in the record books as the world champion 100m freestyle swimmer twice, in 2011 and 2013.

Magnus­sen still holds the record for the fifth fastest 100m freestyle swim in history, with a time of 47.10.

In 2015, he went public with his romance with McEvoy, 28, a law graduate who has worked extensively as a model.

Record holder: Magnus­sen still holds the record for the fifth fastest 100m freestyle swim in history, with a time of 47.10. (Picture: Magnus­sen celebrating his win at the men's freestyle 100m final at the 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, on August 1, 2013)

Record holder: Magnus­sen still holds the record for the fifth fastest 100m freestyle swim in history, with a time of 47.10. (Picture: Magnus­sen celebrating his win at the men’s freestyle 100m final at the 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, on August 1, 2013)

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