V8 Supercars champion buys Brisbane penthouse, hints at kids

first_img The private dining room on the wellness rooftopThe pair have always been fans of inner-city apartment living and would prefer it over a house in the suburbs any day.“We really fell in love with apartment living, the easiness of it,” McLaughlin said. “We’ve got access to amenities you’d have in a $10 million house at our fingertips — and we dont have to look after it. “Security as well is a big thing because I’m always away.”One of the selling points for the couple was the development’s 1000sq m private wellness rooftop, which includes a heated pool, magnesium spas, a detox sauna, a fitness centre, yoga lawn, private dining room and outdoor barbecue areas. Almost all of the 128 apartments in the 17-level development were settled during the height of COVID-19 restrictions, with the project’s eight penthouses totalling more than $21 million. Cavcorp managing director Damien Cavallucci said the settlement of 95 per cent of apartments in the project in the midst of a global health pandemic was an achievement. “Le Bain’s unique features captured strong interest from current residents of Cavcorp’s earlier buildings, which resulted in an incredible phenomenon of renters turning into buyers,” Mr Cavallucci said. Racing car driver Scott McLaughlin and his wife Karly on the rooftop of Le Bain, Newstead, where they have just bought a penthouse. Picture: Liam KidstonSCOTT McLaughlin likes his homes to be as super as the cars he races.The two times Supercars champion and Bathurst 1000 winner is used to living life in the fast line, so he wasted no time in snapping up a penthouse in one of Brisbane’s hottest new apartment developments.The 27-year-old and his wife, Karly, were living in a two-bedroom unit before deciding to upgrade to a skyhome in Cavcorp’s latest luxury project, Le Bain, in Newstead.The four-bedroom residence is bigger than the average house at 244 sqm and McLaughlin is planning to call it home for the foreseeable future.“We’ve sort of planned this,” McLaughlin said.“We wanted a few more bedrooms for kids, potentially, so it’s a home that will at least start our little family.“Now we’ve got this big house in the sky, in some ways, which is really cool.” A master bedroom at Le Bain NewsteadMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago“Over 10 per cent of the presales at Le Bain originated from interest and inquiry from existing rental tenants in Cavcorp buildings.” McLaughlin has just returned to the sport after a three-month break during COVID-19 restrictions. The V8 Supercar champion moved to Brisbane from Melbourne in 2018, and despite all the travel involved with his career, he now calls the Queensland capital home.“We fell in love with Brisbane, and it’s actually very trendy now,” he said.“It’s starting to get very like Melbourne in its own casual way — except the weather’s better!” McLaughlin and his wife are not alone when it comes to wanting a slice of inner Brisbane’s cosmopolitan apartment lifestyle.Tens of millions of dollars have changed hands in recent weeks for units in new residential developments in New Farm, Newstead, Teneriffe and Kangaroo Point. center_img A living space at Le Bain Newsteadlast_img