Live in lap of luxury at race car driver’s Harkaway estate

Live in lap of luxury at race car driver’s Harkaway estate

Racing car driver Max Twigg is gearing up to sell his Tuscan-style property, with its own go-kart track, in Melbourne’s outer southeast.

Twigg built the spectacular estate over four years after snapping up the 5ha site at 181 Harkaway Rd, Harkaway in 2005.

The GT endurance racing champ — who ran a successful waste management business and notably sold Byron Bay’s Beach Hotel for $70 million in 2017 — now has $13.5 million price hopes for the property.

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A pool, spa, tennis court, gym, cabana, guesthouse and ornamental lake join a four-bedroom, single-level house on the large landholding.

There’s also space to land a helicopter, and a go-kart track that, according to the joint Whitefox and Barry Plant online listing, has a 19.5-second lap record held by V8 Supercar driver David Reynolds.

Racing enthusiasts are also expected to fall for the property’s 30x20m workshop with car hoists and an office, which is complemented by a triple garage and “display shed”.

Barry Plant Berwick director Paul Dabb, who has the listing with Whitefox’s Marty Fox, would not comment on the property’s owner.

But he labelled the “private resort” one of the region’s best residences.

Mr Dabb said the Mediterranean-influenced house was built to a “superior standard”, featuring high ceilings, expanses of marble, American oak floors with Italian travertine inlays, and large living and entertaining spaces.

The latter include a billiards room with a bar, a charming covered alfresco area, and a large open-plan living and dining zone with a gourmet kitchen and butler’s pantry.

“Unparalleled views” taking in rolling hills and the city were also part of the package, the agent said.

He said the “special property” had already attracted considerable interest, from locals looking to upgrade, inner-city buyers seeking a tree-change, and overseas househunters.

CoreLogic records show the property, which was originally the site of a horse racing and agistment facility, last changed hands in 2005 for $2.25 million.

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