Spending a lifetime climbing the world’s coldest, highest peaks – you probably want to come back to some level of luxury. This is what it looks like when you are also a development manager.
A family of world-famous explorers sell the Hampton home where they prepared for feats including climbing Mount Everest, reaching the North and South Poles, and traversing unexplored stretches of the Amazon.
The amazing 13 Alicia Street the Hameister family property is expected to sell for $ 8 million.
Paul Hameister was the first Australian to climb the Seven Summits (the highest peak on each continent, including Mount Everest) and helped establish a new route from the coast to the South Pole while completing the polar treble: crossing the Greenland and reach the two posts.
He is also executive chairman of developer Hamton, which is behind a number of major projects in Melbourne, including the redevelopment of Moonee Valley Park.
His business services as well as his global explorations were honored with an Order of Australia medal in 2019.
The home’s expansive basement gym was used to prepare Mr. Hameister for his expeditions, including a 1,000-mile trip through uncharted Amazon jungles in Peru with his son in 2018.
It also helped her daughter Jade train to become the youngest person to complete the polar treble, at age 16, which earned her an OAM for polar exploration.
Their various exploits have been presented in documentary form on Discovery and National Geographic channels around the world.
The family move after 12 years to the five-bedroom property, which features a tennis court, swimming pool, spa, sauna and steam room attached to a pool house, as well as a lavish backyard entertainment area.
The house also has formal and informal living and dining areas and two study areas.
A cinema, a second sauna and a guest bedroom join the gym and a four-car garage on the lower level of the house. There are four further bedrooms upstairs.
Nick Johnstone boss Nick Johnstone takes care of the list and said shoppers are already circling around, drawn by its proximity to the beach and resort vibe.
“You walk in and it feels like you are on vacation,” Mr Johnstone said.
“It’s just a fun place to have it all.”
The Alicia St house is sold through a private treaty.
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Originally published as Hampton home of adventurer and developer Paul Hameister for sale