Costa family list renovated family home for $6.1 million – a Geelong record

The daughter of Geelong businessman Frank Costa is selling the family’s prominent Newtown home 18-months after a major renovation.

Suzanne Cleary and her husband, Tim, are asking $6.1 million for 1-3 Whyte Court – a price which if achieved, would set a metropolitan Geelong record.

One of the mansion’s 24 rooms is configured with a central bar.

Ms Cleary acquired the property from her parents in 2011, according to this item.

Mr Costa and his wife Shirley, had been trying to sell the Newtown property since 2008 – when they moved into the Edgewater Apartments penthouse in central Geelong, overlooking Corio Bay.

The study at 1-3 Whyte Court, Newtown.

On a 3203 square metre elevated block with aspect to Queens Park, the land is configured with a tennis court, swimming pool and several garden zones – the front yard with a gazebo.

The rendered double storey house contains five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a gym, sauna, study, double lock up garage and two observatories.

Unusually, the home includes a room larger than the informal family area – configured with a wraparound bar.

The kitchen within 1-3 Whyte Court, Newtown, which underwent a renovation 18-months ago.

All up the home’s internal area is 710 sqm.

McGrath’s David Courtas is marketing 1-3 Whyte Court for private sale.

An informal lounge and meals area.

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Marc Pallisco

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