Dick Johnson lists Gold Coast sub-penthouse for $2.2 million-plus

Car racing veteran Dick Johnson is selling his Gold Coast sub-penthouse.

The Paradise Point apartment is expected to trade for more than $2.2 million.

Mr Johnson and his wife, Julianne (pictured, top), bought the dwelling within Mirvac’s Icon development off-the-plan in 2003. They moved in when the complex was completed three years later.

The apartment captures 180 degree views.

The racing identity told The Courier Mail the couple bought the apartment “because we were downsizing and our lifestyle meant we were away a lot”.

He said he spent a lot of time on the unit’s balcony watching boats.

“On a Sunday afternoon, on a good day, it [the view] was like the Monaco Grand Prix,” Mr Johnson said.

Mirvac’s Icon complex is six metres from the water’s edge.

Savills Gold Coast’s Georgia Elson has been appointed to sell 26701/2 Ephraim Island Parade, Paradise Point, which includes three bedrooms, four bathrooms and three car parks.

The Icon complex contains a resident-only pool, gym and sauna, and has direct access to a private beach.

“This unique position within six metres of the water’s edge captures commanding, breathtaking 180-degree views sweeping over the Broadwater, north to Sovereign Islands and the Gold Coast’s hinterland’s stunning sunsets,” the agency is promoting.

The apartment building was completed in 2006.

Mr and Mrs Johnson, now with two grandchildren, have relocated to a top-floor unit within another Gold Coast complex.

The 74-year old racing identity part owns a the V8 Supercar team: DJR Team Peske and has recently started a business with his son.

The dwelling includes formal and informal eating areas.

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Marc Pallisco

A former property analyst and print journalist, Marc is the publisher of realestatesource.com.au.