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Kevin Rudd and his wife purchase Noosa’s home for $ 17 million, once owned by tennis-great Pat Rafter

Suitable for a PM! Kevin Rudd and his wife take possession of the $ 17 million Noosa mansion, once owned by tennis legend Pat Rafter – complete with a movie theater, pool, and climate-controlled basement

  • Kevin Rudd and wife Therese Rein bought a $ 17 million beachfront home
  • The house in Noosa was once owned by Australian tennis fan Pat Rafter
  • It features a 12-meter swimming pool, seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and a theater room
  • The mansion also has panoramic ocean views and a climate-controlled basement

A $ 17 million beachfront mansion that was once owned by Australian tennis star Pat Rafter will now be home to former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and wife Therese Rein.

The seven-bedroom house in Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast was launched last November and sold for $ 3 million less than the asking price.

The house offers panoramic ocean views and comes with a 12 meter swimming pool, a movie room, five bathrooms, a study and a climate controlled wine cellar.

Former tennis world No.1 and his wife Lara Feltham marketed the house in August 2016 – where it stayed for 580 days.

The seven-bedroom house in Noosa (pictured) on Queensland's Sunshine Coast was marketed last November and sold for a staggering $ 17 million

The seven-bedroom house in Noosa (pictured) on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast was marketed last November and sold for a staggering $ 17 million

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (photo left) and wife Therese Rein (right) are the new owners of the beachfront mansion

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (photo left) and wife Therese Rein (right) are the new owners of the beachfront mansion

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (photo left) and wife Therese Rein (right) are the new owners of the beachfront mansion

It was eventually picked up by founders of Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co, David Hales and wife Louise in 2018.

They bought the house for $ 15.2 million in January, which was way below the $ 20 million asking price the tennis champion had hoped for.

The couple then sold it to a mysterious buyer for $ 17 million in May, who was later revealed as Ms. Rein.

Rafter first bought the house, which stands on a 1,285 square foot block, in 2006 for $ 9.6 million.

The house (pictured) with panoramic ocean views, also comes with a 12m pool, cinema room, five bathrooms, study room and climate controlled wine cellar

The house (pictured) with panoramic ocean views, also comes with a 12m pool, cinema room, five bathrooms, study room and climate controlled wine cellar

The house (pictured) with panoramic ocean views, also comes with a 12m pool, cinema room, five bathrooms, study room and climate controlled wine cellar

The $ 17 million deal was closed in May, but it was only recently revealed that Mrs. Rein was the home buyer (photo)

The $ 17 million deal was closed in May, but it was only recently revealed that Mrs. Rein was the home buyer (photo)

The $ 17 million deal was closed in May, but it was only recently revealed that Mrs. Rein was the home buyer (photo)

Pat Rafter (photo left) and his wife Lara Feltham (right) first marketed the house in August 2016 - where it stayed for 580 days

Pat Rafter (photo left) and his wife Lara Feltham (right) first marketed the house in August 2016 - where it stayed for 580 days

Pat Rafter (photo left) and his wife Lara Feltham (right) first marketed the house in August 2016 – where it stayed for 580 days

Mr. Rudd lived primarily in New York as President of the Asia Society Policy Institute.

But after the outbreak of COVID-19, the pair discovered that they spent most of their time on the Sunshine Coast.

“We made a conscious decision to bring our investments to Australia,” she said in a statement, The Australian reported.

“While Kevin was in office, we had to invest abroad to avoid a conflict of interest. We have now mainly brought those investments to Australia. ‘

Growing up on the Sunshine Coast, Mr. Rudd was Prime Minister from 2007-2010 and briefly in 2013.

The beachfront home (pictured) was purchased by tennis star Rafter in 2006 for $ 9 million

The beachfront home (pictured) was purchased by tennis star Rafter in 2006 for $ 9 million

The beachfront home (pictured) was purchased by tennis star Rafter in 2006 for $ 9 million

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