Shane Warne’s £5.7m apartment with personalised luxury fittings sold by family

The family of late cricket icon Shane Warne have reportedly sold his £5.7million personalised apartment.

Warne, who passed away in March, played a part in the designing of the lavish property located in St Kilda, Melbourne. He requested the number he wore for Australia, No. 23, be embroidered on the fittings.

It cost him AUS$10m (£5.76m), but according to The Herald Sun, his family have arranged for it to be sold on to a private buyer, who has paid about AUS$1m (£576k) more. The Saint Moritz luxury development is a sought-after building, with many high-profile Aussies investing there.

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The complex's penthouse sold for AUS$30m (£17.3m), making it one of the most expensive apartments ever in the country. But Warne's absence is irreplaceable for developer Tim Gurner.

He said: "Shane was an extraordinary man I cared a lot for and would have loved to have him in the building and his energy. We have been working with the family to assist wherever possible in the sale of his home.

"As with all purchasers we won't comment on who they are due to the number of high profile owners in the precinct. We are planning a campaign very soon however had a number of buyers interested in Saint Moritz who had missed out, so it sold very quickly."

Warne, who died of natural causes in Koh Samui, Thailand earlier this year, had set the property up as a bachelor pad. The whole complex is still yet to be completed.

It features a secret entry and exit, a private club, spa, wellness retreat, private catering, a wine director, personal stylist, childcare, car washing, laundry service and housekeeping.

It also includes the nation's first private Gold Class cinema by Village, a book collection curated by the Queen's librarian, and a $1.5m (£864k) dollar glass cube welcome space.

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