58 Ludstone St, Hampton, is owned by Olympic cyclists Kate Mactier and Greg Henderson.
A CYCLING couple with Olympic and Tour de France appearances behind them are on track to sell a Hampton house a short ride from the cycling mecca along Beach Rd.
Olympians Kate Mactierand Greg Henderson bought the California bungalow at 58 Ludstone St in 2010 and had planned to move their family back to it after global careers.
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But after a decade in Girona, Spain, and a year in Colorado, USA, the pair have been victims of their own success and are selling the home without ever having had the chance to live in it.
Multiple living rooms provide spaces to relax at the end of a busy day.
Mactier’s career highlights include winning silver in the pursuit cycling event at the Athens Olympics in 2004, and collecting gold two years later at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
Henderson represented New Zealand five times at the Olympics, and rode in the Tour de France five times — most recently in 2016.
In warmer weather you can catch your breath in the outdoor entertainment space after a morning ride along nearby Beach Rd.
“It was our shining beacon to come back to at some point, and I grew up and was raised just around the corner,” Mactier said.
“And the access to Beach Rd was a huge convenience. There’s a big cycling culture in the area.
“Plus everything is within walking distance and with the street front appeal it is really a picturesque home.”
An open-plan living area opens the door to an inside-outside lifestyle.
Marshall White’s Robin Parker and Kate Fowler are selling the double-storey house with an open-plan living zone at the rear that spills out to a sheltered deck.
“People have said they love the access to schools and the beach and the train,” Ms Fowler said.
“Some of the kids that have come through might be a future Olympian cyclist, you never know.”
There’s enough space in the back room to regrease your bike’s gears on a rainy day.
The house has a $2-$2.2 million asking price ahead of its 12.30pm October 27 auction.