Matt Bevilacqua with partner Brielle Cooper. Photo Lachie Millard
AUSTRALIAN ironman Matt Bevilacqua was the first Tasmanian-born person to quality for the Nutri-Grain Ironman series.
At home with Rosanna Natoli
After finishing ninth in his debut series, Bevilacqua moved up to seventh in the 2014/15 Nutri-Grain Ironman Series.
In the 2015/16 series, Bevilacqua won his first Ironman race and finished the series in third place overall.
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In 2018, after five years competing in the series Bevilacqua took out first place in the 2017/2018 Nutri-Grain Ironman series.
Today, he opts for a life at Broadbeach Waters on the Gold Coast.
1. Where do you live and why?
Broadbeach Waters. It’s so central on the Gold Coast being close to Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise but a nice, quiet and private suburb.
While only being a two-minute drive to the beach and Kurrawa Surf Club.
2. What do you love about your home?
I love open plan living and a large outdoor entertaining area for friends and family.
Australian ironman champion Matt Bevilacqua back home in Tasmania with partner Australian ironwoman champion Brielle Cooper. Picture: NIKKI DAVIS-JONES
3. What would you change about your home?
To be honest the house is pretty amazing however the yard could be landscaped, as well as the removal of some out of control bamboo.
4. What is the best thing about your suburb?
The privacy and seclusion of Broadbeach Waters being a non-thoroughfare suburb.
This makes such a close proximity suburb still so quiet and family friendly.
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5. If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where?
Something more extravagant than on Hedges Ave Gold Coast?
Probably a beautiful place on the cliffs of Diamond Head on Oahu, Hawaii.
6. What was the biggest property lesson you learned?
The biggest lesson I’ve learnt is to keep an open mind and to be aware of unique areas of growth, to see opportunities where others don’t.