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Warnie's luxe digs sell for eye-watering price

Warnie's luxe digs sell for eye-watering price

The luxe $10 million apartment belonging to the late Shane Warne has reportedly been sold.

Located in the deluxe Saint Moritz development in St Kilda, in Melbourne's east, the apartment features elements designed by the cricketer, including that No. 23, his Australian cricket shirt number, be embroidered on fittings throughout.

According to the Herald Sun, Warne's family arranged for it to be on-sold to a private buyer.

The publication reported that a director of clothing brand Cotton On now holds the keys, spending $1 million more than Warne originally did.

“Shane was an extraordinary man I cared a lot for and would have loved to have him in the building and his energy,” developer Tim Gurner told the Herald Sun.

“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.”

The sale comes amid interest in the $540 million complex from high-profile parties, including AFL personality Sam Newman and businessman Antony Catalano.

Its features include a gold class private cinema, a 3000-bottle wine cellar, and a book collection curated by the Queen's librarian which will be shared by residents when construction is completed.

It has also claimed the title of one of the most expensive apartment sales in Australia, after Catalano snapped up the complex's penthouse for a hefty $30 million recently.

Images: Instragram, Saint Moritz

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