Sporting superstars


PHOTO: CHRIS MCKEEN America’s Cup-winning yachtie Russell Coutts created a huge family base at Tindalls Bay, Whangaparaoa, which is valued at $14.65 million.

Sporting superstars invariably invest some of their earnings in prime real estate.

Local basketball legend Steven Adams (annual salary $33 million) is hardly the first to plan a fantastic pad with every modern convenience.

Prominent yachtsman Sir Russell Coutts rebuilt a vast estate on the waterfront at Tindalls Bay, Whangaparaoa. His two-storey house, which spreads over more than 650 square metres, features an expansive living area, an office and four bedsooms. Outside, there’s a basketball court and tennis court.