first_imgOscar penthouse in Main Beach.SWIMMING to the bottom of the ocean is magical but swimming 30 storeys above the Gold Coast is something else.That’s been the reality for Wayne Sharpe who has just put his luxurious Main Beach penthouse on the market.While the multimillion-dollar views are a drawcard, his pool is what captures the most attention.“It’s very, very rare to see one (rooftop pool) that big,” he said. “It’s lowered as far as it can be and it’s 6ft deep.“It’s a proper pool that you can swim laps in and really enjoy.”Wayne Sharpe on his rooftop terrace. Picture: Mike BatterhamMr Sharpe bought the Oscar on Main penthouse off the plan 19 years ago.“I was living in Parkwood at the time and decided I wanted to have more views, security and be in the middle of the action without feeling like I was,” he said.“I decided this property was going to be the biggest and the best.”Described as the “jewel of Gold Coast living” it’s not hard to see why Mr Sharpe, who founded Bartercard and most recently Carbon Trade Exchange, has held on to the property for two decades.The penthouse comes with a three tonne aquarium. Picture: Mike BatterhamAmong the two-level four-bedroom apartment’s standout features is a rooftop terrace, private steam room, bar and stunning three tonne aquarium.“I’m told it’s the biggest tropical fish tank in southeast Queensland,” he said.“They’ve got to be the only fish with a sky-high view.“Whenever someone comes in they stare at the tank because it’s so spectacular.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoWayne Sharpe said his Oscar on Main penthouse was more like a house than an apartment. Picture: Mike BatterhamThe lower-level features several living areas, the kitchen and bedrooms.Mr Sharpe said the property felt more like a house than an apartment.“It truly is more like an expansive house in the sky rather than an apartment,” he said.“They don’t build them like this anymore, particularly with 18ft ceilings and floor to ceiling windows.”Relax on the rooftop terrace.Other features include dumb-waiter, wine cellar and wine fridges.Mr Sharpe said the proximity to schools and restaurants was also a major drawcard.“It’s so close to all the family amenities, The Southport School, St Hilda’s School and walking distance to the tram stop. I can also walk to the yacht club and surf club in five minutes.”There is no shortage of space in the Oscar on Main penthouse.He said he had considered selling his skyhome over the years but couldn’t bring himself to do it.“I’ve had lots of agents knocking on my door and people making offers but I just couldn’t do it,” he said.“It will be hard to let it go.”Now, he said, the timing was right to sell.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast agent Robert Graham is marketing the property through an expressions of interest campaign.Wayne Sharpe is selling his Main Beach penthouse. Picture: Mike Batterhamlast_img