Producers of Network Seven’s reality TV show My Kitchen Rules have signed a short-term lease for a mansion in Sydney’s east.
The Mediterranean inspired home at 68 Drumalbyn Road, Bellevue Hill, will accommodate 10 contestants for the upcoming series.
A planning application lodged with Woollahra Municipal Council, and being reported by The Australian in this item, details that Seven plans 42 days of non-consecutive filming, some of which will use a drone.
Up to 20 cars and five vans are expected to be based at the property, which last sold for $12.51 million in 2015.
With five bedrooms and five bathrooms, the home was once owned by the Paspalay family. Its garden adjoins the Thornton Reserve, offering unobstructed north-westerly aspect to Sydney Harbour.
Filming of the show, headed by chefs Pete Evans and Manu Feildel, is set to begin on July 1 and end by September 29.
The application claims the rental will deliver a financial benefit to the bourgeoisies’ community – specifically because contestants will spend at two local supermarkets and other shops.
The home is within cooee of Le Manoir – the hilltop mansion Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch acquired from the French government for $23 million in 2009 before undertaking an $11.7 million renovation. Le Manoir was formerly a French consulate.
In 2016, the Murdoch’s spent $4.4 million on a Drumalbyn Road property adjoining Le Manoir – not far from the contemporary home Seven has just rented.