Peter Garrett sells inner-city Sydney home and buys in Kangaroo Valley

Peter Garrett has paid $1.2 million for this home in Kangaroo Valley

Midnight Oil front-man and former politician Peter Garrett has acquired a property in Kangaroo Valley, in the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales, after a two year absence.

The entertainer is paying $1.2 million for a 4000 square metre holding called Hartland, which contains a three bedrooms and a studio/garage.

It marks a return to the precinct for Garrett and his wife, Doris, who sold a property in Mittagong for $2.8 million in 2016 (this holding cost them $531,000 in 1995, according to this item in propertyobserver).

Mittagong is about 43 kilometre drive south of Kangaroo Valley.

Last week, the pair sold their terrace in Sydney’s Paddington for $5.25 million. The couple paid $2.7 million for this inner-city home in Gordon Street in 2015 before undertaking a renovation and extension.

Garrett fronted the band which became known as Midnight Oil in 1972 until resigning in 2002 to focus on a political career. According to this Wikipedia post, it sold 12 million albums until that time.

The band reformed in 2009 – the 65 year old singer recently touring with the group.

The couple sold this Paddington home for $5.25 million last week after buying it for $2.7 million in 2015 then renovating and extending.

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