Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Michael Balzary – with stage name, Flea – has sold a unique beach house at Congo, between Batemans Bay and Narooma.
The musician reaped $2.475 million at auction for 775 Congo Road – nearly 20 per cent less than the ($3m) guide.
However the result is still a windfall – he paid $100,000 for the 2946 square metre waterfront block which made way for the five bedroom home in 1992.
The deal comes 12 years since Mr Balzary offloaded Koorabel Park, a 218 hectare cattle farm at Mogendoura, 20 kilometres inland from Congo, for $1.4m.
That price was a drop on the $1.795m he paid in 2004.
775 Congo Road
The listing of 775 Congo Rd coincided with a Red Hot Chili Peppers tour however Mr Balzary was in Perth when the auction took place.
The site includes a multi-purpose sports court – appropriate for basketball and tennis – and a double garage (story continues below).
The home, meanwhile, designed by the late Malcolm Cheadle with a roofline to resemble a cuttlefish, contains three bathrooms and four decks.
Jarrah floors were sourced from Canberra’s ex-Parliament House.
Mr Balzary, 60, was born in Melbourne and spent part of his teens living in Canberra.
Nowadays based in California, he dates fashion designer Melody Ehsani, with who he had a daughter in December.
LJ Hooker’s James Hamilton marketed 775 Congo Road.
The buyer is a local.
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