Spotify director buys ‘Love Island house’

Amileka was rented for season three of Love Island, last year.
Amileka has sold three times since being developed in 2006.

Spotify Australia managing director Mikaela Lancaster and her husband, iflix co-founder Mark Britt, have snapped up the Amileka estate – the backdrop for the third season of Love Island – at Federal, 16 kilometres west of Byron Bay.

The $9.5 million purchase price is a hefty discount to the ($11.5-$12.5m) guide when the asset was listed four months ago.

The sellers, Andrew and Sarah Johnson outlaid $3.5m in 2015, later utilising it as a holiday rental; it was believed to have been asking $4000 per night when it was used for the reality TV show last year.

Amileka previously sold for $4m in 2011 to Oroton founders the Lane family.

28 Blackbean Lane, Federal

At 28 Blackbean Lane, Amileka was developed from 2006 by architect Sharon Fraser and her builder partner Steve Esson, the latter who sold it to the Lane family.

On 10 hectares, it includes an 18 metre pool, dam, fenced paddocks and dairy bales fit out as studios.

The main dwelling contains five bedrooms with another three in a self-contained section (story continues below).

There are also two Tesla powerwalls and an onsite waste management system.

McGrath Byron Bay’s Nick Duke and Ollie Charkos were the agents.

Their deal comes nearly a year since Ms Lancaster and Mr Britt sold their Hudson Parade, Clareville, home, in Sydney’s northern beaches, to Dakota Group chairman Danny Goldberg, for $10.25m, or about double what they paid in 2015.

The pair downsized to a Croydon home, in the New South Wales capital.

Former Essendon and North Melbourne footballer Mitch Hibberd and Tina Provis, who is in public relations, won the third series of Love Island last November and separated in February.

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