Hugh Hefner’s Holmby Park Mansion Sells

THE family home occuped by Hugh Hefner and his wife Kimberley, opposite the famous “Playboy Mansion” in Los Angeles’ ritzy Holmby Park has sold for an undisclosed sum.

The 80-year old, 7,300 square foot English style mansion includes five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, and is on a 2.3 acre block of land behind private gates near the prestigious Los Angeles Country Club.

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Terri Irwin Offloads Part of Property Portfolio

TERRI Irwin has been quietly listing for sale properties that formed part of the $20 million portfolio she built with late husband Steve.

The owner of Australia Zoo has sold at least one property “at a loss”, and is reportedly offering more investments including four abutting the massive tourist attraction, and which were purchased as part of expansion plans. Properties have been listed for sale since late last year.

A zoo spokeswoman said it had been affected by the recent downturn in tourism. “In response to this, we have conducted an extensive and thorough review of the business and our operations, exploring all other avenues of cost savings right across the business.”

The largest property being offered, at Peachester, spreads over 95 hectares and has views of the Glass Mountains. It’s asking $1.25 million.

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Glenn McGrath to Sell $6 Million Waterfront Cronulla Estate

SPORTSMAN Glenn McGrath can expect $6 million from the sale of his waterfront estate in Sydney’s Cronulla.

The former Australian text cricketer purchased the 3300 square metre property, with a pool, cabana and outdoor kitchen, in 2006. He wasmarried last November in the home’s large rear yard (image from the yard, right).

The five bedroom home also has a boat shed.

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Jacqui O to Sell Paddington Terrace For $3 Million

TELEVISION and radio personality Jacqui O has outgrown her inner-city Sydney terrace (right).

The new mum has listed the four-bedroom Elizabeth Street, Paddington home for sale with price expectations of about $3 million.

Jacqui with husband Lee Henderson will make a permanent tree-change to a new home they have constructed at Kangaroo Valley, on the NSW south coast. A studio will be developed at that home where the broadcaster will work from.

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Pauline Hanson’s Outgoing Serendipity Estate, Coleyville, Expected to Sell For $1 Million

Pauline HansonFORMER politician Pauline Hanson will sell her country estate in south-east Queensland, ahead of a move to Britain.

The Coleyville home, Serendipity, is set on 147 acres and is about a 20 minute drive from Ipswich. The home is expected to sell for about $1 million, according to real estate agent Keith Edwards.

In the shape of a Y, the timber and brick home includes eight foot wide verandahs and raked cypress pine ceilings.

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Wayne Carey to Sell $3 Million Gold Coast Mansion

Wayne CareyFORMER AFL footballer Wayne Carey has listed for sale a newly built Broadbeach Waters mansion he was to have occupied with his ex-girlfriend.

Agents are expecting about $3 million for the 70 square waterfront home, which includes four bedrooms, a media room, 15 metre tiled lap pool, private beach and 11 metre boat jetty.

Wayne Carey purchased the home in late 2007 for $1.265 million before undertaking a major renovation.

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PRC, Russell Crowe, Tipped to Bid For $15 Million Bellevue Hill Mansion, Sydney

THE People’s Republic of China is expected to take on New Zealand actor Russell Crowe, in bidding for a $15 million Sydney mansion, once used by the French government as a consulate.

The Victoria Road estate, Le Manoir, will be auctioned this evening at an invitation-only event in which prospective buyers have to make a refundable $50,000 deposit, just to make a bid.

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Hawthorn FC Executive Stuart Fox to Sell Gherang Estate

HAWTHORN Football Club chief executive Stuart Fox, and wife Sybella, are selling the Wirraminna farm they acquired in 2002 in Gherang, via Moriac – some 10 minutes north east of Anglesea, and 15 minutes east of Torquay.

Translated as “peaceful beside the water”, Wirraminna spreads over two hectares and includes three rainwater tanks, two paddocks and a dam which could accommodate horses or cattle.

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Jo Stanley Sells Elwood House For $1.26 Million

RADIO personality Jo Stanley (pictured, right) has sold the Elwood home she outgrew for $1.26 million.

Stanley, with husband Darren McFarlane, purchased the renovated three-bedroom terrace about five years ago – about three years before the arrival of daughter Willow.

Near the beach and Elwood village, the semi-detached Edwardian has two living areas and a relatively large side yard.

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Livinia Nixon Sells Historic Middle Park Home

WEATHERGIRL and television show co-host Livinia Nixon (pictured), with husband Alistair Jack, a builder, have offloaded their renovated Middle Park home.

The double storey, four-bedroom red brick home is understood to have sold for about $3.5 million, sources speculate, after passing in at auction earlier this month for $3.42 million.

Jack, and Nixon, who married in 2009 and welcomed new son Henry in January, are now reportedly looking for another “renovation rescue” project.

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Tony Mokbel’s Former Brunswick Mansion Hits The Rental Market

DIEHARD underbelly fans can live a piece of the underworld lifestyle, with Tony Mokbel’s former family home, in Brunswick, quietly hitting the rental market.

The five bedroom mansion at 9 – 11 Downs Street (pictured, right) was offered for sale early last year, but the listing, nor sale – which settled earlier this year – could be reported because of a recently lifted suppression order.

The new owners are asking $1300 per week for the double-storey home which police believe Mokbel funded through drug activities. The registered owner while he occupied the home was Mokbel’s sister-in-law, Renate.
Ownership of the Brunswick property was transferred to the Attorney General of Victoria in late 2009, under the Confiscation Act 1997.

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Paul Grabowski to Sell St Kilda East Home

COMPOSER, pianist and one-time television personality Paul Grabowsky, is moving out of St Kilda East, in Melbourne.

Grabowsky, who is renowned for his passion of jazz music, can expect some $1.5 million from the sale of his renovated four bedroom Californian Bungalow which will be auctioned next month.

The Papua New Guinea born musician grew up in suburban Melbourne’s Glen Waverley and first studied music at age five. His passion for jazz started at 16, while at Wesley College which was one of the few Melbourne colleges at the time to boast a jazz ensemble.

After travelling and performing for several years, Grabowski returned to Melbourne in 1986, later landing a high profile job as band front-man for Network Seven’s popular Tonight Live With Steve Vizard show, which ran from 1990 to 1993.

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Actors Reg Gorman and Judith Roberts to Sell St Kilda East Apartment

ACTORS Reg Gorman and Judith Roberts are selling a renovated apartment in St Kilda East’s historic Ardoch development.

Built in 1922, Ardoch is reportedly one place Dame Nellie Melba stayed when in town, and where Russian spy Mrs Petrov was hidden.

At 8 Ardoch Avenue (pictured,right), the two bedroom apartment will be auctioned at 11:30am this Saturday and is expected to sell for about $700,000. Marshall White Armadale’s John Manton is the marketing agent.

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John Foreman to Sell St Kilda West Penthouse

MUSICAL director, pianist, composer – and inadvertent television personality – John Foreman is selling a waterfront St Kilda West penthouse.

The three-bedroom apartment, with basement underground parking for two cars, will be auctioned at 12:30pm next Saturday where it’s expected to fetch between $930,000 and $1.02 million.

With a study nook and three balconies, the penthouse at 358 Beaconsfield Parade captures water views from the open plan living/dining room, and one of the bedrooms.

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Historic Balwyn Mansion Canonbury For Sale Again

HISTORIC Balwyn estate Canonbury has hit the market again.

Built in the 1860s for leading land and commission broker Edward Lamont, Canonbury at 9 Barnsbury Road has since been owned by businessman John Elliott and former AFL commissioner, the late Ron Evans.

The five bedroom, five bathroom renovated Victorian mansion sits amid a Baron von Mueller designed garden, with a 141-year old Spanish cork oak tree.

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George Jelbart to Sell Hawthorn East Apartment

OLYMPIC rower George Jelbart is selling a renovated two bedroom apartment he bought while at the 2004 Athens Games.

Jelbart, who was a member of the youngest ever rowing crew in the history of the Olympic Games, can expect about $500,000 from the sale of the ground-floor Hawthorn flat at 4 Hill Street.

The apartment includes a private entrance, and video security access. It includes a north facing deck and a pebble courtyard, and is a short stroll to the suburb’s popular St James Park.

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Ilija Grgic to Sell Sunshine House

BULLDOG ruckman Ilija Grgic can expect about $420,000 from the sale of an investment property in Albion – the pocket regarded by residents, and agents, as the nicest part of Sunshine.

The fully renovated three-bedroom weatherboard home in Norwood Street sits on a 607 square metre block and is near Selwyn Park and the Albion train station, some 13 kilometres west of town.

In recent years that train station has been mooted to become a major depot as part of a proposed rail link connecting Melbourne Airport to the CBD, via an existing but largely disused track between Albion and Jacana, which crosses many north-western suburbs.

That Airport rail link proposal would also result in a major upgrade of the Footscray train station – which is just five stops from Albion.

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Village Roadshow Director to Sell South Yarra Penthouse

A MEMBER of the Kirby family, which owns media giant Village Roadshow, is selling a penthouse apartment in South Yarra’s Darling Street.

Clark Kirby, the director of corporate strategy for the family business, is relocating with his new wife, Sara Groen, who was until recently a current affairs presenter with Channel Seven in Sydney.

Ms Groen unwittingly made headlines last year, when Seven executives said her new haircut breached its contract, and ordered she fit hair extensions. She is also an ambassador for youth mental health service Headspace.

The couple’s outgoing penthouse is spread over two levels and includes three bedrooms and three decks. It also includes three car parks, and – perhaps not surprisingly – an entertainment room with a cinema.

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Ex St Kilda Footballer to Sell Malvern Home

RECENTLY retired St Kilda footballer Andrew Thompson is selling a fully renovated family home in Melbourne’s ritzy Malvern.

Andrew, with wife, Sophie, can expect the Jordan Street house to sell for between $1.7 million and $1.8 million at auction next month.

On a 496 square metre block the home includes four bedrooms, an open plan living/kitchen/meals, a paved entertainment deck, and a landscaped backyard with a north-westerly aspect. The home is wired for surround sound.

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Brad Green to Sell Brighton East Pad

NEWLY appointed Melbourne Football Club captain Brad Green is torpedoing out of Brighton East.

The 30-year old athlete, who as a teenager was scouted by the Manchester United soccer team, made his debut with the Demons in 2000.

His outgoing home, in Lansdown Street, sits on a 221 square metre block near Landcox Park and the Bay Street and Gardenvale Road retail strips.

The home, one of two units on the block, includes three bedrooms, the master with ensuite and storage. It also includes two courtyards, a lock up garage, driveway and separate laundry.

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Ed Phillips to Sell Murrumbeena Property, Melbourne

TELEVISION and radio personality Ed Phillips is selling his Murrumbeena pot of gold.

Phillips, who is based in Sydney nowadays, began his career with Melbourne’s Triple M some 20 years ago. Since then he’s also been a sports presenter at Nine, a regular on Good Morning Australia and a host, of axed shows Battle of the Sexes and most recently Temptation, alongside Livinia Nixon. Pot of Gold is another.

Married to Nine News Sydney weather presenter Jaynie Seal, Phillips is a roving reporter for morning television show The Circle.

His outgoing investment property at 5/1 Howe Street is expected to fetch between $450,000 and $490,000 when it is auctioned next Saturday.

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Mark Viduka to Sell Williamstown Property, Melbourne

SOCCER legend Mark Viduka is selling an investment property near the Williamstown waterfront.

The 35-year old recently retired athlete – also known as Big Dukes and V-Bomber – can expect between $1.5 – $1.6 million for 79 Nelson Place, a tri-level, four bedroom townhouse (pictured, right), which is being auctioned next month.

Viduka, who is married and has three sons, recently retired from the sport, though there is growing speculation of a career return with the media or as a coach.

In February, he was awarded the prestigious Alex Tobin medal by the Australian players’ union, the PFA. Amongst his other achievements, was captaining national football team the Socceroos, and Australia, at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

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