Fibro Curl Curl cottage missed out on Hollywood stardom

Fibro Curl Curl cottage missed out on Hollywood stardom
Fibro Curl Curl cottage missed out on Hollywood stardom

A cute Curl Curl fibro cottage, which was set to take a starring role in the 2004 film Eucalyptus, has been listed for sale.

The 1940's house, still in its original condition, was cast as the perfect place to shoot the film that was to feature Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman.

The home missed its chance in the spotlight as the film adaption of the Murray Bail book was cancelled.

Sitting on 700 sqm of level land, the original cottage has three bedrooms and a sunroom, all a short walk to the beach.

The cottage on Bennett Street has been in the same family for over six decades after carpenter Walter Moore bought the property for £3,500 in 1953.

He built the kitchen, and garden shed and gazebo at the back of the property near the original olive tree that still stands, probably the oldest and largest olive tree on the northern beaches. 

The property still boasts a grove of banana trees, nectarines, figs, passionfruit, organs, lemons, macadamia nuts, custard apples, papayas, rare plums and avocados.

Listing agents Graham Bennett and Bernard Hachenberg of Ray White Freshwater have set a price guide of around $1.7 million for its March 12 auction.

Eucalyptus, the film based on the award-winning book that never made it, tells the story of a young woman whose beauty and unattainability become legend far beyond the rural western New South Wales town.

Kidman was supposed to play the role of the young woman and Jack Thompson as the protective father.

Crowe was selected to play the lead as the lover who, if he could correctly name all the species of Eucalyptus on the father's property would win his daughter's hand in marriage.

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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