HelloWorld boss buys in Brighton

HelloWorld boss buys in Brighton
HelloWorld boss buys in Brighton

All the attention has been on Shane Warne's $14 million plus buy-back in Brighton, so the bayside's second highest sale has gone through the slips.

It has emerged that the travel industry veteran Andrew Burnes, who heads Helloworld, and his wife Cinzia, have recently spent $13.5 million on a 1910 home.

They head a network of more than 1600 travel agencies which is an amalgamation of Harvey World Travel, American Express Travelscene, Jetset, and AOT, the travel firm he founded.

The home was marketed by JP Dixon as one of the last great period estates of the Golden Mile, although the slate-roofed, red-brick Edwardian home, with a glass-tiled pool and grass tennis-court on 2460 sqm does have a James Rigney contemporary update amid Paul Bangay gardens.

It had been home of the late Vince Chiodo who sold motorcycles. 

Burnes, who co-founded the Australian Outback Travel firm in 1987 is the honorary treasurer of the federal Liberal Party.

This article was first published in the Weekend Australian Mansion Australia property section. 

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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