Sophie Monk buys Central Coast acreage

Sophie Monk buys Central Coast acreage
Sophie Monk buys Central Coast acreage

The Love Island Australia host Sophie Monk has spent around $2.25 million to quietly buy on the NSW Central Coast.

She has secured a vast three- bedroom, two-bathroom hinterland home on 8000sq m at Matcham. It was marketed as ­offering relaxed semirural living by its McGrath selling agent ­Trevor Hamilton.

The closest beaches are Wamberal and Terrigal if she wants to tear herself away from the pool at the single-level home.

There was a $250,000 renovation approved last year to the 2000-built house that last ­traded at $1.4 million in 2016.

It has a luxury master bedroom with ensuite and essential oversized walk-in ward­robe. It also has a home theatre, electric fireplace and floor-to-ceiling bookshelf in its loungeroom.

Sophie Monk buys Central Coast acreage

The acreage has a natural backdrop with spacious outdoor entertaining with fireplace and built-in pizza oven.

There are just five houses currently for sale in the coastal hinterland district, located 90km from Sydney’s CBD, where the median house price in the past 12 months from 13 sales was $1,850,000, according to realestate.com.au. There was a $2 million peak when 11 acreages sold in 2018.

Sophie Monk buys Central Coast acreage

Based in Los Angeles for 10 years, Monk has retained her Gold Coast ­estate, which she bought in 2016 for $1.1 million. She has put the five-bedroom, three-bathroom Helensvale home up for rent at $1200 a week.

Set on 4000sqm of land in the Riverdowns Estate, Monk had recently renovated the two-storey house. There is a pool, boat ramp and jetty on one of the Gold Coast’s renowned waterways.

Sophie Monk buys Central Coast acreage

Monk got her big break in the Bardot pop group in the late 1990s. She has also starred in The Bachelorette and is now the face of Hello Fresh.

The former Gold Coast local has been with her boyfriend Joshua Gross, an entrepreneur who specialises in neurosurgical robotics, since 2018 when they met on a plane after she had just finished filming Love ­Island in Mallorca.

“I’d love to have a family one day, but we’re not trying yet,” Monk said last year.

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph. 

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