Rebecca Gibney sells Bayview home

Rebecca Gibney sells Bayview home
Rebecca Gibney sells Bayview home

Actor Rebecca Gibney and her husband, artist Richard Bell, have sold their Bayview home at a very bullish price.

Their contemporary cul-de-sac house at 13, Noolinga Road Bayview, NSW fetched $2.515 million. The inspired Monckton Fyfe design with postcard views of Pittwater was little changed on what they snapped up in 2012 at $1.7 million. 

It was listed with $2.3 million plus expectations, with $1000 bidding increments as three buyers completed at the mid-week auction. 

When they bought it for $1.7 million, it had expected to sell at $1.8 million plus.

Rebecca is about to star as Peter Allen's mother in Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door miniseries on Seven starting next weekend.

She's also set for another new series on Seven next year called Wanted, an action-adventure drama that follows two strangers who intervene in a deadly carjacking only to be swept up in a roller coaster chase across Australia in a car full of money.

The master crafted residence integrates steel and concrete with natural wood and stone elements with coveted northern orientation over yacht-filled Pittwater.

LJ Hooker agent Ryan Petrie says no expense had been spared in building the property several years ago.

The mod-con homes features solar hydronic under floor automatic heating system, designer light fittings, bamboo flooring, internal stone walls, combustion fire place, Sonos integrated sound system, air conditioning, water storage tank, state of the art ceiling fans, outdoor shower and brass garden lighting.

Plus the purpose built 1,000 bottle wine cellar.

"This beautiful home sited in arguably Sydney's prettiest suburb will impress with its clean lines, attention to detail and synergy with its magnificent surroundings," Ryan Petrie suggested. 

The actor best known for her motherly Packed to the Rafters star role and her husband had previously owned in nearby Clareville home, but without this week's good fortune.

They sold in 2012 for $2,215,000 having bought for $1.22 million in 2009.

Gibney, born in Wellington, New Zealand first appeared on television in the New Zealand pre-teen series Sea Urchins in the early 1980s.

She broke into Australian television with the role in the children's series Zoo Family in 1985.

She went on to appear inThe Flying Doctors, Stingers, Winter along with the film Clubland. 

For a time the couple had a seven hectare Tamar Valley home – which cost $650,000 in 2003 and was sold for $1.15 million in 2011 - having been available as a $1,700 weekly holiday rental since it came with private beach, boat ramp and boathouse on a bend of the Tamar River at Kayena, north of Launceston.

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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