Neighbouring beach pad to actor Simon Baker listed

Neighbouring beach pad to actor Simon Baker listed
Neighbouring beach pad to actor Simon Baker listed

LA-based actor Simon Baker might have a new neighbour at his Bondi Beach bolthole, or perhaps move to secure three quarters of the top floor of his lowrise apartment complex.

One of the other two apartments with rooftop patio has just been listed through Raine & Horne agent Hannah Bouskila for May 5 auction.

Set on the Ben Buckler peninsula in an art deco building of just seven, the 69 sqm apartment offering has two bedrooms, two bathrooms plus its all important 66 sqm roof terrace. 

Baker's adjoining three bedroom apartment spreads over 135 sqm and takes up half of the roof, fitted with a covered bbq kitchen.

It is a near beachfront $2.63 million Bondi bolt hole which Baker purchased in 2014.

It's unsure whether Baker has seen the auction board sign that went up this week in front of the two storey block on Hastings Parade.

You'd imagine he'd have been called by his buyer's agent Janne Sutcliffe.

Prices on the headland parade have ranged between $1.2 million and $2 million over recent weeks. 

The Logie award winning actor is regularly spotted enjoying the beach lifestyle at Australia’s most famous beach when ever he's here from LA.

A sale to Baker would further increase the longtime Mentalist stars eastern suburbs property portfolio.

He paid $6.5 million last July for a Bronte hillside home having lived in LA with his wife Rebecca Rigg and their three children since the mid 1990's.

He also owns in the Byron Bay hinterland.

The 45-year-old Baker has turned director, preparing for his forthcoming film, an adaptation of Tim Winton's disturbing novel Breath which he will star in and co-produce.

The coastal Australian setting has seen Baker film at Bronte Beach.

Baker wouldn't be the first to start on a complete top floor aquisition of an apartment block in North Bondi.

There was also former David Jones CEO Mark McInnes secured two top floor apartments for around $5.5 million, which adjoined his earlier $1.6 million acquisition.

The chairman of Caledonia Investments Michael Darling and wife Manuela Darling-Gansser paid $14 million for an entire Ramsgate Avenue apartment complex in 2011.

Sold by retired IT entrepreneur Neill Miller, Darling then commissioned son-in-law and architect Nick Tobias to design the family compound project.

The plan was for the Darling's to live in an apartment which covered the whole top floor, with the lower floors converted to a recreation space for his children and grandchildren.

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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