Channel 7 personalities busy upgrading homes

Channel 7 personalities busy upgrading homes
Channel 7 personalities busy upgrading homes

It's a wonder they are putting anything to air, as Channel 7 network staff seem to all be busy trading up their homes.

It's from the top down too.

The Seven chief executive Tim Worner and his wife, Katrina have spent a near record $9.5 million on Juan Les Pins, an oceanfront reserve Shelley Beach, Manly residence across the road from their Fairy Bower home of 15 years.

It was bought from Oroton director Ross Lane and wife Sara who had paid around $8 million in 2010. They have paid just shy of the $9.6 million Fairy Bower record price.

Meanwhile Sunrise newsreader Natalie Barr and TV editor husband Andrew Thompson have listed their Mosman home in quick time after securing a $3.2 million home nearby.

The family home has four bedrooms with harbour and city views from its master suite.

Surrounded by a towering hedge wall, the property features a rear private terrace with stone bar.

They paid $1.28 million in 2002, the year she became the Sunrise newsreader.

LJ Hooker Mosman agents Geoff Smith and Richard Harding are expecting between $2.5 million and $2.75 million at its March 23 auction.

The house open for inspection was packed when I breezed past Thursday morning given its mild pricing for most Mosman offerings.

Originally from Western Australia, Barr moved to Los Angeles won an Emmy for her work in O.J Simpon's famous car chase.

She joined Seven News in 1994.  

Her Sunrise colleague Mark Berretta similiarly upgraded Mosman homes in 2012 selling for $1.9 million and buying for $2.8 million. 

Of course Natalie will no doubt run into Channel 9 rival morning host Sonia Kruger who's just settled on her $6.475 million Balmoral Slopes acquisition with her partner, Channel 7 television executive Craig McPherson having sold in Warrawee.

The purchase marks Sonia's triumphant return to Mosman as she once had a two bedroom Musgrave Street apartment which was her first home when bought in 1999 for $490,000.

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph.

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