Entrepreneur Henry Crawford sells Avalon Beach home

Entrepreneur Henry Crawford sells Avalon Beach home
Entrepreneur Henry Crawford sells Avalon Beach home

The former television producer who turned luxury resort entrepreneur Henry Crawford and his wife, Nina have sold their Avalon Beach home as they again head to Queensland. 

The trailblazing Australian TV drama producer - who set actors like Nicole Kidman on the road to stardom - and his wife who works on Blackmores corporate communications - secured $1,845,000.

Bordering Ruskin Rowe and a short walk from the village, the timber house has a relaxed feel with a lush level garden.

The much traded 2005-built, open plan, two storey house cost $1.64 million early last year after their return from New Zealand with their two daughters.

After beginning his career as an actor and lawyer, Crawford joined Crawford Productions, one of Australia's largest production companies, owned by distant relatives Hector and Dorothy Crawford. He went on to produce about 1,000 hours of drama with Against The Wind and the Emmy award-winning outback mini-series, A Town Like Alice among his solo efforts.

He then decided to try his hand at the tourism industry, building Vatulele, a luxury 19 bure beachfront resort in Fiji then more recently running Crawford's at Arrowtown, near Queenstown.

During his two decades at Vatulele, it was voted the world’s best small luxury hotel.

It's back to Brisbane for the Crawford's who previously briefly owned the 1910s home, Akoonah at Hamilton after selling their converted Clovelly warehouse, The Stables in 2004 for $2.4 million. 

He's kept his links with Brisbane having been an assessor of the student graduation films at Griffith University.

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.

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Samathy Myers's picture

He secured money from stealing from American children in the series Five Mile Creek and stole $60,000 from an 11 year old American starlets by not paying her for the second 13 episodes in 1984. Not a great guy, a real scumbag. $60.000 in 1984 probably helped start his climb in the tourism trade & his beach home. Good on yah a-hole
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