Comedian Gina Riley buys former Prahran pub

Comedian Gina Riley buys former Prahran pub
Comedian Gina Riley buys former Prahran pub

Comedian Gina Riley and her husband, TV producer Rick McKenna, have spent $4.85 million on a former pub conversion in Melbourne's Windsor-Prahran precinct.

Complete with its own rooftop garden with heated pool, sauna and orchard, the striking red brick property has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and two open living spaces.

RT Edgar selling agent Mark Wridgway said he'd never sold a property quite as unique.

Having began life as the Windsor Red Lion Hotel during the 1860s gold rush, the pub closed in the 1920's and was used as a shirt-making factory and an ironmonger's workshop before being converted into the stylish warehouse-style home by Angela Sach.

Riley broke onto TV screen as a performer in the sketch shows Fast Forward, sending-up singers including Paula Abdul, Bette Midler, Sinèad O'Connor and Dannii Minogue.

This article was first published in the Weekend Australian Mansion Australia property section.

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