Tim Minchin lists Coogee purchase for rent

Tim Minchin lists Coogee purchase for rent
Tim Minchin lists Coogee purchase for rent

It's a cool $3,750 a week to stay in comedian Tim Minchin's newly purchased art deco Coogee palace.

Currently the most expensive rental on the market in Coogee, Minchin paid $5.9 million for the five bedroom, five bathroom home.

It had been priced at $4,000 a week when first listed last month, but it's dropped by $250 last week through leasing agent Toni Atkinson at Laing + Simmons Bondi Beach.

It's more than twice as expensive that the next most priciest rental in Coogee and is amongst the most expensive dozen in the eastern suburbs.

The Coogee median rental price for a house currently sits at $2,462,500 according to CoreLogic.

The expatriate - who's conquered the West End and Broadway with his music and lyrics for Matilda the Musical - is seemingly staying overseas despite being homesick.

His latest project is Groundhog Day, a musical comedy based on the 1993 film of the same name. There's been no spculation on just who might play XXXX's role on stage.

Offering sweeping views over Gordon's Bay from its blue-chip coastal enclave, the two level home was redesigned by architect Stephen Vardy.

The home on 563 sqm with customer-craft finishes throughout has two living areas, library, wine cellar and a swimming pool.

It was the home of luxury car dealer Steve Nasteski and Alisa Grey, an actor and singer, who had paid $3.1 million in 2004.

They're off to Bondi Beach, having secured one of the lighthouse penthouse apartment in the Pacific Bondi for $7.28 million.

Minchin grew up in Perth, however it is widely expected that the family are heading to Sydney's east to live closer to family. His sister, Nel and her husband Guy Patrick, an advertising art director, own at Randwick. Nel has worked in television for 10 years, most recently researching for Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery series.

He won't be moving back from Hollywood in a hurry, with the property advertised as being available on a minimum six month lease. 

Minchin does still own in Perth, having bought a top floor apartment in Bel-Air, a Cottesloe landmark.

He paid $850,000 for the two bedroom art deco apartment in 2012, with his social worker wife Sarah.

He once said the first thing he does when he lands back in Perth was go to Grant Street beach in North Cottesloe.

He jested he “christened” both his UK-born kids at that beach.

The comedian and composer is best known for his award-winning musical adaptation of Matilda. 

It was an adaption of the Dennis Kelly's take on the Roald Dahl classic.

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph. 

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