Jamie Durie buys on Pittwater at Avalon

Jamie Durie buys on Pittwater at Avalon
Jamie Durie buys on Pittwater at Avalon

Celebrity landscape gardner Jamie Durie didn't stay away from Avalon for long, having quietly bought a $2.275 million waterfront.

The original 1960s Pittwater cottage has four bedrooms, a retro kitchen and a self-contained accommodation on the lower level.

Each floor includes a deck or terrace overlooking Pittwater and a sandstone pathway leads directly to the foreshore. The 1000sq m property was listed for $2.45 million.

The property replaces the hillside home the Manly-born Durie sold early last year. It was his whale-themed home that fetched $3.75 million.

He had teamed up with architect Walter Barda to create the home, which was designed to look like a whale. Planning and construction took three years.

The result is a complete original — topped off by an observation deck in the shape of a whale’s stomach, surrounded by a zinc roof designed to look like a whale’s tail.

Durie is no stranger to major renovations, having pioneered the ongoing renovation series, The Block in 2003. 

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.

 

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