Celebrity hair stylist Joh Bailey gets quick Southern Highlands sale

Celebrity hair stylist Joh Bailey gets quick Southern Highlands sale
Celebrity hair stylist Joh Bailey gets quick Southern Highlands sale

Wide Acre, the Southern Highlands retreat of ­celebrity hair stylist Joh ­Bailey and his professional equestrian partner Michael Christie, has found its next owner in just five days.

The 12ha High Range property attracted a bidding war between prospective buyers after Belle Property Bowral listing agent Di Dixon held 20 inspections in just four days.

“The phones were running hot from the second the property was listed,” Dixon said.

“I fielded over 140 email and phone call inquiries, some as far flung as ­Singapore.”

Dixon apparently sec­ured around $3.5 million.

Celebrity hair stylist Joh Bailey gets quick Southern Highlands sale

Bailey, who opened a salon in Bowral back in 2015, said the quick sale wasn’t foreseen.

“I was so thrilled with the five-day turnaround on the property,” Bailey told me.

“I really didn’t expect it in this climate.”

Dixon sold the property to Bailey four years ago.

“It was perfect for their horses and their lifestyle,” Dixon said, but now the ­couple were trading up for more space for themselves and for their 20 horses.

They bought it for $2.05 million in 2016, having previously had an estate at The Oaks.

Celebrity hair stylist Joh Bailey gets quick Southern Highlands sale

The couple renovated every aspect at Wide Acre, with even the horses kept in designer digs.

They added a five-box ­stable barn, six paddocks and a round yard.

They had planned to get married at the property in mid-March, however had to cancel due to the announcement of COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph. 

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