Media star Ben Fordham lists Redfern terrace

Media star Ben Fordham lists Redfern terrace
Media star Ben Fordham lists Redfern terrace

Radio 2GB drive time broadcaster Ben Fordham has listed his redundant industrial Redfern terrace.

Fordham called the contemporary terrace home with TV presenter wife Jodie Speers until they bought last year on Sydney's lower north shore.

Media star Ben Fordham lists Redfern terrace

He paid $1.7 million in 2010 for the three level Redfern home designed by BKA with oversight by the developer, Paramount Property Group's Steve Fadel.

It was completed in 2011, the year it received an MBA housing award for design and construction.

Media star Ben Fordham lists Redfern terrace

All very bespoke across the 175 square metre internal space, the Wells Street minimalist design apparently references the work of Japanese architect Tadao Ando.

The home was briefly available for rent at $1,500 a week, but Cobden & Hayson agent Matthew Hayson has set a June 2 auction date with a guide of $2.8 million.

Media star Ben Fordham lists Redfern terrace

With a lifetime mixing in media circles, Fordham has been his own fixture in the media for nearly two decades.

He began his career on Sydney's 2UE radio station, for which he won a Walkley Award for his coverage of the tragic 1997 Thredbo snow landslide.

Media star Ben Fordham lists Redfern terrace

A year later Fordham moved to television with Sky News Australia before soon joining the Nine Network, working on programs including 60 Minutes, A Current Affair, Nine News and Today.

In 2011, the year he married Seven News presenter Jodie Speers, he joined 2GB replacing Jason Morrison to present Sydney Live.

Media star Ben Fordham lists Redfern terrace

Ben and Jodie took to suburbia around the time of their first daughter Pearl, the sister of Freddie.

The award winning home is constructed from concrete and recycled materials including timber floors from a bowling alley and hand rails from a local hospital.

Media star Ben Fordham lists Redfern terrace

The whole upper floor main bedroom retreat opens to a north facing terrace with leafy outlook and city views.

Media star Ben Fordham lists Redfern terrace

The designer kitchen, living and dining space on the ground floor open to a courtyard while a built-in home office and two further bedrooms with balconies sit on the middle floor.

This article first appeared in The Sunday Telegraph.

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