Radio personality Ben Fordham sells Redfern terrace

Radio personality Ben Fordham sells Redfern terrace
Radio personality Ben Fordham sells Redfern terrace

Radio personality Ben Fordham has sold his redundant industrial Redfern residential terrace before this weekend's scheduled auction.

There's been no price disclosure, but one interested party was told they would need to offer $3.2 million plus ahead of its mid-week sale.

It initially hit the market with $2.8 million hopes through Cobden & Hayson selling agents Matthew Cobden and Brigitte Blackman.

The 2GB drive time broadcaster paid $1.7 million for the three level home in 2010.  

He called the 175 sqm contemporary terrace home for five years with TV presenter wife Jodie Speers before buying on Sydney's lower north shore.

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

Designed by BKA with oversight by the developer, Paramount Property Group's Steve Fadel, the minimalist home references the work of Japanese architect Tadao Ando.

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

The home was built from concrete and recycled materials including timber floors from a bowling alley and hand rails from a local hospital.

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

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.

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

Fordham 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.

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.

This article first appeared in the Sunday Telegraph.

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