Offspring star Linda Cropper buys Collingwood apartment

Offspring star Linda Cropper buys Collingwood apartment
Offspring star Linda Cropper buys Collingwood apartment

Having sold her Southern Highlands home, Offspring star Linda Cropper has settled on an apartment in Melbourne's Collingwood.

Cropper, better known as eccentric grandmother Geraldine Proudman in the popular Network Ten drama, has paid $926,000 for the top floor apartment in the Gibsonia townhouse development.

She likely scouted out the apartment when recently filming the seventh season of Offspring which is shot round the corner in Fitzroy.

The two level apartment has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The master bedroom has a walk in wardrobe and large terrace and the open plan living and dining area opens to a full-width balcony with views to the Dandenong Ranges.

Cropper plays Geraldine, the outrageous and outspoken family matriarch who is known for her mothering of her three children played by Kat Stewart, Richard Davies and Asher Keddie, who has returned to the show after two years out after having a baby.

It's a city change for Cropper who sold her beloved Bundanoon home for $700,000 in May.

She renovated the 1970s bagged bricked home after paying $315,000 in 2014. One of the most impressive additions was a covered entertaining deck that runs the length of the house. 

In a recent interview with the Wyza Magazine for the elderly, Cropper said that after living in a very nice apartment she "just craved getting my hands dirty."

“The garden is my big thing...it’s very rewarding watching things grow."

She was referring to having previously been based in a one bedroom Campberdown apartment that she sold for $727,500 in 2014 to fund her move to the Southern Highlands.

Before that she was a Bondi Beach local for 15 years, where she saw a 300 percent price growth on her one bedroom apartment.

It sold for $335,000 in 2008 having cost $109,000 in 1993.

In a career spanning over 30 years, Cropper has acted in a number of plays for the Sydney Theatre Company and starred in many popular TV series including Farscape, The Pacific, Water Rats and All Saints.

She played alongside Kate Hudson in the 2008 American film Fool's Gold, as well as alongside Cate Blanchett in the 2005 Aussie drama Little Fish.

This article first appeared in The Weekend Australian Mansion Australian section.

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