INXS member's former waterfront home in Cottage Point listed

INXS member's former waterfront home in Cottage Point listed
INXS member's former waterfront home in Cottage Point listed

A waterfront home in Cottage Point designed as the home of INXS band member Andrew Farriss in the early 1990s is back on the market, seeking its fourth owner.

There are $6.8 million hopes for the Luigi Rosselli-designed home.

The six-bedroom home was designed and built in 1991 for multi-instrumentalist Farriss and his then wife, Shelley.

It drew inspiration from ship architecture.

The 1,486 square metre Cowan Drive property also includes a restored 1910 stone guest cottage on the waters edge with a private deck, slipway, boatshed and pontoon access.

Coined “the INXS house” by Luigi Rosselli, the Farriss’ sold the property in 1996 for $1,715,000.

The current vendors, the Ell family purchased it in 1999 for $2.3 million.

The exclusive Cottage Point saw a record price paid in 2008 at $6.45 million when Lifestyle Village Services owner Jytte Logan bought an award-winning waterfront.

Shelley Farriss has her current Bayview home (pictured above) back on the market. It came with initial hopes around $14 million, last time, with LJ Hooker agent Noel Nicholson relisting it last month.

Situated on 3,065 square metres, the five-bedroom home includes a wet bar, French doors, music room and a library.

The property also boasts a 24-metre frontage, an infinity pool and a rooftop entertaining area.

Shelley bought the property in 1999 for $4,375,000.

The Farris brothers, Andrew, Tim and Jon Farris, and high school friend Kirk Pengilly, were part of INXS since the beginning when they were Davidson High School classmates.

The late charismatic band leader Michael Hutchence was back in the news when documents revealed insights into an offshore tax haven relating to his estate.

Hutchence’s estate details were revealed in the Paradise Papers leak from the law firm Appleby, some 20 years after he took his own life in a Double Bay hotel room.

He reputedly held three Gold Coast properties, a villa in France, a house in Chelsea and a development in Lombok.

But his ownership rights were never established by Michael’s late mother, Patricia Glassop who pursued the estate’s assets held in labyrinthine offshore structures through the Queensland Supreme Court.

The case ended in 1999 reportedly with the settlement not enough to cover the family’s $500,000 in court costs.

This article was first published in The Daily Telegraph.

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