The Project's Carrie Bickmore buys at Byron Bay

The Project's Carrie Bickmore buys at Byron Bay
The Project's Carrie Bickmore buys at Byron Bay

The Gold-Logie winning television presenter Carrie Bickmore is the latest star to buy at Byron Bay.

The Melbourne based Project panelist has secured a charming $3 million holiday home.

The home in the sought old town district was a flip after its renovation having fetched $1.55 million two years ago.

The property has been bringing in $1,000 a night as a holiday let, with its peak season costing $10,000 a week.

It was described as the ultimate holiday pad.

The Project's Carrie Bickmore buys at Byron Bay

Bickmore was no doubt checking out properties when she was up there over the Christmas break with her partner Chris Walker and their three year old daughter Evie.

They spent plenty of time at the beach. Bickmore shared two pictures with Evie at the water.

'Love watching the kids play at the beach,' she captioned the photo, suggesting they 'never get bored' at the 'best playground ever'.

The purchase is just a short walk to Clarkes Beach.

Set on 935 sqm, the renovated four bedroom 1920s original cottage retains its heritage features.

It is set in lush gardens complete with an outdoor bath and copper shower. There's also a bridge, waterfall, boat, swing, veggie patch, exotic feature plants and a garden studio cottage.

Festoon light illuminate the large back deck kitted out with a fire pit. It has been described as "your own secret garden in the heart of Byron Bay."

The Project's Carrie Bickmore buys at Byron Bay

The quintessential Byron property was sold fully furnished by First National Byron Bay agents Tara Torkkola and Su Reynolds.

It spent 110 days on the market with the most recent price guide $2.8 million to $3 million.

There were initial $3.3 million hopes.

It has been bought through her investment company which is co-directed by her father, Brian, one of the founding members of Austereo.

Bickmore was born in Adelaide to Brian and Jennie who relocated the family to Perth when she was young.

Bickmore moved to Melbourne in 2001 having been a regular newsreader in Perth.

She joined Nova 100 in Melbourne and a year later became the co-host of the drive show with Andy Ross.

Byron has been a hot bed for recent celebrity activity, with even the world's biggest stars seeking to gain a slice of the remote paradise.

There are whispers Hollywood A-lister and Gold Coast girl Margot Robbie has bought an eco-friendly home near the beach, while Matt Damon and his family has rented the Broken Head property next door to good mate Chris Hemsworth.

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph.




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