Brendan 'Jonesy' Jones upgrades in Sutherland Shire

Brendan 'Jonesy' Jones upgrades in Sutherland Shire
Brendan 'Jonesy' Jones upgrades in Sutherland Shire

Radio personality Brendan 'Jonesy' Jones can paddle board now on the bay, rather than just in his backyard pool. 

The Cronulla-raised WSFM host has spent $4.75 million upgrading in the Sutherland Shire.

Following their purchase on the Burraneer Bay waterfront, the couple sold their Sylvania home.

Last month's settlement documents revealed it fetched $2.12 million when sold pre-auction through Collins & Giles Real Estate agent Michael Giles..

The new home is a little further away from his radio studio, but as he once suggested getting up at 3.25am is the punishment, with the trip to work at that hour a breeze. 

Brendan, wife Helen and their three kids lived at their Sylvania property for nearly a decade, although Jones said Helene hadn't been too keen initially..

The sleek white four bedroom home on nearly 700 square metres cost $1.3 million in 2009.

Recalling purchasing the house, Jones joked earlier this year that it "looked like a drug dealer owned it".

The home, built in 2000, has four bedrooms, open plan living and dining areas and a home office.

When he couldn't get to the beach, Jones used to practice stand up paddleboarding in the swimming pool having taken it up in Hawaii in 2011.

There's no swimming pool at his new home, but there's direct water access from the sloping 1,175 square metre parcel.

The vendors initially sought $5.3 million, before changing agents to Laura McKay at Highland Property Agents Cronulla who marketed the home reducing the price to $5 million then $4.85 million.

On the water Jones will have his own jetty, pontoon and renovated boathouse.

Jones, who recently celebrated his 50th birthday, began his career on the community radio station 2BCR Bankstown before jobs at 6KA in Western Australia, 2NM Muswellbrook and i98FM in Wollongong.

He has co-hosts breakfasts WSFM with Amanda Keller for 12 years. The show was the number 1 FM station in 2005 when it defeated comedy duo Merrick and Rosso.

In the most recent ratings it was second most listened.

Jones, who was a contestant in the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars,  published his memoir, Fifty Shades Of 50 last year.

This article first appeared in The Sunday Telegraph. 

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