Anytime Fitness Australia founder Jacinta McDonell sells Byron Bay hinterland holiday home

Anytime Fitness Australia founder Jacinta McDonell sells Byron Bay hinterland holiday home
Anytime Fitness Australia founder Jacinta McDonell sells Byron Bay hinterland holiday home

The Anytime Fitness Australia co-founder Jacinta McDonell has snappily sold her Byron Bay hinterland retreat, as she intends to spend more time on overseas charity projects.

No price reveal, but Helen Huntly-Barrett at First National Byron Bay had a guide of $2.6 million to $2.8 million for the offering which was on the market for less than a month.

The fitness entrepreneur paid $2.1 million in 2015 for the Queenslander home on 9000 square metres at Federal.

Located about 30 minutes drive west of Byron Bay, the classic character Weemala Lane weatherboard is wrapped in verandahs which overlook the 15 metre heated salt water swimming pool. 

The property came with an award-winning contemporary extension.

It was initially renovated around 2001 by architect Sharon Fraser and her builder partner, Steve Esson after the Queenslander had been transported to the property in the 1980s.

McDonell and her brother Justin co-founded Anytime Fitness Australia in 2008, having opened their first gym soon out of graduating from high school in 1992.

McDonell more recently founded W1LL, an online yoga and meditation platform matched to music and visuals.

The mother of three has also founded a not-for-profit foundation, The Human Kind Project, which funds projects in Africa and India.

While she's grateful for her time at Byron, O'Donell intends spending more time overseas for the foundation and in Sydney working on her own residential home project.

Meanwhile down on the beachfront the former Skilled Engineering group boss Greg Hargrave has finally sold at Wategos Beach.

The Marine Parade offering has been on and off the market for the past seven years.

It was bought for $7.55 million in 2009 from the Albury medico David Kirwan, who had secured the oceanfront reserve property for $900,000 in 1996.

It had been listed for April auction with a reserve of $7.5 million through Byron Bay property Sales agents Vicky Innes and Jeremy Bennett.

The property on 800 sqm came with approval for a luxury six bedroom home designed by Harley Graham Architects.

Currently on the parcel sits an original two bedroom beach cottage.

This article first appeared in the Sunday Telegraph.

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