Inghams Chicken heir lists Gerringong estate

Inghams Chicken heir lists Gerringong estate
Inghams Chicken heir lists Gerringong estate

Ray White Gerringong agent Neil Campbell says he has never seen anything like Ocean Pines, a 40 hectare Gerringong estate, in all his years of real estate.

"I’ve been selling rural property for 30 years and this is the only one I can truly say is unique," he said.

"It’s the most spectacular beautiful property you’ve ever seen. There’s not another property like it."

The property, which was a dairy farm held by the Weir family for many generations, is being offered by fashion pioneer and Inghams Chicken heir Robby Ingham and wife Sarah.

They paid $7 million for the coastal acreage in 2012 and envisaged a retreat from their coastal Sydney base, but struggled to get approval from the local council for a number of years.

Ingram admits to fatique, and the fact that his family came across a great nearby riverfront holding during the long wait.

After finally securing approval for a 10 bedroom luxury retreat designed by architect Nick Tobias, the Inghams are now selling the Gerringong retreat, with record $10 million hopes.

The 3,000 square metre home is estimated to cost around $5 million to build with Tobias envisaging grass on the rooftop of the doughnut shaped house.

Campbell is marketing the property as coming "with 360 degree views of 60 kilometres of coastline to the north and south and rural and mountain vistas".

The coastal strip has already become renown for its imaginative residential retreats.

Last year, Headland House was built on a 38 hectare plot that traded vacant for $4.7 million in 2014.

It was bought by Judith Neilson, daughter of art patron Judith Neilson and billionaire Kerr Neilson, and her husband Jeffrey Simpson.

They commissioned Sydney-based studio Atelier Andy Carson to design the striking home that sits on a hilltop where a ridge connects the Illawarra escarpment to the sea.

From its elevated position, it looks down towards Werri Beach and Geering Bay.

The four bedroom main house was built in an L-shape around a central courtyard with swimming pool. There's a two bedroom guest house on the parcel.

Gerrigong's price record hasn't been challenged since 2015 when Pebble Cove Farm, the 38 hectare oceanfront estate of tourism businesswoman Kerry Moran, sold for $7.3 million to management company executives Andrew Tatrai and Leni Ison.

This article first appeared in The Weekend Australian. 

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