MAFS psychologist John Aiken lists Willoughby East home

MAFS psychologist John Aiken lists Willoughby East home
MAFS psychologist John Aiken lists Willoughby East home

Psychologist John Aiken, the man who puts together the couples on the hit Channel 9 reality series Married At First Sight, has listed his Willoughby East home.

The relationship expert, now in his sixth MAFS series, paid $1.86 million for the home in 2014 with his wife, former newsreader turned interior designer Kelly Swanson-Roe.

Their solid brick 1920s Californian bungalow sits atop the dress circle The Avenues near Willoughby Park.

LJ Hooker Willoughby Artarmon agents John McManus and Dominic Patton are marketing the home with a $2.3 million guide for its April 6 auction.

The home has been updated over their five years of ownership, with modernised interiors including jet black walls.

But it has retained some of its traditional features, such as the high ornate ceilings, picture tails and leadlight windows.

The home has four bedrooms, including one on the lower level which has its own entrance next to a separate study.

A conservatory-style dining room has views of the 605 square metre landscaped gardens, which feature alfresco terrace, firepit, spa and cubby house. 

Aiken and Swanson-Roe have been together about 14 years and have two children.

The couple wed in 2007 on Waiheke Island off the coast of Auckland. 

They moved to Australia, where Aiken was born, around a decade ago and settled in Waterloo, where Swanson-Roe paid $1.03 million for a Victorian terrace.

It was sold in 2014 for $1.4 million when they headed to the lower north shore.

Aiken has long appeared discussing relationships and was a weekly regular on Channel 9’s Mornings with Kerri-Anne

He completed his clinical psychology degree and graduated in 1995 with BA. Hons (First Class). MA. Dip. Clin. Psych.

His first year on MAFS was 2015, the show’s inception in Australia, appearing alongside Sabina Read and Trisha Stratford.

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph. 

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