Antonia Kidman seeks tenants for Greenwich home

Antonia Kidman seeks tenants for Greenwich home
Antonia Kidman seeks tenants for Greenwich home

TV presenter Antonia Kidman, the younger sister of actor Nicole Kidman, is seeking tenants for her long-held lower north shore home — which has for some time been an executive rental.

Kidman is now based in Singapore with her businessman husband Craig Marran and their children.

Kidman is seeking a $2500-a-week tenant for the two-level Greenwich home with harbour views, which sits in sprawling 1785 sqm wraparound gardens­ and lawns. It has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, open-plan kitchen and a formal dining area.

SydneySlice Woollahra agent Melanie La Pouple is offering it at the same rental as two years ago, when it had been freshly painted. “It suits a family, large or small,” the marketing says.

The Kidman clan haven’t called Greenwich home since 2009 when they left for Singapore. 

Once dubbed Bisley, the Edwardian-era grand manor was built in 1912 for rifle importer Harry Motton, who had bought the block from Dr Walter Burfitt.

According to Motton’s granddaughter, a time capsule­ was buried in the grounds by a member of the original family. 

Kidman and her late husband, businessman Angus Hawley, paid $4.3 million in 2005 for the home — which was not far from her parents.

The late psychologist and author Dr Antony Kidman and his wife Janelle­ had purchased their 1882 sandstone former drapery shop home in 1998 from Sydney advertising guru Simon Collins for $1.65 million.

Kidman and Hawley, who were married for 11 years, had four children.

She now has two children with Marran.

The family retains a holiday­ home at Whale Beach, which cost $2,025,000 in 2011.

Antonia’s first Sydney property was a hand-me-down, a one-bedroom unit above shops in Mosman which her older sister had secured in 1987.

The elder Kidman had spent $81,000 on the Military Rd unit but when Hollywood and Tom Cruise beckoned, Antonia took up occupancy.

The unit was sold in 1998 for $265,000.

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph. 

 

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