Nashville star Clare Bowen still seeks South Coast buyer

Nashville star Clare Bowen still seeks South Coast buyer
Nashville star Clare Bowen still seeks South Coast buyer

The US-based star of Nashville Clare Bowen withdrew her south coast home from its weekend sun-splashed onsite auction.

The crowd who had gathered on the Minnamurra riverfront were advised the property was not going to auction as scheduled through Ray White Kiama agent Gail Connellan.

“No doubt it will be sold very soon,” the auctioneer said of the home which was modernised during Bowen’s six-year ownership.

There has been a recent nearby $1.9 million sale on the riverfront strip that gave potential buyers something of an unrenovated price comparison.

Actor-singer Bowen, who has been spending time in Australia, is soon to kick off a tour across the US, where she lives with her husband­, folk musician Brandon Robert Young.

“I’d keep it if I was here more,” Bowen said during the home’s marketing.

“Brandon and I are very fortunate to travel internationally quite a bit, and to have the careers we have, but it means we are away a lot.

Nashville star Clare Bowen still seeks South Coast buyer

“The location is too beautiful not to be enjoyed on a regular basis.

“I want someone to love it so much, give it new life, wake up every day and look at the Minnamurra­ River, and know that they’re home.”

It was in 2013 when Bowen spent $870,000 on the five-bedroom 1980s family home.

“Mum says there are healing powers in the ground, and I believe her,” Bowen said.

The renovation was undertaken by her interior designer mother Kathleen who runs The Inside Story Design Concepts in Kiama.

Bowen is now readying her first solo album. Rolling Stone magazine noted this week Bowen embraces her scars in the new video for Let It Rain.

Nashville star Clare Bowen still seeks South Coast buyer

The couple wed in ceremonies in both Australia and the US in 2017, after Young proposed to Bowen when they were on stage at the iconic Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Before landing the role of Scarlett O’Connor on TV series Nashville, Bowen grew up in rural Australia.

She heard her first broadcast of a Grand Ole Opry concert on the wireless in her grandfather’s kitchen.

After her leading role of Wendlain in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Spring Awakening, Bowen took the advice of the STC’s artistic director, Cate Blanchett, and bought a one-way ticket to Los Angeles in 2012.

“There is nowhere else like it in the world,” Bowen says of the south coast on NSW.

“It’s where I sat and dreamt my dreams and got brave enough to follow them.

“I wrote songs in my head as a kid while kayaking upriver through the mangroves.”

Clare Bowen will star alongside Bryan Brown in SBS’s Hungry Ghosts, the Matchbox Pictures’ four-part story based on an original idea by Timothy Hobart.

It explores three generations of Vietnamese Australian families, all haunted by the war.

The Shawn Seet-directed sees Brown plays Neil Stockton, a photographer famous for his collection of Vietnam War photographs.

Bowen plays his daughter Liz.

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.

 

 

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