Rebecca Gibney packing up after selling in Clareville

Rebecca Gibney packing up after selling in Clareville
Rebecca Gibney packing up after selling in Clareville

Packed to the Rafters star Rebecca Gibney and her husband, artist Richard Bell, have sold their Clareville home for an undisclosed price.

The couple didn’t have the time to turn it into their dream home so the four-bedroom house on a 948-square-metre block had $1.3 million hopes on its listing last year.

With views of Pittwater towards Ku-ring-gai Chase national park, it cost $1.22 million in 2009, so a small loss after costs seems probable.

The family, who sold in Tasmania last year, have suggested they were likely to upgrade to a contemporary house in the Pittwater precinct north of Sydney.

“Due to increasingly busy schedules, we have decided not to renovate our home on the northern beaches,'' Gibney has told the local press on listing the initial October 2011 property through Andrew Blake and Cathy Agosti from Andrew Blake Real Estate.

“It has been a real haven, and we will miss the privacy and great views. We love the area,” Gibney noted.

The couple’s renovation plans, which had been approved by Pittwater Council, included a new pool, enclosing the carport and first-floor additions and had been projected to cost $414,000.

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Their four-bedroom Tamar Valley home, River Point House (pictured above) – which cost $650,000 in 2003 – was sold for $1.15 million in February 2011 having been listed with a $1.3 million price through Roberts Tamar agent Kerry Sanders in late 2009.

It had been available as a $1,700 weekly holiday rental since it came with private beach, boat ramp and boathouse. The couple had paid $650,000 in 2003 for the 1981 house set on seven hectares on a bend of the Tamar River at Kayena, north of Launceston.

In 2007 Gibney shot to local and national attention after attending anti-pulp mill rallies in Launceston protesting against Gunns Limited's planned pulp mill on the Tamar River at Long Reach, some five kilometres downstream from Gibney's then home.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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