2Day FM's Jackie O buys family home in Vaucluse with five bedrooms

2Day FM's Jackie O buys family home in Vaucluse with five bedrooms
Jonathan ChancellorDecember 8, 2020

Jackie O, the top-rating 2Day FM breakfast announcer, and her farmer husband, Lee Henderson, spent about $2.7 million last month on their family home in Vaucluse, in Sydney's posh eastern suburbs.

It’s a cosy five-bedroom 1920s abode, suggesting there's plenty of room for siblings for their baby daughter Catalina. It sits on almost 800 square metres with a substantial back yard even if they extend out using the current architect-designed development approved plans.

It was marketed by the Laing & Simmons Double Bay agent Bart Doff as an "under-capitalised blank canvas awaiting an imaginative buyer". There are harbour glimpses from the upper level and polished floors throughout.

2Day FM's Jackie O buys family home in Vaucluse with five bedrooms

Its purchase belatedly follows the $2,897,500 sale of their 1890s four bedroom Paddington terrace in July last year.

The three-level, four-bedroom Paddington terrace that sat on a 210-square-metre block had been bought in 2009 for $2.75 million from Shine producer Jane Scott. Their redundant Karori, Elizabeth Bay apartment sold for $910,000 in 2009 having paid $512,500 in 2001 for the two-bedroom, top-floor unit.

Until the renovation, the couple are presumed to continue to rent at Vaucluse in the interim while maintaining a 42-hectare Kangaroo Valley farm.

The Vaucluse property was sold by the Drexler family of the Matt Blatt store group. 

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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