Simon Baker and Rebecca Rigg sell Bronte’s house for $ 17 million
Simon Baker and Rebecca Rigg quietly sold their Bronte home for almost $ 17 million, marking the lucrative end of their 29-year marriage.
The price shocked local property watchers as the former couple only paid $ 6.5 million for the nearly 380-square-meter property in 2015, when it was nearly new, and has made no significant improvement since.
Indeed, this is the second-highest sale in the popular seaside suburb, topped only by the much larger house in the area which sold for $ 17.9 million last year in the green energy entrepreneur Carl Prins.
The result translates to $ 44,854 per square meter, which should set a record for Eastern Beaches in terms of square meter rate.
The off-market sale was to remain a closely guarded secret until settlement later this year, but frequent visits from various agents alerted neighbors to the pending sale, and sources have since pinned this week’s deal on Ben. Agency Necklace.
Collier was not available for comment, but is no stranger to The mentalist Star. In 2016, Collier sold Baker’s former Sydney base, an apartment on Ben Buckler in North Bondi, for $ 3.69 million to e-commerce entrepreneur Simon Hill.
Baker and Rigg confirmed their separation earlier this year and sold their old California home in March for $ 6.46 million. Rigg is currently based in New York City while Baker has joined athletic wear designer Laura May Gibbs and is based in Byron Bay at his historic Nashua backcountry property.
High-end Bronte stocks have climbed 58% in the past five years, with a slew of ultra-premium sales in the past year alone as buyer demand outstrips supply.
Across from the Baker and Rigg house on St Thomas Street is a house that Rove McManus and his wife Tasma Walton sold last December for $ 14.6 million, a 128% jump since they bought house four years earlier for $ 6.4 million but after a major renovation.