Jackie O buys Vaucluse home
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.
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.