Veteran funnyman broadcaster Jonathan Coleman sells in Lindfield and is rumoured to be making the move to Palm Beach.
Network 10’s Studio 10 larrikin Jonathan Coleman and his wife Margot have quietly sold their longtime Lindfield home.
The couple secured $6.95 million from their sale at Lindfield, and have already found their new digs.
They are the mooted buyers of the Palm Beach retreat of the former Qantas chief Geoff Dixon and his wife Dawn.
Their new hilltop home with views over Pittwater had been for sale at $3.95 million.
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The view and living room of Coleman’s rumoured new Palm Beach pad.
Jonathan ‘Jono’ Coleman (right) and Ian ‘Dano’ Rogerson at the North Ryde Common.
It was 2007 when veteran broadcaster ‘Jono’ Coleman spent $3.8 million on a home briefly used as the Australian Idol contestant house.
Then came the shock when he found the street had been rezoned several years earlier for apartment redevelopment.
Understandably Coleman briefly took issue with his real estate agent. “The estate agent’s quote to us afterwards was ‘buyer beware’,” The Daily Telegraph reported back then.
Over the last decade they have had to put up with all the apartment builds in the once truly suburban neighbourhood.
It is understood he was approached by developers many times through the years, selling only recently to a little-known Chinese developer, Bullio Agricultural Holding which is directed by Lindfield local, Chunhua Ma.
The 2,085 sqm Beaconsfield Parade has approval for a 13 townhouses with a $5.6 million build cost.
A fair view to wake up to.
The Coleman’s will no doubt enjoy the sunsets overlooking Pittwater, having been on the look out since last year.
The Dixon’s had paid $2,825,000 for the 1960s resort-style beach house on 700 sqm in 2010. They initially listed the two storey home in March last year, before relisting earlier this year.
McGrath Avalon agents Jonathan Fletcher and James Baker secured the sale after it slipped off listing websites over winter.
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The house had featured in the Inside Out magazine after renovations by interior designer Kristy McGregor.
The article noted they’d purchased the home because its had “good bones with a great outlook over Pittwater.”
TV personality Jonathan Coleman in October, 2018, working for Channel Ten’s morning show Studio 10. (AAP Image/Quentin Jones)
The west facing home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms,
The bi-fold glass doors opens onto vast timber deck and infinity pool and outdoor shower.
Coleman began broadcasting in the late 1970s when reporting for the popular children’s TV show Simon Townsend’s Wonder World.
He moved back to the UK, where he was born, in the 1990s, and continued on the radio before moving back to Sydney in 2006.
Coleman kicked off Movember this week giving out free shaves at a pop-up barber at Darling Harbour attraction Madame Tussauds.