Actress and four-time Grammy winner Olivia Newton-John is selling the Australia farm she has owned for almost forty years. The star bought the property in the early 1980’s after her success in the 1978 film Grease. For many years, it served as her Australian retreat where she would recharge in the peace and quiet. (Image credit: McGrath)
However, the celebrity and her husband, John Easterling, today consider Florida their home base. Even when they do return to Australia, they stay at the Gaia Retreat and Spa, which she co-owns. But Olivia Newton-John is still fond of the property and hopes to attract a buyer who is as much a nature-lover as she is. Today, the sprawling 187-acre farm and its French Country-style home are on the market. Offers in excess of $5.5 million AU ($3.9 million US) are being accepted.
The Quintessential Australia Farm
Located only 40 minutes from favorite celebrity and tourist locale, Byron Bay, this stunning property is the quintessential Australia farm. Positioned on a hill to maximize the views, the main residence has three bedrooms and two baths. The attached but completely private guest quarters have a large living room, a kitchenette, bedroom, bath and a cozy conversation nook. In addition, the residence has a two-car garage and a tennis court.
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In 2002, this beautiful piece of celebrity real estate underwent renovations. Styled now as French rustic, it includes pine floors and a large eat in kitchen designed as the perfect gathering spot for friends and family. For a whimsical and unique effect, shells and pebbles from local beaches texture the entry walls. And multiple outdoor porches and terraces, as well as a wide dock on the pond, encourage outdoor living.
Nature Lover’s Paradise
The farm is a mix of rolling pasture and green lawns with panoramic views. The property also boasts a rain forest with a natural waterfall, two dams, a pond and a creek. For an added sense of seclusion, it directly abuts the Victoria Park Nature Reserve National Park which forms a natural boundary. The farm also features an abundance of mature trees, over 5,000 of which were planted by the star herself in an effort to expand the wildlife habitat.
It’s All In The Value
Originally purchased nearly four decades ago, Olivia Newton-John’s much-loved Australian farm is currently on the market. The listing agent, Newton-John’s lifelong friend Jillian McGrath of McGrath Estate Agents, is currently accepting offers in excess of $5.5 million AU ($3.9 million US).
Courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com