Durie answers call back to Avalon


INTERNATIONAL celebrity landscape gardener Jamie Durie didn’t stay away from Avalon for long, having quietly bought a $2.275 million waterfront.

The 1960s Pittwater cottage has four bedrooms, a retro kitchen and self contained accommodation on the lower level.

Each floor includes a deck or terrace overlooking Pittwater and a sandstone pathway leads directly to the foreshore. The 1000sq m property was listed for $2.45 million.

The property replaces the hillside home that Manly-born Durie sold early last year for$3.75 million. The Block pioneer had teamed up with architect Walter Barda to create the home, designed to look like a whale. Planning and construction took three years.

The result is a complete original- topped off by an observation deck in the shape of a whale’s stomach, surrounded by a zinc roof like a whale’s tail.


Loan financed by Lendfin