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Coming out of his Shell House: How an industry leader lives

The man behind agencies Host, One Green Bean and recent start-up with Universal Music, Bring, Anthony Freedman is selling his modest seaside home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, called The Shell House.

anthony freedman shell house

According to the blurb on RealEstate.com.au the five bed, four bath and four-car garage property in Bronte, which he owns with actress wife Sophie Lee (best known for her roles in The Castle and Muriel’s Wedding), is a “sculpturally imaginative and dramatic new residence”.

According to the listing: “No expense has been spared to create this world-class surfside home. Truly a creative masterpiece for resort-style beachside entertaining.”

And the asking price for the new home set atop a sandstone ridge? It won’t be going for less than $10m.

the shell houseThe house is noteworthy enough to have had its own featurette on Sky News’ new property porn show on Saturday.

According to the real estate agent interviewed there: “Next door I was quoting $11m and it went for $15.65m. What we’re going to do here is quote for $10m and see where the interest takes us, it could be 10, it could be 11 or 12. Who knows where the interest will take us?”

She also mentions the fact the house is not overlooked by neighbours meaning “you could walk around the house naked if you wanted to,” an attractive proposition for any buyer.

If you’re interested in an investment property then it goes to auction on May 23.

Weirdly, you can click here to link through to the Domain page which features the entire write-up from rival Realestate.com.au., and also see a video of the pad.

Freedman could be having a double celebration as one of the shortlisted nominees for Mumbrella’s first Industry Leader of the Year award.

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