Jonathan Chancellor of The Sydney Morning Herald reports that ‘after a four-year search, Russell Crowe and his wife, Danielle Spencer, have spent $10 million on a Rose Bay property.
The purchase of Te Puke, a 1909 house updated with a 1927 Arts and Crafts-styled second floor, ends the entertainment industry couple’s search for a family home for their two children, now aged seven and four.
Along the way they inspected the $50 million-plus Altona on the harbour in Point Piper in 2007, as well as unsuccessfully seeking pricey inland residence Le Manoir at Bellevue Hill, which fetched $23 million in 2009.
Spencer was keen to spend more, while Crowe, preferring to keep his Woolloomooloo apartment as a bolthole, only wanted to spend a modest amount. The six-bedroom house is set on 1200 square metres overlooking the fairways of the Royal Sydney Golf Club. Te Puke, pronounced ”teh-pook-eh”, is Maori for hill, and last traded at $5.5 million in 2001. Crowe and Spencer snapped it up before its forthcoming auction through Ben Collier and James Dack at McGrath Estate Agents. ”Kent Road properties are among the finest non-waterfronts in the eastern suburbs,” one agent said.
Nice one. Te Puke is also a place name where legendary Indigenous peoples filmmaker, Merata Mita (wife of director Geoff Murphy – Young Guns II) was born and raised. My dad was raised their too. The Hill. How befitting for a Kiwi gladiator of Maori lineage of the South Pacific and his beautiful Aussie wife and family.
Photo - WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – MARCH 13:Russell Crowe salutes the crowd during the Christchurch Earthquake Relief Charity Twenty20 match at Basin Reserve on March 13, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. Courtesy of Daylife. Photo take by Hayden Hopkins for Getty Images.
Maori steel fish hook denoting the legend of Maui fishing up Aotearoa New Zealand on Russell Crowe’s Hollywood Star, Walk of Fame, California.
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Going to the grocery store in Hollywood is never quite like it is anywhere else. For example, Lucille Ball greets you by the spice rack! One of the reasons why living in California can be a lot of fun. Creating culture is what Hollywood does, everywhere! Ten entertainment celebrity news posts being circulated by people worldwide right now on social media, from Hollywood on Horiwood.Com are:
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4. CHERYL COLE TOPS FHM’S 100 SEXIEST WOMEN IN THE WORLD, 2010 LIST
5. NESIAN MYSTIK RUGBY HEAD QUOTES – SONNY BILL WILLIAMS ON MAKING “THE SQUAD”
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