This week’s settlement of a $10.5 million sale of a property in Newrybar in the Byron Bay hinterland sparked the interest of major real estate agents like yours truly, and not just because the deal sets a record for the small town.
It had already leaked that one of the Hemsworth brothers, of varying degrees of Hollywood fame, was behind the purchase of the 46-acre estate with expansive views of the coast.
Unfortunately, the off-market deal – reportedly negotiated by McGrath’s Ruth Gotterson – was filed in a trust led by directors of William Buck accountancy and advisory Graham Spring and Scott Girdlestone, the latter of whom offered “no comment” to questions.
Not that William Buck’s crew are strangers to the Hemsworths. A slew of Hemsworth corporate entities are headquartered in William Buck’s Sydney office, including Chris and Liam’s business, Corn Dog Pty Ltd, and another trust used to buy brother Luke Hemsworth’s digs in Suffolk Park. (although that house was later transferred to Luke’s ownership).
Inquiries with Hemsworths’ agent and management got the silent treatment so it remains unknown who is behind the purchase, but if Title Deeds placed bets they would be on Liam given his already $13.3 million stake in the purchase. neighbourhood.
Across the street is a 37-acre estate that Liam bought a year ago for $6.8 million, and on the other side of town is the architect Jason Schepisi-designed house he bought as his home in 2020 for $6.5 million.
Byron’s hippie paradise
Fashion designer Wayne Cooper and his wife Sarah Marsh have bought the high-end hippie paradise of Myocum, near Byron Bay, for $5.09 million.