KIIS FM’s breakfast king Kyle Sandilands has paid $3 million at Glenorie for his castle in Sydney’s Hills district.
He’s signalled he intends to build a Hamptons-style family home on the 9580 sqm acreage which adjoins bushland.
It’s currently an imposing eight bedroom, five bathroom house.
The settlement comes just weeks before his fiancee, and his former personal assistant, Tegan Kynaston is scheduled to give birth to the couple’s first child, a boy, next month.
The property, within the High Gables Estate, was sold by Cutcliffe Properties agents Tim Cutcliffe and Francesco Terranova.
“This property really does need to be seen to be believed,” their marketing advised.
The home had been a $1200 per week rental during the pandemic by the vendors, the Antoun family, who’d sold off their neighbouring 6950 sqm block with a converted barn for $1.37 million in early 2021.
The celebrity couple are based in an $8000 a week Bellevue Hill rental, billed as modern Tuscan.
The $13.8 million rental home has five bedrooms and six bathrooms.
Sandilands’ prior rental was in Edgecliff and he’d previously rented acreage with a Mediterranean-style home at Oxford Falls, and Symingtonia in Terrey Hills.
“In the past, I didn’t want to lock down anywhere because I wanted to be able to go and live in LA for a few years or maybe London,” he said recently.
“I didn’t want to be handcuffed to the dream home.”
The radio host also advised he’d not been thinking about children as he’d “been so work-focused”.
“But all my friends have kids and Tegan’s family and friends, they’ve all got kids. And we’re like the only couple at the barbecue that have no kids, we have the FOMO [fear of missing out],” he said.