The North Bondi home of former Channel 7 game show host Andrew O’Keefe and his former wife, Eleanor, has hit the market with a $4.5m price guide.
The two-level, four-bedroom, two-bathroom residence with double garage at 61 Murriverie Road, designed by the award-winning architect Sam Marshall, is to go to auction at a yet-to-be-determined date.
The gardens, maintained by water tanks and a self-watering system, were designed by the landscape firm Spriit Level.
The Raine and Horne Double Bay/Bondi Beach principal Ric Serrao and colleague Mark Yeats anticipate it will be popular.
“It’s one of the most private eco-friendly properties I’ve seen in the local area for some time,” Serrao said.
“The garden is fantastic and full of sun and charm.
“It’s also within walking distance of the beach.”
Best known for hosting Deal or No Deal and The Chase Australia, O’Keefe, 49, was also the co-host of Weekend Sunrise from 2005 to 2017.
He was charged with assaulting his girlfriend, Orly Lavee, in January, but the charges were dismissed on mental health grounds last month.
Waverley Local Court heard he suffered from bipolar disorder.
Property records show O’Keefe and Eleanor, who have three children, had bought the North Bondi home, then just a single-level home, on a 468 sqm block for $1.89m in 2007.
They later commissioned the Sam Crawford renovation.
In 2017 the couple separated and in 2019 they divorced.
The house offers multiple living areas extending to front and rear gardens.
The family-sized kitchen, which flows to the courtyard, has a walk-in pantry, Ilve twin wall ovens, a stainless steel gas cooktop and Bosch dishwasher.
Each of the four bedrooms are large and a second level parents’ retreat is accessed by a suspended staircase.
The house has been designed to maximise the north aspect in sunlit interiors with high ceilings, plywood finishes and sustainable elements including a solar hydronic heating system.
It’s hidden behind a wide frontage and two-car garage.