The parents of late Hollywood actor Heath Ledger are selling a half-built home in Perth’s desirable Applecross.
Kim and Ines Ledger have listed the prime site at 5 Duncraig Road an incomplete residence designed by Perth architect Leon House, calling for offers.
Selling agents Daniel and Maria Gonzalez, from Realty Lane, did not comment on the property’s ownership or the sale of the home, but there are unconfirmed reports Mr Ledger is offloading the property due to financial reasons.
Set on a 934sqm allotment just one street back from the Swan River, the single storey home has been designed to solar passive design principles.
It includes three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a home office, designated theatre room and an expansive garage with capacity for five vehicles and a workshop, presumably to have catered for Mr Ledger’s fondness of motoring and car racing.
Outside, there is an entertaining terrace and swimming pool with a convenient outdoor toilet.
The Ledgers bought the Applecross property for $2.28 million in January 2016 after selling their custom-designed mansion at 38 Duncraig Road in late 2015 for $5.6 million – a home he reportedly had planned with his son as a ‘hideaway’ when he visited Perth.
The 28-year-old actor died in New York in 2008 after an accidental prescription drug overdose.
The home is advertised from $3.99 million. The median house price for Applecross is $1.9 million, according to realestate.com.au.