Ex-The Chase host Andrew O’Keefe sells his North Bondi home ‘for $6million’


Dumped The Chase host Andrew O’Keefe sells his North Bondi home ‘for $6million’ after having his domestic violence charges dismissed on mental health grounds

Former Channel Seven presenter Andrew O’Keefe has offloaded his property in Sydney’s North Bondi for more than $6million – after just six days on the market.

The 49-year-old, who previously hosted popular game show The Chase before being replaced by Larry Emdur, sold his house to a New York-based buyer for $1.5million above its original price guide of $4.5million, reports realestate.com.au.

O’Keefe previously lived in the two-storey family home with his ex-wife, Eleanor, and their three children, Barnaby, Rory and Olivia.

Going, going, gone! Former Channel Seven presenter Andrew O’Keefe has offloaded his property in Sydney’s North Bondi for more than $6million – after just six days on the market 

The property only hit the market last Thursday and offers had already reached $5.5million by Saturday.

The buyer is reportedly a New York resident in his late thirties whose Sydney-based parents handled the sale on his behalf.  

The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home features a double garage, and was designed by the award-winning architect Sam Marshall.

There are multiple living areas, along with front and back gardens, and a second-level parents’ retreat, which is accessed by a suspended staircase. 

Sold! The 49-year-old sold his house to a New York-based buyer for $1.5million above its original price guide of $4.5million, reports realestate.com.au

Sold! The 49-year-old, who previously hosted popular game show The Chase before being replaced by Larry Emdur, sold his house to a New York-based buyer for $1.5million above its original price guide of $4.5million, reports realestate.com.au 

Family home: O'Keefe previously lived in the two-storey family home with his ex-wife, Eleanor, and their three children, Barnaby, Rory and Olivia

Family home: O’Keefe previously lived in the two-storey family home with his ex-wife, Eleanor, and their three children, Barnaby, Rory and Olivia

The stunning home also boasts a family-sized kitchen, which opens out to a courtyard, and features a walk-in pantry and twin ovens. 

The light-filled property also boasts high ceilings, plywood finishes and eco-friendly elements, including a solar hydronic heating system.  

‘It’s one of the most private eco-friendly properties I’ve seen in the local area for some time,’ Raine and Horne estate agent Ric Serrao said before it went to auction.

Privacy please: There are multiple living areas, along with front and back gardens, and a second-level parents' retreat, which is accessed by a suspended staircase

Privacy please: There are multiple living areas, along with front and back gardens, and a second-level parents’ retreat, which is accessed by a suspended staircase

‘The garden is fantastic and full of sun and charm. It’s also within walking distance of the beach.’

O’Keefe and his ex-wife bought the property for $1.89million in 2007 and renovated it, adding a second storey.

The couple separated in 2017, before finalising their divorce two years later in 2019.   

State-of-the-art: The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home also features a double garage, and was designed by the award-winning architect Sam Marshall

State-of-the-art: The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home also features a double garage, and was designed by the award-winning architect Sam Marshall

O’Keefe had domestic violence charges against him dismissed on mental health grounds last month.

He had been arrested in January after an altercation with his partner Orly Lavee.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, he was deemed to be in a ‘hypomanic bipolar state’ when he spat at, slapped and kicked Lavee at their Randwick home.

Trouble with the law: Andrew had domestic violence charges against him dismissed on mental health grounds last month. Pictured arriving at court in Sydney in March 2019

Trouble with the law: Andrew had domestic violence charges against him dismissed on mental health grounds last month. Pictured arriving at court in Sydney in March 2019

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