Jamie Durie tweaks Hollywood Hills asking price

Jamie Durie tweaks Hollywood Hills asking price
Jamie Durie tweaks Hollywood Hills asking price

House Rules judge Jamie Durie has again adjusted the asking price of his Hollywood Hills home, following his return to Sydney.

The Laurel Canyon home reappeared on US listing websites this week with a reduced US$2.45 million ($3.5 million) asking price.

Durie will still make a big gain, despite­ the price being first adjusted in January down from its initial US$2,995,000 hopes.

It is one of the priciest homes on the market in the area.

Durie paid US$950,000 for the mid-century modern ranch style home in 2009, soon after he moved to the US to host TV show The Outdoor Room.

The trendy house was designed by Maitlin & Chapman in 1957 and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

It’s no surprise that the outdoor is described­ as a tropical paradise on its Realtor.com listing.

There is a pool, outdoor dining area, shower and a number of deck spaces.

There’s also a recently built modern­ detached studio with its own entrance which acts as a home office.

The home sits just one canyon over from Australia’s radio jock Kyle Sandilands’ abode when he’s stateside.

With his latest TV role as the newest judge on House Rules bringing him back to Sydney, Durie is also busy with his burgeoning interiors design business.

While the reality TV veteran, who hosted The Block on its debut in 2003, has said “Channel 7 has me absolutely glued to the ground, not just (House Rules) but with other stuff too”, he’s still doing gardens — including one big home project on Pittwater.

Durie recently noted that people look for things that last nowadays.

“We’re looking for artisans and crafts people and the stories behind pieces,” he said.

He is just back from Milan’s Salone­ Del Mobile, the world’s most important design event, where he said he was impressed by the Krakvik & D’Orazio presentation of a selection­ of furniture that explored sustainability.

This article was first published in the Saturday Telegraph. 

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