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George Miller buys INXS guitarist Tim Farriss’ Kangaroo River retreat for $4.35million

Mad Max director George Miller spends $4.35million on INXS guitarist Tim Farriss’ sprawling Kangaroo River retreat

Australian director George Miller has purchased INXS guitarist Tim Farriss’s sprawling retreat in Kangaroo River, New South Wales, two years after it was put on the market.   

Miller, who directed the Mad Max film franchise, and his wife Margaret Sixel splashed $4.35million on the property named Willabrook, according to RealEstate.com.au.  

Set on 37 hectares of picturesque rural farmland, Willabrook boasts a refurbished 1920s homestead, which still maintains old-world features such as ornate ceilings and cosy fireplaces. 

Tranquility at last! Australian director George Miller has purchased INXS guitarist Tim Farriss’s sprawling retreat in Kangaroo River, New South Wales, two years after it was put on the market

The home, which has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens and Burke’s Backyard, juxtaposes classic and modern with updated bathrooms and a rustic kitchen. 

Also located on the property is a fully self-contained one-bedroom caretaker’s house and two other one-bedroom cottages dubbed ‘Rest’ and ‘Mojo’. 

The cottages could provide a handy revenue stream or just extra space for friends wanting to experience the serenity the location provides. 

Cha-ching! Miller, who directed the Mad Max film franchise, and his wife Margaret Sixel splashed $4.35million on the property named Willabrook, according to RealEstate.com.au

Cha-ching! Miller, who directed the Mad Max film franchise, and his wife Margaret Sixel splashed $4.35million on the property named Willabrook, according to RealEstate.com.au .

Old and new: The homestead, which has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens and Burke's Backyard, juxtaposes classic and modern with updated bathrooms and a rustic kitchen

Old and new: The homestead, which has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens and Burke’s Backyard, juxtaposes classic and modern with updated bathrooms and a rustic kitchen

Rural retreat: Tim and his wife Beth have retained much of the charm of the circa-1920s homestead, which features panelled walls, ornate ceilings and original fireplaces

Rural retreat: Tim and his wife Beth have retained much of the charm of the circa-1920s homestead, which features panelled walls, ornate ceilings and original fireplaces

Options: The property also boasts a fully self-contained one bedroom caretaker's house and two subsequent one-bedroom cottages dubbed 'Rest' and 'Mojo'

Options: The property also boasts a fully self-contained one bedroom caretaker’s house and two subsequent one-bedroom cottages dubbed ‘Rest’ and ‘Mojo’

Perfect for those seeking a more rural lifestyle, Willabrook boasts a vegetable garden, mature orchards, chicken coops and an extravagant fountain.  

Miller’s new home is also a working cattle property, with an average of 30 breeders carrying capacity. 

However, perhaps the most impressive feature of the property is the private river flat that forms a natural island with serene billabongs and grassy banks.      

Natural splendour: However, perhaps the most impressive feature of the property is the private river flat that forms a natural island with serene billabongs and grassy banks

Natural splendour: However, perhaps the most impressive feature of the property is the private river flat that forms a natural island with serene billabongs and grassy banks

Farriss and his wife Beth owned at Willabrook for over 30 years, and in that time transformed the property from a blank shell into an idyllic farmyard escape. 

The rockstar placed the property on the market in 2018 with an asking price of $4.5million to $4.9million. 

Unable to find a buyer, Farriss later reduced the asking price, asking for $4.3million to $4.5million. 

This is be the second property Tim and Beth have parted with in the area. 

The couple sold their 22-acre property, Bowerbrook, in 2015 for $800,000.  

Goodbye after Three decades: Farriss (pictured) and his wife Beth owned at Willabrook for over 30 years, and in that time transformed the property from a blank shell into an idyllic farmyard escape

Goodbye after Three decades: Farriss (pictured) and his wife Beth owned at Willabrook for over 30 years, and in that time transformed the property from a blank shell into an idyllic farmyard escape

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