Pub baron Justin Hemmes was recently spotted bidding on a $6.5 million home in Sydney’s eastern suburb of Bellevue Hill with his 28-year-old ex and mother of his two children, Kate Fowler.
But despite being unsuccessful at that auction, Justin already has a second Sydney property away from his $90 million waterfront Vaucluse estate.
The 45-year-old is believed to have purchased a secluded waterfront property, accessible only by boat, in Sydney’s Pittwater back in May 2016.
Not bad for $3 million? Pub baron Justin Hemmes’s secluded waterfront house in Sydney’s Pittwater revealed …after insisting he’ll continue living with the mother of his children Kate Fowler at his $90m estate following split
Justin ‘secured’ the Pittwater retreat from former owner Laurence Eastwood – one of Australia’s most distinguished production designers, Property Observer claimed.
The three bedroom luxury home, is nestled on the edge of a remote part of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
Its location in the northern coastal suburbs of Sydney would surely prove convenient for Justin, after purchasing nearby venue The Newport Arms in 2015.
A remote hideaway: Justin is believed to have purchased this secluded waterfront property, accessible only by boat, in Sydney’s Pittwater back in May 2016
Peace and quiet: The three bedroom luxury home, which is nestled on the edge of a remote part of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, was reportedly looking at fetching ‘$3 million’
Locals have have told Daily Mail Australia that they haven’t seen the tycoon there ‘in a while’ now – but it’s often obvious when he’s retreated up from the city.
‘It’s a remote and tranquil area so when there’s a seaplane landing it’s hard not to notice,’ one local joked.
Describing the house, rumoured to be worth around $3 million, Belle Property Avalon wrote online: ‘A multi-sustainability award winner, its cutting edge design takes full advantage of its magical views…’
‘Incorporating sweeping indoor and outdoor living, a whole floor master plus boat shed and jetty for the boat.’
The house also boasts a vast floating roof and huge stainless steel box gutters that feed rainwater into a 50,000-litre tank.
‘It’s a remote and tranquil area so when there’s a seaplane landing it’s hard not to notice,’ one local joked to Daily Mail Australia after stating they believe they’re often used by Justin
‘A multi-sustainability award winner, its cutting edge design takes full advantage of its magical views…,’ Belle Property Avalon wrote online while describing the house
Justin confirmed the news he had split with model Kate to the Sydney Morning Herald earlier this year, telling the publication they now share a ‘platonic’ relationship.
‘At the beginning of 2018, Kate and I decided our friendship and respect for family life would become the focus of our relationship,’ he said.
‘We love our children dearly and for now continue to live together happily in our family home.’
‘Kate and I decided our friendship and respect for family life would become the focus of our relationship,’ Justin said in July, confirming his split from the model (pictured)
The family home is known as The Hermitage, Justin’s heritage-listed harbour front Vaucluse mansion worth as much as ‘$90 million’.
According to Justin, the estate has ‘interconnected’ wings, which allows them to have individual living quarters in the massive home.
The couple have two daughters together, Alexa, two, and Saachi, one.
Following the pair’s break-up, Justin treated himself to a $40 million Bombardier Challenger private jet to celebrate his 45th birthday.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Justin’s rep for comment.
‘We love our children dearly and for now continue to live together happily in our family home,’ he added during an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald – with that family home being Justin’s heritage-listed harbour front Vaucluse home worth as much as ‘$90 million’