Comedian Ross Noble is laughing all the way to the bank after earning a multimillion-dollar sum for his Mt Eliza home.
Noble and his wife Fran sold the four-bedroom house at 1 Jerula Ave, which they and their two kids had called home for about 18 months, for $2.725 million.
RT Edgar Mt Eliza director Vicki Sayers couldn’t comment on the price. But she said the buyer was a local family who loved the home’s “overall feel, gardens, pool house, location, and charm and character”.
Ms Sayers said most of the interest in the “quintessential Mt Eliza home” came from local upsizers, as well as from Melbourne’s Bayside and inner-east regions.
She’d previously talked up the home’s position, close to Toorak College and a 10-minute bus trip from Frankston station, as being suited to families.
The 1791sq m property was on the market about five weeks, most recently with a $2.65-$2.85 million price guide.
CoreLogic records show the home’s last sale in 2017 was worth $2.51 million.
Noble previously told the Herald Sun he and Fran bought the house after moving back to Victoria from the UK, and had intended to stay there longer as it had been “bang on” for their family.
But they’d snapped up a piece of Mornington Peninsula land to build a new house on. Noble said their next property would have space to keep horses, chickens and “miniature donkeys” on, and for him to tear around on his motorbikes.
The English comic and his Australian-born wife lost their last Victorian home in St Andrews, 36km northeast of Melbourne, in the Black Saturday bushfires.
They then lived in the UK — in two “17th century barns” they joined together and extended to create a home — before moving to the Mt Eliza pad.