A designer log cabin owned by a Melbourne-based actor and her publican husband has been quickly snapped up on Bruny Island, Tasmania.
Logie-award winner Alison Whyte’s weekender at 3 Nebraska Rd, Dennes Point sold for more than its $450,000 asking price just 37 days after it was listed.
She owned it with her husband Fred Whitlock, who owns Melbourne’s only dedicated vegetarian pub, the Green Man’s Arms in Carlton.
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Fall Real Estate agent Jude Viney said the Maria Gigney-designed property’s sale price was undisclosed.
“We had a well-known Australian architect buy the property, which shows you how impressive the creation really is,” Ms Viney said.
“They’re going to use it as a holiday home and they’re also thinking about using it as a short-term rental.”
The timber design, stunning views and short walk to the beach had drawn in a lot of interested buyers, she added.
Whyte and Whitlock, who live in Yarra Glen, sold the contemporary pad because they had become too busy with work to travel to Tasmania.
Whyte previously told Inside Story that her fantasy place to live would be the Apple Isle.
“If I could, I’d love to live in Tassie, perhaps on Bruny Island, but I can’t work from there, the commute would be a bit much,” she said.
Originally acting on Neighbours in the 1990s, Whyte has more recently appeared in various stage and screen roles, including Miss Fischer’s Murder Mysteries and The Kettering Incident.
She landed the Silver Logie Award for Most Outstanding Female Actress in a TV show Satisfaction in 2008.
The couple bought the two-bedroom dual pavilion for $310,000 in 2014, Corelogic records shows.
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