Sunday, February 8, 2009

Charity begins at home

The $6.5 million homestead that Nicole bought in July 2008 at Sutton Forest, New South Wales, will finally have a tenant. Nicole is allowing her single sister Antonia, and four children to live in the 45 hectare homestead (probably rent free). The property comes complete with stables, ideal for horse riding lover Antonia. 

Recent renovations include a  pool, tennis court, gym and an entertainment centre. Antonia and her kids will be able to ride horses in the estate's paddock, shielded from prying eyes. An earthen wall 2.5m high and 250m long, dubbed The Great Wall by locals, is being built on the property's perimeter, making it impossible to see from the road (see top left photo). Locals consider the wall ugly and there has been debate on whether it was council approved.  Some are saying the wall is an anti-paparazzi measure, while others claim it is to shield the paddock from the wind. There are also motels expected to be built close-by, which may be the real reason the wall is going up. 

Whatever the reason, I am sure Antonia will be most comfortable in this amazing retreat. It's good to see someone will live here, since her older sister finds Australia difficult to live in. Perhaps Nicole should have a chat with Cate, Judy, Toni, Russell, Guy or Eric and find out how they manage living Down Under so successfully.

10 comments:

Deidre said...

Living in Sydney getting too costly for Antonia, perhaps? I'd probably accept the offer too if I was her. But won't it be too quiet for her in that part of Australia, with all those retirees? Good point you make that Nic should go get some advice from other Aussie superstars who live Down Under with no hassles. Between us, I reckon that is half the reason she won't live here - because she won't get invited to enough events. She's a famewhore afterall.

Choice said...

Nicole not living here is all a bit weird. I guess Keith's career needs to be in Nashville, and also the kids she never sees live in USA too. I would have thought with her parents getting older, she'd want to be nearer to them. Obviously not. I think you are probably right. There just isn't enough events and stuff going in this country to keep her amused. Maybe she likes to be close to Tom too? Doubt she ever got over being dropped.

not anon said...

Curious that Antonia needs to move her children away from their father and live in such a secluded environment. This turn off events will be really interesting if Nikkers discovers she's with child again around March/April.

Choice said...

Hello NON ANON.
Good point! Perhaps Nicole is planning an addition to her own family. Say no more ...

maclen said...

Well, who is really surprised that kidman was ever even serious about moving back to oz simply because she sold off her old homes in oz and bought new ones...when she wasnt even spending that much time in the old homes? This was all done simply for Pr purposes for the Oz film...because everything kidman does is purely for the sake of Pr. So she buys a "horse ranch" so she can get a "tie in" in all the news stories in the runup to her film which is set on a cattle ranch and she spend a majority of time on a horse. Now that the film is gone and forgotten, the ranch is simply pawned off to her sister...

Choice said...

Hi Maclen
The purchase could have been for publicity or an investment. Non Anon has an interesting point on the real reason Antonia might be living there. Privacy for a special reason. Who knows for sure, but it sounds good.

A440 said...

Wait a second...didn't Keith and Nicole purchase this together? I'm having trouble seeing him pony up half the purchase price and half the renovations price simply to allow Antonia et al to live there.

And what will Antonia do for employment...travel back and forth from Sydney to Sutton Forest?

Choice said...

Hello A440
Antonia has work on Pay TV here in documentaries about maternity and other related issues. I am sure money would not be a problem for her. She'd proably work from the Forest, and send the kids to the local school. Non Anon's comment could the be real factor behind this move to the quieter life. And the reason why the wall is being erected.

cricket said...

Could the house be the payoff for carrying the PR baby so Old Granny wouldn't have to stretch her stick bug body out of shape? With that wall erected so no one can see Antonia does that mean Old Granny could soon be expecting another PR baby to be delivered from OZ. This one didn't get her the attention she craves what with Brangie having the nerve to deliver twins the same month. Her so called "pregnancy" was as big a flop as her movies are

Choice said...

Could well be the ultimate pay off, Cricket. "Keep producing my children sister, and anything is yours, just keep your paws off Keith".