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.