Baywatch fans rejoice. The famed St Kilda West home with a glass tiled facade of Pamela Anderson’s face has hit the market again, with an asking price between $2. 3 million and $2. 4 million.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at , which once made international news because of its controversial street front appearance, was listed for private sale two days ago.
The first open for inspection will be held on Saturday, with agents hopeful a Baywatch fan, or at least someone wanting to live in a stylish townhouse in St Kilda West, will be interested.
Jellis Craig Port Phillip director Warwick Gardiner said the vendors, who bought the property in 2016 despite not being Baywatch devotees, were now looking to downsize.
The family wanted a home in the St Kilda area that was also close to Middle Park and Albert Park, he said.
They just wanted the house. They’re not huge Pamela Anderson fans; they don’t watch reruns of Baywatch or anything, he said.
The vendors had considered changing the glass bricks with Anderson’s face but decided to keep them given how much of renowned home it had become, Gardiner said.
They were happy with it because really it’s become a part of Melbourne’s iconic architecture, he said.
Plus, behind the facade is a good house; it’s a good town home or executive residence that’s got a great floor plan. It’s a great entertainers’ place.
Inside, the home has a modern kitchen, open-plan living and a lap pool for those wanting to stay in shape.
Gardiner said the bedrooms were on separate floors, giving privacy and making the home a great space for families with teenage children.
The townhouse was built 22 years ago by former Geelong player and man-about-town Sam Newman, who created waves in the local area when Anderson’s face was revealed.
It upset many of Newman’s neighbours at the time, with some taking him to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Newman sold the home in 2002 – having never lived there – for between $600,000 and $700,0000, reports said at the time.
The home sold again in 2007 for $1. 5 million. The current owners snapped it up for $1. 55 million nine years later, records show.
Though controversial, the home has gained accolades, with architect Cassandra Fahey winning an award from the Royal Australian Institute of Architects for her design.