Radio broadcaster Alan Jones has sold his sprawling mansion after it went on the market for a whopping $17.5 million.
The ‘Elizabeth Farm’ estate in Fitzroy Falls west of Kiama on the NSW south coast has stables, tennis courts and its own natural woodland on its 27.52 hectare property.
The sale of the 10-bedroom house comes after Jones’ battle with crippling back pain took its toll this month, sending him to the hospital for emergency spinal surgery.
The ‘Elizabeth Farm’ estate in Fitzroy Falls west of Kiama on the NSW south coast has stables, tennis courts and its own natural woodland on its 27.52 acre property (pictured)
Liam Griffiths of Inglis Rural Property took over the Fitzroy Falls housing listing last month after it had been on offer for seven months. The Sydney Morning Herald said.
Clearly it was sold below demand price for $15 million, on a walk-in, walk-out basis, where furniture can be picked up along with the house.
The purchase included a forest called Wombat Woods, with large sculptures of a giraffe and an elephant on the property.
The grounds include a lake and an island, with landscaped gardens, stables, tennis courts and a two-bedroom caretaker’s cottage.
The stable complex, built in 2016, has six boxes, a washing area, saddle/feeding area, a kitchenette and washing facilities.
There are 12 riding stables with poles and rails and a floodlit dressage arena. The terrain is ideal for hobby farmers to keep horses, cattle and sheep.
Jones bought the home for $2.6 million in 2003, before connecting the two main residences with a central courtyard in a major remodel.
The 2GB presenter had his own two-bedroom wing, while the other part of the house was shared with his niece Tonia Taylor and family.
The 2GB presenter had his own two-bedroom wing (pictured, one of the bedrooms), while the other part of the house was shared with his niece Tonia Taylor and family
Jones also had his own informal living and dining room, central living room and study (pictured)
Jones had his own informal living and dining room, a central living room, and a den, while the family enjoyed eight bedrooms, a central living and dining room, and a rumpus room.
Jones is expected to keep his Circular Quay apartment in the “Toaster,” which he bought for $10.5 million in 2017, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
The sale comes as Jones recovers from back surgery earlier this month in an ongoing health battle that has dogged him for 40 years.
The former Sky News firefighter was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital for his second back surgery this year.
The 81-year-old is reportedly back on track, without his cane, after being released from hospital on Monday.
Jones’ earlier hospital stay this year included 28 hours of surgery with four procedures, in what he described as “unwanted” nerve pain.
The sale comes as broadcaster Alan Jones (pictured) recovers from back surgery earlier this month in an ongoing health battle that has dogged him for 40 years
He had to walk with a cane after a previous operation put him out of action between Christmas last year and Easter 2022.
Jake Thrupp, Jones’ head of content, told Daily Mail Australia the Conservative voice will return on his weekday digital TV show early next year.
“We just take a break in the summer and then come back,” Thrupp said. “He’s unstoppable, that’s for sure.”
‘[The doctors] were correcting something I think was full last time. However, they assured him that he should be fine after this surgery.
The purchase included a forest called Wombat Woods, with large sculptures of a giraffe and elephant on the property (pictured)
“He’s been using a cane all year. He hopes to be able to throw it away after this last operation, but we’ll see.’
Jones retired from radio broadcasting in 2020 after a glittering decades-long career with 2UE and 2GB, briefly moving to Sky News Australia.
He left the pay TV network in 2021 and later announced that he was going online with Alan Jones Direct To The People to produce daily shows, updates and podcasts.
Jones’ last show was posted online Oct. 27 when he interviewed One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts and Daniel Wild of the Institute of Public Affairs.
He signed off from that show with a blast at Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and promised to be back the following Monday – but hasn’t aired since.
In 2017, Jones underwent 13 hours of surgery after a damaged intervertebral disc became lodged in his spinal canal and left him unable to walk.
Jones is expected to keep his Circular Quay apartment in the ‘Toaster’ (pictured), which he snapped up for $10.5 million in 2017.
The controversial broadcaster and former Wallabies coach has previously battled prostate cancer and a brain tumour, but blames his back problems on his love of sport as a child.
He started experiencing back pain in 1984 and has now had at least six surgeries to alleviate his suffering.
“The pain was unbelievable,” he said in 2017. “It’s a huge operation.”