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St Kilda home bearing face of Baywatch star Pamela Anderson on its glass-tiled facade is up for sale

Sam Newman’s controversial former home with Baywatch star Pamela Anderson’s face on the 9-foot-tall glass-tiled face is on the market for $2.3 million

  • The St Kilda house was built to order for former Footy Show presenter Sam Newman
  • He ordered 9 meters high glass tiled facade with portrait of the ex-Playboy model
  • He sold the house two years later for $700,000 without ever living there
  • Current owners bought it in 2016 but are not fans of Baywatch and are now downsizing

A house famous for its giant glass-tile portrait of 1990s Baywatch star Pamela Anderson on its facade has gone up for sale with offers exceeding $2.3 million.

The three-bedroom house in Melbourne’s St. Kilda was built in 2000 for former Footy Show host Sam Newman who ordered the 9-foot-tall tribute to the ex-Playboy model.

The provocative artwork caused a stir among neighbors along Canterbury Road with complaints to the council and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

But Newman, now 76, was unapologetic at the time.

“The Pamela Anderson thing is blown out of all proportion,” he joked. “Which I blame her plastic surgeon for, but it doesn’t matter.”

The St Kilda house, famous for its giant glass-tiled portrait of 1990s Baywatch star Pamela Anderson on its facade, has been put up for sale with offers exceeding $2.3 million

The St Kilda house, famous for its giant glass-tiled portrait of 1990s Baywatch star Pamela Anderson on its facade, has been put up for sale with offers exceeding $2.3 million

The three-bedroom house in Melbourne's St. Kilda was built in 2000 for former Footy Show host Sam Newman who ordered the 9-foot-tall tribute to the ex-Playboy model.

The three-bedroom house in Melbourne’s St. Kilda was built in 2000 for former Footy Show host Sam Newman who ordered the 9-foot-tall tribute to the ex-Playboy model.

Newman sold the house just two years later for about $700,000 without ever living there before reselling it in 2007 for more than double the price of $1.5 million.

The current owners bought it in 2016 for $1.55 million but would now like to downsize and want something more modest.

It features a solar heated swimming pool running the length of the block – but notably without lifeguards in red bathing suits – plus two bathrooms and two garage spaces.

Estate agents JellisCraig say it is ‘deceptively spacious over three bright levels, and the impressive accommodation combines multiple living areas.’

The indoor and outdoor entertainment areas flow into one another with state-of-the-art design, a sleek black kitchen and designer wetroom style bathroom.

It features a solar-heated pool running the length of the block - but notably without lifeguards in red bathing suits - plus two bathrooms and two garage spaces

It features a solar-heated pool running the length of the block – but notably without lifeguards in red bathing suits – plus two bathrooms and two garage spaces

The indoor and outdoor entertainment areas flow into one another with state-of-the-art design, a sleek black kitchen and designer wetroom style bathroom

The indoor and outdoor entertainment areas flow into one another with state-of-the-art design, a sleek black kitchen and designer wetroom style bathroom

Estate agents JellisCraig say it is 'deceptively spacious over three bright levels, the impressive property combines multiple living areas'

Estate agents JellisCraig say it is ‘deceptively spacious over three bright levels, the impressive property combines multiple living areas’

Sam Newman sold the house just two years later for $700,000 without living there

Sam Newman sold the house just two years later for $700,000 without living there

It will open for inspections on Saturday as the owners hope to find a deep-pocketed Pam fan in the hopes of owning a unique piece of St Kilda and Baywatch history.

‘Behind the facade is a good house,’ realtor Warwick Gardiner said The age

‘It is a good town house or board house with a great floor plan. It’s a great place for entertainers.’

He added: ‘[The current owners] just wanted the house. They are not big fans of Pamela Anderson; they don’t watch reruns of Baywatch or anything.

“They were happy with it as it really has become part of Melbourne’s iconic architecture.”

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