Jonathan Chancellor | 14 May 2012

Infamous 'Pamela Anderson house' built for Sam Newman hits rental market

Infamous 'Pamela Anderson house' built for Sam Newman hits rental market

The infamous ultra-modern “Pamela Anderson” house in St Kilda West has been listed for $1,500 a week rent.

Dividing locals on its merits, the large glass mural façade on noisy Canterbury Road has been a source of controversy ever since it was unveiled a decade ago.

The three-storey, three-bedroom house comes with a gourmet kitchen, a north-facing terrace with lap pool, a private courtyard with pond and a two-car garage.

Recent tenants behind the internationally renowned façade have included Hollywood glitterati, according to its leasing agent Simon Saint-John at Saint John Estate Agents St Kilda.

James Scarff of Marshall White had listed the property last November but it appears no sale has eventuated at its desired $1.62 million asking price.

Designed by architect Cassandra Fahey in 2000, it won a Royal Australian Institute of Architects award, making news around the world given the Baywatch beauty’s appearance on the facade.

The former Geelong footballer and football commentator Sam Newman built the house at the height of his playboy notoriety, but never lived in it before he sold it for $1.1 million in mid-2002 to financial adviser Sean Patrick Taylor through a company called Canterbury Park Pty Ltd.

It changed hands again at $1.5 million in November 2007. Newman had paid $150,000 in 1995 for the 175-square-metre holding.



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