Rocker's waterfront hideaway for sale

By Annemarie Quill -
One of the property's two three-bedroom units has already attracted more than 700 views on Trade Me. Photo / Supplied
One of the property's two three-bedroom units has already attracted more than 700 views on Trade Me. Photo / Supplied

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is selling his waterfront Tauranga house.

It has a rateable value of $4.05 million, according to its listing on Trade Me.

Real estate agent Ken Coull of LJ Hooker has confirmed he has been appointed to sell two properties owned by Rudd in Harbour Drive.

The properties are in one building but are two separate units on two levels with two titles.

The ground floor level is listed by LJ Hooker as "Phil Rudd's New Zealand hideaway" and the upper level as "Phil Rudd's other hideaway".

Mr Coull said the price for both properties was by negotiation, and they could be purchased separately or together.

The 281sq m ground floor unit is listed on Trade Me with a rateable value of $1.92 million.

The upper unit is 305sq m and listed with a rateable value of $2.13 million.

Each level has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and two-car garaging, with views of Mt Maunganui and the harbour.

Mr Coull said he had already received a number of inquiries, including from a potential overseas buyer.

One of the listings has had more than 700 views on Trade Me.

Although a number of photos are displayed, viewing of the property is by appointment only.

"We are only showing to genuine buyers. They have to sign a confidentiality agreement before going through the house," said Mr Coull.

The listings make much of Rudd's rock star connection, with a reference to Hell's Bells from the AC/DC Back in Black album and Carry Me Home, a reference to a rarer AC/DC track.

Mr Coull said the mention of Rudd's name was a bit of a gimmick as there was worldwide interest in him and AC/DC, but the property also stood up by itself given its location, design and stunning views.

"At the end of the day anyone can buy this property who has the money," Mr Coull said.

Although Rudd bought the two properties as one home, they were originally designed and built as separate houses on two titles for Tauranga businessman Rob Skelton.

Rudd, who is also a Tauranga restaurant owner, bought them two years ago.

The contemporary houses were designed by local award-winning architectural designer Brendon Gordon.

The specifications include zinc and plaster cladding, view shafts to maximise natural light, honed basalt tiles, and a ground-level pool, heated with a natural bore.

The kitchens by kitchen designer Steve Wilkinson include a feature wall in dark stained American oak, benches with engineered stone, and hardware by Blum.

Last month, Rudd opened his new restaurant, Phil's Place, on the Harbour Bridge Marina.


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