Ross Noble: comedian selling Mt Eliza, Mornington Peninsula home
Comedian Ross Noble’s classic family home is headlining the Mornington Peninsula market.
Noble and his wife Fran have $2.65-$2.85 million hopes for the four-bedroom Mt Eliza house, where they’ve lived with their two children for about 18 months, since moving back to Victoria from the UK.
CoreLogic records show the 1791sq m property at 1 Jerula Ave last fetched $2.51 million in 2017.
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The English stand-up comic and actor said he and his family had intended to stay in the home longer. But they’d recently snapped up the perfect piece of land on the Peninsula to build a new house on.
He told the Herald Sun the Mt Eliza house with a “beachy feel” had been “bang on” for his family.
The 2002 winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s coveted Barry Award highlighted the “big swimming pool”, the pool house, and the main living, dining and kitchen area that opened out to an alfresco terrace.
The top floor had also been an ideal retreat for his kids.
“Mt Eliza itself is really brilliant — there are no through roads, so it’s really quiet,” he said.
“From where we are, … you can walk down to the beach and the shops.
“We’d always lived right out in the countryside. I’ve never been able to walk to the shops or get food delivered, or anything like that. This is how people live,” he laughed.
RT Edgar Mt Eliza director Vicki Sayers said the “quintessential Mt Eliza lifestyle property” was just a 10-minute bus trip from Frankston station, allowing easy access to the CBD and top bayside schools.
Toorak College was also within walking distance of the home.
Noble and his Australian-born wife previously lived 36km northeast of Melbourne in St Andrews, but sadly lost that house in the Black Saturday bushfires.
They then moved to the UK, where the comedian said they lived in two “17th century barns” they had joined together and extended to create a quirky home.
The self-proclaimed Grand Designs fan said he and Fran planned to keep horses, chickens and “miniature donkeys” on their new property, which would also have plenty of space for Noble to tear around on his motorbikes.
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