Channel 7’s Sunrise presenter Sam Armytage has sold her Southern Highlands weekender.
She has secured a $3.1m off-market buyer for the Burrawang cottage, in a deal well up on her $2.2m purchase price from three years ago.
Armytage also sold her North Bondi home for $3.15m in July, just a month after her June engagement to Richard Lavender, a Quirindi-born equestrian businessman.
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It would suggest Armytage intends living with her fiance at his longtime Berrima estate elsewhere in the Highlands. He celebrated his 61st birthday on Saturday with Sam turning 43 on Friday.
The couple met at a friend’s 60th birthday party in the Highlands in April last year.
There’d been no development application to the five-bedroom, five-bathroom cottage during her brief ownership, although she did change the name from Pear Tree Cottage to Churchill.
The two-hectare property, which sold through Di Dixon at Belle Property Bowral, has an open-plan kitchen and dining area overlooking paddocks with post and rail fencing.
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Her redundant North Bondi home was sold to chef Greg Anderson and his wife Patricia Nunes, who had been looking for a new home since selling their St Ives home for $2.08m.
The three-bedroom North Bondi home had been listed with a $2.8m guide having been bought by Armytage for $2.15m in 2014, just as the Sydney price boom was kicking in to gear.
She has been spotted inspecting eastern suburbs rentals given her commitment to be in Sydney for the breakfast show four days a week. Her television career began in 1999 and she joined Seven after having impressed executives during her coverage of the 2003 Canberra bushfires.
Armytage grew up in the high country, Snowy River territory, on historic Bolaro Station.
With additional reporting by Joel Robinson.