Former 2GB radio presenter Alan Jones has been revealed as the new owner of a $12.25million riverfront Southport home.
The 81-year-old’s name is on the title of the four bedroom Gold Coast property, according to the Gold Coast Bulletin on Monday.
Jones co-owns the property with niece Tonia Taylor and her husband Justin Taylor, according to the publication.
The mansion, with 1099m2 internal area, boasts an east-facing wide waterfront position, per the listing.
The property’s 33.7m frontage to Main River includes a supersize pontoon with capacity for an 80-foot cruiser, electric boat winch, dual jet ski dock, power and water.
Inside, the mansion features high end finishes and fixtures include French oak flooring, travertine tiles, stone benchtops, bespoke lighting, textured wallpaper and extra high recessed ceilings.
Confirmation of the purchase comes after reports Jones intends to sell off his country retreat in the Southern Highlands, south of Sydney.
The former Sky News host, who owns several properties in NSW and Queensland, is seeking a suitable real estate agent to take the 28-hectare Fitzroy Falls property to market in autumn.
But Jones has told friends he has no plans to surrender his $10.5million apartment overlooking Sydney’s Circular Quay, reported realestate.com.au in March.
The media veteran spent most of the Covid-19 pandemic secluded at his Southern Highlands getaway, which Jones calls ‘Charlieville’.
He even installed a custom-built radio studio in order to continue his broadcasts.
The multimillionaire’s on-air career has been in turmoil since leaving his popular breakfast show on 2GB after 18 years in 2020.
At the time Jones told listeners he was quitting due to ill health.
His departure came in the wake of controversy over comments Jones made about New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
He later apologised for his remarks after sponsors briefly boycotted the Macquarie Network, then owners of 2GB.
In 2021, Jones lost his spot on Sky News Australia when his contract wasn’t renewed.
Article source: www.dailymail.co.uk