And swoops on knockdown for $2.2 million on giant almost beachfront hunk of dirt.
Kieren Perrow has always been regarded, and correctly so in my opinion, as the owner of surfing’s best and most determined mind.
Hardly a natural talent, although almost without peer in big surf, KP once told me that he “felt like I had something to prove in surfing. No one thought I could qualify. I was never a stand-out. I was never being touted as the Next Big Thing. It didn’t upset me but part of me wanted to say, Fuck you, I did it.”
His first year on tour? Seventh. Rookie of the year.
KP would finish a career with two event wins, Margarets and Pipe, and a job as “commissioner” of the WSL.
His smarts have become apparent, again, lately, with the sale of the Byron Bay-adjacent house he bought in 2002 for $525,000, sold for a bullish $2.8 million.
The old nineties brick house, which had undergone a significant renovation but still featured KP’s Gerry Lopez Pipe Masters single-fin trophy affixed to the wall, as well as framed prints of Hugh Holland’s vintage skate photos, proved a hot item last December when it was listed.
Here’s a taste.
The listing agent, I’m told, even pointed out to prospective buyers the spot under the mature Pandanus tree where KP buried the ring he got for his twenty-first birthday and the very spot in the yard where he married his wife Danielle.
Living in Byron Bay has suddenly become a rite of passage for middle-to-upper-class Sydney bankers, freed from the strictures of office work, to live the sub-tropical dream.
A hedge fun manager’s Morning of the Earth epoch.
Perrow’s latest joint, bought for $2.2 million last September, squats just one street back from the beach. It features an unlovely and brooding brown brick house begging to be demolished.
Another smart play. Sub-div the land, build a couple of adobe-style coastal retreats and oowee etc.
Examine here and explain your architectural plans for the site in the comments.