Kidman sells house at discount

| 17.05,09. 12:24 AM |

Kidman sells house at discount

Sold ... the Kidman residence in Darling Point. Photo: Fiona-Lee Quimby

NICOLE KIDMAN has sold her Darling Point villa almost a year to the day since she listed it for sale with price hopes of about $20 million.

While secrecy shrouds the precise details, the sale price is about $6 million less than its listing price - a discount of 30 per cent.

Kidman, 41, received several offers on the Yarranabbe Road property during the past two weeks, including an offer of about $12 million from Michael Hannan, former owner of the Wentworth Courier newspaper. However, agent Bill Bridges confirmed that Mr Hannan is not the successful buyer of the house, which has been Kidman's Sydney abode since 1995 when she was married to actor Tom Cruise.

The Oscar-winning actress decided to sell the hillside property - which has no lawn and limited gardens - because it is not suitable for a small child.

After the birth of Sunday Rose, Kidman's daughter with country music singer husband Keith Urban, the pair splashed out $6.5 million for Bunya Hill, a 45-hectare rural estate at Sutton Forest in the Southern Highlands.

The American-based couple's main residence in Nashville is on a farm. Last month, when Kidman and Urban flew to Australia with Sunday Rose for an Easter family reunion, they shunned the Darling Point residence and headed straight to Bunya Hill.

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