Home site’s bit of his­tory

A mod­ern lux­ury house now oc­cu­pies the prop­erty once owned by the wife of lost Aus­tralian Prime Min­is­ter Harold Holt

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - AUCTION -

IT has a colour­ful his­tory but this Broad­beach Wa­ters prop­erty is now home to a mod­ern abode.

Home­owner Emanuele Russo’s fam­ily bought the block in 1991.

In the 1980s it was home to the late Dame Zara Bate, fash­ion de­signer and wife of Aus­tralian Prime Min­is­ter Harold Holt.

Mr Russo said he stayed at the 850 sqm prop­erty with Ms Bate’s sons be­fore buy­ing the prop­erty.

“We stayed there after Zara passed away and I re­mem­ber catch­ing a lot of fish out the back and think­ing ‘that’s it I’m buy­ing this house’,” Mr Russo said.

He even­tu­ally knocked the

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