Just the place to let off some steam
A STEAM shower with a TV to watch the footy will be one of the things Nine news presenter Darren Curtis will miss most when he sells his family’s Hope Island home.
The property at 13 Jingella St, Hope Island launches to the market early next week, with the veteran reporter admitting the eventual sale would be heartbreaking.
“It has been our family home, the place our children have grown up,” he said.
“But the children have grown up and it is just the two of us and a small dog now. It is quite a large home but I keep hearing from friends that downsizing is the way to go.”
The Curtis family bought the house in 2002, and have done substantial renovations over the years. Curtis said they knocked down some walls to create a master suite.
“I told my wife that I would create the walk-in wardrobe of her dreams,” he laughed. “She has a whole room.
“We also put in a steam shower where I can watch and listen to the footy. Often when the kids come around they have to call first because if I am home I am probably in there.”
The three bedroom house, which could be converted to four bedrooms, is on an elevated block in the Santa Barbara neighbourhood.
Harcourts Coastal Hope Island agent Sally O’Neill said the house had “sensational views”.