Hit­ting a hip new habi­tat

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News - Ge­orge Pat­ter­son ad­ver­tis­ing agency. He was also the found­ing chair of the chil­dren’s cancer char­ity Starlight Foun­da­tion. Cousins’ darkly comic novel was set in Syd­ney’s board­rooms, yachts and water­front man­sions.

Ad­man turned en­vi­ron­men­tal war­rior Ge­off Cousins (inset) has joined the By­ron Bay hin­ter­land eco-scene.

He’s emerged as the $2.55 mil­lion buyer of Any­time Fit­ness Aus­tralia founder Jac­inta McDonell’s re­treat. She had paid $2.1 mil­lion in 2015 for the Queens­lan­der, which came with an award­win­ning ex­ten­sion.

The clas­sic weather­board home, with a wrap­around veranda, over­looks a 15m heated salt­wa­ter pool.

He­len Huntly-Bar­ratt at First Na­tional By­ron Bay sold the home.

Cousins hasn’t had a re­treat since 2007 when he traded Whale Beach for Point Piper. It was also the same year Cousins’ novel The Butcher­bird was pub­lished.

He sold The Wedge, his lux­ury Whale Beach home, for $13 mil­lion to min­ing ser­vices bil­lion­aire John Grill.

Cousins, who re­cently stood down as pres­i­dent of the Aus­tralian Con­ser­va­tion Foun­da­tion, and his wife, author Dar­leen Bungey live in a Point Piper man­sion over­look­ing the har­bour.

Cousins, one of the most suc­cess­ful ad ex­ecs of the 1980s, was chair­man of the

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