It’s hammer time during Rebel’s war over renovation on millionaire’s row
IT’S jackhammers at 10 paces as Rebel Wilson and her neighbours go to war over noise, dust and intrusive windows in an exclusive Sydney harbourside suburb.
Millionaires backing on to the harbour in Sydney’s Birchgrove are furious that four major renovations – including Hollywood star Wilson’s $900,000 redevelopment to her $3.7 million home – are ruining their luxurious lifestyles.
Everyone, including Wilson (pictured), has complained about excessive noise and dust, while the Sydney-born actor has also been concerned about obstruction of her water views.
Last month, the Pitch Perfect
m star posted a shot on Instagram of the early stages of the renovation and the view she’d enjoy from her waterfront home.
Works were initially delayed after her planning consultants failed to get a neighbour’s permission for access to their property.
“We have endured 18 months of this with no end in sight,” one resident said. “We would never have moved here if we knew it was going to be such a construction site. It’s crazy.”
Wilson’s builders have been using mini-jackhammers to minimise the impact.
Despite the havoc, residents said the actor was “lovely”.
Three years ago Ms Wilson complained about her neighbour’s renovation, which has been going on for three years.
She said the alterations would block her “high-value views” of the CBD, North Sydney and Parramatta River, and pushed for an overlooking window to be frosted for privacy.