BEN FORD­HAM’S PAD WILL BOWL YOU OVER

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - REALESTATE -

Ra­dio 2GB drive time broad­caster Ben Ford­ham has listed his re­dun­dant edgy in­dus­trial Red­fern ter­race.

Ford­ham called the con­tem­po­rary ter­race home with TV pre­sen­ter wife Jodie Speers un­til they bought last year on Syd­ney’s lower north shore.

He paid $1.7 mil­lion in 2010 for the three­level Red­fern home de­signed by BKA with over­sight by the de­vel­oper, Para­mount Prop­erty Group’s Steve Fadel.

It was com­pleted in 2011, the year it re­ceived an MBA hous­ing award for de­sign and con­struc­tion.

All very be­spoke across the 175sqm in­ter­nal space, the Wells St min­i­mal­ist de­sign ap­par­ently ref­er­ences the work of Ja­panese ar­chi­tect Tadao Ando.

The home was briefly avail­able for rent at $1500 a week, but Cob­den & Hayson agent Matthew Hayson has set a June 2 auc­tion date with a guide of $2.8 mil­lion.

Ford­ham be­gan his ca­reer on Syd­ney’s 2UE ra­dio sta­tion, for which he won a Walk­ley Award for his cov­er­age of the tragic 1997 Thredbo snow land­slide.

A year later Ford­ham moved to tele­vi­sion with Sky News Aus­tralia be­fore soon join­ing the Nine Network, work­ing on pro­grams in­clud­ing 60 Min­utes, A Cur­rent Af­fair, Nine News and To­day.

In 2011, the year he mar­ried Seven News pre­sen­ter Speers, he joined 2GB re­plac­ing Ja­son Mor­ri­son to present Syd­ney Live.

Ben and Jodie took to sub­ur­bia around the time of the birth of their first daugh­ter Pearl, the sis­ter of Fred­die.

The home is con­structed from con­crete and re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als, in­clud­ing tim­ber floors from a bowl­ing al­ley and hand rails from a lo­cal hospi­tal. The whole up­per-floor main bed­room re­treat opens to a north-fac­ing ter­race with a leafy out­look and city views.

An award-win­ning de­sign in Red­fern.

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