BEN FORDHAM’S PAD WILL BOWL YOU OVER
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.