Belly and Kelly make peace near Noosa
WHISPERS that Sydney identities Anthony Bell and Kelly Landry have bought a Noosa waterfront home have been confirmed.
But the story behind the big purchase on Hideaway Island suggests the two are seeking to turn the page on their tumultuous marital breakdown.
“Belly and Kelly”, as they were affectionately known, were the mystery $10.3 million buyers on Noosa Sound, paying a then-record price in the hotspot Queensland town late last year.
“Kelly and I have purchased the house in Noosa as she and the kids have moved up there,” Bell told me.
“I travel up there on the weekends and I can happily report Kelly and I are working as a team to co-parent our beautiful children, who love the area and are enrolled in a local school.”
The couple have two daughters six and under.
“Anthony and I are in the happy position of being co-parents and focusing our energies on our children to ensure they can enjoy a happy upbringing in this beautiful part of Australia,” Landry said.
The recently built house on two parcels was rated HIA Queensland home of the year when built with concrete, steel, timber, stone and glass to a design by Paul Clout.
Spanning more than 800sqm of living space, the home has six bedrooms, six bathrooms and a self-contained caretaker wing.
There are internal courtyards integrating indoor and outdoor living.
A 25m solar-heated infinity pool and outdoor kitchen overlooks a 45m water frontage, which features a private sandy beach, two jetties and a boat ramp.
The waterfront sale was secured by Tom Offermann Real Estate agent John Dover, who had an $11.9 million price guide.
Last weekend The Sunday Telegraph’s Annette Sharp reported the couple’s efforts to make peace, citing Instagram images of the family enjoying boat trips on Noosa Sound.
Their former home at Watsons Bay has been sold for about $18 million to the Calligeros hotelier family.
Bell lives as a bachelor in a clifftop Dover Heights home he bought from Channel 7 personality Larry Emdur for $11.5 million.
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