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Belrose property used by INXS and Underbelly’s Jonathan LaPaglia goes up for sale


THIRTY-SEVEN years ago this month the Farriss Brothers played at a function centre in Belrose called the Kameraigal Restaurant.

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October 26, 2016

 

THIRTY-SEVEN years ago this month the Farriss Brothers played at a function centre in Belrose called the Kameraigal Restaurant.

It was an early concert for the brothers, Tim, Andrew and Jon who were actually living in the suburb at the time with their parents.

Former neighbours even remember them practising with the garage door open. The Farriss Brothers also included Michael Hutchence and Kirk Pengilly and would later rebrand to become INXS.

But Belrose, as well as other watering holes on the northern beaches, is where INXS cut its teeth.

 

The function centre is now a private home and for sale.

But even as a residence it has entertained stars with the fifth season of the television series Underbelly being shot in the house in 2012.

Owner Carolyn Lambert said actor Jonathan LaPaglia’s character stood on the balcony with his arms outstretched revelling in his success.

“We had to keep our children downstairs as some of the scenes were very MA,” Mrs Lambert said.

The sprawling estate that is now 27 Morgan Rd, Belrose was originally the Kameraigal Restaurant built in the 1960s and sold in the 1990s.

As a country retreat it had dormitory accommodation and classic bush meals such as “Wallaby Tail Soup”.

The property was remodelled into a house in 2003 and has been in the Lambert family hands for 11 years.

 

The six-bedroom, six-bathroom estate is on 1.62ha of land with views of both Narrabeen Lagoon and the ocean.

The Lamberts added all the resort-like extras such as the wet-edge swimming pool, a tennis court and a 400-litre aquarium.

 

 

“It’s an amazing party house,” Mrs Lambert said.

“We even had a big lunch on the lawn for the Underbelly crew with trestle tables everywhere.”

Expressions of interest close in December for the property which has a guide of $8.75 million and is being marketed by both Sydney Country Living and Belle Property Mona Vale.