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  • Writer's pictureJon Ruwolt

Middle Park dbld. by Guy Pearce

Actor Guy Pearce has listed his home in Melbourne’s Middle Park for sale with a price guide of $8.5 million to $9.35 million – and buyers might think they’re seeing double.

The Richardson Street residence was originally two houses, later joined together to create one of the largest blocks in the inner bayside suburb.

Public records show Pearce acquired the first house for $361,000 in 1995, while the second changed hands for $1.35 million in 2004.

  • Set on 748 square metres, the redesigned four-bedroom Edwardian home now has a 20-metre frontage.

  • There’s an expansive living/dining space with north-facing oversized windows and skylights, plus enough space for a media room and study. The garden includes a firepit zone and a soundproof studio.

  • Set on 748sq m, the four-bedroom, two-bathroom Richardson St home with a study comes with a central glass breezeway.

  • There is open-plan living and dining space, plus a media room.

  • The two tuck-pointed original residences exude the grace of their era, flawlessly joined at the centre with a central glass breezeway,

  • emphasised by superior use of natural finishes and glorious natural light throughout the unique interior.

  • Spectacular period detailing in leadlight windows, soaring ceilings and Baltic pine floors welcome you inside, leading from the accommodation hall with three spacious bedrooms, a main bathroom and a fitted home office to the phenomenal open-plan living/dining domain.

Pearce acquired the initial Middle Park property for $361,000 in 1995, with the neighbouring house costing $1.35m in 2004.

  • The homes were redesigned to connect.

  • The neighbouring home was another acquisition until its $4.2m sale, having been bought in 2017 at $4.1m.

The sales come amid reports the Geelong-raised actor no longer calls Australia home.

Jellis Craig Port Phillip agents Simon Gowling and Max Mercuri have listed it for Geelong-born Pearce, who was recently reportedly living in Amsterdam with Dutch partner, Game of Thrones star Carice van Houten, and their six-year-old son Monte.


The founder of the Dutch studio Atelier ND, interior designer Nicole Dohmen found a kindred spirit in the form of actress Carice van Houten (perhaps best known for her role as the witch Melisandre in the fantasy TV show Game of Thrones) when she was tasked with renovating her new countryside home.

Unlike her famous character, Carice van Houten – who shares this home with her son Monte and partner, fellow actor Guy Pearce – is drawn to the brighter side of life.

  • ‘I wanted colour, I knew that,’ she explains, ‘but I got lost in all of the options.’

  • Carice loves colour but, this time around, I was the subdued one,’ says Dutch interior designer Nicole Dohmen with a hint of disbelief.

It was Guy who took control of this side of the project.

  • When it came to the kaleidoscope of an interior that Carice and Nicole were busy planning, he was not always as on board.

  • ‘In one of our meetings, he uttered the legendary words: “It’s like Katy Perry on speed,”’ recalls Nicole, with a laugh. ‘So that idea didn’t make the cut.’

‘People who visit say the house reflects my personality,’ says Carice. ‘I really wanted a super-cool home where I would want to spend most of my time. My life has been quite restless until now. I was always on the road. This has to be our safe haven, where we find rest.’

  • Morrell and Koren buyer’s agent Matt Cleverdon, who is not involved with the sale, said the Richardson Street house was a rare land parcel for the inner suburb.

  • “It is unique in that it is quite a big land offering for that area of Melbourne,” Cleverdon said. “That land size is acreage for Middle Park.”

  • Middle Park’s median house price was $2,495,000 over the 12 months to March on Domain data, and it is one of the most expensive suburbs by square metre of land in Melbourne.

Pearce and his partner, Game of Thrones star Carice van Houten, reportedly live in the Netherlands with their son.

  • Last year Pearce sold his country retreat near Geelong for $1.27 million, just $70,000 more than he paid about 12 months earlier.

  • Pearce grew up in Geelong and attended Geelong College before living in Melbourne when he worked on the TV soap Neighbours.

  • He’s also known for roles in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; L.A. Confidential; The King’s Speech; Iron Man 3; Jack Irish; Mare of Easttown; and a return to Neighbours for last year’s star-studded finale.

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