Singer-songwriter, musician and now lover of Mornington Peninsula property Toni Watson, better known as Tones and I, has purchased a home in Mount Eliza for $5.1 million.
The star, whose hits include Dance Monkey, snapped up the “passivhaus” style, five-bedroom home last Friday.
Harcourts Central Frankston was the agency handling the sale, but agents Domain spoke to declined to comment.
The luxury home is in one of the area’s most up-and-coming streets with others in the area for sale for more than $8 million.
The home, on more than 2500 square metres of land, includes alpaca fleece carpets, American oak floors and Italian glass doors.
It also has a caesar stone kitchen, a climate controlled wine cellar and a luxurious heated lap pool.
It’s the second home that Tones and I, a multiple-Aria Award-winning artist, has bought in the outer south east in recent times.
Last year, she purchased an $800,000 home in Frankston in an off-market sale, with the home reportedly bought for a family member or friend.
Her latest purchase is a far cry from her early performing years where she lived in a van while busking in Byron Bay.
Tones and I is currently on tour with sold out concerts scheduled in Belgium, Germany and Amsterdam in the next few days.
The property market in Mount Eliza has bounced back in recent months, boosted by the recovery in Melbourne’s inner suburbs.
McEwing Partners director Quentin McEwing said the area had seen buyers moving from suburbs like Kew, Hawthorn and Armadale looking for a lifestyle change where they can work from home.
“People are not chained to driving to work in the city every day,” Mr McEwing said.
Holiday makers had also been moving away from buying in Portsea and Sorrento, and were looking to buy instead in Mt Eliza, which is closer to the city but still along the coast.
Mt Eliza’s house prices sit at a median of $1,195,000 which fell slightly by 2.2 per cent over the year Domain data from the December 2019 quarter shows.