Actors Simon Baker and Rebecca Rigg

Simon Baker and Rebecca Rigg quietly offer Bronte home for $17 million

PHOTO: Actors Simon Baker and Rebecca Rigg are selling their Bronte home following their split early this year.

Hollywood’s Simon Baker and Rebecca Rigg are set to cash in on Sydney’s booming property market as their Bronte home is quietly shopped to buyers following their split earlier this year.

In recent weeks, selling and buyers’ agents have been regularly coming and going from the hillside residence that was purchased in Rigg’s name in 2015 for $6.5 million as their home away from Hollywood.

While the asking price remains unknown, one source suggests about $17 million could be on offer already for the contemporary three-level residence with a swimming pool and double garage set on a 380-square-metre block.

Values along the eastern suburbs beaches have soared in the past year, with seven sales in the double-digit millions in Bronte alone since the record was reset at $17.9 million in July last year by green energy entrepreneur Carl Prins and his wife Kate.

Among the suburb’s most recent sales – and a likely comparison for would-be buyers – is a house across the road where Rove McManus and his wife Tasma Walton sold on the quiet last December for $14.6 million. McManus and Walton had bought it less than a year after Rigg for $6.4 million.

When Rigg and Baker made the move to Bronte they were trading over from North Bondi’s Ben Buckler headland, where Baker sold his penthouse for $3.69 million to e-commerce entrepreneur Simon Hill.

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