Have you ever wanted to live like a rock star? Well, now you’ve got the rare chance to live in a house formerly owned by late INXS frontman Michael Hutchence.
Look, it’s not very often that you get the chance to secure a bit of Australian history that transcends the realms of music and real estate.
Sure, we’ve seen music venues go up for sale before, and the house from Jebediah’s ‘Jerks Of Attention’ music video was up for grabs earlier this year, but it’s a rare opportunity nonetheless.
Now, as Real Estate reports, a Sydney house once owned by INXS frontman Michael Hutchence is now on the market for prospective renters.
The two-bedroom property, located at 6 Wentworth St, Paddington, was first purchased by Hutchence back in 1985 for $105,500 (presumably using money made from 1984’s The Swing) with then-girlfriend Michelle Bennett.
According to the book Just A Man, The Real Michael Hutchence, Bennett and Hutchence lived at the location together for period of time, during which “Michael started to collect some possessions — furniture, paintings.”
The home was again sold in 1995 for $285,500, just two years before Hutchence’s death. From there, the property served as a rental until 2000, before being sold last month for just over $1.7 million.
If you’re keen on living in a property once owned by Aussie rock royalty, you’d best be cashed-up, with owners looking for a rental price of $1,150 per week.
In related news, last month saw the revelation that a bunch of unheard tracks by Michael Hutchence are set to feature on the documentary Mystify, which recently saw its premiere in the US.
Described as “an intimate look at the life of the INXS lead singer through his many loves and demons,” and the doco also features interviews from the likes of Kylie Minogue and Helena Christensen.