The childhood home of Jon George, a third of electronics group Rufus du Sol, sold for $ 6.7 million, and with it, the hollowed-out water tank in which the group wrote, recorded and produced their sound. first successful album. Atlas.
Until now, the waterfront residence at Burraneer in Sydney has been best known for having belonged to Walter and Florence Taubman of the Taubman painting family. It was rebuilt in 1992 on a design by architectural firm Pratt Miniter for acclaimed community worker and 2014 Sutherland Shire Citizen of the Year Debbie Crowley.
The George family bought it in 1994 for $ 33,740, and about a decade ago a disused water tank in the yard that was once used for storage was converted into a music studio by Jon and his companions. group, Tyrone Lindqvist and James Hunt.
âIt seemed like the perfect place to requisition,â George told the now-defunct Free Daily. MX in 2013. âNone of us had bought any tools before, but we managed to put carpeting and big speakers on the walls, and we turned it into a little studio there. . “
Atlas was released in 2013, ranking No.1 on the ARIA Albums chart, and three of his songs were ranked in the Triple J Hottest 100 in January of the following year.
And although George, 35, has since moved to Byron Bay – buying there in 2019 for $ 2.4 million – his childhood home was remodeled throughout the past year before his parents, Norah and Patrick George, did register with Mitchell Wynn and David Highland of Highland Property.
Wynn declined to reveal who the $ 6.7 million buyer of the Hamptons-style home with pool and private jetty was, only saying it was a family moving from the eastern suburbs.
This story first appeared at the Domaine.