Billy selling up at Salt

THE creator of Manpower Australia and Gold Coast businessman Billy Cross is selling his luxurious Salt Village holiday home for $1.95 million, because he no longer has the time to enjoy it.

A new venture with business partner and motor racing legend Mick Doohan - the Cat House Night Club in Las Vegas - means the former male dancer and bricklayer is spending more time overseas and has no need for such a large holiday home.

So the businessman, who still has an interest in many businesses across the border, still has a taste for the Salt lifestyle and is looking to downsize from his expansive North Point Avenue house to a smaller holiday retreat at the beachside development, according to property consultant Sandie Botfield.

“Mr Cross built his home just a few years ago because he saw Salt Village could offer his young, busy family a great getaway without the down time travelling far from his Main Beach home,” Ms Botfield said.

“Mr Cross has said that no matter where he travels, Salt Village is the place he always comes back to when he really wants to relax.

“His children's favourite spots at Salt Village are the huge Salt Central Park, where they can play for hours just a short walk from the property.”

Located on the corner of North Point Avenue and Narrabeen Street on a large, 662sqm block, the master builder-built home features five bed- rooms, four bathrooms, two internal living areas and a swimming pool and spa.

Ms Botfield said the Cross's bought the land in 2006 for $505,000, and when designing their luxury hide- away privacy was a priority, with the house designed and master-built by Sanctuary 28, with an emphasis on “family time” and casual entertaining and features hardwood floors and European kitchen appliances.

“The front balcony takes in views down to the beach access directly across the street to the ocean,” she said.

“There is a high-quality security system in place with a security-gated front fence to maintain privacy at all times.

“The home also has ducted air-conditioning, two large outdoor entertaining areas and spectacular nine-foot ceilings.

“The master bedroom is absolutely exquisite - the room opens onto a large wraparound veranda on the second level, which overlooks the ocean - and the ensuite includes a spa and a large wardrobe.”

Meanwhile the North Point Avenue home of businesswoman Katie Page is still available to rent for $1200 per week.

The boss of retail giant Harvey Norman and the wife of the chain's founder, Gerry Harvey placed her five-bedroom, architecturally-designed home for rent last month after failing to sell the luxury, beachfront home, when she listed it for sale for $6.3 million in April last year.

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