Thanks to a number of cobbers Down Under, Your Mama has learned that Australian actress Nicole Kidman Cruise Urban has finally sold her Darling Point digs which she quietly listed in the spring of 2008 with a rumored asking price of $20,000,000 (AUS). Recent reports identified the new owner of the Yarranabbé Road property overlooking sensational Sydney Harbor as an Australian born, Monaco based former stockbroker who coughed up $13,200,000 (AUS)–or $10,337,052 US bucks at today's rates–for the 3 story and 4 bedroom villa that is reported to measure a whopping 1,068 square meters, a number or trusty currency conversion thingamabob reveals is around 11,500 square feet.
Miz Kidman, who reportedly sold off the villa because there was very little outdoor space for baby Urban, has not given up her Aussie real estate roots altogether. Sometime in the summer of 2008, porcelain skinned and puffy lipped Mis Kidman and her country music crooning huzband Keith Urban splashed out around $6,500,000 for a 110 acre spread called Bunya Hill in the Southern Highland area about 1.5 hours outside Sydney.
Back in the United States, Miz Kidman and Mister Urban own a couple of properties in the Nashville, TN area including a big house in a gated suburban Nashville community for which they dumped $3,470,000 in April of 2008 so they would have a place to shack up while building new digs on a 36 acre farm in nearby Franklin, TN.
Also in the summer of 2008, Mrs. Tall and Mister Short forked over $4,700,000 for a contemporary 5 bedroom house in the same Beverly Hills Post Office neighborhood that Jessica Simpson, music maverick Guy Oseary, tee-vee titan Tom Freston, and bling queen Kimora Lee Simmons own homes.
For a number of years, Miz Kidman apartment hopped around Manhattan luxury rental apartments (including a large unit in the same Chelsea building Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter once called home), but she's long owned a glassy condo at one of the Richard Meier designed towers on the West Side Highway which we hear through the nice gay decorator's gossip grapevine is getting a little touch up to the day-core.
photo: Fiona-Lee Quimby for Sydney Morning Herald