Channel Nine chief executive Hugh Marks has paid more than $4 million for a rural sanctuary in the Berry hinterland.
‘Yeramba’, is an architect-designed residence at Broughton Vale.
First listed in December, it sold for $4,080,000.
It was commissioned by former NEC and Hewlett-Packard boss Alan Hyde and his wife Joanne.
The contemporary retreat was designed by TDDP Architects.
It boasts three bedrooms, two bathrooms and about 100 acres of land, with approximately 45 of those cleared for livestock.
Selling agent Nick Dale of Belle Property Berry said the Sydney-based Marks family intended to use it as a holiday house.
The Berry residential price record was set at $4.75 million last December when Bond University chancellor Annabelle Bennett and her husband David Bennett, QC, bought a 20-hectare luxury escape.
Belle Property Berry are also the selling agents for ‘Willabrook’, a 37-hectare property at 30 Parrishs Road, Upper Kangaroo River.
It has an asking price of $4.5 million to $4.9 million.
An original 1920s-style homestead, the working cattle property has also operated as a luxury country holiday rental.
Mr Dale said there had been an “unbelievable” amount of inquiries on the property.
“All the interest has been from Sydney,” he said.
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