Jason Hodges from Better Homes and Gardens is selling up – and his house is amazing
Fans were devastated when Jason Hodges was axed from Better Homes and Gardens after sixteen years on the show. The man himself confirmed that he just “didn’t see it coming”, he is focusing on the future and plans on taking it easy.
Hodgie is now selling his amazing North Ryde property that is heritage listed with a price guide of $1.9 million.
The well-loved four-bedroom home has undergone an amazing transformation which is believed to be a labour of love for Hodgie and his partner, Lisa, a horticulturalist.
The home is set amongst beautiful landscaped gardens with hedging, lawns, retaining walls, stepping stones and topiary trees. There’s a plunge pool behind a glass fence, water features, hardwood decking, a fixed barbecue and a pizza oven tucked away in the corner of the jaw-dropping garden.
“Everyone who has inspected the house has stood on the driveway looking back at the house and commented on how stunning it is,” said agent John McManus.
“It just feels like something you would expect to find in the Southern Highlands. When you arrive at the property, it is like you are visiting family in the country.”
That comment is especially fitting as Hodgie himself has planned on taking things a lot easier since his departure from the show.
“I need to change my lifestyle. The hustle and bustle of Sydney - the tolls, the parking, the units going up…” he trails off.
“Berry is heaven, it’s green and lush with rolling hills and the people are even better than the landscape. The sense of community is amazing,” he adds.
Hodges has won medals at the Chelsea Flower show and Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show for his work.
The couple have two children and have retained many period features inside the home, including exposed brick work, pressed tin ceilings, timber flooring and working fireplaces.
The couple renovated the house in 2014, but a new kitchen was added last year.
One of Mr McManus’ favourite areas is the main bathroom with freestanding tub, an open shower and a decorative original fireplace.
“It is just stunning, to me, he has really thought about keeping the character of the home but also creating something special,” he said.
“You could be sitting in the bath on a Friday afternoon with a glass of champagne and the candles going, it is just delightful.”
Scroll through the gallery to see the stunning home and garden.
Photo credits: realestate.com.au
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