Although many thought the Olympic medal signalled a career peak for the curly haired Novocastrian, Norris has made the surprise comeback via social media long after his swimming stardom – and sponsorship deals – faded.
The couple, along with their six children Sabre, Socki, Biggy, Naz, Disco and Charm, are collectively known on social media as The Norris Nuts. They have amassed a combined 4.6 million Instagram followers, while the family YouTube channel has 6.2 million subscribers – not to mention five offshoot channels, with individual videos racking up more than 30 million views. Add to that collaborations with global brands Mattel, Disney, Nintendo, Hasbro, Lego, Woolworths and the Cartoon Network, and it appears the Bondi influencer bubble is set to become home to some junior heavyweights.
The view from Justin Norris’ North Bondi home.
Selling agent, and Bondi local, Ric Serrao wouldn’t be drawn on the exact details surrounding the sale, simply stating “we had viewings by appointment only with a price guide between $15 and $16 million”. However, well-placed sources have confirmed the swimmer and his young family are behind the sale.
Norris’ eldest daughter, Sabre, is a surfing and skateboarding prodigy. As the first Australian female to land a 540-degree half-pipe manoeuvre, she blazed to social media stardom and made multiple appearances on the (now-cancelled) Ellen Degeneres Show, where she interviewed singer Gwen Stefani at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice awards.
Justin Norris’ eldest daughter Sabre on the Ellen Show.
Wallaby downsizes home, expands pub empire
In another tale of ageing athletes with burgeoning fortunes, Wallaby legend and pub tycoon Bill Young’s Northwood mansion Yandama hits the market on Saturday, with price hopes of about $14 million.
Set on a 2175-square-metre block on the Northwood Peninsula, the six-bedroom mansion complete with pool, tennis court and French-themed marble kitchen was built in 1996 by one of the Huxley Homes founding brothers.
Bill Young’s Federation-style mansion Yandama
After hanging up his rugby boots after 46 Wallabies games, Young recently cemented his position as a leading Sydney publican after picking up Bar Broadway in Chippendale.
Former Wallaby prop Bill Young played has listed his Northwood home. Ross Land
Along with the tech-central watering hole, Young Hotels owns the Illinois Hotel in Five Dock, the Five Dock Hotel, the Royal Hotel Top Ryde, the Concord Hotel in Concord West and the Mortlake Hotel. The Young family also owns the Wisemans Ferry Inn on the Hawkesbury River.
Now, Young and his wife, Anna, are moving to the Gold Coast “for business interests” and are downsizing in the process.
“The house needs a big family as it’s made for entertaining. It’s got a big pool, sauna and outdoor area which was well-used by our four kids over the last few years,” Young said.
Ray White’s Chris Wilkins has scheduled the entertainer for a December 10 auction
Horse trainer wins property race
Meanwhile, young gun horse trainer Adrian Bott has made his first property play, snapping up a stylish Kensington federation home for $4.84 million with his wife and fellow horse-lover Jess.
Horse trainer Adrian Bott’s Kensington home.
Bott, who is racing royalty Gai Waterhouse’s co-trainer, has avoided a commute, buying a few blocks back from Royal Randwick where training and track work begins every morning at about 3.
Co Trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott at this year’s Melbourne Cup. Getty
The four-bedroom home complete with wine cellar settled on Friday, just three days after his trainee horse, Knights Order, ran in the Melbourne Cup. Bott would have been hoping for a celebratory perfecta, but those plans were scuppered when the Irish Gelding fell to ninth place after taking an early lead in the race that stops the nation
Bott can take solace in the fact his first family home appears to be a savvy property play, after paying significantly less than the initial listing guide of between $6 and $7 million.
Bott enlisted the help of buyers agent Sam Green, of Advantage Buyers Agents, who commented his clients were “pleasantly surprised” by the final sale price.
Horse trainer Adrian Bott’s new wine cellar.
After selling for $4.3 million in 2021, the property underwent a renovation and pool installation before the Bott’s recent purchase.