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George Calombaris’ beach house hits market for $900k

140 Dromana Parade, Safety Beach. Source: Barry Plant Photography/Domain

Former MasterChef judge George Calombaris has listed his Mornington Peninsula beach house for auction, with a price guide of $900,000 to $950,000. 

The four-bedroom home in Safety Beach is a 100 metres from the foreshore, and boasts a spacious kitchen and, naturally, an outdoor wood oven fit for a chef. 

140 Dromana Parade, Safety Beach. Source: Barry Plant Photography/Domain
140 Dromana Parade, Safety Beach. Source: Barry Plant Photography/Domain

Calombaris and his wife Natalie Tricario bought the property in 2013 for $580,000, Domain reported, and the couple also recently purchased another property in nearby Arthurs Seat for $2.2 million.

The 140 Dromana Parade home could be the second in the celebrity chef’s property portfolio to go under the hammer this year, with Calombaris also rumoured to be selling his five-bedroom, four-bathroom $4.75 million Toorak mansion.

140 Dromana Parade, Safety Beach. Source: Barry Plant Photography/Domain
140 Dromana Parade, Safety Beach. Source: Barry Plant Photography/Domain

The property sales follow Calombaris’ hospitality group Made Establishment’s underpayment scandal this year that saw hundreds of workers left $7.83 million out of pocket.

The chef was fined $200,000 for the underpayment scandal and was forced to back-pay workers the entire amount. 

He was also forced to become an ambassador for the Fair Work Commission, and must pay for audits in all his Australian restaurants. 

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