The famed VEXNEWS Investigations Unit has a real treat for political snoops today, an intrusive glimpse inside the modest new Canberra digs of recently deposed Prime Ministerial Entity Kevin Rudd and his good lady – with big fortune â€“ ThÃ©rÃ¨se Rein.
The property is in Canberraâ€™s ritzy Yarralumla community, by pure coincidence in the same neighbourhood as the two of the nationâ€™s flashest public housing facilities, the official Prime Ministerial residence, the Lodge and the Governor-Generalâ€™s Government House. A couple of million dollars of Mrs Reinâ€™s mega-fortune (thought to be in the $100M range) was enough to buy back into the ‘hood of power.
Itâ€™s a beautiful home according to a glowing description found by VEXNEWS investigators:
Located only moments from popular Yarralumla shops, lake and parkland. This fabulous near new home is designed for modern living. Impeccably appointed throughout, the home features beautiful hardwood floors in the kitchen and living areas, stone bench tops and limestone accent tiles. Summer entertaining is a breeze with a sensational outdoor kitchen and alfresco dining area which has easy access to the in ground pool, and newly established easy care garden. Gracious formal lounge and dining rooms with a study down stairs. Accommodation consists of five bedrooms with a luxurious ensuite and main bathroom plus 3 additional bathrooms.
Previously when in Canberra, prior to being PM, Rudd would share a modest flat with caucus colleagues but that arrangement seems less than satisfactory now so the Rudds have purchased a splendid property in C-town and appear set to spend a lot more time there, with a kid still at school in the nationâ€™s capital.
Mrs Rein has indicated on Twitter that she and the new FM will be moving in to the newly â€œmid-Octoberâ€ and is looking forward to bringing their pets (excluding Rudd confidant and Fairfax scribe Rhys Muldoon) under one roof and to plant some vegetables (perhaps some of Ruddâ€™s loyal Hard Left faction supporters) in the new garden.