AU What it's like to live next door to Nicole Kidman's parents
Property Here - Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Actress Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban arrive at the Golden Globe Awards. Source: AP
Actress Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Source: AP
A NEIGHBOUR of Nicole Kidman's parents has spoken about what it is like to live next door to the couple.
Sally Cahill-McQuinn has lived in her waterfront family home on Greenwich St, Greenwich for 58 years, and said the celebrated Australian actress' parents - Dr Anthony Kidman and Janelle - moved in next door about 10 years ago.
She had only good things to say them.
"They're wonderful people, they're gorgeous," Ms Cahill-McQuinn said.
Nicole Kidman with her parents, Janelle Kidman and Dr Antony Kidman, in 1988. Picture: Michelle MossopSource: News Limited
She was invited to the Kidman's annual Christmas drinks every year, which Nicole Kidman and her husband -country singer Keith Urban - often also went to.
"Keith played the piano one year," Ms Cahill-McQuinn said.
"They (Anthony and Janelle) also went to my parent's 50th wedding anniversary."
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman at the 52nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California. Source: AFP
She spoke about the time around Kidman and Urban's wedding in 2006, when paparazzi camped out on the street in the hope of getting photos of the bride-to-be.
Kidman celebrated her 39th birthday in the days before the wedding with a low-key dinner at her parents' home, whipping photographers into a frenzy.
"The paparazzi were just unbelievable, they were everywhere," Ms Cahill-McQuinn said.
"Our house protected their property quite a bit. I would never have let any journalists get access."
She refused to reveal any stories about the couple or their famous daughter.
"I don't want to tell too much," she said.
"They knew whatever was said over the garden fence was not going to be passed on."
Ms Cahill-McQuinn will soon have to get used to new neighbours, with her home getting a makeover for Foxtel's The LifeStyle Channel show Selling Houses Australia.
Landscape designer Charlie Albone, interior designer Shaynna Blaze and home owner Sally Cahill-McQuinn.Source: News Limited
The three-day makeover started today, with about 45 workers getting stuck into renovating the property and updating the garden to make it easier to sell.
It has been on the market with different agents for the past two years, but Ms Cahill-McQuinn said the offers had not been high enough.
She hoped that with the help of the show, she would finally get the price she felt the home deserved.
"I needed their magic," she said.
"The offers I was getting were ridiculously low."
An open house will be shelduled for the home in the next few weeks.
The episode will air next year.
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