John Singleton’s New $16m Love Shack

John Singleton has a new $16m home.
The settlement details of John Singleton’s shows off his staggering $16m mansion.
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John Singleton’s five-star Central Coast love shack purchase reveal the genius adman spent a staggering $15.85m on the Killcare Heights home.

Panamuna Pavilion, which was initially on the market in 2020 with $10m hopes, will be the home he shares with his seventh wife Sarah Warry, met less than a year ago after she introduced herself at his Railway Hotel in Gosford.

The glamorous 2.75ha compound was bought through his longtime entity, Ognis Pty Ltd which is “Singo’’ in reverse. It was bought off market from Julian Hofer and Michaela Muir through Josh Canellis at Wiseberry Peninsula.

Inside the $15.85m home. Picture: Josef Nalevansky,

Sunday Telegraph columnist Annette Sharp revealed his pending acquisition noting it came after inspecting other homes in the district, including a humbler $3.1m offering at Holgate.

“Singleton has given in to a desire to return to the place where he is happiest and with which he has a fond attachment stretching back to his youth when he holidayed there as a boy,’’ Sharp wrote.

The home is one of the grandest on the Central Coast.
The covered deck overlooking the magnesium pool.
The home was the Central Coast’s first $10m listing when it first hit the market in 2020.

Singleton has been married seven times and also had a long string of girlfriends.

It started with Margaret Wall when they met in 1958 as teenagers at a Saturday night church dance in Ashfield, according to the biography written by Gerald Stone, appropriately titled Singo: Mates, Wives, Triumphs, Disasters.

The couple, who married in 1964 when he was 23 years old and she was two years younger, spent $41,000 in Paddington in 1972.

Singo relinquished his half share in 1994 with Margaret keeping the Cascade St home until her 2015 death. Their son Jack Singleton secured its $3.5m sale last year.

John Singleton and his new wife Sarah Warry.

Perhaps the most eventful of his many matrimonial property plays came after his 1976 marriage to his second wife, international model Maggi Eckardt.

The headlines just before their 1981 separation suggested the couple were quitting the 70 squares of restored colonial grandeur at the 1877 Beecroft home, Romana, for six squares of houseboat living on Pearl Bay.

“It’s dear for a rowboat — but it’s bloody cheap for harbour frontage,” Singo said of the $125,000 acquisition.

During their nine-year relationship they had lived in Paddington, Rose Bay, Bondi Junction, back to Paddington, then Beecroft, along with a farm at Armidale and a beach cabin on the South Coast.

His next wife Belinda Green, who had been crowned Miss World in 1972, resided at Princes Farm on the Hawkesbury until their 1987 separation.

“Belinda wants a divorce for Christmas, but I wasn’t planning to spend that much,” he said.

But as he once conceded “Marriage only ends two ways divorce or death … I prefer divorce.’’

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