Nir Davidson: Skydiving Champion Lists Bentleigh East Home, Carnegie Investment in Byron Bay Relocation

IFly boss Nir Davidson has loaded his Bentleigh East family home and Carnegie investment into the market after falling head over heels in love with Byron Bay, where they are building their dream.

Former Australian champion in freestyle skydiving, Nir Davidson, is cutting his two Melbourne properties loose after moving to Byron Bay.

Davidson, who is also the CEO of the Australian division of indoor skydiving company IFly, has completed more than 6,000 jumps since falling in love with the thrill-seeking sport about 20 years ago.

And after taking a holiday to star-studded Byron Bay last year, following Victoria’s first lockdown in 2020, Davidson, his wife and their two children decided not to leave.

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They are now selling their Melbourne family home on 1 Parklands Cres, Brighton East, and an investment on 8/219 Neerim Road, Carnegie, after buying a seven-bedroom property in the idyllic hinterland.

The properties have $ 2.7 million, respectively. and $ 660,000 bid prices.

“We came up after the first lockdown and were up here for a week on holiday and I had a gut feeling that Melbourne was going into lockdown,” Davidson said.

“What we thought would be a few extra weeks of vacation became permanent. I get to surf every day and enjoy the beautiful scenery up here. And we’ve found our dream home, which we are settling into.”

Davidson said he and his wife ended up knocking on the door of the property they wanted to buy, hoping the owners would sell to them, which they did.

“We have 2.5 acres (1 ha) of beautiful gardens in a great location – as soon as you open a window or go out on the porch, you face the ocean,” Davidson said of his new property.

“The goal is that when we come into possession, we will spend time renovating this beautiful house. It will have seven bedrooms, four living areas, a roof terrace to watch the sunset and a deck overlooking the lighthouse and the sea – also a large infinity pool. “

Davidson said the family would miss the five-bedroom Brighton East home, a Carter Grange building where they had created many memories.

“When we first bought in 2009, it was just my wife and I and I think we were three months pregnant at the time,” he said.

“(The original home) was a one and a half bedroom house on a beautiful 700 sqm block. We have always had a dream that we would overthrow that house and rebuild.

“Our kids had so much fun growing up in that house with a lot of space to enjoy.

“Whoever buys that house will absolutely love it.”

The Neerim Rd three-bedroom apartment was purchased by Davidson’s wife years ago after she graduated from university.

Davidson previously established the Melbourne Skydive Center, which he has since parted ways with before taking a hit and deciding to bring the adrenaline-producing IFly chain down.

He said it was “such a gift to take someone who would never jump out of a plane and see a pillow of air just lift them up, without any of the associated risk or fear”.

Buxton’s John Rombotis said he expected both properties would attract significant interest.

The Parkland Cres house and Neerim Rd property will both go up for auction on December 11th.

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