Mia Freedman buys $13m Point Piper home after mansion eviction

Anastasia Santoreneos
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Mia Freedman and her Point Piper home
Mia Freedman buys $13m Point Piper home after mansion eviction. Source: Getty/Rich's Double Bay

Mamamia founder Mia Freedman and her husband Jason Lavigne have purchased a Point Piper home for nearly $13 million, months after being publicly evicted from their former Bellevue Hill mansion.

According to the AFR, records show the Point Piper home was purchased by Freedman under her married name, Mia Lavigne on 16 September - just weeks after the home, formerly owned by orthopaedic surgeon Lawrence Kohan, was listed.

The home sits on a sprawling 743-square meters, and boasts five bedrooms, three of which have balconies with harbour views, and four bathrooms. It even features its own roof terrace, pool and cabana.

Mia Freedman's kitchen in her Point Piper home
Mia Freedman buys Point Piper home. Source: Rich's Double Bay
Mia Freedman's lounge with Sydney Harbour views of her Point Piper home
Mia Freedman buys Point Piper home. Source: Rich's Double Bay

The property last sold for $6.1 million back in 2013, with the Lavignes purchasing it for more than double that at $12.75 million.

The sale comes months after Freedman, her husband and their three children were kicked out of their $12 million rental in Bellevue Hill, called Fintry, following a court stoush with the mansion’s owner.

The family had an agreement with the owner, Somna Lala Kumar, to rent the mansion with the option to purchase at a later date.

Aerial view of Mia Freedman's Point Piper home
Mia Freedman buys Point Piper home. Source: Rich's Double Bay
Deck and pool area of Mia Freedman's new Point Piper house
Mia Freedman buys Point Piper home. Source: Rich's Double Bay

The couple attempted to pursue the option to purchase in 2019, but Kumar withdrew the contract and evicted the family after a disagreement over settlement negotiations.

The issue of contention was who would pay the $251,800 bill to fix the Bellevue property roof, according to the SMH.

While the Lavignes took Kumar to the NSW Supreme Court, Justice Rowan Darke found in favour of the owner.

Kumar and her partner, Macquarie banker Joseph Jayaraj, purchased the home in 2007 for $10.2 million.

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