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Inside Olivia Newton-John's Dream Farm She Bought after 'Grease' & Used as a Secluded Sanctuary

Gracious Egedegbe
Jan 20, 2022
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Famous Australian musician Olivia Newton-John, fueled by her love for nature, purchased a 187-acre farm in South Wales, Australia, during the early 1980s. A peek into her home. 

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Olivia Newton-John is an Australian musician who rose to fame after her stunning performance in the musical "Grease." On September 26, 1948, she was born in Cambridge, England, to father Welshman Brinley 'Bryn' Newton-John and her mother, Irene Helene.

Olivia is the youngest of three children; she has a brother Hugh, a doctor, and sister Rona. Her father, Brinley, was an MI5 officer during World War II but became Headmaster at Cambridgeshire High School for Boys after the war ended. 

Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John and American actor John Travolta appear in the Paramount film 'Grease', in 1978. | Photo: Getty Images

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In 1954, at the age of six, Olivia and her family migrated to Australia, where her father worked as a German professor at the University of Melbourne. 

Olivia represented the UK in the Eurovision song contest in 1974. She performed the song "Long Live Love," which the British public chose out of 6 entries.

Swedish entity ABBA won with their song entry "Waterloo," and Olivia finished fourth at the contest, which was held in Brighton. Olivia has made giant strides in the music industry and is considered a national treasure in Australia and The United Kingdom.

Aerial view of Olivia Newton-John's Farm. | Photo: YouTube/Caters Clips

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After "Grease" propelled her to worldwide fame, the music star has also won 4 Grammy awards and sold over 100 million records, including top-charting songs like "I Honestly Love You" and "Physical."

Away from her musical exploits, Olivia is the famed owner of a 187-acre farm in New South Wales, Australia. The tropical nature of Australia impacted Olivia so much that she bought it on the heels of her breakout role in the musical "Grease."

View of Olivia Newton-John's Farm. | Photo: YouTube/Caters Clips

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FARM'S PRICE AND HISTORY 

Olivia bought her Australian farm in the early 1980s, not long after her performance in the musical "Grease." Reminiscing on her decision to buy the farm at the time, the musician admitted

"The expansive view from the farm is breathtaking and captured my heart all those years ago; It's a magical spot that is the home for many different species of wildlife."

Aerial view of Olivia Newton-John's Farm. | Photo: YouTube/Caters Clips

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After 40 years of owning the property, the music star decided to sell it. The four-time Grammy winner sought another lover of nature who would be willing to take over the care of her 187- acre farm. 

According to her real estate agent and friend Jillian McGrath, Olivia would accept any amount over $3.9 million for the farm. 

Over the years, the idyllic atmosphere of the farm and the glorious morning bird songs served as a secluded sanctuary for Olivia. She also planted over 10,000 trees on the grounds. 

Living area of Olivia Newton-John's Farm Guest House. | Photo: YouTube/Caters Clips

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NEWTON JOHN'S SPRAWLING FARM

Olivia's New South Wales farmhouse is close to Australia's most visited spot called "Bryon Bay." The music star rebuilt the house in 2002 to create a French country-inspired home that features a large communal kitchen, three bedrooms, and two grand bathrooms. 

Inside the house are textured entry walls with shells and pebbles from local beaches. It also has pine floors and low ceilings with wooden timber beams that create a rustic, homely feel.

Living area of Olivia Newton-John's Farm Guest House. | Photo: YouTube/Caters Clips

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The living room has sizable buttery leather sofas decorated with cushions, throws, and very soft rugs. The home also has its tennis court, many terraces, and outdoor porches.

There is also a rainforest with a natural waterfall, a pond, a creek that runs through the property, and two dams.

The property is an attached but private guest house that provides visitors with their own space. Here is a large living room, a kitchenette, bedroom, bath, and a relaxation area. 

Bedroom of Olivia Newton-John's Farm Guest House. | Photo: YouTube/Caters Clips

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NEW HUSBAND AND NEW SPA 

In June 2008, Olivia Newton-John secretly married John Easterling, the founder, and president of "Amazon Herb Company." The pair had known each other for 15 years, but their friendship only turned romantic in 2007. 

The music star's romantic affair with Easterling comes after her relationship with American cameraman Patrick McDermott, who mysteriously disappeared in 2005 while on a fishing trip. 

The bathroom of Olivia Newton-John's Farm's Guesthouse. | Photo: YouTube/Caters Clips

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She had also been previously married to actor Matt Lattanzi, who she met in 1980 while filming the movie "Xanadu." They welcomed daughter Chloe Rose, in January 1986 before the couple divorced in 1995.

Olivia's decision to part with her Australian farmhouse comes from the fact that she and her new husband, John Easterling, spend most of their time at the "Gaia Resort and Spa," which the music star co-founded in 2005.

Dinning area of Olivia Newton-John's Farm's Guesthouse. | Photo: YouTube/Caters Clips

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The award-winning resort was founded based on the idea Olivia had to create a place where she and her friends could spend their golden years. She said:

"[...]it was to be a place where our close group of friends could gather together and spend our golden years together—all in one place. Now those years are upon us, and we are loving it."

The Gaia Resort and Spa is 30 miles from her previous farmhouse property and is where Olivia and her husband will reside. 

Guest house of Olivia Newton-John's Farm. | Photo: YouTube/Caters Clips

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MOTHERHOOD 

Olivia Newton-John is a doting mother to her only child Chloe Rose Lattanzi, from her marriage to her first husband, actor Matt Lattanzi. Chloe followed in her parent's footsteps and is a singer and actor.

In 2008, she starred in the MTV reality competition "Rock the Cradle," She finished in third place. Chloe in 2017 appeared in the B-movie "Sharknado 5." She and her mother Olivia also released a duet in 2021.

Inside of Olivia Newton-John's Farm. | Photo: YouTube/Caters Clips

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BATTLES WITH BREAST CANCER

Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992. The music star coincidentally received the diagnosis the same week her father died. 

She recovered much later and afterward became an advocate for breast cancer and other health problems. Olivia also pledged proceeds of several of her albums to breast cancer research. 

Living room of Olivia Newton-John's Farm Guest House. | Photo: YouTube/Caters Clips

Sadly, in May 2017, the music star disclosed that her cancer had returned and metastasized to her lower back. Thankfully, a year later, she revealed her condition had improved, and she felt perfect.

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