Kath & Kim’s waterfront home is demolished as the owner prepares to rebuild


Kath & Kim’s waterfront home is demolished as the owner prepares to rebuild – after it was announced the iconic Aussie sitcom will get a reboot next year on a streaming platform

The house that was the backdrop for the iconic Australian sitcom Kath & Kim is being demolished.

The owner Jo Kelly is renovating the property, which is located 35 kms south-east of Melbourne in Patterson Lakes, as she prepares to rebuild a new family home.

Jo told Seven News on Monday: ‘We are rebuilding a home that we are going to live in. It will be extremely different.’

A part of history! Kath & Kim’s waterfront home is being demolished as the owner prepares to rebuild. Pictured, the cast of the iconic Australian sitcom

‘It won’t have any of the same brick work, curtains or kitchen that was in the original house,’ she said.

During the series, the property’s private pier was blocked by a high fence to give the show a more suburban feel. It has since been torn down.

In 2005, stars and creators of the series, Gina Riley and Jane Turner, spoke to The Age about transforming the house into Kath and Kim’s humble home.

‘The house gave us information,’ Jane said, with Gina adding: ‘Yes, we had never written in the script about the Good Room or the kitchen… but once we got the house all that just happened.’

New build: The owner Jo Kelly is demolishing the property, which is located 35 kms south-east of Melbourne in Patterson Lakes

New build: The owner Jo Kelly is demolishing the property, which is located 35 kms south-east of Melbourne in Patterson Lakes

Jo told Seven News on Monday: 'We are rebuilding a home that we are going to live in. It will be extremely different'

Jo told Seven News on Monday: ‘We are rebuilding a home that we are going to live in. It will be extremely different’

‘That sliding door (from the backyard to the family room) is like an entrance, a theatrical entrance.

‘Those sorts of things were just so fantastic to use. The entrance always seems so theatrical to me, but also really real,’ she said.

The property was sold in 2011 for $1.23 million and then it again in 2014 for $1.3 million.

In the show, their home was located in the fictional suburb of Fountain Lakes. 

History: The property was sold in 2011 for $1.23 million and then it again in 2014 for $1.3 million

History: The property was sold in 2011 for $1.23 million and then it again in 2014 for $1.3 million

It comes after it was revealed that the beloved Australian sitcom could be getting a reboot 20 years after it first hit screens.

The show, which aired on the ABC and Channel Seven from 2002 to 2007, will make a return next year, according to Woman’s Day.

The Melbourne home that was used as the central location for the series has been visited by crew members in recent weeks, neighbours say.

‘It was unimaginable neighbours could keep TV’s biggest secret under wraps much longer,’ a source told the magazine.

Exciting! It comes after it was revealed that the beloved Australian sitcom could be getting a reboot 20 years after it first hit screens

Exciting! It comes after it was revealed that the beloved Australian sitcom could be getting a reboot 20 years after it first hit screens

The Kath & Kim reboot is already in pre-production and is expected to air on a streaming platform, not a free-to-air TV channel.

An official announcement will be made later this month, Woman’s Day reports.

The series also spawned the television movie Da Kath & Kim Code in 2005 and the feature film Kath & Kimderella in 2012.

It's coming back! The show, which aired on the ABC and Channel Seven from 2002 to 2007, will make a return next year, according to Woman's Day

It’s coming back! The show, which aired on the ABC and Channel Seven from 2002 to 2007, will make a return next year, according to Woman’s Day

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