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Logie-winner Ian Wadelton selling Caulfield North home tied to Kookai family empire


22 Sebastopol St, Caulfield North is for sale.

Logie-award winning creative director Ian Wadeltonand his wife Lorraine are selling their Caulfield North home.

The four-bedroom pad at 22 Sebastopol St is on the market with a $2.25-$2.475 million price guide.

Mr Wadelton directed some of TV’s best advertisements and created the famous slogan “the burgers are better at Hungry Jacks”, which the fast food chain used for 16 years.

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The property is owned by creative director Ian Wadelton.

The creative director coined “the burgers are better at Hungry Jacks” catchphrase. Picture: Norm Oorloff

He also worked on ads for Mazda, Gillette, Tourism Victoria, Kmart, Coles and Portmans.

Mr Wadelton is selling the house he bought with his wife, a former fashion designer, for $450,000 in 1998 according to CoreLogic.

The previous owner was 1950s model Marcia Vagner, whose daughter Danielle became the co-founder of popular clothing label Kookai with her ex-husband Rob Cromb.

The family, who now live in Toorak, continue to run the $100 million fashion business.

The 1940s house was also owned by model Marcia Vagner, whose daughter co-founded Kookai.

The house has a $2.25-$2.475 million price guide.

Marcia Vagner with her daughter Danielle Vagner.

Danielle made headlines earlier this year, after she was convicted and fined for drink-driving, dangerous driving and failing to stop in South Yarra.

Marshall White Stonnington agent Dean Gilbert said the versatile 1940s house had been cleverly designed.

“It can be a home, or a home with an investment property because of the self-contained apartment at the rear,” Mr Gilbert said.

Open-plan living flows on the ground floor.

Danielle Vagner with ex-husband Rob Cromb and children after her court appearance. Picture: Jason Edwards

“There’s a French school nearby and parents always want to rent out the unit, so it’s had about a 90 per cent occupancy rate.”

The Wadeltons added the self-contained apartment to the property, which they have rented out through AirBnB, he said.

It includes a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, study and a private courtyard.

There’s a self-contained apartment at the property.

A light-filled sitting area could make a great study.

Features of the main house include vaulted ceilings, a huge dining room, a light-filled sitting room that could be used as a home office, and a landscape garden surrounding the pool outdoors.

The property is scheduled to go under the hammer on August 24.

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