A basement lounge and bar looking into the pool — and a $150K oven. This sure ain’t van life anymore.
A basement lounge and bar looking into the pool — and a $150K oven. This sure ain’t van life anymore.

Tones and I’s dazzling new mansion

Pop star Tones and I has snapped up another multimillion-dollar property on the Mornington Peninsula, dropping $7.08m on a luxurious Mount Eliza pad with a dazzling basement lounge.

Title documents name the Dance Monkey singer - who also goes by Toni Watson - as the buyer of the OTT mansion with a pool and spa, and marble kitchen with a $150,000 oven.

The property, which has coastal views looking towards the city skyline, was first listed in 2020 for $8m-$8.8m.

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Tones and I has been buying up big around her old stomping ground.
Tones and I has been buying up big around her old stomping ground.

 

The pop star has plenty of space to relax in private.
The pop star has plenty of space to relax in private.

CoreLogic records show it sold for $7.08m earlier this year.

It is within walking distance of another property the musician purchased last year for $5.1m in the same suburb and a short drive from Frankston's Lakewood Estate, where she is believed to have secured a humble $800,000 home for a friend or family member.

In December, she also joined a long list of celebrities who own property in sought-after Byron Bay, after splashing $3.3m on a home on the town's outskirts.

The wine cellar has an underwater view of the pool.
The wine cellar has an underwater view of the pool.

The latest Mount Eliza purchase marks an incredible few years for the busker-turned-megastar, who grew up in nearby Mount Martha.

The five-bedroom, five-bathroom property is set on a whopping 2500sq m block and has more than 800sq m of living space across two main levels, plus a tennis court, sunken fire pit and bar.

It also has a basement to rival the most indulgent of hotels, with colour-changing light fixtures, a wine lounge, glass doors that open onto a 3000-bottle wine cellar, and an underwater view of the pool.

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Her worldwide hit Dance Monkey, which was released in 2019, broke the ARIA Singles Chart record for most weeks at No. 1 after 24 weeks in the top spot.

It also reached No. 1 in more than 30 other countries and became the first Aussie song to top streaming platform Spotify's prestigious Global Chart.

The singer famously lived out of her van, and then in a hostel rent-free, in 2018 after quitting her retail job at Southland to move to Byron Bay, where she was discovered as an artist.

One of five bedrooms at the property.
One of five bedrooms at the property.

 

There’s also a bar area.
There’s also a bar area.

This week, Tones and I was beamed onto the Ellen DeGeneres show from Australia to sing her 2020 hit Fly Away.

The singer posted her glee at the gig on Twitter, saying: "Look papa, we're on @TheEllenShow."

She is currently touring Australia and will perform at Melbourne's Palais Theatre on April 23 and 24, before heading to Hobart, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide and Sydney.

Tones and I's manager declined to comment.

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Originally published as Tones and I's dazzling new Mount Eliza mansion

The property’s luxurious basement lounge area.
The property’s luxurious basement lounge area.
Statement lighting in the incredible space, which includes a wine cellar.
Statement lighting in the incredible space, which includes a wine cellar.
Sprawling outdoor space includes a fire pit.
Sprawling outdoor space includes a fire pit.
Tones and I performing at Mt Duneed Estate for the Sounds Better Together concert. Picture: Mark Wilson
Tones and I performing at Mt Duneed Estate for the Sounds Better Together concert. Picture: Mark Wilson
Indoor-outdoor flow.
Indoor-outdoor flow.
Wine anyone?
Wine anyone?
A marble kitchen is one of the home’s main features.
A marble kitchen is one of the home’s main features.


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