George Michael Buys Luxury Home in Australia

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

George MichaelGEORGE Michael has splashed out $5 million on a luxury home in Australia.

The three-storey, five-bedroom pad in an exclusive area of Sydney has a pool, glass walls, a terrace and a huge deck.

Described as “ideal for entertaining”, the beachfront property is perfect for the party loving singer.

George — who turns 47 on Friday — fell in love with the coastal city in February this year when he visited for a concert tour.

Despite being scheduled to spend only a few days in the city, the Careless Whisper singer enjoyed his time so much he extended his stay to two months.

During his visit the openly gay star put in a surprise performance at the official Mardi Gras party and enjoyed several nights out.

He was also snapped taking a dip off the back of a luxury yacht in Sydney Harbour.

“He loves Sydney and plans to split his time between here and London,” a source said.

George currently shares an $8 million home in Highgate, north London, with his long-term partner Kenny Goss.