Psychologist John Aiken, who pairs the Married At First Sight couples, pulled his Willoughby East home from auction on Saturday — after he and his wife simply couldn’t find another home to fall in love with.
Aiken paid $1.86 million for the home in 2014 — with his wife, former newsreader turned interior designer Kelly Swanson-Roe —then undertaking a renovation.
LJ Hooker agent John McManus had a $2.3 million guide for the home, before it was pulled.
The couple, who met in New Zealand, moved to Sydney about a decade ago — starting off in Waterloo before heading to the Lower North Shore.
The Willoughby East home has been modernised, although it has retained some of its traditional features such as its leadlight windows, high ornate ceilings and picture rails.
It has four bedrooms, and sits in 605 sqm of landscaped gardens, which include an alfresco terrace, firepit, spa and a cubby house.
Aiken appeared on TV discussing relationships as far back as Channel 9’s Mornings With Kerri-Anne.