A few years later a new DA was approved for alterations and additions to build above the ballroom and fence off the outdoor pool, but the job was never done, leaving the ballroom as it was. ‘she was during her last exchange.
Given Lu and Yan’s plans to downsize at the Eastern Suburbs waterfront (Boomerang, anyone?), They listed it with the Agency’s Steven Chen and Michael Chen.
Attunga’s star departure
Actress Rose Byrne and her partner Bobby Cannavale packed their bags and left their recently rented Woollahra home, Attunga Lodge, freeing it for a campaign and auction on December 4.
The historic residence built in 1868 is ideal for visiting Hollywood stars thanks to Bill Shipton’s lavish mid-1980s renovation, featuring the Annie Wilkes Garden, romantic sandstone terraces, winding garden paths and a stunt – all of this has been elevated to contemporary high-end standards by current owners, fintech founder and education investor Craig Carroll and his wife Kathryn.
Byrne’s return to her hometown of Sydney was well positioned to coincide with an influx of Hollywood superstars this year, putting her within steps of Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky when they praised Woodlands, although a good hike from the Vaucluse digs deep. where Natalie Portman and Isla Fisher were staying at the same time.
Attunga Lodge was bought by the Carrolls soon after their return from the United States in 2012, paying Clemenger Group chairman Robert Morgan and his wife Vanessa $ 4.6 million.
Carroll, who sits on the board of trustees for Cranbrook School, listed it with Ben Collier of the agency, given that the couple are moving to Britain. The guide is $ 15 million.
Perth Scion lands on Facetime
Investment manager Ryan Lee, son of prominent Perth real estate mogul and Emerald Oil and Gas chairman Simon Lee, bought up Sydney’s high-end housing market – at a glance – by paying $ 11.5 million for contemporary excavations in Dover Heights.
The ultra-contemporary YSG Studio-designed residence was listed for over $ 10 million with PPD’s Alexander Phillips, and a week later Lee inspected it via FaceTime to trade it three hours later.
Lee’s purchase was revealed during the settlement this week, indicating a potential move to Sydney for the head of investment firm Meritus Capital and director of the family’s Philanthropic Foundation Simon Lee. Meanwhile, the family home in Perth’s upscale Nedlands has sold for over $ 7 million.
Recruiter Jason Johnson and Portia Thomson – who bought the Dover Heights home for $ 5.76 million in 2018 and ordered a high-end renovation – have since moved to North Bondi, spending $ 11,235,000 for the dealer’s house EverBlu Adam Blumenthal and his wife Annabelle Shamir.
Shamir and Blumenthal have done even better on their added value in recent years, given that they have done virtually nothing for the North Bondi excavation in the two years since they bought it for 6 , $ 3 million.
Sir Bob cash
One of New Zealand’s richest men, Sir Robert Jones, cashed in Sydney’s upscale market this week when he sold his Point Piper sub-penthouse for $ 7.35 million – well at above the $ 6 million guide.
Sir Bob was not present to see seven registered bidders withdraw from a $ 6million opening bid by buyer’s agent Simon Cohen, but after the hammer fell 19 bids later, he been heard over a loudspeaker saying “well done, old man” to his field agent Brad Caldwell-Eyles of 1st City.
The colorful billionaire and prolific author has reason to be shocked: he bought the three-bed in 2002 for $ 3.37 million.
Sir Bob has not always done well since the Sydney ownership. He bought the Carrare du Vaucluse trophy in 1990 for $ 11.5 million and sold it three years later for the recession price of $ 8.5 million to Chinese entrepreneur James Peng.
Caldwell-Eyles – the husband of Survivor candidate Cara Atchison – declined to reveal the buyer but said they were from North Bondi, which doesn’t sound like an understatement for acquisition neighbor Mike Cannon-Brookes.
Byron’s competition intensifies
As Julie Meldrum, a former Byron Bay-based journalist and diplomat, prepares for the December 4 election campaign, there is another looming deadline that no doubt weighs on her mind.
Three days after the local polls have closed, Meldrum and her husband, former television producer Murray Millsom, are set to auction their home in Ewingsdale for $ 8 million.
Meldrum is on the ticket behind Bruce Clarke of the Byron Shire Action Group, which works on issues such as local infrastructure, mental health services, transportation connectivity, climate change and, ironically, accessible housing.
Meldrum’s own housing is no slouch in the high-end local stakes.
The 1.1 hectare Aamari Estate was developed by Meldrum and Millsom with a Balinese-style main residence set in landscaped gardens with a swimming pool and cabana, a self-catering studio and a separate villa with a private outdoor spa.
Kim Jones and Karin Heller from Kollosche have the list.
The County Holiday Hotspot
The ranks of Eastern Suburbs who shop for weekends on the edge of the Sutherland Shire in Bundeena continue to grow with a settlement this week announcing the arrival of Irina Melnikoff, wife of actor-turned-developer Ilya Melnikoff.
The Rose Bay-based couple – Ilya is the nephew of developer Harry Triguboff – paid $ 6 million for a six-bedroom house on Little Gunyah Beach after it was put on the market for $ 5.5 million by PPD’s Debbie Donnelley .
Donnelley isn’t known as the “Queen of Bundeena” for nothing. She’s sold weekends to a long list of her eastern suburb neighbors in recent years, from arts patron Sally Breen, former publicist Susie Carleton and Lisa Rothner to Dr Kerryn Phelps and his wife, Jackie Stricker- Phelps.
Dinnigan designer digs
Collette Dinnigan may not have removed the Celebrity chef winner’s trophy this week, but she sold her historic Milton farmhouse, the White House, after three weeks on the market.
Former spin-off sales agent Craig Cooper, formerly of Cooper Street Clothing, declined to comment on the deal, but had a guide of $ 4-4.5 million before it was sold.
The sale ends Dinnigan’s property in South Coast Township, which dates back to 2006, when it purchased the 2.4 hectare property for $ 830,000. That leaves her interests on the south coast at the Rosedale Beach House that burned down two years ago and is in the process of rebuilding.
Mac bankers buy
Macquarie’s senior managing director Ani Satchcroft and her husband Alex Satchcroft from Anchorage Capital bought a converted industrial warehouse in Annandale for $ 6.625 million.
This is the warehouse built in 1910 that housed the late artist Fred Cress, winner of the Archibald Prize. His son Julien, The block co-creator, redesigned it before moving to Melbourne in 2018.
Andrew Parker, a Qantas group executive, who sits on the board of the Australia Day Council of NSW, bought it from Cress for $ 4.27 million in 2018.
Walter Burfitt-Williams of Ray White Taylor and Partners sold it to Satchcroft well ahead of a scheduled auction.