The non-executive chairman of Forty Winks, Paul Jensen, and his wife, Felicity, will sleep well this weekend having sold their longtime Rose Bay home after eight months on the market.
The Sotheby’s International managing director, Michael Pallier, has had the five-bedroom home at 2 Beresford Rd for sale since April when it was listed with an $8 million guide.
It’s understood the property sold for above that figure.
Property records show the couple bought it for $870,000 26 years ago.
The closest Beresford Rd home to the harbour, the 883 sqm block boasts a 17m frontage with 24m at the back.
It was considered likely to attract attention from developers and also local families.
The home was renovated nine years ago and comes complete with chooks and fruit trees in the backyard, an organic garden, solar panels and water tanks.
Across the road, the four-bedroom, four-bathroom penthouse, at 1b Beresford Rd, which property records show is owned by the executive chairman of Big Stone Finance, Robert Spano, was withdrawn ahead of Thursday night’s scheduled auction.
Barry and Mark Goldman of Sotheby’s had a $10 million price guide. It now for sale in an expressions of interest campaign.
Meanwhile, the Elizabeth Bay investment apartment of former independent MP for Wentworth, Dr Kerryn Phelps, was withdrawn ahead of its scheduled Saturday auction.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with off-street parking at 107/50 Macleay St, now has a $1.68 million asking price with Phillips Pantzer Donnelley’s Debbie Donnelley and Nick Quilkey.
Core Logic data shows the property was purchased in a company name linked to both Dr Phelps and her wife, Jackie Stricker-Phelps, in 2008 for $715,000.