Veronica Cristovao and the new-look 33 Greenoaks Ave, Darling Point
Mrs Australia International winner Veronica Cristovao bought a traditional English-style manor for $5 million in Darling Point a year ago — it’s now been reborn as a modern black beauty with a $6.8 million price guide.
Mrs Cristovao, who won the title in 2012 and is now an interior designer who’s set to star in a soon-to-be announced realty TV program. has completely transformed the six-bedroom home in the short period she’s owned it with her property developer husband Duarte.
When they snapped it up for the bargain price last October, the circa 1915 property looked quite different.
Before (above) and after (below) of 33 Greenoaks Ave, Darling Point
The ads from the time, when it was advertised with the slick Black Diamondz outfit Monika Tu and Barbora Marcinova, pointed out there was “plenty of future potential to adapt or redesign and create a sensational Darling Point residence”.
The Cristovaos have now listed the home once again with Ms Tu and Marcinova, having brought the old house straight into the 21st century, painting the facade black and doing an internal fitout using the latest and highest-quality finishes.
The former kitchen at 33 Greenoaks Ave, Darling Point (above) and how it looks now (below)
Ms Tu revealed that the first open home last Saturday — which hadn’t been promoted — had 18 people through who couldn’t believe the transformation.
The new look is likely to appeal to a broad cross-section of buyers, including the local Chinese community.
The vendors, too, love the renovation so much that they’re tempted to stay put.
But with their children attending performing arts school in North Strathfield next year, the owners have decided to upgrade to a bigger house close by.