Anthony and Andrea Halas have bought 8 Pacific St, Watsons Bay
EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Halas of swimwear brand Seafolly fame and his wife,Andrea, are heading harbourside, having bought the home of NutriBullet founder Colin Sapire at Watsons Bay.
Insider broke the news of the $20 million listing of the five-bedroom, six-bathroom residence at 8 Pacific St in January, with the Los Angeles-based Mr Sapire saying he had only once used the holiday house he’d bought for $14.5 million two and a half years earlier.
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Michael Pallier of Sotheby’s has now sold it for a rumoured $15 million.
That’s prompted the listing of the stunning newly renovated home owned by the Halasfamily in Bellevue Hill, with a guide of $20 million through Ray White Double Bay’s Elliott Placks.
86B Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill has a pool and tennis court. Picture: John Appleyard
The five-bedroom home at 86B Victoria Rd is scheduled for a December 15 auction.
It’s had a recent $4 million renovation by Luigi Roselli with landscaping by William Dangar.
Having won this year’s Master Builders Association Excellence in Housing Award, the property has a heated swimming pool and spa along with a full-size tennis court with newly-laid surface and flood lights.
The couple had bought the original home on the 1650 sqm block for $9.5 million in 2011.
. Mr Halas sold a large stake of the company his parents had founded to a company linked to Louis Vuitton four years ago..
Feel the country club vibe at 15 Wunulla Rd.
Before she sold a Point Piper waterfront sight unseen to Perth billionaireAndrew “Twiggy” Forrestfor $16.3 million recently, Snowden Jones principal Kim Jones had a couple of other high flyers interested.
A European-based international arts dealer had put in an offer, and apart from the Fortescue Metals chairman, there was another mining magnate keen.
Ms Jones sealed the deal on the five-bedroom 1950s home with private jetty and boatshed at 15 Wunulla Rd in a midnight negotiation with Mr Forrest last week.
He had delegated the job of finding a bigger Sydney base to his wife, Nicola, and Sydney-based daughter, Sophia, who also considered a $21 million three-storey, Skyhouse in Harry Seidler’s The Cove in the CBD and the $8.8 million penthouse for sale in The Residence in Darlinghurst.
But the “cool and funky” home hotelierBen and Lucy May bought in 2016 for $11.85 million won them over.
33 Greenoaks Ave, Darling Point.
A black diamond
The lavish renovation of a former English-style manor in Greenoaks Ave, Darling Point (there are now three homes for sale in the street) has tongues wagging.
It’s owned by Mrs Australia International winner Veronica Cristovao and her developer husband, Duarte, who bought it in its original form for $5 million a year ago — it’s now been reborn as a modern black beauty with a $6.8 million price guide through Monika Tu andBarbora Marcinova of Black Diamondz.
Apart from painting the facade black, the vendors have done an internal fit-out with the latest finishes.
14 Mona Rd, Darling Point. NSW Real Estate.
A Queen Anne masterpiece
Still in Darling Point, more conventional but stunning is the Balmer family’s four-bedroom Queen-Anne style 1906 masterpiece Wyralla at 14 Mona Rd, which has a price guide of $5 million to $5.5 million through Richardson and Wrench’s James Dunn.
It’s listed as a forthcoming auction but could well sell before Christmas.
Zigolinis cafe as it once looked in Queen St, Woollahra. Picture: Katrina Tepper
New plans for Zigolinis
Once Zigolinis cafe in Queen St, Woollahra, was the place to be seen — and it could be again with its sale for $3.125,000 last week through Metro Commercial’s Jerry Leis.
It was bought by an investor who plans to open the interiors up by moving the kitchen and lease it to a new food operator.
Gordon Fell’s Smart buy
Rubicon founder Gordon Fell has his Point Piper waterfront listed with $55 million hopes with Brad Pillinger, but that didn’t stop him buying architect William Smart’s Surry Hills Design Studio at 632-634 Bourke St for $7,905,000 at auction on Saturday.
Three of the four registered parties put in bids at Damien Cooley’s auction.
The underbidder was Paul Smith from Sydney Kings.
Steffan Ippolito of Oxford Agency said: “It was a great campaign with over 250 people coming through the property and it demonstrates that there is a flight to quality in this market.”
28 Wentworth Rd, Vaucluse. NSW Real Estate.
Wentworth Rd home sells for $7.8m
The Wentworth Rd, Vaucluse, home of Gabrielle Tindale (nee Hughes) of House of Tindale sold for $7.8 million on Saturday through Michael Pallier of Sothebys.
With auctioneer James Pratt presiding, Mr Pallier had three bidders register.
The auction opened with a vendor bid of $7.7 million.
But the $100,000 opening bid blew everyone else out of the water.
Ms Tindale is heading to the US because Barney’s in New York City is keen on her handbags.
21 Tipper Ave, Bronte, sold for $3,325,000
Real estate duo sell in Bronte
And finally real estate duo vendors Lorraine Crawford, the number one female agent at McGrath, and Mark Redhill of Richardson & Wrench Potts Point, sold their home at 21 Tipper Ave, Bronte, for $3,325,000.
Simon Exleton of McGrath had seven registered bidders with four active.
The result was $75,000 above reserve.