Mark and Anna Pasternak sell Vaucluse home prior to auction


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10 The Crescent, Vaucluse, has sold prior to Thursday’s auction for above its $15m guide

Mark and Anna Pasternak’s ‘Mediterranean-inspired haven’ — the Vaucluse home they completed just three years ago — has sold prior to Thursday’s scheduled auction for $15.5m.

Neither of the agents, D’Leanne Lewis of Laing + Simmons Double Bay or Michael Pallier of Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty, could be contacted tonight, however the sold sticker has gone up at 10 The Crescent.

And other sources have confirmed that the magnificent home has sold for above the guide — several are now saying for exactly $15.5m.

The late Friday night deal was negotiated after both agents previously reported a great deal of interest.

Geoff Selig selling in Potts Point

Home of Nick Tobias passes in

The home was completed only three years ago

And no wonder, as this writer couldn’t help but be impressed during a tour of the property for the Wentworth Courier house of the week.

As Ms Lewis said then: “It’s rare that a house like this in this position with these views comes to market — no expense has been spared to create this luxurious Mediterranean-style home.”

The five-bedroom, six-bathroom home with double garage home was designed by Mr Pasternak who is an architect.

They’d bought the 1940s era home on the 892 sqm block for $4m in 2006, lodging a DA for the new home and pool three years later.

10 The Crescent is in a prominent spot overlooking Parsley Bay

However, they didn’t move into the new home until three years ago.

There are views of the sands of Parsley Bay and there’s a gate from this property below that gives direct private access to the beach.

No expense was spared on the rebuild and despite being in such a prominent spot the trees and the clever design shielded the home from prying eyes on the beach below.

The “wellness centre” that included a steam room and gym with a built-in sound system inspired one of those viewing the property during the open home to remark that it reminded her of a villa in Ibiza.

The “wellness centre”

The family bought a five-bedroom waterfront reserve home at 1 Coolong Rd for $6.5m last October.

The couple’s son is 19-year-old tech whiz Ben Pasternak, who famously dropped out of school at 15 and moved to New York, with the video chat app he co-founded, Monkey, selling last year to Holla Inc. It had raised $2 million in venture capital and had three million users.

1 Coolong Rd, Vaucluse is on waterfront reserve via the park

An excited Mr Pasternak spoke to the Wentworth Courier exclusively at the time of their Coolong Rd purchase: “It’s in an amazing location with direct access to the beach,” he said.

“Ben’s looking forward to coming to visit!”

With Ben based permanently overseas, the property looks like paradise and ample room for Mr Pasternak and the other two children, Jake, 15 and Maya, 8.

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