Property wrap: Film producer secures sale of Bondi Junction home
From footballers to movie stars, reality TV stars, CEOs and the general movers and shakers of Aussie business — here is your weekly guide to all the latest luxury listings and celebrity property merry-go-round movements.
Former film and TV boss finds a buyer
HAVING stepped down as the boss of the Australian Film Television and Radio School to move to the UK, film producer Neil Peplow and partner, former Screen Australia executive Nathalie Peter-Contesse, dramatically secured the sale on Saturday of their Bondi Junction home.
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The couple paid $2.53 million in 2015 for the modernised 2005-built terrace, not far from the set-to-be redeveloped Waverley bus depot.
The terrace, which came with $3.3 million hopes through McGrath, was passed in on a $3.05 million vendor bid. But Peplow, who is joining the British Film Institute as director of international affairs, agreed soon after to accept a $3,025,000 offer, but then the only other bidder, still hovering around, bumped up her post-auction offer to $3,037,000.
Meanwhile the estate agent involved in the sale copped a parking ticket as events unfolded inside the St James Rd offering
Paddo pad sells after auction
DENTIST Nasser El Hage and his cosmetic surgeon wife Dr Alia Nasser (inset) had their Paddington property passed in at yesterday’s onsite auction, but it sold soon after at an undisclosed price. The Caledonia Street holding cost $4,779,000 in 2013, along with a further outlay for a one bedroom with car spot across the street.
The couple had just sold their futuristic Renaldo Gaiety-designed home in Sans Souci for a then suburb record of $3,025,000.
The Agency’s Ben Collier saw only the one bid of $7.625 million secured by the struggling auctioneer who sought shade from sun under the glorious olive tree in the private courtyard on the 450sqm property.
A nearby offering is being auctioned next week by Basil Mcilhagga, the Hong Kong-based CEO of gold miner Stibium, who has $5.5 million hopes through BradfieldCleary agents Bob Guth and Georgie Cleary.
Mcilhagga’s initial purchase was a 300sqm corner terrace costing $540,000 in 1992, then adding next door for $360,000 in 1999.
Popular wedding venue up for sale
THE South Coast’s Merribee, a popular wedding setting for more than 15 years at Numbaa, has been listed for sale by Lucy and Richard Marshall.
Purchased in 2000, the 1850s farmhouse includes a converted silo and barn accommodation.
Merribee’s autumnal gardens, once a part of pioneer Alexander Berry’s estate, are a popular tourist destination, too.
The 8300sqm gardens feature 1000 David Austin, Old English and Old French roses, a formal potager garden, herb and medicinal gardens and a lavender paddock, which flowers from late November.
The South Coast Prestige Properties listing agent Carrie Bond says there is a full book of weddings business through to the end of 2020.
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