The mystery buyer who paid $3.9 million for the Wilkinson Award-winning Paddington house that the late architect Ken Woolley had built for himself is Tim Casey, founder and executive chairman of the St Hilliers construction group.
The Wentworth Courier broke the news of last Thursday’s sale online on Friday. The purchaser details weren’t revealed.
And the sales agents, Phillips Pantzer Donnelley’s Catherine Dixon and Kane Dunkley, have been keeping mum ever since about the buyer’s identity and the exact price.
But other tongues were wagging in the design world over the weekend.
There’d been an extraordinary amount of interest in the three-bedroom two-bathroom home on a 355 sqm block with garage at 8A Cooper St, with the agents showing 160 groups though in just two weeks.
The pair had started guiding $3.6 million. But with three buyers super keen, no wonder the price went way beyond expectations.
Mr Woolley, who died in 2015 at the age of 82, built the house in 1980 and it won the Australian Institute of Architects highest honour in 1983.
Another mystery solved
The chief executive for Australia of Insurance firm Gallagher, Chris Ellis, and his wife, Sandrina Postorino, have emerged as the $16.8 million buyers of a Watsons Bay waterfront.
It’s the five-bedroom home on a 1000 sqm block at 30 Pacific St that had been owned by businessman Walter Marr — otherwise known as CK Ma.
Waterfront sells after 1945 days
Richardson and Wrench Double Bay’s Glenn McMillan and Michael Dunn sold the property on June 28 but have kept quiet on the identity of the purchasers.
However, updated property records this week revealed all.
The home had been on the market for an incredible 1945 days — that’s 5.3 years.
The former executive director of boutique investment managers Implemented Portfolios, Adam Seccombe, and his wife, Seana, are selling up in Vaucluse.
The stunning five-bedroom home with pool on an 898 sqm block at 13 Fitzwilliam Rd has a $5.25 million guide via Richardson and Wrench Double Bay’s Phoebe Nothling and Michael Dunn.
The magic number?
The Vaucluse home of Magic Door Industries boss John Shaw looks good value after its relisting with BadgerFox’s Peter Leipnik and Alexander George.
The five-bedroom home with harbour views at 2 Carrara Rd now has a $9 million guide ahead of a September 10 auction.
It had been previously listed with another agent with a $15.5 million price guide.
What a darling
Other recent price revisions are the Darling Point home of K2 Recruitment owner Phil Kerry and his wife, Ann-Maree, the 1984 Olympic Games gymnast.
The award-winning five-bedder at 2E Greenoaks Ave now has a $18 million to $19 million guide, down from $20 million, with Richardson and Wrench’s Michael Dunn.