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If director, producer and writer Michael Jenkins is blushing from all the attention of late it is likely thanks to the reboot of his hit Australian television series Heartbreak High, currently among the most-watched shows on Netflix.
But his home in Tasmania is also set to excite lovers of fine real estate when it hits the market in coming days.
Jenkins and his partner Amanda Robson’s home, Trial Bay House, is the landmark property that scored architecture’s top gong, the Robin Boyd Award for best residential house in 2010, making it the first time a house in the state won the prestigious Australian Institute of Architects accolade.
Trial Bay House in Tasmania won the Robin Boyd Award for best residential house in 2010.
When the couple purchased the property on its 17-hectare, waterfront site overlooking Bruny Island in 2002 it was a 1970s pitched-roof house designed by architect Ray Heffernan in need of work.
A redesign by architect James Jones resulted in a far more contemporary residence that features a concrete and glass “Channel Room”, named after its setting overlooking the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and reputedly designed to look like a film camera.
Director, producer and writer Michael Jenkins is returning to Sydney after 20 years in Tasmania.Credit:Fairfax Media
After a 20-year absence, Jenkins and Robson are returning to Sydney, listing their landmark home with a guide of $9 million to $9.9 million with Forbes Global Properties’ Tracey Atkins and Robert Fletcher.
It remains unknown where in Sydney the couple are heading next, but their former Sydney home was another award-winning property, Alster House.
The Victorian terrace was the first to eclipse the $2 million mark in Paddington when it was purchased by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and former Sydney Lord Mayor Lucy Turnbull in 1988, but was sold for a loss in 1995 when Jenkins and Robson bought it for $1.73 million.
True to Jenkins-Robson form, a redesign was commissioned, this time by architect Andrew Nolan that won an AIA award in 2001.
Robyn and Trevor Cosgrove are selling Magnolia Cottage, one of Newport’s oldest houses.
As we near the three-year anniversary of COVID and lockdowns look like more of a distant memory, expect to see more Sydneysiders follow the footsteps of rug trader Robyn Cosgrove and her husband Trevor listing their weekenders.
The long-time Woollahra institution purchased one of Newport’s original houses, the 1920s Magnolia Cottage, in 2020 for $2.6 million.
A distinctive Cosgrove renovation followed on the four-bedroom house with swimming pool, but with less time to get away it returns to the market ahead of a November 15 auction.
LJ Hooker Newport’s James Alegre has a $3.6 million guide.
The three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment is set on the prized Notts Avenue overlooking Bondi Beach.
Tony Kent, who sold his Thompson Print and Displays business in 2015 to Blue Star, has no sooner been touted as the $9.35 million buyer of a Luigi Rosselli-designed penthouse atop Rose Bay’s new Forma development than he has listed his Bondi Beach pad.
Kent has owned the north-facing apartment in the Notts Avenue block since 2011, paying $3 million. More than a decade later it returns to the market with a guide of $8.8 million through The Agency’s Bethwyn Richards and Steven Chen.
Elouera is set on on 2.33 hectares overlooking Bowral in the Southern Highlands.Credit:Domain
The Bowral home of author Sarah Clutton and investment banker Justin Lewis, chair of Allied Credit, has sold for $10 million.
Author Sarah Clutton is swapping Bowral for Berrima.Credit:
This is the 1940s house Elouera that was renovated and extended five years ago by architect Tina Tziallas to make more of its district views over Bowral with Luci.D Interiors.
Sold by Drew Lindsay Real Estate’s Corina Nesci, it settled to Tamarama-based venture capitalist Kemper Shaw, of Marbruck Investments, and Marina Saggers.
Clutton and Lewis don’t look to be leaving the Southern Highlands. Records show they have bought in Berrima for $3.1 million.
Katie Harris, wife of lawyer Michael Harris, has emerged as the buyer of the Balmain house of the late pathology pioneer Colin Laverty.
Dr Laverty’s widow Elizabeth had listed the historic 1200 square metre property with views of the city in June with a guide of more than $12 million, but it settled at $11.4 million.
The late pathology pioneer Colin Laverty and his widow Elizabeth owned the Balmain property for about 40 years.
The five-bedroom house came with an indoor lap pool and a private art gallery where the couple’s renowned art collection was long held in the almost 40 years they owned the property.
The Harris family are already locals, having purchased a former church near Elkington Park in 2015 for $3.3 million and subdivided it into two designer residences. The smaller of the two was sold a year ago for $4.25 million to Coca-Cola senior executive in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, Tim Warwick, and the larger went to auction in July with a guide of $6.5 million through BresicWhitney’s Andrew Liddell and Adrian Oddi sold under the hammer for $8 million.
Settlement reveals it was bought by Serenna Di Bello, the 19-year-old daughter of Beetroot Music’s Gabriel Di Bello.
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