Designer abode eclipses Waverley’s price record, Harris Farm CEO lists harbourside apartments while a rare freestanding Potts Point home finally sells.
Waverley has joined the double-digit club with a new suburb record set by a six-bedroom, four-bathroom house sale on Victoria Street.
The property in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, owned by neurosurgeon Mark Winder and his wife, Emma Cowan, sold on Wednesday afternoon after it passed in at auction on October 8.
This home recently set the Waverley suburb record.  
The deal was worth the wait for Paddington McGrath’s Luke Hogan. He declined to confirm the price, which is understood to be around the $11.9 million guide.
The previous Waverley record was $8.2 million for a double corner block with ocean views on nearby Gibson Street.
Winder is a well-regarded neuro and spine surgeon at St Vincent’s Private Hospital in nearby Randwick, who counts Winx jockey Hugh Bowman among his high-profile patients.
The Victoria Street property was extensively renovated in 2014.  
The couple, who purchased the property in 2011 for $2.75 million, oversaw a complete overhaul of the 1890 residence in 2014, transforming it into an architectural triumph of space maximisation.
Along with the six bedrooms, the property features a curved billiard room, media den, wine cellar, soundproof music studio, gym, home office, 25-metre L-shaped heated pool as well as a stacker garage – all on a 473 square metre block.
Buyers agent and Waverley local John Anderson isn’t surprised by the record result in the cooling market with creeping interest rates.
“Stock levels are down approximately 40 per cent on last year and there’s a demand for good quality properties,” Anderson said.
Although landlocked Waverley is regarded as less glitzy than its coastal counterparts Bronte and Clovelly, Anderson remarked the suburb is quietly ascending the prestige ladder.
The property maximises every square metre and includes a stacker garage.  
“Waverley is a niche suburb, on top of the hill with Centennial and Queen’s Park to the west and Bronte to the east – it’s really well positioned and often once you get here you don’t want to leave.” An appraisal no doubt seconded by the record-setting buyers.
Over to a Sydney suburb that’s never been short on glitz, Double Bay, which has an unexpected dual opening on its tightly held harbour beach.
Harris Farm CEO Tristan Harris has just listed his side-by-side top-floor apartments in Art Deco building “Edgewater” for a combined guide of $7 million through JT Allen’s Joshua Allen.
Tristan Harris has just listed dual apartments on Double Bay beach.  
The surprise beachside vacancy comes just 15 months after Harris snapped up the two apartments for $6.6 million from Doctor Juice founders Gary Pogson and Brad Johnson.
Allen would not be drawn on the reason behind Harris’ decision to decamp the prized sandy strip, where he leaves behind a high-profile string of neighbours including Rich Lister garbo Ian Malouf (who paid $61 million for two neighbouring houses last year) along with the Lowys, Industrie clothing’s Nick Kelly and Macquarie Telecom founder and rich lister David Tudehope.
It’s not the building’s first twin offering after Byron Bay-based art dealer Steve Nasteski purchased two ground-floor dwellings for a combined $8 million in June.
Like Harris’ listing, those apartments were also previously owned by the savvy Pogson-Johson apartment collectors.
The Double Bay apartment record stands at just under $25 million for the penthouse in Cross Street’s yet-to-be-completed ODE building designed by in-demand architect Luigi Rosselli.
St Neot in Potts Point has recently sold for around $10 million.  
A rare freestanding house in Potts Point has finally sold 18 months and four agents later, following a significant drop in asking price.
The St Neot Avenue property, owned by retired renewables expert and Asean consultant Mark Tough and his wife, Janelle, has quietly sold for close to the revised $10 million dollar guide.
After slicing about $2 million off the initial $12 million dollar guide, the property had been listed through Richardson & Wrench & Sotheby’s before landing with McGrath’s Adam Regan who has just sold it to an unknown buyer.
The St Neot avenue property features an indoor pool.  
The property, which last traded for $2.75 million in 2012, has undergone an extensive renovation overseen by Fox Johnston architects with interiors by David Flack.
Complete with an indoor pool and wine cellar, the original facade is connected to the ultra-modern rear via a central corkscrew staircase adjoining the three bedrooms, all with marble bathrooms.
The David Flack-designed interior of the freestanding Potts Point residence.  
The St Neot Avenue home represents one of only 11 freestanding houses in Potts Point.
Now that it’s off the market, there are only two such residences for sale including the stunning Edmund Blackett-designed Jenner House on Macleay Street, which was listed for $34 million through Highland Double Bay’s Bill Malouf over a year ago, and Italianate mansion “Oakleigh” on Ward Avenue guiding between $8.2 million and $9 million through Ray White Elizabeth Bay.
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