Dominic Lopresti found bidding was keen for his Pyrmont apartment. Forge Group boss David Simpson will be hoping for similar interest when his Collaroy home goes to auction at the end of the month.
The television presenter and radio host Glenn Wheeler and his wife, Michelle, sold their home at Caringbah in the Sutherland shire for $1.75 million on Wednesday.
The property was snapped up after only 10 days on the market through Highland Property agents David Highland and Laura McKay.
Designed for family living and entertaining, the two-storey residence was listed for auction in early October with price expectations of more than $1.6 million. With views of Burraneer Bay, the modern four-bedroom house stands high above Grandview Parade on an elevated 796 sqm block with a swimming pool.
The couple extensively renovated the house after buying it for $775,000 in 1999. Wheeler appears daily on Channel Seven’s The Morning Show. He also hosts a radio talk show on 2GB 873 on Saturday evenings, and runs a sales and marketing business.
Lots of licks in bidding
Last weekend a Darling Island apartment in Pyrmont owned by Dominic Lopresti, a co-founder of the gelato chain Gelatissimo, and his publicist wife, Carlii, sold at auction through Morton & Morton agent James Crow. Three parties registered to bid at the on-site auction of the two-bedroom two-bathroom apartment with a waterside balcony and point blank harbour views.
Auctioneer Damien Cooley accepted an opening bid of $1.65 million, and after 13 bids from two parties, his hammer fell at $1.76 million. The apartment was last traded for $1.51 million in July 2008. The Loprestis, who are expecting their second child, intend to upgrade to a family home. Until recently Carlii was the publicist for supermodel Miranda Kerr. The Lopresti family’s first Gelatissimo store opened in 2002, and the chain has grown worldwide.
Adding another nought
A Woollahra home offered by the Stephens family sold for $6 million last week through Kim Jones and Kate McCullagh of Di Jones Real Estate. Set on a 1365 sqm block in Edgecliff Road, the seven-bedroom house was bought for $121,500 in 1968 from the entrepreneur Harry M.Miller.
Designed by the architect F. Glynn Gilling and built in 1927 for a judge, Allan Maxwell, and his wife, Sadie, the house is accessed by a driveway shared with other homes including one owned by the fashion designer Carla Zampatti.
Fashion retailer Jane Jasper has
listed her Paddington terrace for October 13 auction through the BresicWhitney agent Simon Doak. The Brown Street property, which was last traded for $1,055,000 in 2003, is expected to sell for more than $1.3 million. The renovated terrace has three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, connected sitting and dining rooms and a modern stainless steel kitchen. Jasper owns the Land’s End women’s clothing boutique at Fiveways in Glenmore Road, Paddington.
David Simpson, managing director of the mining services company Forge Group, and his wife, Laura, have listed their northern beaches home in Collaroy for a September 29 auction with expectations of about $2.45 million through Jo Morrison of Century 21 Read Essery & Witt.
Their decision to sell the Hilma Street property follows their recent move to Western Australia. They bought the property for $2.6 million in January 2010 from the Channel Seven television presenter Johanna Griggs, host of the Logie-winning Better Homes and Gardens, and her husband, Todd Huggins.
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