Erin Deering says goodbye to North Bondi billionaires
The off-market sale, believed to be the work of Di Jones’ John Sullivan, is good news for its most recent owners, Wallabies team doctor Sharron Flahive and her husband, artificial intelligence pioneer Mark Dawson.
Clausen bought the slopes property from Balmoral in 2009 for $12 million as part of a planned 3,400 square meter consolidation with some adjoining properties, but this was canceled after moving to Geneva, and Almora House was renovated in place.
Jewelers bring bling to Dover Heights
Diamond merchants Zena and Tarik K’Dor have brought some of the bling and glamor that made them proud to their former Castle Hill home in Dover Heights, where their latest creation is on offer with a $9 million guidebook.
The owners of House of K’Dor bought what was a fairly modest 1950s bungalow near the Dover Heights cliff in 2020 for $3.6million and demolished it to make way for a lavishly appointed mansion with a swimming pool and opulent finishes throughout.
At the time, the couple had recently undertaken a glamorous Hamptons-meets-Europe renovation of their Castle Hill home, which they sold later that year for $2.6 million.
The couple were familiar faces to many residents of the eastern suburbs before the move, given that they are hosts of the annual White Diamond Soiree which attracts former WAG Kyly Clarke as well as Erin Molan and l heiress Deb Symond O’Neil.
Ray White Double Bay’s Alan Fettes and Ballard’s Ben Cassen held an auction on May 28 for the “designer gem.”
Double miner on Dover Heights
Also in Dover Heights, little-known billionaire Kie Chie Wong and his wife Ann Lim bought their second home in the upscale suburb in a year.
The couple have never shown much interest in Sydney’s property market before, choosing instead to strike it rich on the meteoric fortune of Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest’s Fortescue Metals, as the mining giant’s earliest investors.
But that appears to have changed in the past year, when their investment firm, Harmony View, first bought a 1970s home for $6.72 million and then recently added a contemporary five-bedroom home. with swimming pool for 8.3 million dollars.
Dickie say sell
Showbiz reporter Richard “Dickie” Wilkins seems hopeful of cashing in on the peak of the real estate cycle, given that he listed one of his Lower North Shore investments for $920,000.
The seasoned presenter of Nine (publisher of The Herald of the Sun) has long maintained a lucrative interest in property, buying a slew of flats in Mosman and his own neighborhood of Cremorne in 2013.
One of those blocks was a two-bed water-view apartment on the Balmoral slopes of Mosman, which he paid $600,000 for in 2013, and which recently collected rent of $650 a week.
It returns to the market with David Gillan and Chris Lapham of Ray White Lower North Shore for $920,000.