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Ex-Westpac boss David Morgan and his spouse, former politician Ros Kelly, have bought their $25m Vaucluse waterfront ‘Rockpool’ a day after a narrative concerning the itemizing appeared on-line.
The value is undisclosed, although sources mentioned it bought between $25m and $26m.
The six-bedroom residence at 81 Fitzwilliam Rd is the closest dwelling to the water on the Sydney harbourfront and includes a pool within the rocks created on account of a customer from the nation arriving with a stick of gelignite within the Fifties.
He introduced: “I’m going to construct you a pool.” Subsequent minute, “increase!”, “increase!” On the spot pool.”
My story concerning the itemizing — with Sotheby’s managing director Michael Pallier for a February 8 public sale with a $25m information — appeared final Friday however sources suggested final night time the property bought the subsequent day.
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The realestate.com.au commercial didn’t even make it on-line.
When contacted final night time, Pallier confirmed the snappy trade however was unable to substantiate the sale value or different particulars on account of a confidentiality settlement with the customer.
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But it surely’s understood a number of consumers have been immediately within the extraordinary residence, with purchaser’s agent Simon Cohen having seen the property the week earlier than and representing one of many events.
Having seen the house throughout an unique tour for this week’s Wentworth Courier home of the week, it was evident the gorgeous dwelling wouldn’t final lengthy available on the market.
Morgan and Kelly purchased ‘Rockpool’ for $8m in 2009, which was then an older dwelling on its 484 sqm block.
They then commissioned Stafford for a rebuild inside the current partitions — the alternative home would in any other case not be allowed to be as near the water.
The home, with 5 bogs and a double storage, options panoramic views.
The minute you step by means of the entrance door, your eye is instantly drawn to the harbour outlook to your left.
The large open-plan residing space opens by means of bifolds to a full-width terrace, with views to the Heads to your left; the Crescent Rd, Vaucluse waterfronts immediately in entrance of you throughout Parsley Bay (together with lodge developer Jerry Schwartz’s $65m mansion, nonetheless being renovated); and Parsley Bay Bridge to the suitable.
The gorgeous master bedroom (with its freestanding tub and in addition an outlook of the boats bobbing on the water) is on the center degree; and a equally gorgeous visitor suite (and the neighbouring bed room) on the waterfront degree.
The terrace off each these bedrooms has steps main an outside lounge and bar (good for cocktail hour) and the rockpool, which is remarkably good given the key to its creation.
One other bonus is the automated jetty — it may be raised and lowered to go well with the tide by distant management.
The couple relocated to their Bowral residence 12 months in the past.
bMorgan, now managing director of Area of interest Advertising Group, was Westpac managing director between 1997 and 2007. Nicely earlier than, Kelly grew to become the primary Labor girl federal Minister within the Home of Representatives in 1987.
She was a Minister in each the Hawke and Keating and Labor governments, retiring from politics in 1995.