Stand-up comedian Carl Barron has quietly bought back into the Sydney apartment market.
Having sold both of his Potts Point apartments last year, Barron secured a penthouse off market in Darling Point.
He’s spent $4.7 million on the slick apartment of Jamey Colbert, the chief executive of kitchen appliances company Eurolinx Australia.
The whole floor apartment, atop a 1930s Hampden Ave triplex, has two bedrooms, an additional office and a library. A glass balustraded balcony flows from the open plan living and dining area.
Barron, who retains an 8ha Southern Highlands hideaway at Mount Murray, had been set to perform his new show, Skating Rink for Flies, at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in September, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, it was moved to May next year.
Colbert had paid $2,475,000 for the apartment in 2012 when buying from KYKO Group founder Mary Wong-Jenkings, who’d paid $2,359,000 four years earlier.
The apartment complex has been tightly held as the unit below last sold for $1.85 million in 2006, and the garden apartment for $250,000 in 1986.
Barron sold his apartment in the Rockwall Apartments, Potts Point complex for $5.5 million, and two months later secured the $2.8 million sale of an investment in the neighbouring Ikon.