Wealthy Sydneysiders wanting a dream home in the tiny beachside suburb of Tamarama are currently spoiled for choice.
One of the latest to hit the market is a recently transformed four-bedroom, three-bathroom home with double garage at 22 Thompson St.
“It’s just stunning,” says Goodyer principal Pauline Goodyer, who has a price guide of $14m-$15m.
She wouldn’t discuss the identity of the owners, though property records show it to be the home of Peter Scutt — founder and CEO of Mable, an online service to help the aged or disabled find support worker — and his wife, Nadia Jacob, the founder and director of CrEight, which specialises in residential design.
The house has a perfect northeast aspect with views overlooking Tamarama Beach to the north and expansive ocean views to the east.
Among its features are the double height entry with Koi pond and landscaped garden, designer kitchen with Wolf and Sub-zero appliances, multiple indoor entertainment areas and a north-facing outdoor terrace.
There’s a heated swimming pool plus two outdoor showers.
CoreLogic records show the couple bought the home for $6.2m in 2016, before submitting a DA for the dramatic renovation two years later.
Goodyer was at a loss to explain the sudden burst of listings in Tamarama — “everyone’s got different reasons” — though she pointed out big sales sometimes encourage vendors to capitalise.
She’d recently sold the home of cinematographer Peter James, but couldn’t disclose the sale price. The guide had been $9.5m. Other sources understood the final price to have been $9.2m.
Another to have just hit the market is the knockdown at 16 Thompson St — the home of Travelogic founder Craig Smith and his wife, Kate — purchased in 2017 for $12.5m.
That’s now on the market with Alex Phillips of Phillips Pantzer Donnelley, who says he doesn’t have a price guide, simply quoting the last traded price of three years ago.
“Obviously it’s more than that,” he said.
It’s now being offered with development approval for a glamorous rebuild designed by the acclaimed architect, Madeleine Blanchfield.
On one of Tamarama’s largest land holdings of 563sq m, it currently has a huge terrace with panoramic ocean views.
If you want your Tama glamour already done, look no further than the Madeleine Blanchfield masterpiece around the corner at 28 Kenneth St – last week’s Wentworth Courier house of the week.
“People are loving it,” says its listing agent Brad Pillinger of Pillinger. “We’ve had some good offers and we’re getting close.”
For a more affordable Tamarama option, look no further than the super-stylish home of Sydney’s most prolific and renowned tailor, Patrick Johnson, and his interior designer wife, Tamsin, who have just listed their super-stylish home with spectacular ocean views at 7 Ashley St.
Ray White TRG principal Gavin Rubinstein has a guide of $5.5m-$6m for the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home with two car spaces ahead of an August 18 auction.
“It’s one of a kind,” he said.
In other eastern suburbs beaches news, Rubinstein’s colleagues at Ray White TRG, Oliver Lavers and new recruit Sebastian Fernandez, are understood to have had a hand in the recent record-breaking $17.9m sale in Bronte.
It was the Gardyne St home of me lawyer Sarah Druce and stocktrader Kieran Horth, who sold to the green energy entrepreneur Carl Prins and his wife, Kate.
PPD’s Alexander Phillips was also involved.
The off-market deal smashed the previous record of $16.8m set just year in Tipper Ave.
A beautiful three-bedroom apartment with double parking and a car space with dramatic ocean views at 10/5 Tipper Ave is getting plenty of attention.
Simon Exleton of McGrath is looking for submissions in the $3 millions.
The vendor is an investor who’s owned it for 20 years.
There’s also the incredible four-bedroom, two-bathroom sub-penthouse with double garage in ‘The Empire’ at 5&6 Campbell Pde, Bondi Beach.
It’s the same block where the entertainer and former Neighbours star Jason Donovan sold for $2.2m last November.
Property records show it’s owned by caterers and recruiters Rick and Alice Harasty, who are understood to moving to Kangaroo Valley.
They’ve recently sold a two-bedroom apartment on the lower floor in the block for $2.45m, and have now listed the amalgamated apartment they spent $2m renovating above.
Exleton has a $7m guide ahead of an August 22 auction.