Bronte home of GenesisCare founder Dan Collins and his wife, Cassandra, sells for $16m

No. 14 Mirimar Ave, Bronte.

It passed in on the weekend on a vendor bid of $16.5m, but the amazing Bronte home of cancer specialist GenesisCare founder Dan Collins and his wife, Cassandra has now sold.

PPD Real Estate principal Alexander Phillips couldn’t comment on this afternoon’s sale price for the five-bedroom, four-bathroom home with five-car garage at 14 Mirimar Avenue.

“I can say only that the vendors are very happy with the price, and are looking forward to moving to Los Angeles,” Phillips told the Wentworth Courier exclusively.

Other sources said the final result was $16m.


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