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.
A PPD Instagram post advising of the sale mysteriously linked in both Phillips and Ray White TRG’s Evan Williams, and separate sources said he was also linked to the deal.
With its ocean views, lavish finishes, lift and five-car garage, it was evident the home, which had three registered parties at last Saturday’s private auction, wasn’t going to be hanging around on the market too long.
There’d been three registered parties on Saturday, with one an entrepreneur who’d come back for a second look at the property on auction day.
Phillips wasn’t quoting a guide during the short campaign, but was using the suburb record of $17.9m — set on July 7 — and last June’s previous top of $16.8m as reference points. There’d been hopes this home may beat the record. But the rumour on Saturday was that the reserve had been set at around $17m.
At Saturday’s auction, when auctioneer Clarence White called for bids, someone tried to make a lowball offer, which was rejected.
Dan and Cassandra Collins had purchased the home for $14.5m just four years ago.
If anything was going to beat the price that green energy entrepreneur Carl Prins and his wife, Kate, paid in Gardyne Ave on July 7 in an off-market deal — also through Phillips with Ray White TRG’s Oliver Lavers — this had looked to be it.
It truly is a special home, with far superior views than the Gardyne St property.
For the Wentworth Courier House of the Week, Cassandra confirmed she and her husband had just finished 18 months of renovations, but are now moving to the US after GenesisCare’s $1.6 billion purchase of 200 cancercare centres there.
We’ve made it our dream home, but of course nothing is ever really your forever home” she’d said.
The Mirimar Avenue home was previously owned by Peter Scutt — founder and CEO of Mable, an online service to help the aged or disabled find support workers — and his wife, Nadia Jacob, the founder and director of CrEight, which specialises in residential design.
They rebuilt an old apartment block — bought for $3m in 2013 — to create this incredible new home that was snapped up by Collins in an off-market deal via Pauline Goodyer of Goodyer, who’s now selling Scutt and Jacob’s next home in 22 Thompson Street with a $14m-$15m guide.