Fashionable couple Roberta Pecoraro and Jono Friend have sold their one-bedroom Bellevue Hill apartment and are on the search for a bigger home closer to the beach.
Pecoraro, one of Australia’s most popular runway models, and her fashion designer partner of six years sold their first home together for $915,000.
The top floor apartment in the distinctive Art Deco block, Reddington, fetched the pair a tidy little profit after they bought it in August 2018 for $820,000.
Agent Charles Stevens of McGrath Coogee said the couple had not done much to the home in the almost two years they lived there, other than a cosmetic revamp of the kitchen.
“We were going off market for the first week and during that time we had someone come through who made an offer of $915,000,” Stevens said.
“Then it went live on the market, but they ended up selling to that first person.”
Stevens said the couple want to live closer to the beach and have been looking for a new home in the Bondi or Coogee areas. They already have a connection to the eastern beaches as Friend has his fashion brand’s flagship store, DearFriend, on Gould St, Bondi.
Pecoraro, who exploded on the modelling world after a strong showing in Australian Fashion Week 2017, has a strong fashion pedigree. Her mother worked as a designer in Italy before they migrated to Australia and her older sister, Jess Pecoraro, is a Sydney fashion stylist.
The apartment was bought by a single lady who wanted the perfect down-sizer to live in.
– With additional reporting from Mercedes Maguire