Matchmaker Yvonne Allen sells Melbourne warehouse penthouse

Matchmaker Yvonne Allen sells Melbourne warehouse penthouse
Matchmaker Yvonne Allen sells Melbourne warehouse penthouse

The professional matchmaker Yvonne Allen has sold her three-level inner city Melbourne pad for $1.3 million.

Allen, founder of Yvonne Allen & Associates, and her partner Stephen Hopley, a former director of Macquarie who is now on the board of oil company MEO Australia, bought the three-level apartment at 10/130 Flinders Street in 2007 for $695,000.

The couple then commissioned architect Victoria Hamer to renovate the four bedroom apartment in the 1885 building.

The Italian High Renaissance revival warehouse stood as the tallest in Flinders Street after being designed by W.H.Ellerker.

The converted warehouse has had nine residential apartments since 1993.

It sold through Gina Donazzan, of Melbourne Boutique Property, who was quoting $1.1 million-plus.

It features a private rooftop terrace with views towards Government House. Its open-plan living area comes with seven metre ceilings, exposed red brick walls, parquetry floors and original french doors.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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