Mamamia's Mia Freedman secures snappy Bellevue Hill sale

Mamamia's Mia Freedman secures snappy Bellevue Hill sale
Mamamia's Mia Freedman secures snappy Bellevue Hill sale

The founder of the mamamia website, Mia Freedman and her husband, Jason Lavigne have snappily found a buyer for their redundant Bellevue Hill home.

It was listed just two weeks ago with hopes of more than $4.8 million following their recent move to the nearby trophy residence, Fintry.

Their former Bellevue Road home sold through D’Leanne Lewis of Laing+Simmons Double Bay was bought in 2004 for $3.175 million.

The entrepreneurial independent digital media couple briefly listed it in 2008 with $4.4 million hopes before withdrawing it from sale. 

Fintry, the starkly white exterior home with Blainey North interiors, was sold to the couple for around $12.5 million by vendor, Somna Kumar and her partner, Macquarie banker Joseph Jayaraj who are now London-based. 

It last traded at $10.2 million in late 2007 when offloaded by the McWilliam family who had bought it from the Heinze family in 1995 for $2.06 million.

It had been longtime home of the late conductor Sir Bernard Heinze, complete with miniature 12-seat theatre fitted out by his son Adrian with Capitol Theatre furnishings.

It was bought in 1957 for 22,000 pounds by Sir Bernard and his wife, Lady (Valerie) Heinze following his move from Melbourne to succeed Sir Eugene Goossens at the NSW Conservatorium.

Set among Sydney´s most prestigious hillside dress-circle residences, the 1930s Fintry comes with panoramic north-easterly harbour, district and ocean views.

It has been a busy time for prestige offerings atop Bellevue Hill where whispers suggest Jamie Douglas, chief executive of Man Investments Australia, and wife, Heather will emerge as the nearby buyer of Godsall House, the home of Bondi Beach bound architect Nick Tobias and his author wife, Miranda Darling.

The Professor Leslie Wilkinson-designed late 1920s bungalow sold on delayed settlement terms through Ashley Bierman and Elliott Placks, of Ray White Double Bay, ahead of its March auction.

Douglas is the former managing director at JP Morgan London’s chief investment office before he joined Man’s hedge fund outfit. 

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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