Block judge Darren Palmer secures quick Edgecliff sale

Block judge Darren Palmer secures quick Edgecliff sale
Block judge Darren Palmer secures quick Edgecliff sale

The interior designer Darren Palmer has snappily sold his home in Edgecliff, as the judge from the hit Channel 9 renovation show, The Block heads off to Bondi Beach.

Stylishly transformed since it was purchased for $1.35 million in mid-2013, the Walker Avenue property was tipped to fetch upwards of $2 million.

The three bedroom, two bathroom home secured a bullish $2.1 million on Friday evening through Pauline Goodyer of Goodyer Real Estate who had the listing inconjunction with David Malouf at LJ Hooker Double Bay.

It sold to a young couple who fancied the walk-in, do nothing design offering. 

The fully renovated Federation Edgecliff home had been scheduled for December 1 auction by Darren and his partner, the cosmetic industry CEO, Olivier Duvillard. 

The couple have decided to live the beach style with their son.

Spread across 470 sqm, it is a five bedroom, four bathroom Bondi Beach house with a detached self-contained studio surrounded by lush gardens for their three dogs and a cat to roam around. 

No doubt Darren, channelling classic Hamptons influences, will give it a soothing coastal palette.

It was bought from ABC’s Four Corners reporter Deb Whitmont and her partner, Q&A executive producer Peter McEvoy.

The nice guy judge on The Block, who came to prominence in 2011 after he started filling in for estate agent John McGrath, runs his own successful interior design called Darren Palmer Design Studio.

Raised in central Queensland - which he once described as living in pretty much a design void - Palmer started out in graphic design. 

He turned to interior designing aged 27, with the work of Christian Liaigre an early inspiration.

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.


Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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