Greystones at Brighton sells to Coles merchandising boss John Durkan

Greystones at Brighton sells to Coles merchandising boss John Durkan
Greystones at Brighton sells to Coles merchandising boss John Durkan

The Coles merchandise director John Durkan and his wife Bernadette have bought Greystones, the 1914 Brighton house.

It was bought from the shoulder and elbow orthopaedic surgeon Simon Bell and his wife Jennifer Coghlan-Bell.

Listed with a price guide of $7.3 million plus, it is understood Kay & Burton agents Ian Jackson and Stewart Lopez secured around $7.5 million for the Park Street offering.

Set amid established English gardens, the 1914 six-bedroom, five-bathroom house sits on 2,219 square metres.

It has been home to the Bells for the past 20 years.

The house comes with a large cellar, sauna, studio with a gymnasium and a rooftop retreat that offers views across the bay to the city skyline.

John Durkan was at Safeway before the British shopping industry expert was recruited to Coles by Coles's chief executive, Ian McLeod.

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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