Designer Ken Done sells Queen Street, Woollahra retail shop

Designer Ken Done sells Queen Street, Woollahra retail shop
Designer Ken Done sells Queen Street, Woollahra retail shop

The designer Ken Done has sold his Queen Street, Woollahra, retail property. It fetched $2.25 million.

The building was last traded through McGrath estate agent, James Dack, who secured $900,000 in 1991 from Done who intended it to be used as a residence and gallery.

The property, 6.1 metre wide by 30.3 metres deep, was also sold in 1985 for $200,000.

Back in 1992 Ken Done lost Land and Environment Court proceedings having bought the building without expecting the council to get tough about its permissible uses.

He didn't have the Woollahra Council permission to set it up as a commercial gallery for what was his most expensive, and less "tourist related", art.

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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