Sommelier Chris Morrison and brand expert Jeanine Bribosia head for Bondi

Sommelier Chris Morrison and brand expert Jeanine Bribosia head for Bondi
Sommelier Chris Morrison and brand expert Jeanine Bribosia head for Bondi

Sommelier Chris Morrison, group wine director at QT Hotels & Resort, and his wife, the food, hospitality and travel brand expert Jeanine Bribosia, have bought in Bondi for $3.8 million.

The three-level 1920s Bondi corner home (pictured), which underwent a full-scale renovation two years ago, failed to find a buyer last summer when it had a guide of $3.5-$3.7 million.

It was relisted to take advantage of the stronger market by restaurateur Marco Ambrosino, who runs Number 10 William in Paddington, and his wife Pina.

It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a courtyard garden on its 235 square metre Birrell Street parcel.

Sommelier Chris Morrison and brand expert Jeanine Bribosia head for Bondi

It was the home of chiropractor Kevin Du-Val and had featured on Channel 9’s Unreal Estate.

Du-Val had hosted parties over his long ownership, with guests including the original Village People and the late entertainer Peter Allen.

Jeremy Clinton of Raine & Horne Double Bay secured the sale of the monochrome home, which drew 58,000 online views in 10 days.

Bribosia and Morrison are moving from Bellevue Hill, where they sold their 220 square metre duplex ahead of its scheduled November auction.

The three-bedroom unit had come with $2 million hopes.

The upper-level duplex, in a block of two, cost $1.31 million in 2013.

Morrison, who spent six years leading the wine team at Guillaume at Bennelong, published his first book in 2017.

This Is Not A Wine Guide was about how to create fun and memorable wine experiences at home. 

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph. 

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