Edgewater, Point Piper rumoured to have sold for around $95 million

Edgewater, Point Piper rumoured to have sold for around $95 million
Edgewater, Point Piper rumoured to have sold for around $95 million

Point Piper is rumoured to have secured the second highest residential house price in Australian history with a reported near $95 million sale on the waterfront Wolseley Road to a buyer born overseas but now based in Sydney.

The Wentworth Courier and Domain are saying it's the trophy home Edgewater, the longtime property of the co-founders of Katies women's clothing chain Joe Brender and the late Sam Moss.

Remarkably no agent has stepped forward to take the credit, nor big timing buyers' agent claiming they introduced the buyer to the tightly held property.

There are whispers the agent behind the 2022 delayed settlement deal, which only exchanged on Monday, was the Sotheby’s agent Michael Pallier. And the buyer is believed to be Gold mining businessman “John” Changjin Li, according to Domain.

The business duo paid $5 million in 1985 for the home, which was the vision in the early 1980s of the international entertainment promotor Michael Edgley.

The top floor area of the then vast 240-square contemporary mansion was Michael Edgley's private office bedecked with portraits and awards of the stars Edgley toured including John Denver, Rudolf Nureyev, Marcel Marceau and he Moscow Circus Performers.

It was reportedly bought as a concrete shell.

It was the architect Stephen Gergely who was commissioned to convert it into two apartments after Brender and Moss bought the Wolseley Road property located toward the coveted tip of Point Piper.

Edgewater, Point Piper rumoured to have sold for around  million

The Moss family occupied the downstairs apartment of the four level building, the Brenders the top unit in the duplex.

The Moss's apartment had been offered as a $6,000 a week rental.

There's a shared entertainment level with a kitchen and an indoor pool for both families. 

Set by its 40 metre water frontage is one of the few Sydney harbour front tennis courts in existence. 

The price is just $5 million shy of the $100 million Australian house price record paid by the Atlasssian billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes and his wife, Annie in 2018 in Double Bay.

Although technically a sale of two apartments rather than a detached house, the two Edgewater apartments top the 2016 purchases by Menulog co-founder Leon Kamenev in Vaucluse.

He spent $80 million on four adjoining lots and is building a mega-mansion.



Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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