Dame Joan Sutherland's Villa Rocca Bella, Whale Beach retreat sold

Dame Joan Sutherland's Villa Rocca Bella, Whale Beach retreat sold
Dame Joan Sutherland's Villa Rocca Bella, Whale Beach retreat sold

Villa Rocca Bella, the Whale Beach oceanfront retreat of the late soprano Dame Joan Sutherland sold in one of the quickest sales on the pricey northern beaches this year.

The four bedroom, 1950's home on a double block was bought by Lorraine Tarabay, wife of Rare Infrastructure fund manager Nick Langley.

Whispers of a $6.9 million sale proved correct.

It was 38 years ago that it sold for $167,000. 

The three level house has been little used in recent times by her husband Richard Bonynge, who calls home Montreux in Switzerland, but keeps a bolt hole in Potts Point.

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily 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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