Skye and David Leckie list Centennial Park home Lactura

Skye and David Leckie list Centennial Park home Lactura
Skye and David Leckie list Centennial Park home Lactura

Sydney's high profile TV executive, David Leckie and his charity cheerleader wife, Skye, have listed their Centennial Park home, Lactura.

The grand two storey home has played host to numerous private soirees.

Hidden behind its Lang Road hedging, there's the grand open plan living interiors along with the rear Hamptons style entertaining areas.

Skye and David Leckie list Centennial Park home Lactura

The giants of the Sydney social scene apparently want more than $11 million at its August 13 auction.

The McGrath estate agents Dominique Ogilvie and Ben Collier will need more than $12 million for it to claim the suburb record set by the young IT entreprenuer Mike Cannon-Brookes last year.

David says he loves his Southern Highlands farm and that's why they are downsizing in Sydney.

Skye and David Leckie list Centennial Park home Lactura

Skye, who has just returned from holidaying at Capri and London, is now on the lookout for a chic apartment.

She rose to prominence in the late 80's as the group public relations officer for retailer David Jones. Skye has been a devoted charity fundraiser helping raise millions over the years especially as the Gold Dinner ambassador for Sydney's Children Hospital Foundation.

Skye and David Leckie list Centennial Park home Lactura

The couple have owned on Lang Road since 1998 when David was chief executive of the Nine Network under Kerry Packer.

He recently finished up his consultancy at Kerry Stokes' Channel 7 with hopes of keeping busy after admitting having an enduring passion for the industry where he regularly triumphed in the nightly ratings.

They paid $2.5 million for the four bedroom home on its corner 1031 sqm block. Leckie recalled last week, in something of an unseemly reference in the Fairfax press, that he had bought the house without telling his wife.

Skye and David Leckie list Centennial Park home Lactura

The 1910 residence now comes with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, gourmet kitchen and a grand formal lounge and dining room with marble fireplaces.

The Will Dangar designed gardens surround the Hamptons style outdoor entertaining area which features a heated pool.

Their is a pool house with guest studio and tiered TV room where Leckie watched the evening news and sports from when he ruled the networks.

As one of their sons prepares to finish school, the couple don't need such a large home.

They are looking towards the harbourside suburbs as they consider several apartments.

 

They retain their Robertson retreat Mulberry Farm which comes with a Richard Rowe-designed home.

"The farm is really important to me and that's why I'm selling this place to downsize," he told The Australian.

"I've learnt a lot about farming and I'm looking at a couple of thousand acres now.

"If there's nothing out there for me, I'm more than happy being a farmer."

This article was first published in the 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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