Listowel, Woollahra finds buyer

Listowel, Woollahra finds buyer
Listowel, Woollahra finds buyer

The romantic Woollahra residence, Listowel listed with $16 million plus hopes by retired printing businessman Costa Vrisakis and his wife Despina last September disappeared from websites this week.

It is thought to have been sold for $16 million plus.

It was built in the early 1930s for the well known Sydney family, the Cobcrofts on its 2776 square metre holding to a design by Spain & Cosh architects.

Back then just lawn, later coming with a tennis court.

As glamourous venue for fashion shoots and celebrity weddings over more recent times, including Rachael Finch and Michael Miziner, it has much much admired. Title Tattle remembers many late 1980 parties when I am sure I met a Minogue there.

Listowel, on Edgecliff Road, fetched $1 million in 1980, probably the first off-harbour Sydney trophy home to do so. The Vrisakis family have been there 35 years having paid $1.5 million.

Woollahra's record was a Rush Street compound sold for $16 million in 2008 which was bought by Rosanne Williams, partner of John Grill, from the oil and gas engineering firm Worley Parsons.

During the prior Pagent family ownership, the Rush Street terraces had been extensively renovated by architect Alexander Tzannes.

McGrath agent Ben Collier took it to September auction last year, with it then also going to open listing with several eastern suburbs agents.

Meanwhile Singaporean billioniare Ronald Ooi has also finally sold the historic Clyde Cottage in Woollahra for just shy of $13 million after transforming it into a contemporary home.

Ronald paid $4 million for the Queen Street heritage residence that was the childhood home of opera star Dame Joan Sutherland.

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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