Designer Collette Dinnigan's four day Watsons Bay home sale

Designer Collette Dinnigan's four day Watsons Bay home sale
Designer Collette Dinnigan's four day Watsons Bay home sale

The fashion designer Collette Dinnigan and her hotelier husband Bradley Cocks have sold their Watsons Bay home only four days after it was listed and just 18 months after buying it.

Ben Collier at McGrath Estate Agents had offered $8 million price guidance for the classic Beaux-Arts style contemporary home.

He was out the front of Saturday's cancelled open for inspection telling intending inspectees of the overnight sale at an undisclosed higher price.

It last traded at $6.25 million price in 2015 when sold by James Packer's right hand man, Matthew 'Ched' Csidei and his lawyer wife Lauren Roscoe, who are now based in Europe with their two children. 

They had sought $8 million too.

It is the former Masonic Temple which Dinnigan renovated to replace some of Ched's more masculine interiors which had been installed by the interior designer, Blainey North.

Its parquetry floors from an 18th century chateaux in France's Loire Valley were certainly retained at the four bedroom, five bathroom home.

Dinnigan recently suggested its European aesthetic always appealed to her.

But these days the A-list couple are living in Rome.

During their absence it was occupied by hotelier Fraser Short as a rental before it was listed for sale last week with Ben Collier inconjunction with Will Manning.

After selling their Careel Bay, Palm Beach retreat for $3.2 million to actor Sophie Lee and adman Anthony Freedman, Dinnigan still retains a South Coast retreat.

This article was first published in the Sunday 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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