Collette Dinnigan's Watsons Bay home bought by digital advertising agency co-founders

Collette Dinnigan's Watsons Bay home bought by digital advertising agency co-founders
Collette Dinnigan's Watsons Bay home bought by digital advertising agency co-founders

Justin and Dom Hind, co-founders of WiTH Collective digital advertising agency, have emerged as the $9 million buyers of the Watsons Bay home of Collette Dinnigan and Bradley Cocks.

It sold just hours before its first open inspection in October.

Ben Collier and Will Manning at McGrath Estate Agents had suggested an $8 million price guidance, so the revealed figure was certainly worth taking before hitting the wider market.

And think of the savings in filling every open for inspection with the freshest flowers from Grandiflora.

The mostly white four bedroom, five bathroom home has parquetry floors from an 18th century chateaux in France's Loire Valley.

Dinnigan gained $2.75 million during her 18 months ownership of the refurbished 1920s Masonic lodge which she'd bought from James Packer's right hand man, Matthew 'Ched' Csidei and his lawyer wife Lauren Roscoe.

Since their snappy acquisition, without any registered mortgage, the Hinds have sold their modernised P&O-style 1930s Mosman home.

It fetched $5.9 million when sold last month to property developer Anthony Andreatta through McGrath agent Priscilla Schonell having been bought for $5.55 million 14 months earlier. 

Collette Dinnigan's Watsons Bay home bought by digital advertising agency co-founders

Their digital consultancy, WiTH Collective, which was started six years ago and secured clients including Qantas, Fairfax Media and Optus, was sold in September to Dentsu Aegis Network, the second largest marketing communications agency group by billings in Asia-Pacific.

They have committed to remain for at least five years.

The fashion designer Collette Dinnigan and her hotelier husband Bradley Cocks quit the classic Beaux-Arts style contemporary home for life in Italy.

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 and commercial space in Paddington.

This article first appeared 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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