Libbi Gorr sells redundant North Bondi home

Libbi Gorr sells redundant North Bondi home
Libbi Gorr sells redundant North Bondi home

Big time comedian turned obscure ABC Melbourne radio broadcaster Libbi Gorr and her TV producer partner Stewart Burchmore secured $3.23 million for their redundant North Bondi home at its auction yesterday.

Around $2.7 million had been tipped for the couple who are now based in Melbourne's upmarket Brighton East where they have a $1.3 million Spanish Mission style home.

The three bedroom Gilgandra Road auction offering, which has been a nice $1350 weekly rental earner over the past four years, cost them $1,605,000 in 2007, so they doubled their outlay. And they are keeping the two chandeliers too.

Phillips Pantzer Donnelley agents Jason Pantzer had four bidders - all above the signalled $2.9 million reserve - on the offering marketed as as having potential to live in, renovate or completely rebuild.

Gorr, growing up in Murrumbeena, got her big break with Andrew Denton's ABC sports comedy program Live and Sweaty, where her satirical character Elle McFeast emerged in 1991.

On the exclusive North Bondi clifftop philanthropist and eco-start-up investor Tanya Carnegie secured North Bondi’s suburb record last week when she sold her clifftop designer home for $10.35 million. It bettered the $9 million high set in February when a duplex on the Ben Buckler headland was bought by Hong Kong-based OCP Asia partner Dan Simmons and his wife Mandy.

Carnegie’s 10 year old Lippmann Associates-designed residence was bought in 2010 for $7.2 million from property developer David Wilkenfeld. It sold mid-week through Ric Serrao and Max Spartalis of Raine & Horne to the Unger family up-grading from Rose Bay.

Just nearby London-based Tomorrow Consulting futurist Mike Walsh secured $5.65 million for his clifftop, again through Serrao, and up on the $5 million paid for in March last year.

The peninsula's well-connected whispers suggest fashion company boss Simone Zimmermann and her husband Michael Redmond are upgrading their North Bondi abode to a $5.5 million house after selling on Elliott Street for around $4 million through Ray White agent Randall Kemp having purchased it in 2010 for $2,475,000.

This article first appeared in the Sunday Telegraph.

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