Andrew Robb sells Brighton property in move back to Sydney

Andrew Robb sells Brighton property in move back to Sydney
Andrew Robb sells Brighton property in move back to Sydney

With plans to move back to Sydney, former Australian trade minister Andrew Robb and wife Maureen have sold their redundant Brighton home for $2,655,000.

They transformed the late 20th century Fasham Johnson home that cost them $1.4 million in 2012. 

Set on 700 sqm, the single level home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms around a central courtyard.

Hodges Bentleigh agents Campbell Cooney and Alana McGuinness sold the home pre-auction.

The couple are Sydney bound having paid $3,735,000 for Indigo, a luxury hill top trophy home overlooking Palm Beach.

It's just across the road from the home of their daughter, Pip who has run the nearby The Boathouse at Palm Beach with her Andrew Goldsmith for many years.

They will also look for a Sydney CBD bolthole.

Robb's legacy as Minister for Trade and Investment in the Abbott government was having carriage of the final negotiations that resulted in several Free Trade Agreements. 

Robb, who represented the Brighton-based Goldstein electorate in Melbourne between 2004 and 2016, now travels the world piecing together international trade deals.

His most recent success was securing a deal for Gina Rinehart's burgeoning cattle business. The agreement with a Chinese joint venture company will give it a beef supply chain stretching from the Australian paddock to the Chinese plate through a feed-lot and processing centre on Jintang Island in north-eastern China.

This week The Australian reported that Robb is quietly raising capital from foreign investors, local trading houses and superannuation funds to build a $750 million agricultural investment fund.

This article first appeared in The Weekend Australian Mansion Australia section.

Brighton Residential Sale

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