Retired TV executive David Leckie sells Centennial Park home Lactura

Retired TV executive David Leckie sells Centennial Park home Lactura
Retired TV executive David Leckie sells Centennial Park home Lactura

Sydney's high profile retired TV executive, David Leckie and his charity cheerleader wife, Skye, have finally sold their Centennial Park home, Lactura

Whispers are their patience yielded a $10 million plus buyer, which was an impressive price given eleventh hour competitive interest.

The grand two storey Lang Road home hosted many private soirees during their near two decade ownership.

They had paid $2.5 million in 1998 when David was chief executive of the Nine Network under Kerry Packer.

The 1910 residence has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a grand formal lounge and dining room with marble fireplaces. 

The Will Dangar designed gardens surround the Hamptons style outdoor entertaining area which features a heated pool.

There is a pool house with guest studio and tiered TV room where Beckie was able to watch the evening news and sports from when he ruled the network, at Nine and then Channel 7.

Earlier this year Boy George rented the home while he was a judge on The Voice Australia for around $27,500 plus a month.

Ben Collier at The Agency sold the home after near neighbour, estate agent Bob Guth introduced the eventual underbidder.

It missed out on the suburb record set by tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes and his wife Annie two years ago some eight doors away. They paid $12 million for the 1918 trophy home Braelin.

The Beckie's initially thought on downsizing to a harbourside apartment, but instead paid $9 million for a house in Woollahra.

They also spent $1.2 million, on a two bedroom apartment for their son, Harry around the corner.

This article first appeared in the Daily Telegraph.

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