Industrie fashionista Nick Kelly rumoured to have bought the Leckie's Centennial Park trophy

Industrie fashionista Nick Kelly rumoured to have bought the Leckie's Centennial Park trophy
Industrie fashionista Nick Kelly rumoured to have bought the Leckie's Centennial Park trophy

Whispers around the neighbourhood suggest fashionista Nick Kelly, co-founder of Industrie clothing, has bought the Centennial Park home of TV veteran David Leckie and wife Skye.

The media power couple sold the home, known as Lactura, for in excess of $10 million earlier this week.

The Daily Telegraph reported that Kelly, who is dating Channel 7 host Madeleine Kennard, will emerge as the mystery buyer.

He had been Vaucluse based where his estranged wife and former business partner Susan Kelly remains in residence.

She is understood to still be living in their $19 million Graham Jahn-designed waterfront on the exclusive Kutti Beach.

The Leckie's had owned Lactura for 19 years, paying $2.5 million in 1998.

Industrie fashionista Nick Kelly rumoured to have bought the Leckie's Centennial Park trophy

Set on the Lang Road dress circle, the grand two storey home hosted many private soirees during their near two decade ownership.

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 Leckie 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 to Kelly, who was waiting in the wings, after near neighbour, estate agent Bob Guth introduced the eventual underbidder who was hours from exchanging the sale.

The Leckie's are now Woollahra based having spent $9 million off-market mid last year.

The Kelly purchase marks a return to the south of Oxford Street precinct.

The Kelly's previously owned a Paddington double terrace on Stewart Street which was caught up in the landmark court case when actor Toni Collette decided not to proceed with her $6.35 million purchase in 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

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