Woollahra abode of Phoebe Kyriakou sold

Woollahra abode of Phoebe Kyriakou sold
Woollahra abode of Phoebe Kyriakou sold

The Woollahra abode of Phoebe Kyriakou, the ex-wife of the Monaco-based Australian mining magnate Chris Kyriakou, has been snappily sold.

The matrimonial mansion, on Rosemont Avenue, the suburb's most prestigious boulevard, was listed with $10 million plus hopes.

The one time film producer Phoebe remained in residence while Chris stayed in Monaco, heading up the Cayman Islands based Natasa Mining.

The longtime mining magnate known as “The Golden Greek”, first made headlines in the financial gossip columns in the highflying late 1980s and their separation made for more recent headlines. 

This was their 2011 purchase, bought for $7.9 million from the Point Piper-bound publican Peter Ryan and his wife Toni.

The couple have also secured $4.25 million their glamorous Southern Highlands farm, also known as Eleuthera, which was where they married in 2000. 

They made a huge splash when six years ago they celebrated their birthdays - his 60th and her 40th - with a six-day, $1 million party on Christina Onassis’s yacht off Monaco.

The suburb's strong sales run has seen orthopaedic surgeon Professor Craig Waller and his wife Dr Fiona Waller sell their 1860s home for about $9 million, up solidly on the $7.45 million paid in 2015.

Woollahra's big auction yesterday saw just the two ultra-cautious bidders completing for the Wallis Street home of Lisa O'Brien, the non-executive director at Bupa and Smith Family chief.

The five bedroom, four bathroom home had been tipped by Ben Collier at The Agency to fetch $6.3 million plus, but the bidding petered out at $6.35 million.

It was however sold within an hour at an considerably higher, though undisclosed price.

There's been very keen interest in offerings around Woollahra's $3.4 million median house price.

Barbara and Graham Sylvester, co-owners of Paddington's hairdressing icon Sloanes, sold their classic Victorian three bedroom Ocean Street home for $3,505,000 through Di Jones agents Gary Sands and Jane Schumann. 

The Sylvester's, who paid $865,000 in 2001, are planning to return to England.

The Woollahra record house price stands at $16.5 million when Listowel, the 2779 sqm Edgecliff Road battle-axe property was sold last spring by the Vrisakis family.

The buyers, Brett and Tina Levy rank as only the fourth owner of the 1930s home built for the Cobcroft family.

This article first appeared in the Sunday Telegraph.


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