Art collector John Schaeffer selling whole-floor Darling Point apartment

Art collector John Schaeffer selling whole-floor Darling Point apartment
Art collector John Schaeffer selling whole-floor Darling Point apartment

Prominent art collector John Schaeffer is selling the whole-floor Darling Point apartment he bought only last year.

It is full of his 19th-century Pre-Raphaelite works of art which will follow him to his next home.

The apartment in the Manor development on Darling Point Road cost Schaeffer $4.25 million in March 2016.

Offering harbour views, the 322sqm apartment is described as house-size in its marketing.

It has three bedrooms, three balconies, a glass-enclosed sunroom and a new kitchen. The master suite comes with a balcony, walk-in wardrobe and marble ensuite.

Paul Biller and Ronan Chastain at Biller Property Double Bay have the listing.

Schaeffer is known in the east for his passion for prize property, having once owned the Bellevue Hill trophy home, Rona, before selling it for $20.5 million in 2005 to developer Terry Agnew and wife Kyril.

Collector John Schaeffer with a statue by Frederic Leighton from Schaeffer’s collection of Victorian art, on show at the Art Gallery of NSW.

He also sold the Spanish Mission trophy home Boomerang in Elizabeth Bay the same year for $20 million to the Fox trucking family. It was the first property in Australia to crack $20 million.

Schaeffer sold in Dover Heights in 2015, selling his 1958 Harry Seidler designed Lyons Street home, but then spent $4.85 million on his soon-to-be home.

The former contract cleaning entrepreneur owns at Bondi Beach in the Bondi Pacific.

This article first appeared in the Sunday Telegraph.

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