Larry Emdur secures Dover Heights record price

Larry Emdur secures Dover Heights record price
Larry Emdur secures Dover Heights record price

There was one big reason the Channel 7 Morning Show co-host Larry Emdur had no hesitation in selling his beloved Dover Heights clifftop mansion.

The celebrity accountant Anthony Bell had offered $11.5 million, a record setting price.

Bell tried to keep the price paid from public records after its off market sale, but the details have worked their way through the NSW land titles systems.

Paperwork shows the sale was wrapped up in just two days.

The sale tops the previous Dover Heights high of $9.5 million, set in 2014 when South African tech investor Kevin Bermeister and wife Beverley bought a clifftop home nearby.

Instagram provided a hint of Larry and Sylvie's farewell to the home, when the couple posed for a snap of a small dinner table for two, overlooking Bondi with a pizza in a box.

The home had featured prominently in Emdur's fitness workouts.

Recently Emdur posted to Instagram images of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour, captioning the post with 'after dinner run... meh.. it'll do.'

The TV personality and his wife Sylvie now call home a $3 million apartment in the Rocks in the Sydney CBD (below).

Larry Emdur secures Dover Heights record price

They secured a newly converted heritage apartment in The Rocks after having been in the pricey coastal suburb for over two decades, and at their $6.8 million clifftop mansion since 2011. They pocketed $3.89 million for their earlier home that had cost $770,000 back in 1994.  

Their new acquisition is quite a contrast as it is an inner city bolthole with an ultra contemporary fit out including a bath in the open plan bedroom. 

It is a Tanner Kibble Denton Architects designed conversion of a 1924 building that was once the Sydney depot for the Cadbury confectionary company.

The building, now transformed in to six luxury apartments known as Claremont House, was more recently utilised as the Lawson Menzies auction house. 

TKD fused the original fabric of the building with a New York feel, creating the three bedroom, three bathroom apartment with much made of its exposed bricks.

Two of the three bedrooms come with en-suites not separated by a wall, just overlooked from the bed.

Ray White Double Bay agents Gavin Rubinstein and Cae Thomas sold the apartment which was developed by Cumberland Development, backed by textile mogul Phil Bart and business partner Paul Bettar.

Emdur has hosted Seven's The Morning Show alongside Kylie Gillies since 2007. The pair recently celebrated the show's 10th anniversary.

Emdur has been on our screens since the early 1980s when at 17 he became Australia's youngest national newsreader, presenting the overnight news for the Seven Network.

He switched to hosting gameshows after presenting Good Morning Australia. From 1993 he hosted The Price is Right for five years and returned to the show in 2003 and again in 2012.

Emdur, who grew up near the beach at Bondi, has been a keen surfer all his life. 

He retains his still used Bondi Beach unit bought for $375,000 in 1992.

The Watsons Bay matrimonial home of Bell and estranged wife Kelly remains in both their names despite their much-publicised split.

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph.

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