Plastic surgeon Darryl Hodgkinson emerges as buyer of Paddington's The White House

Plastic surgeon Darryl Hodgkinson emerges as buyer of Paddington's The White House
Plastic surgeon Darryl Hodgkinson emerges as buyer of Paddington's The White House

The plastic surgeon Darryl Hodgkinson and wife Katherine are set to emerge as the $5.3 million buyers of The White House in Paddington from broadcaster Phillip Adams.

It follows their $10 million Darling Point sale of the historic home, Newstead. 

Hodgkinson is also known as a passionate yachtsman having been named the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Ocean Racing Rookie of the Year in 2011.

The iconic Paddington property, commissioned by adman John Nankervis in the late 1980s, was designed by architect Peter Stronach, with its interiors designed and coloured by George Freedman with turquoise tiles, a yellow metal staircase and multi-coloured walls.

It was described in a Vogue Living feature on its completion in 1987 as designed with “an aversion to wimpish conservatism”.

Nankervis sold his flamboyant pad on the Woollahra border to fellow adman in 1990 for $960,000.

Adams, the long-serving Radio National presenter and his wife, former TV presenter turned organic farmer, Patrice Newell, are predominantly based at Elmswood, a Hunter Valley they bought in the late 1980s.

They also retain a Potts Point, Sydney bolthole.

This article first appeared in The Daily Telegraph.

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