Art collector John Schaeffer pulls Dover Heights home from auction

Art collector John Schaeffer pulls Dover Heights home from auction
Art collector John Schaeffer pulls Dover Heights home from auction

John Schaeffer pulled his prized 1930s Dover Heights home from its recent auction through Ric Serrao, of Raine & Horne Double Bay-Bondi Beach.

The art collector will try again in the new year to sell the Art Deco home which came with hopes of around $10 million.

Schaeffer and his film producer partner Bettina Dalton bought its two years ago for $4.85 million from locksmith Jason and Haley Carr, then gutted it leaving only the original brickwork.

It returned to the market with new wiring, flooring, plumbing along with high-end finishes throughout, installed by Thomas Hamel.

Around five years ago its top level was added in keeping with its 1930s origins.

The Kippara Road property was the reportedly the Chinese embassy until World War II.

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph.

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