Darren Palmer transformed Bondi apartment for sale

Darren Palmer transformed Bondi apartment for sale
Darren Palmer transformed Bondi apartment for sale

A North Bondi apartment transformed by interior ­designer Darren Palmer, the longtime judge on Channel 9 series The Block, has ­returned to the market. 

His design cache is still the major selling point, despite the three-bedroom, two-­bathroom apartment being offloaded by the celebrity ­designer and his husband, skincare connoisseur Olivier Duvillard, some five years ago.
It was a flip for the couple, who had paid $732,500 in 2011 and went about renovating the old-fashioned unit.
They made around $200,000 on the apartment on selling for $1,020,000 in 2013 to floral designer Chris Kerger.
Since then apartment prices in the popular beachside ­locality have certainly blossomed.
With no obvious changes in the latest listing photos from when it sold five years ago, the apartment now comes with ­expectations of $1.6 million following its first open for ­inspection yesterday.
The three-bedroom median unit price is around $2.1 million, according to CoreLogic.
Channelling Hamptons influences with an Australian coastal palette, the top-floor art deco apartment sits 400m from the beach on Hastings Pde. 
Darren Palmer transformed Bondi apartment for sale 
There’s a Parisi-appointed travertine bathroom and ensuite, as well as a sleek Corian gas kitchen in the 95sqm space.
It is scheduled for a March 6 auction, and 1st City Double Bay listing agent Sean Jacobson is again marketing the property.
“Why would you want to change anything done by Darren,” Jacobson says.
Darren Palmer transformed Bondi apartment for sale
Palmer and Duvillard sold the North Bondi apartment to move to Edgecliff, where they did up a 1920s three-bedroom home.
The couple then headed back to Bondi two years later, paying $2.98 million for a classic Californian bungalow on 475sqm.
Palmer has kept a minimal approach throughout their current home, with lots of white and exposed brick walls.
The five-bedroom, four-bathroom house is also home to their four dogs — Brutus, Razzy, Rule and Pips.
Palmer grew up in Gladstone, six hours north of Brisbane, moving at the age of 17 to Rockhampton to study fine art and design.
This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.




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