Retired bookie Bob Blann lists Rose Bay apartment

Retired bookie Bob Blann lists Rose Bay apartment
Retired bookie Bob Blann lists Rose Bay apartment

Retired bookie Bob Blann has ­listed his redundant Rose Bay abode, having paid Australia’s third-highest off-the-plan apartment price in the Crown Residences, One Barangaroo complex.

His 288sqm Rose Bay Ave apartment, for which he paid $3.5 million, has been his home for 10 years. The four-bedroom residence, located directly ­opposite the harbour, has been listed through David Malouf at L.J. Hooker.

Blann paid $40 million plus for the entire 61st floor in One Barangaroo, securing a 515sqm apartment.

Last month Crown held a ceremony for the topping out of the 275m-high complex with a short site visit by the NSW Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet hosted by Crown’s chair, Helen Coonan.

Its construction through the pandemic enabled more than 1300 workers to be employed daily on the development, first proposed to the state government by James Packer in 2012.

Packer, who spent $60 million for his two-floor apartment, ranks among the $650 million plus buyers in the 82-apartment tower.

Packer’s mate, Ben Tilley is mooted as likely to show up a buyer when settlements occur next year.

Bexley hotelier Angelo Elliott has bought along with the Tartak waste collection family.

Blann, a venture capitalist, was said to be the biggest bookie when he retired in 1984 in an era when punters were pitted against the likes of Mark Read, Bruce McHugh, Jack Muir, Harry Barrett and Dominic Beirne.

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph. 

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