Bellevue Hill home of late animation legend Yoram Gross sold

Bellevue Hill home of late animation legend Yoram Gross sold
Bellevue Hill home of late animation legend Yoram Gross sold

The long-time Bellevue Hill home of the late Australian film animator Yoram Gross AM has been sold. Mark Goldman at Sotheby's secured the sale after it was listed with $6.5 million hopes.

Gross made 16 animated features and a dozen television series, bringing to life characters including Dot and the Kangaroo and Blinky Bill.

The Cranbrook Road property was bought by the Polish-born producer in 1999.

Bellevue Hill home of late animation legend Yoram Gross sold

He paid $2.91 million when buying from then Westpac chief, David Morgan, and wife Ros Kelly through Walter Antonelli and Bart Doff. 

Yoram and his wife, Sandra set up their first film studio in Israel in 1962, and later founded Yoram Gross Film Studios in Paddington after migrating to Australia in 1968.

In 1977 they secured international acclaim with the animated film, Dot and the Kangaroo, only the second animated feature ever made in Australia.

Gross established an unenviable worldwide reputation for the adaptation of children's characters from books to animation.

In 1992 he diversified into making animated series for television, with the popular Blinky Bill.

The studio also did laminated versions of Skippy and Flipper.

He released his autobiography My Animated Life in 2011.

His family lived under the Nazi regime in Poland. According to his studio bio, his family “was on Oskar Schindler’s list, but chose to make their own risky escape, moving hiding places 72 times”.

Surrounded by gardens on its 955 square metre parcel, the Georgian family home spans two stately levels with lift access.

Bellevue Hill home of late animation legend Yoram Gross sold

It features a timber-panelled home office and grand formal living and dining rooms.

Outside there's a garden studio, heated pool and a garage, converted in to a pool house. 

Sydney Sotheby's agents Mark and Barry Goldman who were marketing the home secured $6,575,000.

Cranbrook Road house sales have ranged between $3.25 million and $28 million over the past five years. Bellevue Hill's median house price sits at $5.45 million according to CoreLogic.

Gross, who passed away in 2015 aged 88, also had property at Wentworth Falls.

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