Edgecliff apartment of the late Ainsley Gotto listed

Edgecliff apartment of the late Ainsley Gotto listed
Edgecliff apartment of the late Ainsley Gotto listed

The late Ainsley Gotto’s stylish Edgecliff apartment, which has views of Sydney Harbour, is to be listed following the sale of its furnishings and artworks.

The former public servant who passed away in February is best remembered when serving as prime minister John Gorton’s principal private secretary in the late 1960s.

Georgia Cleary, of BradfieldCleary, has the listing of the apartment, after instructions from the estate’s executors, retired politician Helen Coonan and solicitor Nicholas Eddy.

Spanning 155 square metres, it comes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Gotto, who had the personal motto prudens simplicitus (prudent simplicity), purchased the apartment in November 2007 for $1.2 million.

Edgecliff apartment of the late Ainsley Gotto listed

Auctioneers Lawsons are selling the contents of her Edgecliff Road apartment.

There are portraits of Gotto among the 262 lots on offer, including an elegant June Mendoza painting (above).

Other items include a framed cartoon by Jeff Hook of the Sun News- Pictorial and a 1971 Woman’s Day poster, headlined 'What Makes Ainsley Gotto Tick?' Plus, six bottles of shiraz.

Edgecliff apartment of the late Ainsley Gotto listed

There’s also her stylish wardrobe which includes hats, fur coats, Yves St Laurent handbags, fur gilets and scarfs.

It is an online auction that closes June 3.

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.

Tags: 
Title Tattle Edgecliff

Community Discussion

Be the first one to comment on this article
What would you like to say about this project?