Top chef Clayton Wells buys Bondi apartment

Top chef Clayton Wells buys Bondi apartment
Top chef Clayton Wells buys Bondi apartment

Clayton Wells, one of Australia's hottest chefs, has bought an apartment at Bondi with his partner, Tania Fergusson.

They've spent $1.1 million on an apartment in the art deco Roland Gardens boutique block of 10.

Upon the purchase, the couple stood outside the property at the front of the building.

"In debt with bae", the award-winning chef posted on his Instagram.

Fergusson shared the same image, with the caption "Adulting".

The near 100 square metre apartment with two bedrooms has been renovated since it last sold for $745,000 in 2014.

They're set to do a little more work before moving their stuff in however.

Wells posted a picture of a floor buffer to his Instagram.

The apartment has views of the rainforest of Thomas Hogan Reserve and the ocean from the master bedroom.

Raine & Horne Double Bay agents Paul Langsam and Jake Smirniotis sold the unit in just 13 days, well before its scheduled auction.

Six months earlier a similar two bedroom unit a few floors up sold for the same price.

The 36-year-old head chef of Automata, in inner Sydney’s Chippendale, was dubbed The Weekend Australian Magazine Hottest Chef in 2016.

The couple are currently in Singapore where late last year Wells opened Blackwattle, his first restaurant outside of Australia.

The restaurant is said to be similar to his popular Chippendale eatery which was voted 9th in the top 100 restaurants in Australia in 2017.

Wells began his career at Peter Gilmore's Quay in 2006, before stints at Tetsuya's in Sydney, Noma in Copenhagen and Viajante in London. 

Automata was Wells' first restaurant he opened in 2015.

On top of his apartment renovations, Wells is busy renovating a space opposite Automata on Kensington Street's Spice Alley which will host A1 Canteen, set in the Old Rum Store.

This article first appeared in The Daily Telegraph. 

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