Nellie Tilley downsizes to Bellevue Hill

Nellie Tilley downsizes to Bellevue Hill
Nellie Tilley downsizes to Bellevue Hill

Having pocketed $6.2 million for her Double Bay home, socialite and interior decorator Janelle 'Nellie' Tilley, has downsized to the nearby Bellevue Hill.

Tilley, the former wife of Simon Tilley, brother of James Packer's confidant Ben Tilley, has paid just over $3 million for a harborfront apartment in a boutique block of four.

The four bedroom, two bathroom apartment spans 220 sqm in a 1920s building, with the high ceilings and elegant foyer reflecting the architecture of the era.

Before Tilley's purchase the apartment was seeking a tenant at $1,850 a week.

Tilley scored $6.2 million for her much-publicised Double Bay home nearly a year after it was first listed. It initially had a guide of $6.3 million to $6.9 million. Tilley had paid $2.38 million in 2014.

The three bedroom Victorian terrace in the heart of Double Bay appeared in Vogue Living in 2012 after a renovation. Another update came before its listing.

A flowing floor plan provides two distinct living areas.

An internal atrium with a soaring mosaic wall features, as well as an entertainers' balcony and rear courtyard.

Each of the three bedrooms have their own balcony, while an entry level home office can be set up as a fourth bedroom.

It was initially listed through Di Baker at Di Baker Prestige Properties with a price guide of $6.3 million to $6.9 million with its sold through McGrath.

Tricia and Steve Stevens, who are best known for working for Shark Tank reality television series star Andrew Banks, emerged as the buyers last month.

Tilley's prior works have included the Point Piper apartment of former Goldman Sachs boss Simon Greenaway that fetched $3.2 million in 2016.

There was also her decor in the three storey Paddington terrace of Credit Suisse managing director Paul Allen and his wife Liz Morgan which fetched $4,465,000 in 2014.

The neighbouring apartment was sold recently by Alison Coopes. 

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph

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