Model power couple buys Bellevue Hill unit

Model power couple buys Bellevue Hill unit
Model power couple buys Bellevue Hill unit

One of Sydney's most telegenic couples, models Roberta Pecoraro and her model and designer boyfriend Jono Friend have bought their first property together.

The modelling power couple, who earlier this year collaborated on a UNIQLO then Emporio Armani campaign, paid $820,000 for a one bedroom Bellevue Hill apartment.

They settled on the Art Deco unit shortly before heading overseas to the catwalks of Europe.

Its a cosy 60 square metre Victoria Road apartment that sits on the top floor of the late 1930s block Reddington.

Model power couple buys Bellevue Hill unit

Last traded for $717,500 in 2015, the one bedroom apartment features a sunroom.

The couple have been together four years. Friend runs menswear clothing line DearFriend & Co, a brand he set up with model mate Adin Taylor.

They have a store on Bondi's Gould Street.

It's Friend's first property, but Roberta's second foray into the Sydney property market.

She became a renvestor last year, spending $588,888 on a one bedroom Annandale apartment which she promptly leased at $450 a week.

Pecoraro's sister Jess, a popular Sydney fashion stylist, has been active in the market too.

Jess recently sold the Annandale home she shared with husband Steven Monaco.

Earlier this year they sold their one bedroom North Bondi apartment for $1,625,000.

"It’s always fun working together—she’s my best friend," Roberta said in an interview with Who What Wear earlier this year. 

A budding dancer, Roberta fell into modelling at the age of 17.

She attended Sydney Fashion Weekend where she was scouted through the Chic Model Management pop up.

Friend is also represented to Chic Model Management.

Pecoraco opened Australian Fashion Week earlier this year, having opened it initially last year for the Dion Lee show.

This year in Australia she walked for Camilla and Marc, We Are Kindred, Macgraw and Hansel and Gretel among others.

She says she'd love to walk for Gucci one day.

The two sisters grew up around fashion. Their mother was a designer in Italy until they migrated to Sydney.

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph. 

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