Former Nine CEO David Gyngell sells Dover Heights home

Former Nine CEO David Gyngell sells Dover Heights home
Former Nine CEO David Gyngell sells Dover Heights home

The removalists haven't been spotted, but the former Nine CEO David Gyngell and wife, reporter Leila McKinnon are whispered to have sold their Dover Heights home.

The rumoured buyers are Adam and Alex Somerville from North Bondi. He's in the retirement village business. 

The clifftop home was built in 2014 after the block with 1940s home was bought in 1998 for $1.15 million.

The mansion, designed by David's sister Briony Fitzgerald and mother Anne, was once featured Belle.

"Every room, including the bathrooms, captures views of the ocean, coast or harbour in the distance. On a clear day you can see from Palm Beach to Wollongong," the magazine reported.

A nearby tightly held Wentworth Street, Dover Heights clifftop offering sold at recent auction for a bullish $6 million.

With private ocean views, it is a knockdown on 544 sqm that sold through Bradfield Cleary agent Georgia Cleary.

The sighting of Deborra-lee Furness at an open for inspection quickly triggered a wave of suggestions she and her showman husband Hugh Jackman could be on the lookout for a permanent Sydney abode.

But they were a no-show at the auction.

The word from the Jackman camp is that Furness was merely assisting a family friend with their Dover Heights property search.. 

Gyngell, the son of the late former Channel Nine boss, Bruce Gyngell, has links to the eastern suburbs coast going back to the late 1980s when he was selling beachwear and surfing equipment.

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.

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