Delta Goodrem secures $4.8 million paparazzi-proof Sydney bolthole

Delta Goodrem secures $4.8 million paparazzi-proof Sydney bolthole
Delta Goodrem secures $4.8 million paparazzi-proof Sydney bolthole

Sydney's singing sensation Delta Goodrem has finally found her paparazzi-proof bolthole back in her home town.

The apartment that ended her house hunting has cost her $4,825,000.

The seventh floor apartment is in one of Sydney's most stylish strata apartment blocks, The Residence set overlooking Hyde Park.

She'd been inspecting boltholes around the eastern side of the harbour for almost a year since selling her Hollywood Hills home, and quietly bought off-market last week.

She has secured park views across to the city skyline from her two bedroom, two bathroom Darlinghurst abode which has 180 square metres of internal space along with two balconies.

The complex includes a flashy communal wine storage, as well as a 20 metre lap pool, gym, spa, sauna, steam room and a 24 hour concierge.

Delta Goodrem secures .8 million paparazzi-proof Sydney bolthole

She'll be back later this year on Channel 9 for the eighth season of The Voice Australia alongside Boy George and Kelly Rowland, as well as new judge Guy Sebastian, who is replacing Joe Jonas.

Goodrem knows the inner city neighbourhood having previously rented in the Elan, at Kings Cross during Voice filming.

The popular singer-songwriter bought the College Street apartment from her own estate agent, Laing Real Estate agent Anthony Birdsall, who had been showing her around prospective abodes.

Birdsall and his partner, the retailer, David Wade had paid $2.35 million off the plan in 2008.

Since its completion in 2011, the 87 apartments in the AMP, CBUS-built complex designed by architects Scott Carver and Marc Seifert has attracted serious business types, rather than celebrities.

Originally constructed as a commercial office tower, built in 1971, the former Police HQ was recycled into a premium apartment building with approximately 70% of the original structural concrete retained, earning the project Green Star points and planning concessions from the City of Sydney.

The landmark block is called home by the likes of former Fairfax chief Greg Hywood, the former chief executive of McDonald's Australia Stephen Jermyn and the Bell Financial Group chief Alastair Provan.

The apartments sits above the popular Chinese barbecue restaurant Madame Shanghai.

There will likely be another big name upstairs as the two level penthouse with its own private rooftop level swimming pool has been listed for $26 million.

Delta signed on the dotted line during her recent visit to Australia where she holidayed with her rock musician partner Matthew Copley in Byron Bay.

The 34 year old performer previously owned in the Woolloomoooloo Finger Wharf where she sold in 2014 when moving stateside.

Having shot to fame in 2002 as the shy school girl Nina Tucker in Neighbours, she signed onto Sony Music at 15 and released her debut album, Innocent Eyes, in 2003 which topped the ARIA Albums Chart for an all-time record of 29 consecutive weeks.

Goodrem's purchasing focus had been concentrated in harbourside suburbs after initially checking out an open for inspection on Sydney's northern beaches back in late 2017.

Goodrem took her search to Potts Point, Elizabeth Bay and Double Bay.

She ended up paying more than any of the apartments she checked out along her way.

Goodrem thanked her 508,000 Twitter followers for a "incredible 2018", on New Years Day.

Goodrem made the top 10 ARIA list last year and saw her song Wings of The Wild Live shoot to number one on the ARIA charts in November.

This article was first published in the Daily Telegraph.

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