Potts Point trophy Bomera officially hits the trophy home market

Potts Point trophy Bomera officially hits the trophy home market
Potts Point trophy Bomera officially hits the trophy home market

Bomera, the heritage sandstone Italianate mansion on the Potts Point clifftop, has been listed for sale publicly after failing to find an off market buyer.

It was six years ago that Bomera was bought for $12.5 million by Leanne Catelan, the daughter of the late RP Data founder Ray Catelan.

Bomera had had ambitious $25 million hopes in 2010, but sat on the market for two years before Catelan swooped on the 160 year old mansion.

Catelan bought it from Spanish property developer Jorge Fernandez and wife Monica, who had commissioned heritage architects Graham Brooks & Associates to restore the residence. 

They had bought the property in 2001, paying $6.55 million. It had been owned by the Defence Department, along with its neighbour, Tarana, since the 1940s. Tarana, which was also acquired by the Fernandez's, was converted into a luxury triplex. 

Potts Point trophy Bomera officially hits the trophy home market

Built by architect John Frederick Hilly for colonial merchant William McQuade in 1856, Bomera sits on a sprawling 2,150 sqm Wylde Street parcel, in landscaped grounds featuring a swimming pool.

It has five bedrooms, a grand ballroom overlooking Woolloomooloo Bay, a musician's gallery, billiards room and wine cellar.

The former stables are now a three bedroom cottage.

The listing has been some 18 months in the making.

Local Potts Point agent Jason Boon was believed to be in talks to grab the prestige listing, visiting the home in August last year (above) when he posted on Instagram.

LJ Hooker Double Bay agent Bill Malouf has since secured the listing, in conjunction with Ballard's Clint Ballard.

And they are not revealing Catelan's price desire.

 

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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