Cate Blanchett resells Hunters Hill trophy home, Bulwarra

Cate Blanchett resells Hunters Hill trophy home, Bulwarra
Title TattleDecember 7, 2020

Actor Cate Blanchett and her playwright husband Andrew Upton have sold their Hunters Hill trophy home Bulwarra.

It was the second time the A-list couple have done so as an earlier sale of the historic 1877-built residence failed to proceed to settlement.

Bulwarra sold in 2015 for $19.8 million to a buyer from China.

There was no price disclosure on the latest sale by Ken Jacobs, of Christie’s International whose $20 million asking price remained unchanged throughout the latest campaign that began last August.

Blanchett was in New York when the latest sale took place, after her Broadway debut in the Sydney Theatre Company’s The Present.  

Blanchett and Upton purchased the 3642-square-metre estate for $10 million in 2005 from veteran merchant banker Jim Dominguez and his wife Suzanne.

Architects Nadine Alwill and Stephen Lesiuk were commissioned to undertake a large-scale extension that took three years and cost more than $8 million.

The 2015 sale of the home collapsed

The home was first listed with $20 million hopes


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