Cinematographer Tom Black buys $550,000 first home Darlinghurst apartment

Cinematographer Tom Black has paid $550,000 for a 37 sqm Darlinghurst apartment space

Cinematographer Tom Black buys $550,000 first home Darlinghurst apartment
Cinematographer Tom Black buys $550,000 first home Darlinghurst apartment

The cinematographer Tom Black has bought a one bedroom Darlinghurst apartment for $550,000.

It is set on William Street.

It was sold by Nuri Shik of Laing+Simmons who had given a $555,000 guide.

The 37 sqm space was listed by theatre director Alex Galeazzi who had paid $150,000 in 2012 for the apartment in the 1926 complex, Barkley Apartments, a renovated block of 10. 

The block's architect was Henry E. White who designed theatres, including the State Theatre and Capital Theatre along with the Palais in St Kilda in Melbourne.

Born in New Zealand in 1876, the Depression marked the end of White's architectural career.

The Australian Dictionary of Biography noted White died in 1952 at Kings Cross, Sydney, and while he had reputedly earned over £1 million in architectural fees, had his sworn estate for probate at £1147.

William Street was once envisaged as a chance for one of Sydney's grandest residential boulevards when conceived by architect John Sulman.

The apartment had been a recent periodic rental, last advertised in 2019 at $430 a week, and styled for sale by Natalie Fryer of m2 property presentation.

The 24 year old first time buyer secured shared rooftop patio space in the Art Deco complex where the previous highest apartment sale was $485,000 in 2015.

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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