The off-market sale, said to be the work of John Sullivan of Di Jones, is good news for its most recent owners, Wallabies’ team doctor Sharron Flahive and her husband, artificial intelligence pioneer Mark Dawson.
Clausen bought the Balmoral slopes property in 2009 for $12 million as part of a proposed 3,400-square-foot consolidation with a few adjacent properties, but that was called off after moving to Geneva, and Almora House was renovated instead.
Jewelers bring bling to Dover Heights
Diamond dealers Zena and Tarik K’Dor have brought some of the bling and glamor they prided on their former Castle Hill home to Dover Heights, where their latest creation is being offered with a $9 million guidebook.
The owners of the House of K’Dor bought a fairly modest 1950s bungalow near the clifftop of Dover Heights for $3.6 million in 2020 and demolished it to make way for a lavishly decorated mansion with a pool and lavish finishes throughout.
At the time, the couple had recently completed a Hamptons-meets-European glamor renovation of their Castle Hill home, which they sold for $2.6 million later that year.
The couple were familiar faces to many residents of the Eastern Suburbs before the move, as they host the annual Blanc Diamond Soiree each year, which draws both former WAG Kyly Clarke and Erin Molan and heiress Deb Symond O’Neil.
Ray White Double Bay’s Alan Fettes and Ballard’s Ben Cassen held an auction for the “designer jewel” on May 28.
Miner doubles on Dover Heights
Still in Dover Heights, unknown billionaire Kie Chie Wong and his wife Ann Lim have bought their second home in the upscale suburb in a year.
The couple have never shown much interest in the Sydney real estate market before, but chose to make their fortune with the fortune of Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest’s Fortescue Metals, as early investors in the mining giant.
But that seems to have changed in the past year, when their investment company, Harmony View, first bought a 1970s home for $6.72 million and recently added a modern five-bedroom home with a pool for $8.3 million.
Dickie says sell
Showbiz reporter Richard “Dickie” Wilkins appears to be hoping to make money at the peak of the real estate cycle, as he listed one of his lower North Shore investments at $920,000.
The experienced presenter at Nine (publisher of The Sun Herald) has long had a lucrative interest in real estate, purchasing a slew of apartments in Mosman and its own Cremorne neighborhood in 2013.
One of those pillows was a water-facing double room on the slopes of Mosman’s Balmoral, which he paid $600,000 for in 2013 and has recently received $650 a week’s rent.
It returns to the market with David Gillan and Chris Lapham of Ray White Lower North Shore for $920,000.