The three-bedroom freestanding “private oasis” at 1 Sydney Street, Randwick, with courtyard pool. Photo: Supplied Maggie Tabberer Photo: Supplied
The iconic fashion designer and television personality Maggie Tabberer has sold ‘Frangipani House’ for $2.41 million.
The three-bedroom freestanding ‘‘private oasis’’ at 1 Sydney Street, Randwick, with courtyard pool had hopes of more than $2.3 million when it appeared in Title Deeds in Domain on February 1.
Prestige Property Reporter Lucy Macken wrote that it had been love at first sight when Tabberer first saw the property eight years ago.
Tabberer said she had seen an editorial on the property in Domain East in 2006 and called the agent straight back and said: ‘‘I have to see this house.’’
When she inspected the then new home she told the vendor, developer Mark Cooper, and his artist wife Marcella Kaspar: ‘‘This is my home. I don’t want to argue about price. I just have to buy it.’’
After paying out $2 million, it was hers and she named her new home ‘Frangipani House’ after the 100-year-old tree that was installed next to the pool.
Laing and Simmons Double Bay agent James Garwood said the property sold on Thursday night through its expressions of interest campaign.
‘‘It just came down to two buyers being very keen on it,’’ Garwood said.
More than 150 groups came through the property, which had a Carrara marble kitchen and bathroom.
‘‘The buyer was from the country who wanted a city pad.’’
Garwood shared the listing with his colleague D’Leanne Lewis and Victoria Morish of Di Jones.
It’s understood that Tabberer has moved to an apartment.
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