Borral’s historical slow engine
Optus CEO Kelly Beyer Rosmaryn and her husband Rodney Rosmarine have successfully vacationed in the Southern Highlands during the COVID-19 lockdowns, but won’t do so in the future after they sold the historic mansion this week for $3.95 million.
The couple listed the seven-bedroom property, now known as “Rose Manor” in April of last year for $3.95 million, and stuck to the asking price throughout the campaign with Drew Lindsay’s Samuel Lindsay.
The Rosmarins are based in Vaucluse, where they last year sold up to $15 million of Spanish mission-style residence Vue de la Cote, and sold their previous fossils for $7.75 million.
Their Bowral Resort was built in 1914 as Beraldor for merchant Alfred Dakingsmith, and from 1928 to the 1950s it was seen as the company’s Sydney headquarters thanks to its ownership of Toohey Chairman Sir Mark Sheldon.
The Rosmarins family bought it in 2009 for $2.25 million, ending what was then a sales campaign that lasted more than two years.
Penny on the horizon
Rugby league star Benny Elias was already a resident of the Harry Seidler-designed Horizon Building when he recently decided to pique his interest in the tower official by purchasing a double bed.
Records show that the whore Balmain Tigers paid $3.375 million, more than double the $1.58 million that was circulating in 2010 when Joe Niven bought her from Goldman Sachs.
Elias joins the likes of heiress Francesca Packer Parham, interior designer Greg Natale, and Tom Oren’s widow Kristen Logan as co-owners of the layering plan.
Good Greeff at Curl Curl
Brothers Kane and Frank Griff recently completed a $180 million sale of majority-owned campaign tech platform Realbase to Domain, and guess where they plowed up a chunk of the proceeds?
New homes of course.
The deal was completed by Domain (the majority owned by Nine Entertainment, the owner of this newspaper) in April and included a consideration of up to $50 million depending on financial performance goals.
A month later, Realbase CEO Frank Griff and partner Holly Rogers set a record $9.4 million Curl Curl for a five-bedroom home with ocean views, upgraded from a Queenscliff rental apartment.
Ken Gref and co-owner Simona Paolini kept things a little more frugal, paying $4.05 million in April for a four-bedroom home in North Curl’s Curl.
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