Prof Wilkinson-designed Rose Bay Avenue, Bellevue Hill trophy home listing

Prof Wilkinson-designed Rose Bay Avenue, Bellevue Hill trophy home listing
Prof Wilkinson-designed Rose Bay Avenue, Bellevue Hill trophy home listing

The James, New York based, investment banking family have listed their an offer Avenue, Bellevue Hill, home through Alison Coopes.

The marketing describes the home as a thoroughbred, but gives no price indication though Title Tattle gathers expectations are close to $25 million.

It is likely to sell to a Professor Leslie Wilkinson devotee.

It last sold in 2002 when the Dawson Damer family sold for $9.03 million, swapping its for another Wilkinson-designed house, Greenway in Vaucluse.

The property, 1 Rose Bay Avenue was Wilkinson's first residential commission in 1923.

The seven bedroom, five bathroom house comes with heated pool, pool house and floodlit lawn tennis court on 2,415 square metre.

Sydney University's founding dean of architecture, Professor Leslie Wilkinson, designed the grand heritage-listed Georgian-style home for the Laidley-Dowling family, in collaboration with architect, John D Moore.

The Dawson-Damers bought for $6.15 million in 1991 from the Perth-based Alan Bond family who'd paid $675,000 in 1979.

Wilkinson undertook just 40 house designs, finishing in 1968 with Anthony Coote's $80,000 Vaucluse waterfront, once briefly owned by Paul Hogan, who sold it for $11 million in 2004 to Precision Group's Shaun Bonett, the young property tycoon from Adelaide.

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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