Socialite Di Maloney dives into Tamarama for $29 million


Matt Handbury and Clare Strang at the Marie Claire party in 2005.

Rupert Murdoch’s nephew has a history with some of our best homes, beyond the Point Piper residence he sold 20 years ago for a record $28 million.

He rented the historic Caerleon mansion at Bellevue Hill and Bronte’s Bronte House, and was last named on local headlines in 2017 when he sold his Southern Highlands retreat Wattle Ridge for $8.25 million ( only to see Mike Cannon-Brookes take it four years later for $12 million).

The newly purchased two-story spread by Handbury and Strang was featured in advertising by 1st City’s Julian Hasemer as having interiors by the late designer Garth Barnett. It’s the top half of a duplex developed in 2003 by financial broker Adam Tilley before his ill-fated investment on the Point Piper waterfront with convicted murderer Ron Medich.

Steve Bellotti returns to the market

Former ANZ head of global markets Steve Bellotti is set to bring his Mosman trophy back to market after announcing plans to return to the United States later this year.

Steve Bellotti's Mosman Residence was designed by architect Shaun Lockyer and constructed of concrete, stone, wood and steel.

Steve Bellotti’s Mosman Residence was designed by architect Shaun Lockyer and constructed of concrete, stone, wood and steel.

It is the designer’s signature digs that cantilever over Taylors Bay and was rebuilt to a design by architect Shaun Lockyer in 2016. It was listed two years ago for more $35 million, just as the pandemic was rocking economic markets.

Steve Bellotti is putting his Mosman home back on the market.

Steve Bellotti is putting his Mosman home back on the market.Credit:Michele Mossop

It would also have sold without Bellotti. As Atlas’ Michael Coombs says, he was dropped from negotiations given Bellotti’s surprise return to Australia.

Crypto investor Bellotti, who chairs Token Capital Management, has relisted it with Coombs, which is expected to launch it on real estate sites in the coming week for around $36 million.

Wang’s $130 million trip

A little-known Chinese property investor, “Tony” Tong Wang, has become the record-breaking $22.2 million buyer of Neerim House at Castle Cove from Chinese superstar Tong Liya and director Chen Sicheng.

The 2377 square meter property, Neerim House, is one of the largest private estates on the Lower North Shore.

The 2377 square meter property, Neerim House, is one of the largest private estates on the Lower North Shore.

The sale of the house by Craig Ireson of McGrath marks the official end of the titles of the union of two of China’s most high-profile celebrities, even though the couple have reportedly never stayed at the property since its purchase in 2018 for 15 .05 million.

Tong and Chen have been making headlines in China since Tong announced their divorce in May last year to her 40 million Weibo followers. Within hours of publication, their divorce was subject to Beijing censorship, and more recently Tong had a romantic relationship with a senior Beijing official, Shen Haixiong.

Tong Liya announced her divorce to her 40 million Weibo followers a year ago.

Tong Liya announced her divorce to her 40 million Weibo followers a year ago.Credit:Ng Han Guan

While Wang remains a mystery to the handful of agents who have dealt with him in recent years, company records show he is the director and sole owner of 18 companies formed over the past 18 months.

A handful of these companies have made major property purchases over the past year totaling over $130 million, including homes in Mosman and Castlecrag, industrial warehouses, Neerim House and the purchase of 70 million from the iconic Haymarket building that has long housed the Mandarin. Club.

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