Two successful bachelors have pounced on neighbouring multimillion-dollar Bondi Beach penthouses as the A-list laps up surfside lifestyle during lockdown.
Nightclub owner Julian Tobias, now single having split with model Charlotte Coquelin, has bought a three-bedroom penthouse in Francis Street for $5.5m, according to the Bondi chatter.
And real estate agent Warren Ginsberg, recently announced as a director at Ray White Double Bay, has bought a two-bedroom sub-penthouse for $4.1m in the building right next door.
Neither would comment when contacted by the Wentworth Courier, though other sources have confirmed Tobias bought his apartment at online auction on July 1 and Ginsberg did the deal on his on Monday night.
Bondi continues to be a booming property hot spot and a magnet during lockdown with the beach, neighbourhood and surrounding walks attracting hundreds of people daily “exercising”.
Afterpay co-founder Nick Molnar, Australia’s youngest billionaire at just 31, and his wife Gabrielle have recently been buying up whole apartment blocks on Ben Buckler, most recently for $12.4m.
But the south end of the beach is also hot, with Laing and Simmons Double Bay’s Steven Zoellner understood to have had six registered for the online auction where Tobias purchased.
Raine and Horne Double Bay’s Ric Serrao also registered, though he didn’t participate.
The other five did.
Tobias, who co-owns The Island floating beach club and also Whizz Technologies which is behind a new online platform that connects consumers to cleaning services, had the highest bid.
Offered for the first time in 24 years (it last traded for $1.2m in 1998), the apartment has 202 sqm of internal space, two bathrooms, double parking and panoramic north-facing coastline and beach views.
The apartment bought by Ginsberg next door via Ray White TRG’s Cae Thomas and is more modern.
It last traded for $1.52m in 2012.
In an architectural complex with an industrial look, it also has a northerly aspect and spectacular ocean views all the way to Ben Buckler.
The two-bedroom apartment, with two bathrooms and double garage, has 2.8 metre ceilings and walls of glass.
It has a Caesarstone island kitchen with European gas appliances and contemporary living and dining extending to a sunny entertainment terrace.
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