Richlister smashes sale
Tim Gurner, the young richlister who followed Bernard Salt’s lead and told young people to stop buying smashed avocado brunches so they could afford to be on the property ladder, has sold his Toorak trophy home. Marshall White agent Marcus Chiminello secured the sale five weeks after offers closed. Gurner and wife Aimee had expectations of $8.3 million-$9.1m. They have called the 1930s English-style, Christopher Doyle-designed six-bedroom house, which is in Aimee’s name, home since 2014 when it cost $5.3m. It is set on a 1204sq m block with a separate guesthouse, lush gardens and heated pool and spa. “When I was trying to buy my first home, I wasn’t buying smashed avocado for 19 bucks and four coffees at $4 each,” Gurner told Ross Greenwood on 60 Minutes earlier this year.