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City pen­t­house sells for $4m

A FORMER Mel­bourne home of Robert Holmes A Court in the heart of Mel­bourne has sold for $4 mil­lion.

The pen­t­house at 99 Spring St, was bought from Holmes A Court’s widow, Janet, by Gra­ham Sherry AO eight years ago.

Mr Sherry, a former di­rec­tor of the West­ern Bulldogs, long-stand­ing mem­ber of the AFL Tri­bunal and noted Mel­bourne busi­ness­man, joined some of 99 Spring St’s other no­table res­i­dents in­clud­ing the Packer and Pot­ter fam­i­lies, as well as well-known Mel­bourne busi­ness­man Ian Hicks AM.

The sale of the pen­t­house was fi­nalised by Din­gle Part­ners di­rec­tor An­ton Wong­trakun, with a prom­i­nent Mel­bourne busi­ness leader be­lieved to have bought the prop­erty.

Paraglid­ers find Smoko time over

A PAIR of Aus­tralia’s best known paraglid­ers are float­ing back north, but they’re sell­ing their Smoko home on the way.

Christy and Andy Kemp came to Vic­to­ria in the 1990s for the Bright Paraglid­ing Cham­pi­onships, with Mr Kemp be­com­ing one of the na­tion’s best per­form­ing paraglid­ers shortly af­ter.

When they weren’t glid­ing they were en­joy­ing their ren­dered straw­bale homestead ‘‘Tum­blegum’’ and the 28ha of land it is set on.

It has four bed­rooms, two bath­rooms and a coun­try kitchen with cathe­dral style ceil­ings. Out­side there is a pool and large en­ter­tain­ment space.

The prop­erty also func­tions as a suc­cess­ful cat­tle graz­ing farm and has its own stream-fed dam.

Matt Childs from Pat Rice and Hawkins is han­dling the sale which will be by auc­tion on April 6 at 11am, where it is ex­pected to fetch a price north of $900,000.

Two cot­tages come with lux­ury plans

THE former chair of Save the Chil­dren Vic­to­ria, Mar­garet Har­ri­son, and hus­band John are sell­ing two Vic­to­rian houses in South Yarra.

The side-by-side prop­er­ties both have three bed­rooms and sim­i­lar floor plans but while one is ren­o­vated, the other is not.

There are ap­proved plans to de­velop two lux­ury town­houses on the site but the own­ers have de­cided to move closer to their fam­ily.

Hock­ing Stu­art South Yarra’s Marissa Se­rio is han­dling the sale of 52 and 54 Oban St, which will go to auc­tion to­mor­row.

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