Double money on Bondi home no joke for Gorr
Big time comedian turned obscure ABC Melbourne radio broadcaster Libbi Gorr and her TV producer partner Stewart Burchmore secured $3.23 million for their redundant North Bondi home at its auction yesterday. Meanwhile the suburb’s record headed into double digits.
Around $2.7 million had been tipped for the couple now based in Melbourne’s Brighton East where they have a $1.3 million Spanish Mission-style home.
The threebedroom Gilgandra Rd auction offering, which has been a $1350 weekly rental earner over the past four years, cost $1,605,000 in 2007, so they doubled their outlay. A And d th they’re’ keep keeping the two chandeliers, too.
Phillips Pantzer Donnelley agents Jason Pantzer had four bidders, all above the signalled $2.9 million reserve, on the offering marketed as having potential to live in, renovate or completely rebuild.
Gorr, growing up in Murrumbeena, got her big break with Andrew Denton’s ABC sports comedy program Live and Sweaty, where her satirical character Elle McFeast emerged in 1991.
On the exclusive North Bondi clifftop, philanthropist and eco-start-up investor Tanya Carnegie secured the suburb’s record last week when she sold her designer home for $10.35 million. And it’s whispered that fashion boss Simone Zimmermann and her husband Michael Redmond are upgrading to a $5.5 million house after selling on Elliott St for around $4 million.
The Redfern haven has floors from a bowling alley.
The North Bondi property,