The Sunday Times

RE­VEALED $9M HOUSE SELLS IN JUST 5 DAYS

- BETHANY HIATT

THE Pep­per­mint Grove home of Shell Aus­tralia boss Zoe Yu­jnovich — who is mov­ing to a new post in Europe — has sold within days of go­ing on the mar­ket for close to its ask­ing price of more than $9 mil­lion.

Agent Olivia Por­te­ous, of Wil­liam Por­te­ous Prop­er­ties In­ter­na­tional, said there was a lot of in­ter­est in the six-bed­room, five­bath­room home at Keane Street. It was snapped up by a lo­cal Perth fam­ily within five days of go­ing on the mar­ket.

De­signed by renowned ar­chi­tect Philippa Mow­bray, the house was built on an 1821sqm block in the pres­tige sub­urb about eight years ago.

As well as mul­ti­ple liv­ing spa­ces and soar­ing ceil­ings, it in­cluded an eight-car garage and a pool house with a steam room.

Ms Yu­jnovich, one of Aus­tralia’s most prom­i­nent business lead­ers, will move from Perth to Shell’s head­quar­ters in The Hague in the Nether­lands in Jan­uary, where she will over­see the group’s oil and gas oper­a­tions in 18 coun­tries.

Ms Por­te­ous said the pres­tige prop­erty mar­ket had be­come more com­pet­i­tive in the past six months, with more prop­er­ties at­tract­ing mul­ti­ple of­fers.

“It just goes to show that at the top end of the mar­ket, well de­signed, well built beau­ti­ful homes in good lo­ca­tions will al­ways be sought af­ter, re­gard­less of the mar­ket,” she said.

The Keane Street sale fol­lows the re­cent $11 mil­lion sale of an Ap­ple­cross home on The Strand, an off-mar­ket deal that set a new record for the sub­urb for this year. That was the se­cond-high­est house price in the State this year, af­ter sale of 1 Chi­d­ley Way in Mos­man Park, for just over $12 mil­lion in April

 ??  ?? Top drawer: Shell Aus­tralia chair­man Zoe Yu­jnovich, who is leav­ing Perth to go to the Hague, has sold her Keane Street prop­erty.
Top drawer: Shell Aus­tralia chair­man Zoe Yu­jnovich, who is leav­ing Perth to go to the Hague, has sold her Keane Street prop­erty.

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