Rothesay mystery deepens
Bellevue Hill local Andrew Gray, who runs private equity outfit Potentia Capital with former MYOB boss Tim Reed, and his wife Emma have bought the Mosman home of former Perpetual boss Geoff Lloyd for $17 million.
It is an intriguing purchase not only because eastern suburbs locals were once unheard-of buyers over the Harbour Bridge, but because it has again sparked talk the Grays have quietly sold their Victorian Italianate mansion, Rothesay.
When rumours sprung last year that the grand 2000 square metre estate in Bellevue Hill had sold for $25 million, Title Deeds ignored it because it was resolutely ruled out by Gray, and sources have since suggested you’d have to fork out more than $35 million for it in any case.
Gray has again denied he has sold Highland Double Bay’s Bill Malouf (who was showing it last year) said he had “absolutely no comment to make” and other agents have been told it’s not for sale.
Meanwhile, Lloyd is staying in Mosman. He and his wife Carly have bought contemporary digs overlooking Mosman Bay for $14.25 million through Atlas’s Michael Coombs.
Lloyd’s new home, sold by Coombs on behalf of little-known Shao Ying Zhang from China, scored an impressive jump in value in the post-pandemic boom. It last traded two years ago for $11.75 million.
And former Olympic sprinter Matt Shirvington and his author wife Jessica slipped their Federation home in Mosman onto the market this week with Coombs advising buyers of $14 million expectations.
The six-bedroom house with tennis court and swimming pool up the road from Sirius Cove Beach last traded in 2017 for $7 million.
Set on 1300 square metres, it was previously owned by retired petroleum consultant and WorleyParsons executive Emil Finn and his wife Genevieve, who bought it 1980 for $322,000.