Cricket legend Michael Clarke has bought the posh mansion he purchased with former spouse Kyly for a $12m under-the-table take care of a mate — earlier than brokers had an opportunity to place it to the market.
The 5 bed room, six rest room dwelling with eight garages within the unique harbourside suburb of Vaucluse bought in a high secret deal final night time.
A number of high Double Bay brokers have been proven by way of the residence in current weeks with a view to it going to market. The anticipated worth information had been $10m.
However the Wentworth Courier heard whispers at the moment — later confirmed — that an off-market deal has already been finished, with a buddy of the previous Australian skipper profitable the keys.
The Clarkes introduced they have been divorcing final February.
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It’s not identified which agent is behind the hush-hush transaction. However the hearsay mill suggests LJ Hooker Double Bay principal Invoice Malouf — who had the itemizing for Clarke’s Bondi sub-penthouse when it bought for $7.25m final February amid information of the pending divorce — was the most definitely agent to have struck the Vaucluse deal. When contacted tonight, Malouf gave his typical response for confidential negotiations: “No remark.”
Aside from Malouf, superstar accountant Anthony Bell — identified to behave for Clarke — can be rumoured to have had a hand within the the off-market transaction.
Designed by high architect Stephen Gergely, the house sits throughout two blocks over greater than 1,236 sq. metres.
Clarke and his then spouse, an inside designer, had picked it up for $8.3m in 2014. That was about $1m lower than the asking worth.
The pair had attended Westfield Sports activities Excessive Faculty in Sydney’s west collectively. They’d had a drink at a nightclub in 2007 — however she’d refused handy over her telephone quantity.
Their romance blossomed a number of years later over Twitter they usually have been married in 2012. By 2019, rumours have been circulating that the Clarkes’ marriage was on the rocks.
Of their announcement final February, they stated in a joint assertion: “After dwelling aside for a while, we’ve got made the troublesome choice to separate as a pair, amicably.”
They share custody of their daughter, Kelsey Lee.
Michael Clarke is understood to have been dwelling within the Vaucluse mansion. He’s just lately cut up with dressmaker Pip Edwards.
There was little probability of the posh Vaucluse home promoting for any reductions within the present robust market, which is starved of high quality houses.
The residence was constructed to the very best normal, confronted north and had grand proportions for lavish indoor/out of doors leisure areas.
It was filled with daylight, had excessive ceilings and enormous rooms. The backyard design was by Marcia Hosking and the property is shut by Parsley Bay Seaside.
The interiors of the house mix giant areas of glass, limestone foyers and bogs, hand-selected American Oak parquetry, walnut joinery, ducted airconditioning, ceiling audio system and in depth terraces.
The connoisseur predominant kitchen has Gaggenau fuel and induction hobs, an in-bench steamer, two ovens, stone island benches and a Miele dishwasher.
There are stage lawns, a fuel BBQ/out of doors kitchen and the heated pool options swim jets.