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Art dealer Steve Nasteski nabs Darling Point unit for $7.5m after selling in Bondi to Ginia Rinehart

The Advertiser 2019-08-21 07:33:36

15/85 Yarranabbe Rd, Darling Point, has sold pre-auction for $7.5 million.

Having sold their Bondi Pacific penthouse for about $15 million to Ginia Rinehart in 2017, art dealer Steve Nasteski and actor turned singer Alisa Gray last night snapped up a Darling Point apartment.

The couple have paid $7.5 million for the apartment of former model Marie Spies and her late funeral director husband, Ian Spies, at 15/85 Yarranabbe Rd that was listed with LJ Hooker Double Bay’s Daniel Baran and Mark Meyer.

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“Steve can’t wait to get his teeth into doing a renovation,” Mr Baran told the Wentworth Courier exclusively.

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15/85 Yarranabbe Rd, Darling Point, has gobsmacking harbour views.

This balcony has been the scene of many parties and will continue to be.

Mr Baran had a group of people interested in the apartment, which had gobsmacking harbour views.

“This chap put in an offer and it triggered a pre-auction process and everyone put their highest and best offer in,” he said.

“It came down to two people nose to nose on the price and basically Steven’s offer was the highest and best offer.”

A painting of former model Marie Spies sits above the fireplace.

15/85 Yarranabbe Rd, Darling Point, occupies the space of two apartments.

After doing the renovation, Mr Nateski is set to move his family into the 300 sqm which occupies the space of two apartments.

There should be sufficient room for his Brett Whiteley masterpiece On The Water.

The painting depicts Bondi Beach across six panels and spans 7.5 metres.

The Spies had bought the two three-bedroom apartments off the plan in 1979 to create one huge apartment.

Mr Spies was the owner of 11 funeral parlours across Sydney.

Mrs Spies’s daughter, Caroline Collins, says she remembers parties at the apartment of up to 30 people.