THE peripatetic stylist Sibella Court has sold her Vogue Living-featured Bellevue Hill apartment.
As she seeks a sea change in Sydney’s southern suburb of Bundeena, the designer’s redundant pad had been offered with $1.7 million hopes through Phillips Pantzer Donnelley.
It was given a makeover after it was bought in 2016 for $1.65 million which had followed the sale of her Victorian-era shopfront home in Paddington for $1.34 million.
The two-bedroom Blaxland Rd, Bellevue Hill top-floor space was marketed as a “creative fusion of beautiful natural materials and vintage treasures.”
One of only five in a revived Art Deco block, the house-like residence offered 168sqm of indoor/outdoor living space.
She had CWF Constructions remove a wall dividing the living area and its very little kitchen which then had Winchester Interiors fit out the new kitchen’s joinery,
There was a handmade Moroccan tile splashback along with the Smeg appliances.
It sold for an undisclosed pre-auction price, highlighting a trend that regularly sees more pre-auction sales than actual under the hammer Saturday auction success stories across Sydney this year.
Court snapped up a Bundeena four-bedroom, two-bathroom home with ocean views for just over $2 million through Highland Real Estate.
Court also spends a lot of time in Byron Bay, where partner Ben Harper is a director of McTavish Surfboards.
Working at Bergdorf Goodman, Donna Karan, Anthropologie and Saks Fifth Avenue, Court spent about 15 years in New York as a homewares stylist before gaining prominence in the ABC’s Restoration Australia series.
These days Court travels both Australia and the world for inspiration as it fuels her product development and stock for her shop.
It helped create her third book, Nomad: Bringing your travels home.
Her clients have included the Bullo River Station, The Blue Room Bondi, MsG’s and El Loco.