Buyer of Glenn Shorrock’s Double Bay unit Michele Haifer sells former home prior to auction

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No. 57 Suttie Rd, Bellevue Hill, has a heated pool and spa.

The buyer of Little River Band legend Glenn Shorrock’s Double Bay unit, Michele Haifer, has sold her former home prior to auction with her agent saying “everything was closing in on us”.

But despite the coronavirus challenges, Ballard Property’s Paul Ephron, with principal Clint Ballard, still sold the four-bedroom, five-bathroom residence with a triple garage at 57 Suttie Rd, Bellevue Hill, at the upper end of the $5.5 million to $6 million price range.

“We got around $5.8 million,” Ephron said.

It had made sense to negotiate a pre-auction deal with the young family who had shown interest through the buyer’s agents, Trelease Associates. The sale occurred more than a week ahead of its proposed auction next Saturday.

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No. 57 Suttie Rd, Bellevue Hill has lavish interiors.

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The facade of 57 Suttie Rd, Bellevue Hill.

“There was a chance we might not be able to show the property and it felt like everything was closing in us,” he said.

“We could have got $6 million, but we might have got $5 million.”

He said the architect-designed home fronting Cooper Park was “beautiful” and had custom interiors by Sarah Jane Marriott, lift access, home cinema, and heated mosaic-tiled pool with spa.

But many young families weren’t keen because there was no lawn — only terraces — and it was strata title.

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The terrace at 57 Suttie Rd, Bellevue Hill.

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The residence has five beautiful bathrooms, four of them ensuites to bedrooms.

He said that Haifer was “really happy” to have sold under the circumstances.

She’s now set to move into the Gladswood Gardens apartment with harbour views she bought from Shorrock for $8.45 million in February.

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The singer-songwriter veteran is splitting with his wife of 35 years, Jo. They’d lived in the ground-floor of the 1850s gothic mansion that was converted to luxury apartments in the 1990s for almost two decades.

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Stylish interiors.

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One of the four bedrooms.

Michele Haifer is the former wife of Dr Glenn Haifer, a healthcare businessman. They’d been set to move into a Longworth Ave, Point Piper, beachfront mansion in 2017, but they sold it midway through its rebuild to the luxury car importer, Neville Crichton, for $45 million.

Michele had moved to the Suttie Rd residence — once of two neighbouring residences that she and her ex had developed — instead.