Title Battle: Deeds or Tattle?
Once again, the award goes to Title Tattle. Margie’s Title Deeds is losing steam (perhaps do to the overall decline of Domain?), but she still has enough gumption to pull up some gems. Most notable of Title Deeds big breaks this week was reporting on the circa $20m sale of the Sutton family’s waterfront holding in Mosman. The Bay Street property was hoping to break Mosman price records, but likely fell short a few million bucks (despite sitting on the largest private waterfront landholding in the sacred 2-0-8-8 post code). Had the property not been on the Quakers Hat Bay (otherwise known as the Sylvania Waters side of Mosman), it likely would have eclipsed Mosman records. But we digress, just like Margie did by reporting on the Point Piper estate we covered last week (*yawn*) and fashionista Lisa Ho’s Randwick sale that caught the attention of Title Tattle a double-digit number of days ago.
Tattle, on the other hand, racked up some brownie points by discussing the never-fails-to-impress (and totally crazy) Rose Porteous’ Toorak apartment listing ($6m+ hopes), matched Margie’s reports on a full-floor listing in Potts Point’s Villard building (arguable the third-best apartment block on Macleay Street), tied our efforts by reporting a few days late on Rose Bay’s ‘Lynton’ mansion listing, and continued to leak his inside information about any McGrath listing - this week being “quiet sale” of the “one-time Woollahra record holder” Eltham (note: Jonathan Chancellor misspelled the estate “Etham”, likely confusing the Woollahra mansion with the Darling Point street that he’s reported on many a time). We’ll see what that price comes in at. The Radical’s guess is $13m+ (it previously sold for $9m in 2006 and $5.15m in 2004). Ben Collier handled that one.
The Scorecard: Deeds: 4 // Tattle: 10