More Wategos Action

March 1st, 2021

More Wategos Action

2021-03-01 01:03

Another Wategos Beach property has sold for more than $16 million in an off-market sale. The Marine Parade property comes after the well-publicised sale next door at 35 Marine Parade. This was a North Coast high of $22 million to Rip Curl founder Brian Singer. The seller was Melbourne based businessman Rick Townsend who purchased it for $900,000 in 1994.

The buyers are Emma Gibson, head of Aquamamma pregnancy hydration solution, and her husband Robert Bates. Bates co-founded 7 Trinity Biotech.  The company has a suite of health and technology startups.

The agent was Liam Annesley, who has left LJ Hooker Byron Bay and started his own brand,  Byron Bay Real Estate Agency. He also sold WhaleWatchers at the eastern end of Marine Parade. It sold in the last days of 2019 for $12 million to Brett Whiteley art dealer Steve Nasteski. This was well down on the hoped-for $18.5 mil that it was originally listed for.

  • A recent sale by Jeremy Bennett from Byron Property Sales just happened last month at 49 Brownell Drive for $7.5 mil. The buyer was former Mitre 10 boss Mark Laidlaw and his wife Sarah.
  • There is currently only one listing in Wategos as we go to print. 45 Brownell Drive is a co-listing with Helene Adams at Atlas and Liam Annesley with Byron Bay real estate. The 3 bed 1 bath 3 story house is a bit dated on the outside but has had a recent interior reno. The asking price is $8 – 8.5 mil.

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