Home Art sale Double Bay Art Deco hoard sells for $600,000 at auction above price guide

Double Bay Art Deco hoard sells for $600,000 at auction above price guide


An Art Deco treasure that has hosted a range of famous Double Bay artists and personalities has sold at auction for $600,000 above guide price.

world-renowned flautist Jane Rutter; Film producer Margaret Fink and late neurologist Oliver Sacks were all regular guests at The Pierre’s two-bedroom apartment at 3/21 William St.

And sources at the midweek auction said the stunning property fetched $3million.

The commercial agent, Harriet France of Sotheby’s, could not disclose the result or the buyer, although it is understood she had six registers including five participants.


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Bidding started at $2.3 million and rose mostly $50,000 until auctioneer Jesse Davidson of Auctionworks slammed the hammer.

The apartment, which had two bathrooms, was the home of the late award-winning designer Don Fish and his wife, Vicky.

They had downsized a large Darling Point family home in 1996, paying $530,000.

France said the flat attracted a ‘mixed bag’ of people – young and old.

“We brought in 97 groups during the campaign,” she said.

“People certainly still like well-built, old-style units.

“There are a lot of people looking for good quality stock.”

At the start of the campaign, she described him as “the perfect downsizer”.

“It’s on the first floor so just a few steps but high enough to get a view; large rooms, so there may be large pieces of furniture; northern exposure and perfect sunshine and right across from Steyne Park and the ferry,” she had said.

The couple’s daughter, Charlotte, says her parents had made good use of the large living and dining areas, which allowed them to continue to entertain friends and family.

And Don particularly enjoyed the adjacent park and beach.

Originally published as Double Bay Art Deco, treasure fetches $600,000 more than guide price