The co-owners of the age-care Mark Moran Group are expected to complete the amalgamation of the oceanfront spread into a two-storey penthouse as a beach getaway from their Point Piper home.
McInnes originally planned to amalgamate the three apartments into one super-penthouse designed by architect Nick Tobias.
But it was never redeveloped after McInnes moved to Melbourne in 2011 to be the right-hand man at billionaire Solomon Lew‘s Premier Investments.
McInnes bought the first top-floor apartment in the block for $1.6 million in 2007 from surfer and Formula Energy Surfboards owner Eden Scallan, followed by two adjoining apartments later that year for $5.5 million from two-time Tony Award-winning actor Michael Blakemore.
The Moran family purchase, in Evette’s name, had been a tightly guarded secret by Ric Serrao, of Raine & Horne Double Bay, since it exchanged hands before the first open for inspection.
Settlement revealed the $11.5 million result.
The sale briefly set a high for the Ben Buckler headland, but has been topped by last week’s $14 million house sale on the clifftop by NAB senior executive Spiro Pappas and his wife, Nicolette Harper.
The Morans have been Point Piper locals since 2005, buying their six-bedroom residence with a pool for $6.1 million and undertaking a major redesign of it in 2010.
They added a $3 million weekender property, an old dairy in Jamberoo, about 115 kilometres south of Sydney, to their portfolio early last year.
This story first appeared at Domain.