David Di Pilla, a former UBS banker, purchases a $9 million house next door for his Bellevue Hill compound.
In Bellevue Hill, there is no shortage of family compounds, and another is taking shape as a result of the recent purchase of former UBS star banker David Di Pilla and his wife Victoria by the wealthy Salteri family.
Di Pilla, founder and director of Aurrum Aged Care and chairman of ASX-listed property investment group Home Consortium, has lived in Bellevue Hill for more than a decade, having purchased the Kambala Road mansion that was home to late designer Mark Keighery until his 2008 death. According to records, Keighery’s widow Lisa sold the residence for $9 million in 2009.
Meanwhile, when Keighery died, the house next door was purchased for just under $4 million by Arabella Rayner, the daughter of Rich Lister Robert Whyte, and her husband, F45 director Damien Rayner.
The Rayners’ two-story home was listed late last year with Pillinger’s Brad Pillinger in the $9 million range, but was mysteriously removed from the market in February.
At the time, sources told Domain that it was purchased by a local buyer, but the exact location remained a mystery until recently.
The Di Pilla family’s $9 million purchase effectively doubles the size of their double block, resulting in a 1600-square-metre parcel with a second residence.
Among the most notable family compounds in Bellevue Hill are those formed by media dynasties such as the Murdochs and Packers.