The NBC show ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Kym Johnson, the wife of Canadian cyber security software tycoon Robert Herjavec, appears to be joining the throngs of Hollywood expats returning home after recently purchasing a $13.5 million beachfront pad in Rose Bay.
The garden apartment in the Bord De L’Eau triplex isn’t quite as large as the seven-bedroom mansion in Los Angeles’ gated Hidden Hills estate that Herjavec sold late last year for US$17.25 million, but Sydney real estate isn’t cheap, and the couple are unlikely to relocate permanently to Sydney given they own a few other substantial properties in the US.
The purchase, arranged by Ben Collier of The Agency and Michael Coombs of Atlas, set a Rose Bay apartment record on behalf of former Ferrari CEO Herbert Appleroth, who had completed an impressive renovation of the three-bedroom property since purchasing it off the plan five years ago for $7.58 million.
It surpasses Michelle Berger’s brief claim to a suburb high, which she made earlier this year when she settled on her $11.25 million penthouse in the Wintergarden building.
Johnson was a professional dancer on Australia’s DWTS until 2006, when she moved to the US version of the show, where she was paired with Herjavec – a celebrity investor on the US version of Shark Tank – in 2015. Although the couple finished sixth in season 20, they married the following year and are now parents to three-year-old twins Haven and Hudson.
North Bondi is discovered by Tiffany & Co.
Glen Schlehuber of Tiffany & Co and his wife Shirin recently had to dig deep to upgrade from their Bondi home, outbidding 14 other registered bidders for a $6.1 million North Bondi semi sold under the hammer.
The two-story house with a pool designed by architect Brian Meyerson was listed by Ray White Double Bay’s Warren Ginsberg and Elliott Placks with a guide price of $4.5 million and sold for $900,000 more than the reserve in front of a crowd of about 200 people.