Katrina Chandler disclosed as not-so-mysterious buyer of Cate Blanchett’s household


Katrina Chandler would be mostly not known to a lot of Sydneysiders supplied she remaining Australia decades back, but the daughter of Hunter Valley cattle farmer Ken Chandler is no stranger to a lot of of London’s Notting Hill established.

Because settling in London in 2002 Katrina Chandler is recognised as Katrina Barter, the founder of The Grove Belief charity and spouse of expenditure banker Chris Barter.

Many thanks to her new $18 million order in Hunters Hill, on the other hand, Sydneysiders have explanation to know her as the buyer of the historic Bulwarra mansion marketed by Hollywood star Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton.

The historic Bulwarra mansion was almost doubled in size when renovated by architects Nadine Alwill and Stephen Lesiuk.The historic Bulwarra mansion was virtually doubled in dimensions when renovated by architects Nadine Alwill and Stephen Lesiuk. Picture: Supplied

Inspite of this simple fact, Barter experienced possible hoped to retain the order beneath wraps supplied the stringent confidentiality agreements signed by promoting agent Ken Jacobs, of Christie’s Global, and buyer’s agent Deborah West, of SydneySlice.

“Don’t bother seeking to locate out about this buyer simply because you won’t locate just about anything,” was the only element on the buyer made available by Ms West. Mr Jacobs was fewer forthcoming.

But number of folks, notably amongst the world’s ultra-rich, are equipped to retain these anonymity supplied the ubiquitous character of the online and the worldwide attain of social media.

Kemmori Kemmori “Alex” Yasumoto marketed his Bellevue Hill home to Lesli and Kirsty Berger. Picture: Supplied

Incorporate a defunct company fascination registered in Ms Barter’s maiden title to the London home she shares with her partner, and there is very little hope of trying to keep solution the order of a single of Sydney’s most well-known houses.

Chris Barter is a Harvard graduate who headed up Goldman Sachs’ Moscow place of work right until 2012 when he remaining the lender to co-found know-how investing advisory CKA Cash.

He is also a director of CNG Fuels, of which a single of the founding directors is a different Aussie export Baden Gowrie-Smith, son of rich businessman Ian Gowrie-Smith.

Katrina Chandler, now known as Katrina Barter, has bought the Hunters Hill trophy home Bulwarra from Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton.Katrina Chandler, now recognised as Katrina Barter, has purchased the Hunters Hill trophy home Bulwarra from Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton. Picture: Supplied

Ms Barter launched The Grove Belief in 2010 with her Notting Hill neighbours Julia Coupland and Dani Hains in a bid to “build significant relationships concerning citizens and regional charities”.

It remains not known for how a lot more time the Barters system to keep on being Notting Hill locals, on the other hand. Having purchased the Blanchett home it is now for lease for about $8000 a 7 days as a result of SydneySlice Government Rentals, whilst presumably Ms Barter options a return home at some phase, even if just to go to her family.

In the meantime, Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton have joined the Barters in the Uk in which they purchased a historic English manor in East Sussex in 2015 for £3 million.

The Barters have been not the first customers of Cate Blanchett’s home. Within weeks of hitting the industry in 2015 with a $twenty million guidebook it was marketed to a buyer from China, who a year later was pressured to default on the deal supplied challenges receiving their funds out of China.

Supplied the usual ten for each cent deposit on these promotions, the unsuccessful deal would have represented a $1.ninety eight million loss for the Chinese buyer.

Bellevue customers

It was remaining to phrase-of-mouth this 7 days to reveal that this week’s virtually $fourteen million customers of the Bellevue Hill mansion of Japanese developer Kemmori “Alex” Yasumoto and his spouse Sacha was the Berger family.

Particularly, Kirsty and Lesli Berger, of the rich Berger family who personal the industrial residence company Fivex, the landmark Bayer building in North Sydney and a single of the most significant super yachts floating on Sydney Harbour, Tango.

Michael Pallier, of Sotheby’s Global, declined to confirm the rumoured sale determine nor buyer id, but experienced outlined the 2000-sq.-metre residence on Suttie Road late last year.

Pricing it was constantly a tough organization supplied the double block last traded for a bullish $11 million when marketed by cattleman Theo Onisforou in 2005. Hope to see the Bergers’ home up the hill on Latimer Road hit the industry any working day now.

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