Shannon Bennett and Madeleine West buy the 1881 South Yarra mansion, Barwon
The celebrity chef Shannon Bennett has spent possibly close to $5 million to buy South Yarra's historic Victorian mansion, Barwon.
The Vue de Monde restaurateur and wife, actor Madeleine West, have subsequently sold their home in Kensington over the weekend for a price believed to be $1.6 million plus.
The 1881 Cromwell Road, South Yarra property last traded for $2.8 million in 2005, but now comes with a contemporary extension to the original Percy Oakden designed home.
It has four bedrooms, plus two studies along with a self-contained apartment in its pool house on its 1266 square metre holding.
It was initially listed around August last year with $5.5 million hopes selling quietly to the celebrity couple last December.
Madeleine West has currently put her Lennox Street, Richmond apartment up for sale.
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The Block's Dan and Dani - last spotted looking around the Melbourne suburb of Kingsville - merely tweeted their acquisition with little fanfare. But there certainly weren't any tweets from the international film star Toni Collette about her recent property journey.
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