Model and influencer Jesinta Franklin has sold the Mosman investment apartment she bought two years after being crowned Miss Universe Australia.
She pocketed $1,005,000 through Vernon Partners agent Adam Vernon who had given a $1 million to $1.1 million price guide.
She was 17 when, with $500 in cash and plenty in determination, she deferred her journalism studies at Bond University on the Gold Coast, and headed for Sydney where she was crowned Miss Universe Australia in 2010 when she was renting in Potts Point.
She then paid $605,000 for the Spit Rd property in 2012, with it always having been a rental.
The impressive 107 sqm space, with access off Awaba St, has a living room, two very large bedrooms with built-in-robes, plus a sunroom.
Her late 2021 offering, and new year sale, was timely as there are now more than 40 Mosman apartments listed on realestate.com.au, with 12 of them posted last Friday which will test the depth of the market.
Franklin now calls a modern $5 million Rose Bay apartment home, which was bought off the plan with Swans star, Buddy Franklin in late 2020.
They sold their Rose Bay home with pool for $3.8 million to PR supremo Agata Kenna this time last year.
Buddy Franklin, who is regarded as one of the greatest AFL players of all time, bought the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home for $2.35m in 2014 two years prior to their 2016 marriage.
Modifications to the celebrity couple’s home have been closely monitored by the media, with their decision to paint the facade a dark charcoal colour in 2017 criticised and a huge front wall and gate appearing a year later.
But sale photos pitched to buyers by Biller Property principal Paul Biller and Matthew Ettia reveal a tasteful internal redesign and resort-style pool, an in-built daybed and seating.