Qantas chairman lists Beaux-Arts apartment

The Exhibition Street apartment could sell for over $2.8 million.
Richard and Janine Goyder’s South Yarra duplex.

Three months after spending c$10.4 million on a South Yarra duplex before auction, Qantas chairman Richard Goyder and his wife, Janine, have listed their outgoing smaller family home.

The two level apartment in the historic Beaux-Arts style HWT Building at 2 Exhibition Street, on the north east corner of Flinders, carries $2.8-$3 million price hopes.

The pair paid $1.55m in November, 2007 – a property peak.

The South Yarra home occupies a 483 square metre block.

That seller purchased it off the plan for $1.25m two years earlier from Cbus; the apartments formed part of a mixed-use complex also with a 42 storey, 44,500 square metre office known as 8 Exhibition St anchored to EY.

29/2 Exhibition Street

In a building developed between 1921-1928, the outgoing Goyder pad includes three bedrooms, three bathrooms and an open plan entrance with a study and retreat.

There are also two car parks.

Hassell Constructions is responsible for the complex’s New York style fit-outs; the section of the property is now known as Herald Living.

RT Edgar’s Chelsie Cargill and Anthony Grimwade are the agents, expressions of interest for 29/2 Exhibition St close next month.

The Goyders will upgrade to a glamorous Agushi built home near Rockley Gardens – snared against $9-$9.5m price hopes (story continues below).

On 483 sqm, it contains four bedrooms, five bathrooms and a six car garage.

Another Qantas-related property deal

Attention has focused on Mr Goyder this month, especially since the ACCC launched legal action against Qantas for selling tickets to flights that had been cancelled.

This week, seven High Court judges ruled the airline unfairly dismissed 1700 bag workers in 2020.

In June, the company’s recently resigned chief executive officer Alan Joyce outlaid $9m for a half-floor apartment in The Cove building, at The Rocks, neighbouring another he has owned 15 years.

With that deal, plans to move to a Mosman waterfront mansion were thwarted; after paying $19m last year, that home was divested in July, it was speculated for a c$2m profit.

In 2021, the Qantas board sold a portfolio of industrial company assets near Sydney Airport – banking $802m – some $200m over expectation.

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Marc Pallisco

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