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heads to Surry Hills, but for once it’s not the tech company’s co-founders and executives Mike Cannon-Brookes or Scott Farquhar behind the deal, but veteran staffer Nick Menere.

Or rather Menere’s partner Carli Dixon, who was the more than $11 million buyer of Surry Hills landmark residence Italianate House that recently smashed the suburb record by more than $3 million.


The ‘Italianate House’ in Albion Street Surry Hills.  The Agency

Menere had already clocked up a decade at Atlassian when he and colleague Andreas Knecht left the company in 2016 to launch their own , , only to return to the company last October after they were acquired by Atlassian for an undisclosed sum.

It must have been a handsome windfall, given Menere and Dixon’s trade-up in from their Paddington apartment. According to corporate filings, the couple’s registered address is the two-storey apartment atop Paddington Green, bought by Dixon and Menere three years ago for $2.4 million.

Sources say the couple were expected to buy again in the eastern suburbs, before they were lured to the inner city fringe where Italianate House was listed on behalf of Marco Camuglia with $11 million to $12 million hopes.

The Agency’s Ben Collier remains schtum on the sale price and buyer details, but multiple sources came forward with the buyer’s identity since news of the record sale was revealed by Title Deeds last weekend. Settlement will reveal the exact result.

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The 1890s terrace was previously headquarters to the before Camuglia bought it in 2011 for $3.15 million and commissioned an extraordinary redesign by architect Renato D’Ettorre.

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It tops the $7.95 million high set by a converted warehouse sold by cardiac surgeon David Marshman and his artist wife in 2016.

This article first appeared in Domain.

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