27 Nov 2023 | 3 mins
No house, no worries: Vendors who razed their home look to smash Mosman’s record - Sydney Morning Herald
30 Oct 2023 | 2 mins
As accolades go, those bestowed on the Northbridge home of venture capitalist John Riedl and his wife Dianne are fairly impressive.
For starters the landmark modernist residence was built about 1950 by acclaimed architect Douglas Snelling as his own home, and a redesign almost half a century later led by architect Alec Tzannes won the top gongs for architecture in 1997: the Wilkinson Award for housing and the national Robyn Boyd award for restorations and additions.
The Riedls bought the three-level house overlooking Sailors Bay in a rundown state in 1992 for $828,000, back when John was chief of high-tech venture capital firm Techniche. Named Perpetua, it is listed with Forbes Global Properties’ Ken Jacobs and Belle Property’s David Forrester with a $15 million to $16.5 million guide.