Collette Dinnigan lists Paddington terrace with focus now on Italy projects

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Fashion designer Collette Dinnigan is selling in Paddington. Picture: David Swift.

With her passion for restor­ation projects in Italy, the fashion designer turned tourism property entrepreneur Collette Dinnigan is selling her Paddington charmer.

It’s the Mary Place investment terrace bought from her brother, creative director Seamus Dinnigan, for $1,925,000 in 2017.

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The property was bought as an investment in 2017. Supplied

It was originally bought by her brother in 2015. Supplied

The popular rental is a rare 1850s freestanding cottage spanning just 70sqm of internal space. The terrace with two bedrooms and one bathroom has been listed by Ivan Bresic at BresicWhitney.

Seamus Dinnigan had bought the home for $1.08 million in 2015 from gallery owner Evan Hughes and his lawyer wife, Kate.

The couple are spending more time in Italy. Supplied

Dinnigan quit the fashion world after 24 years in 2014, and turned to real estate with her entrepreneurial husband Bradley Cocks. They’re spending more and more time in Italy. Initially the couple were renovating a 100-year-old farmhouse in Puglia, and are keen to take on other projects.

They retain a Darling Point bolthole along with retreats in the Southern Highlands and at Milton on the NSW south coast. Further south their stylish Rosedale Airbnb cottage was burnt down during the summer bushfires. It was incinerated on New Year’s Eve along with most of the houses in the clifftop precinct.