Southern Highlands trophy home on the market for more than $10 million


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TITLE DEEDS: Investment banker Chris Fullerton lists his Southern Highlands prize Mandalay: Sue Jenkins opts out of her McMahons Point terrace; and dictator's daughter Analisa Hehyesi sells in North Bondi.

The Southern Highlands trophy property, Mandalay, owned by investment banker Chris Fullerton and his wife Judith, has made a late appearance on the 2017 market with a guide of $10 million to $11 million.

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The grand British Colonial-style residence was built in 1992 just a year after the couple bought the 77 hectare, cattle-grazing property for $300,000.

Chris and Judith Fullerton's home Mandalay at 323 Bundanoon Road, Exeter.Mandalay was built in 1992 and inspired by a British Colonial residence in Singapore. Photo: Supplied

The seven-bedroom residence with the colonnaded entry and was inspired by a historic mansion the couple saw in Singapore during their time as Asia-based expats. It comes with a three-bedroom caretaker's cottage, landscaped gardens by James Pfeiffer, north- south tennis court, croquet lawn, walled rose garden, orchard, and, of course, space for a helipad.

It is listed with Ken Jacobs and Bruce Eason, of Christie's International.

Art house turns open house

31-33 Bank Street, McMahons Point NSW.Peter and Angela Keel are selling their five-bedder in McMahons Point. Photo: Supplied

Recently retired litigation lawyer Peter Keel, a former partner at Clayton Utz, and his wife Angela are known to open up their home for art aficionados to sticky beak at the custom-designed Rob Woodward water sculpture that takes pride of place in their McMahons Point home.

This weekend their property will be open to the rest of us, given the couple's sale plans and a December 16 auction through Stone McMahons Point'sAnnika Bongiorno.

The couple commissioned the double sandstone residence in 1999 once they owned the double block, having bought the 1880s-era terrace in 1991 for $420,000, and added its twin in 1998 for $620,000.

31-33 Bank Street, McMahons Point NSW.The property will be auctioned on December 16. Photo: Supplied

Kitchen queen to sell up

Sue Jenkins has listed the McMahons Point terrace she owns with her husband David.Sue Jenkins has listed the McMahons Point terrace she owns with her husband David. Photo: Supplied

Also making good the last weeks of the year in McMahons Point is kitchenware doyenne Sue Jenkins, who owns Accoutrement cooking school and homeware store.

Jenkins and her barrister husband David have listed their Victorian terrace which they have owned since 1985, paying $230,000, and renovating it with a kitchen that befits the owner's reputation since. Stone's Annika Bongiorno is asking $4.5 million.

Film company HQ moves on

Jan Chapman is an award-winning producer who has worked with Jane Campion and acclaimed costume designer Janet Patterson on films including The Piano and Bright Star.Jan Chapman has sold her Paddington pad for $3.76 million. Photo: Mal Fairclough

Filmmaker Jan Chapman has scored $3.76 million on her long-held Paddington terrace, home to her Saddleback Productions.

Fund manager Ben Clark bought the Glenmore Road shopfront with a separate residence through Andrew Blomfield, of Blomfield Real Estate, ending 22 years of ownership since she bought it for $750,000 from the proceeds of her critically acclaimed movie The Piano.

Chapman and her husband Stephen O'Rourke have now based Saddleback Productions in a far more economical one-bedder in the Santa Rosa complex in Potts Point recently bought for $1.4 million.

Dictator's daughter sells up in Bondi

Analisa Hegyesi's North Bondi duplex has been snapped up prior to auction.Analisa Hegyesi's North Bondi duplex has been snapped up prior to auction. Photo: Supplied

The North Bondi duplex of Analisa Hegyesi, daughter of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, has sold ahead of next week's scheduled auction.

It usually takes an offer well above the asking price to secure property before the competition, prompting speculation it sold for more than the $3.8 million guide set by Ric Serrao, of Raine & Horne Double Bay. Settlement will confirm the result.

Hegyesi, who heads up her interior designer firm AH Design Concept, is based in Tamarama, according to corporate records, where she rents an apartment owned by comedian Chris Lilley.

Tycoons to clean up boatshed buy

6 West Crescent Street, McMahons Point NSW. Images supplied for Domain by Belle Property Neutral Bay.Aurora and Franco Fonte have been revealed as the buyers of a McMahons Point boathouse. Photo: Supplied

Returning to the expensive boathouses theme, who were the bullish $8.3 million buyers of the McMahons Point boathouse (with two-bedroom house) owned by legendary boat builder Bill Barnett and his wife Gloria? Glad you asked.

It wasn't billionaire Kerr Neilson, as The Sydney Morning Herald's CBD column revealed recently. He left as an underbidder at $8.25 million.

Bill Barnett's home and boatshed at 6 West Crescent Street, McMahons Point.The boathouse sold for $8.3 million. Photo: Supplied

That left commercial cleaning tycoons Aurora and Franco Fonte with the keys and renovation plans.

No sooner did Belle's Mark Jackson sell it to the Assetlink owners than it had rented for $1250 a week.

The story Southern Highlands trophy home on the market for more than $10 million first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.

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