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.
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.
Art house turns open house
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.
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.
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Kitchen queen to sell up
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
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
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.
Tycoons to clean up boatshed buy
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.
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.
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