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Renowned gallerist and philanthropist Dr Gene Sherman AM has returned to her former Woollahra neighbourhood after a five-year sojourn in Centennial Park.
Sherman and her late husband Brian Sherman have a history of owning landmark homes locally – fitting backdrops for their renowned art and furniture collections – and her new digs is no exception.
The bald-faced terrace designed by the late Colin Still was renovated by architect Glenn Murcutt 25 years ago.Credit: Rhett Wyman
The bald-faced terrace with a large central courtyard on 330 square metres in the heart of Woollahra was built in 1976 by the late architect Colin Still, earning him a Merit Award from the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.
The house was later owned by former publisher Lesa-Belle Furhagen, now on the board of The Sydney Fringe, who sold it in 1995 for $950,000 to Michael and Ruth Nathanson, who commissioned a renovation by architect Glenn Murcutt.
The Agency’s Ben Collier sold it for $13 million before it could officially hit the market this spring.
Gallerist Dr Gene Sherman is set to return to Woollahra.Credit: Steven Siewert
Sherman’s purchase will most likely trigger plenty of anticipation about her historic Centennial Park home, Braelin. This is the 1918 residence that was built for Sydney lord mayor Sir Allen Taylor, and last sold for $16.5 million in 2018 from tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes.
At the time the Shermans sold their $16 million Woollahra home, Corinth, to buy Braelin, given it is arguably the largest single-level house locally, which made it easier, given Brian’s Parkinson’s diagnosis.
Last year, she started to cull the couple’s extraordinary art collection, selling hundreds of pieces, much of it featured in her book released a year ago, The Spoken Object: A Collector’s Journey in Fashion, Jewellery, Design and Architecture.
Brian, a philanthropist in his own right, animal activist and co-founder of investment house Equitilink, died in September last year, aged 79.
Terry Agnew’s Ewingsdale retreat was listed for $3.5 million, matching his purchase price of two years ago.
One of Australia’s most decorated footballers, Socceroo Aaron Mooy looks to be planning to spend his recently announced retirement in the Byron Bay hinterland after he bought a retreat in Ewingsdale for $3.6 million.
Aaron Mooy pictured celebrating Australia’s win over Denmark in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.Credit: Shaun Botterill
The “architectural oasis” was sold by McGrath’s Will Phillips on behalf of property tycoon and Great Keppel Island owner Terry Agnew, who purchased it in 2021 for $3.5 million.
Records show Mooy, 33, took possession of the property on Friday after a brief nine-day settlement and with no finance required.
The midfielder from Sydney’s western suburbs reached the heights of the English Premier League, playing most recently for Celtic, and was a key figure for the Socceroos for a decade before he announced his immediate retirement in June after a debilitating back injury.
The 1930s-built Wandarrie at Burradoo owned by Lawrence and Lou Mooney is set on 6730 square metres.
The Southern Highlands property of comedian Lawrence “Moonman” Mooney has returned to the market after an almost 18-month hiatus.
Lawrence Mooney is selling the Burradoo residence three years after he bought it.
Highland Property’s Corina Nesci and Danielle Villavicencio have taken over the sale of the historic 1930s residence, Wandarrie, with a revised guide of $4.5 million to $4.8 million, down from the $4.8 million asking price of April last year.
Mooney and his wife Lou bought it in 2020 for $2.95 million after he joined Triple M’s revamped breakfast radio show, Moonman in the Morning, but he was sacked from the gig in late 2021. He later settled a breach of contract claim with Southern Cross Austereo.
Still with media personalities, Seven’s Weekend Sunrise weatherman James Tobin looks to have bought his first Sydney home.
James Tobin has paid $3.2 million for a Victorian cottage in Bondi Junction’s Mill Hill.Credit: Hanna Lassen
Tobin, who also juggles his Seven workload with his gig as tech and motoring expert on Better Homes and Gardens, bought the freestanding cottage in Bondi Junction’s Mill Hill just days before it could officially hit the market through Ray White Bondi Junction’s Riki Tawhara and Damian Cameron.
Local independent sources say Tobin paid $3.2 million for the Victorian-era house. It last traded 20 years ago for $1,175,000.
William Wenhao Wu, whose family owns Chinese-backed property developer Mayrin Group, is best known for his property spree across the eastern suburbs two years ago totalling more than $100 million for six houses.
The Vaucluse investment house owned by William Wu sold for more than its latest guide of $18 million.
It was an audacious investment splurge, given he was in his late 20s at the time.
William Wenhao Wu lays claim to a $100 million property portfolio in the eastern suburbs.Credit:
Now all of 30, Wu sold one of the Vaucluse investments last week for more than $18 million. That’s the same six-bedroom house Wu bought in 2021 for $13.32 million.
Still in much the same condition, and taking into account stamp duty of $860,000, that’s a capital gain of $3.8 million.
Peter Leipnik, of Bradfield Badger Fox, declined to reveal the exact figure, leaving it to settlement to reveal the full extent of Wu’s windfall.
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