EXCLUSIVE: The sold sticker has gone up on the Bellevue Hill home of Jacqui and Richard Scheinberg.
Most owners would be rejoicing after securing $16m for the sale of their family home, but for the Scheinberg’s it’s a relief, after they purchased the $60 million Gothic mansion Rona nearby.
The couple listed their redundant property with veteran Double Bay agent Bart Doff and his Laing + Simmons Double Bay colleague, Stephen Zoellner.
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The formal light-filled living room.
The stunning dining room.
The beautifully renovated double-storey six-bedroom home boasts incredible harbour views.
To have achieved the sale of the Scheinberg’s home — which had a price guide of $16 million to $18 million — so quickly is extraordinary, to say the least.
When contacted by the Wentworth Courier, Mr Doff refused to comment about the sale, however other sources have confirmed it went to a local eastern suburbs buyer and the sale price was within the $16 million to $18 million range that had been sought.
CoreLogic records show it’s in the name of Jacqueline Scheinberg, who bought it for $3.3 million in 1994.
The home sits high above the exclusive street, hidden behind its sandstone fence and hedge.
It has both a tennis court and a pool and it backs onto Scots College junior school.
The Scheinbergs had been clearing the decks ahead of Rona’s settlement day, with CoreLogic records showing them selling a three-bedroom penthouse in Spring St, Bondi Junction, for $5.06 million through Bill Malouf of LJ Hooker, Double Bay, on September 24.
Another three-bedroom apartment in the block is listed with Stella Gankin of Belle Property Bondi Junction.
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But it was Mr Doff, who along with The Agency’s Ben Collier, sold them Rona, one of Sydney’s finest residential estates on more than 5700 sqm, in the best position in Bellevue Hill at 2 Ginaghulla Rd.
Rona had sat on the market for two years before the Scheinbergs came along, who had been interested in Rona for some time. Its sale is double the previous record for the suburb.
Built in 1883, the vendors were the property tycoon Terry Agnew and his estranged wife, Kyril, who bought it for $20.5 million in 2005.
The Scheinbergs were also thought to be considering Fairwater, the Point Piper harbourfront mansion belong to the late Lady Mary Fairfax, that recently sold to Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes for about $100 million.
The Scheinberg family appears on rich lists showing wealth of more than $300 million, with Richard being the youngest son of the late Albert Scheinberg, who migrated from Hungary in 1937 and ran a leathergoods business in Sydney with his brother John Hammond, who was born Herman Scheinberg.
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But it’s property development that has been the most lucrative: Albert was in a key player in establishing Stocks and Holdings, which was to later become Stockland property.
Jacqueline and Richard continue to invest in property development through their private company, McDonald Industries.
Albert passed away a decade ago, but his second wife, Giselle, died only this month — October 4 — at the age of 97.