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glyn schofield salim mehajer simon johnson and gayl rich making moves in sydney property market

Written by The ReReport

Glyn Schofield, riding on Houtzen at Royal Randwick Racecourse. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

FROM sporting identities, to TV stars, CEOs and the general movers and shakers of Aussie business — here is your guide to all the latest luxury listings and celebrity property merry-go-round movements.

Sydney jockey Glyn Schofield’s Tamarama home.

Veteran jockey fails to flip Tamarama investment

VETERAN Sydney jockey Glyn Schofield, who finished fourth on Le Romain in The Everest last month, has failed to flip the Tamarama investment apartment he bought just last year.
It cost Schofield $2.3 million, but passed in at the same price at its recent auction.
With $1550/week tenants, McGrath Edgecliff agent Simon Exleton, who also sold Schofield the unit, said his client was happy to re-list in the new year.

Inside Schofield’s Tamarama home.

What a nice view to enjoy your morning cuppa.

Spanning 120 sqm, the unit has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large balcony.
It sits in the boutique Pertama complex of just 10 with only two units per floor.

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Creditors keen to see Mehajer property sold

A DRESS-CIRCLE Canada Bay property associated with the family of the jailed and bankrupted property developer Salim Mehajer has been listed for a November 24 auction.

The Mehajer company’s West Canada Bay property.

Inside the kitchen.

The rundown 1970s home was pulled from its autumn auction. This time around CIA Real Estate Auburn agent Joe Salah said the creditors need to get paid and couldn’t wait any longer. “They want the property sold,” Mr Salah said.

Salim MehajerSalim Mehajer leaves The Downing Centre court.

The Mehajer company paid $1.4 million for the 470 sqm property in 2015 with plans to knock down the brick veneer and tile home and replace it with a striking three-storey home.
It will be the third sale for the property-loving Mehajer family this year.
In May Salah sold their Auburn shop, which had a butcher shop, for $2.175 million.
Then a Lidcombe development site fetched $1.635 million.

Simon Johnson has bought back into Avalon Beach.

Foodie buys back into Northern Beaches

FOOD providore pioneer Simon Johnson and his partner, medical diagnostic firm manager David Nichols, have bought back into the Northern Beaches.
They’ve traded in Whale Beach for Avalon, settling on a luxury Riverview Rd waterfront with jetty.

Perfect place to park your boat.

The couple, who live between London and Sydney, paid $4.1 million for the updated 1950s modernist home on two titles.
Acclaimed modernist architect Arthur Baldwinson designed the home 60 years ago. The sale through LJ Hooker Avalon agent David Watson came with title to the low water mark.

Gayl Rich’s home Dawn at Bellevue Hill passes in

DAWN, the Bellevue Hill home bought in 1980 by the late Traveland founder Steven Rich and his gem and crystal therapy guru widow Gayl, was passed in at midweek auction at $10.05 million. Their son Jodee Rich was in attendance.

The Bellevue Hill has passed in at auction.

There were $16 million hopes when the 1916 Federation Arts and Crafts-style home was listed in March. But that was revised down to $11 million-$12 million by Ray White Double Bay agent Michael Finger after the first agent was dumped.
Built by V.H. Hunt with five bedrooms on 1385 sqm, the house also comes with a yoga room and meditation tower.

One-time crystal gallery owner Gayl Rich. Photo: Linkedin

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INTERIOR designer Belinda Dowsett has ­secured the snappy sale of historic Binstead, the 1860s sandstone Hunters Hill home.
Dowsett paid $2.7 million for it in 2011 then extended the home, which now has four bedrooms, a library and an upstairs retreat.

Belinda Dowsett’s Hunters Hill home.

Inside the main living area.

BresicWhitney agents Nicole Robertson and Nicholas McEvoy negotiated a pre-­auction $6.75 million offer from a local family.


The first owner of the Alexandra St home, stonemason Ponziano Cavalli, bought the land in 1867. During renovations, Dowsett unearthed an 1873 bottle of wine that was sold with the home.
At one time Binstead housed a girls school run by Miss R Wight, who died in the 1960s.

The Hunters Hill will a be a big hit in summer.

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