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onetime home of lady susan renouf skinniest harbourfront houseae on market

Written by The ReReport

3A Carthona Ave is Sydney’s skinniest harbourfront at just 6 metres wide.

SYDNEY’s skinniest harbourfront property — the luxurious four-level dream home of the late Lady Susan Renouf — is set to hit the market through Sothebys agent Daphne Sauvage. It’s even got its own sandy beach.
The unique four-bedroom, four-bathroom waterfront at 3A Carthona Ave also has incredible uninterrupted northerly harbour views to Manly and the Heads.
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On a 207 sqm block, the house was built in the 1980s by the veteran property developer Bill Shipton on what had been a right-of-way slipway for nearby flat owners.
Susan Renouf
The late Lady Susan Renouf pictured with Phar Lap’s Melbourne Cup, which she owned.
The home last traded for $6.34 million in 2014 and is so new to the market this time round that Ms Sauvage is yet to set a price guide or have fresh marketing photos taken, but our photos from last time show its incredible beauty.
CoreLogic records show it was owned by Susan Renouf between 1994 and 1997, when it was bought by the Melbourne socialite Dianne Allen for $2.9 million.

3a Carthona Ave Darling Point last time it was marketed
In 2009, it sold to the Melbourne-based landscaper Jack Merlo for $6.15 million and in 2014 it was bought by the current owner, the Dicker Data co-founder, for $6.34 million.
Lady Susan Renouf died of ovarian cancer on her 74th birthday in 2016.
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She was married three times, all of which ended in divorce — the politician Andrew Peacock between (1963-78); the British gambling tycoon Robert Sangster (1978-85 and the New Zealand financier Sir Frank Renouf (1985-88).
During her life, Lady Renouf owned several beautiful Sydney homes, including the “pink palace” Villa Balena in Whale Beach where Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, once came to stay; and Toison d’Or (also called Paradis sur Mer) in Point Piper.
She once told Jonathan Chancellor: “I always wanted a house by the beach.”
Lady Renouf was recalling her holidays at Whale Beach during the 1960s, but no doubt she also enjoyed the sandy beach in Darling Point.

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