prop­erty spy

Who’s been seen where and the big-name prop­er­ties up for grabs

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Brock Harcourts -

WHAT kind of ex­ec­u­tive would be sell­ing a home with a wellen­joyed, above-ground wine cel­lar fea­ture?

A top-notch wine ex­ec­u­tive, of course.

Brian de Mamiel, who was a se­nior con­sul­tant with Con­stel­la­tion Wines for more than 37 years, is sell­ing the Nor­wood home he and wife Lynette have built and lived in for about five years.

‘‘It’s po­si­tion on Os­mond Tce is quite a key point,’’ Brian says.

‘‘We de­signed it through an ar­chi­tect to pro­vide a ca­sual en­ter­tain­ing life­style so it has a very open-plan liv­ing area come ki t chen come home the­atre, and an above-ground wine cel­lar.’’

Brian, who has been re­tired for about three years, re­calls sev­eral par­ties in what will con­tinue to be an ul­ti­mate en­ter­tainer for the new buy­ers.

‘‘We’ve had up to 70 peo­ple here for a chris­ten­ing of one of our grand­chil­dren, that’s the most,’’ he says.

There also is an open-style court­yard with swim­ming pool that is per­fect for sum­mer par­ties.

The de Mamiels have no fixed plans for their next real es­tate en­deav­our but ex­pect to down­size, at least a lit­tle.

The prop­erty is listed with Toop & Toop man­ag­ing di­rec­tor An­thony Toop and Peter Veitch.

‘‘This is cos­mopoli­tan to the core in the best of Nor­wood, over­look­ing this mag­nif­i­cent boule­vard,’’ Mr Toop says.

Reg­is­tra­tions of in­ter­est close at 1pm, July 1.

Also show­ing in­ter­est in the top-end mar­ket is for­mer Lib­eral leader Martin Hamil­tonSmith.

He has been spied at an auc­tion on more than one oc­ca­sion al­though we are yet to learn of his in­ten­tions.

On a more som­bre note, the death of Adri­ana Xenides this week has strongly im­pacted the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try both here and in­ter­state.

In a con­ver­sa­tion of re­flec­tion with Klemich Real Es­tate man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Oren Klemich, Prop­erty Spy learnt he auc­tioned her Lin­den Park prop­erty about 12 years ago as she pre­pared to leave for Syd­ney. Judy Mor­ris was the sell­ing agent. At the time, for­mer host­ess Ms Xenides of­ten was seen walk­ing her beloved whip­pet around the streets of Lin­den Park and Beau­mont.

Brian de Mamiel’s Os­mond Tce, Nor­wood, home.

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