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