Home fit for a showbiz king
THE Mosman home of veteran company director Roy Woodhouse and his wife Virginia has been listed for sale.
Woodhouse served as the deputy chairman at the property business Charter Hall Group until 2013. He was best known for his stint as the chairman of Knight Frank Asia Pacific.
The Grecia Lane home, once known as Caisleal, has been renovated by architect Walter Barda since the couple bought it from the king of daytime television Mike Walsh.
The work was undertaken about 15 years ago after the property was bought for $2.6 million in 2000. I recall the now-London-based impresario had $2 million-plus expectations through Ken Jacobs of Christie’s in conjunction with McGrath’s John McGrath.
Walsh, who turned 80 last month, retains the Hayden Orpheum, the local cinema on Military Rd.
Given it makes the most of its northeasterly aspect, current listing agent John Sullivan at Sullivan Real Estate has given buyers a $5.75 million to $6.25 million price guidance.
There is direct access from the bottom of the garden to Rosherville Reserve, with a short walk across to Chinamans Beach.
Followers of the Mosman property merry-go-round still await settlement details of the year’s top sale — the Balmoral Slopes home of REA Group board member and former Foxtel chief executive Richard Freudenstein and his wife Jane.
The Burran Ave home had $25 million price hopes.