CBRE’s Caroline Fagerlund says no one has lived in the apartment because it was purchased by the buyer’s mother, who no longer wants to leave the family home – presumably the Nahas family’s Merrylands mansion.
Buyers are being given a guide of $6.5 million.
Meanwhile, records show the buyer of their Bellevue Hill home is Canberra developer Zhenglian Wang, a director and majority owner of Coda Property Group and TF Taofei Investment group.
The Nahas and Sahyoun sale resulted almost doubled the $11 million it last sold for in 2020 by freight boss Arthur Tzaneros, although it did score DA approval just three months before it was listed to be knocked down and rebuilt as a Blainey-North-designed mansion at a cost of $6.3 million.
Point Piper’s latest buyer
Investment banker Phil Schofield and his wife Nikki, of Melbourne’s coffee and olive oil Valmorbida family, have bought a Point Piper apartment from billionaire Will Vicars.
The couple were already living in the ground-floor apartment in the art deco Buckhurst block, which no doubt would have made the $6.25 million sale from landlord to tenant all the easier. It last traded for $2.48 million in 2008.
Schofield, an executive director of investment bank Canaccord Genuity, and Nikki wed in the summer of 2016 in New York before the likes of business types like Rob Rankin, Ben Tilley and developer Robert Whyte.
Trismegistus Farm’s record hopes
North Coast property Trismegistus Farm – built by self-styled spiritual healer Serge Benhayon and his wife Miranda – is for sale for $17.995 million, discounted from $24 million a month ago.
Jaye Scanlon, of the Melbourne rich list family headed by Melbourne-based billionaire philanthropist Peter Scanlon, purchased the property from the Benhayons a year ago, and consolidated it with an adjoining property soon after to create a 23-hectare holding company.
Amir Mian, of his eponymous agency, and assistant Rochelle Lamers say it last traded for $17 million, however official title records show the Benhayons pocketed $3.8 million, and the neighboring acreage with a four-bedroom house and cottage was added for $1.25 million.
The property, named after the Egyptian god Hermes Trismegistus, is billed in the marketing as the “Land of the Gods”, and features a main six-bedroom residence, a separate caretaker’s cottage, Queenslander cottage, two swimming pools, separate recording and photographic studio, pecan orchard and stables and arena.