Real Housewives of Sydney’s Matty Samaei is selling the Bellevue Hill penthouse she owns with former fiance Michael Sathakis and concedes the timing could have been better.
“Who could have predicted the coronavirus?” she told the Wentworth Courier.
“You can’t predict when bad things happen … my partner and I decided to get married together and then things defused and we broke up.”
Now a lucky purchaser stands to benefit, with the three-bedroom, four-bathroom luxury penthouse with double parking and spectacular 270-degree views and pool at 2/18 March St hitting the market.
Raine and Horne Potts Point’s Jeremy Clinton and principal Jane Schumann have a price range of $4 million to $4.4 million on their agency agreement.
CoreLogic data shows the then happy couple bought it for $4,451,000 in August, 2016.
“The price guide is very reasonable,” Samaei says.
“A very lucky person will probably make a lot of money in a few years if they choose to sell.”
The penthouse is one half of the duplex, located in one of Bellevue Hill’s best streets. The pair also own the garden residence, 1/18 March St, which they bought for $3.42 million in 2015.
They’d loved living there so much that they bought the penthouse a year later with the plan to join the two to create a “mansion in Bellevue Hill”.
The garden residence is set to hit the market soon too.
“If you’ve got the money, someone smart should do what we planned to do … I would, but I’d need to win the lotto,” Samae said.
The penthouse alone would be remarkable, with luxurious surroundings and harbour views across Rose Bay to Manly in the north, Harbour Bridge and city skyline in the west and the ocean in the east.
Designed by DKO Architecture, there are two levels of living space plus a lower ground floor utility area.
The two residences were on the market with different agents in 2018 with a combined guide of $9 million to $10 million, but the couple were still together then and there was no urgency.
The penthouse goes to auction on April 7, but Clinton and Schumann are open to offers prior.
For Samaei, it’s time for the “next chapter”. She’s currently living in Woollahra and will remain in the east close to her Medispa By Matty cosmetic injectable practice in Double Bay.
She’s not sure when the next Real Housewives of Sydney series will be. “Melbourne was about to happen but it’s on hold because of the coronavirus … it’s disrupting everyone’s life at the moment.”
Schumann, who is one of Sydney’s leading agents, is excited about opening the new Raine and Horne Potts Point office.
“We’re based in Potts Point, but serving the whole of the eastern suburbs,” she said. “It’s like coming home.”
Luke Hogan is a director and head of sales, son Samuel is also a director, with Clinton a sales agent and Laura White business manager.