Nip/Tuck star Julian McMahon sells childhood home

Nip/Tuck star Julian McMahon sells childhood home
Nip/Tuck star Julian McMahon sells childhood home

Hollywood actor Julian McMahon and his two sisters now have the proceeds of the $9 million sale of their late mother’s Sydney residence.

The Australian actor and former fashion model grew up in the Bellevue Hill home, which was bought in 1968, the year of his birth, by his parents, Lady (Sonia) McMahon and former prime minister Sir William McMahon.  Julian has an older sister, Melinda, and a younger sister, Deborah.

The actor is best known for playing surgeon Christian Troy on the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning TV show Nip/Tuck.

Their mother’s estate includes two further properties, a pricier one nearby, and another on the hill at Palm Beach in Sydney’s northern peninsula.

Amber Richmond and husband Jamie Schwartz, an executive at the Yellow Brick Road Group, bought the property.

The six-bedroom, 1920s Drumalbyn Road house on a 1,745-square-metre block was passed in at recent auction on a $9 million vendor bid through Victoria Morish from Di Jones Real Estate, in conjunction with Bill Carpenter of W.McI.Carpenter & Associates.

The highest bid from the registered bidders was $8 million, given the necessity to spend up big on its renovation or replacement.

Sonia McMahon bought the house in 1968 for $123,000 from turf commission agent Harold Fay.

The Schwartz family currently has a Clovelly residence overlooking Gordons Bay. The modern house sits on a 702-square-metre block that backs directly on to an ocean-front nature reserve.

The 2006 house, with four bedrooms and study, comes with an internal lift to its foyer from the triple garage. The couple thought of selling last year, when they wanted more than $7 million.

Amber Richmond is the granddaughter of the late Peter and Ruth Simon, who established the electrical switch manufacturers HPM Industries.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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