Harry M Miller's Wombarra retreat up for sale

Harry M Miller's Wombarra retreat up for sale
Harry M Miller's Wombarra retreat up for sale

The beachside Wombarra retreat of the late entertainment industry ­legend Harry M. Miller has been listed for sale by the ­executors of his estate.

Set where the escarpment meets the Pacific Ocean and ­hidden in bushland, the four-bedroom home has been listed for a September 13 auction.

There’s been a designer renovation of the two-storey home which offers direct access to Scarborough Beach, north of Wollongong.

The home is described as a laid-back coastal oasis customised for five-star family comfort, by Belle Property ­Illawarra listing agent ­Andrew McLeod.

Harry M Miller's Wombarra retreat up for sale

No price guide has been given but Wombarra’s record price was on Reef Avenue when a waterfront two-bedroom home on 1440 square metres fetched $4 million last year.

Miller, who in his early years promoted tours with the likes of Louis Armstrong and Judy Garland in the 1960s, bought the home in 2004.

He paid $2,225,000 for the then small timber house on its 1043 square metre holding.

Harry M Miller's Wombarra retreat up for sale

The house, that dates back to the 1920s, has water views from the central lounge and dining area.

A timber fireplace sits in the living room with high raked ceilings. There’s two entertainers’ decks.

Miller’s longtime partner, the Bellevue Hill-based ­caterer Simmone Logue has spent time at the property following his death in July last year, aged 84.

Harry M Miller's Wombarra retreat up for sale

On one visit she posted a picture on Instagram of the fireplace and the sea with the caption: “Missing my Harry.”

The couple had met in the late ’90s, with Miller ­describing Logue shortly after his 2009 retirement as “the love of my life”.

He had handed his ­business to his daughter, Lauren Miller Cilento.

Ian Robertson at Holding Redlich Lawyers and accountant Rodney Naumburger are the executors of the estate.

Miller, who expressed a wish for his ashes to be ­scattered down the cliff in front of his house, had ­previously owned properties in Potts Point, Darlinghurst, Foxground and ­Woolloomooloo. 

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.

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