Catalina's owners Michael and Judy McMahon off to Double Bay after selling in Potts Point

Catalina's owners Michael and Judy McMahon off to Double Bay after selling in Potts Point
Catalina's owners Michael and Judy McMahon off to Double Bay after selling in Potts Point

Michael and Judy McMahon, the owners of Rose Bay's iconic restaurant Catalina's, have bought in Double Bay having sold their short stay Potts Point apartment.

They've paid $3.65 million for the garden apartment in the French Riviera inspired St Neots building.

Set back from the street, the refurbished apartment occupies the entire ground floor and is surrounded by private landscaped gardens and a large loggia for alfresco dining.

It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a series of interconnecting lounge, dining and family areas.

LJ Hooker Double Bay agents Bill Malouf and Sophie Beaumont secured the sale after 17 days on the market. It had recently been a $2000 a week rental.

The couple sold their Potts Point apartment (pictured above) earlier this month for $3.3 million. It had been on the market for 68 days through Richardson & Wrench agent Jason Boon.

They paid $2.6 million for the three bedroom apartment off the plan in 2013 and moved in on its mid-year 2015 settlement.

The McMahon's restaurant on the Rose Bay harbour front has been running for 22 years and for 15 years they resided opposite.

The couple both began their career with the late Len Evans, working at the legendary Bulletin Place at Circular Quay.

In 1978, they made the move to Gay and Tony Bilson's Berowra Waters Inn, Michael as floor manager and Judy as their first female waitress. 

They run the restaurant with their children James and Kate involved.

This article first appeared in The Daily Telegraph.

Tags: 
Title Tattle Potts Point Rose Bay

Comments

Be the first one to comment on this article
What would you like to say about this project?