Angela Belle McSweeney's Rose Bay home sells to estate agent

Angela Belle McSweeney's Rose Bay home sells to estate agent
Angela Belle McSweeney's Rose Bay home sells to estate agent
The queen of the race track, Angela Belle McSweeney, has sold her Rose Bay home, Belle Vue after five decades of family ownership.
 
It was sold shortly after its mid-week auction when the house was passed in at $6.9 million. There were the three apparent interested parties, with two competing.
 
There were handshakes and hugs 20 minutes later between McSweeney and the buyer family, headed by veteran estate agent Michael Marano, whose been selling real estate at his family business, Oxford Real Estate, since 1979.  
  
The Australian Turf Club director, with a taste for bubbles, was seeking $6.6 million plus through Ray White Double Bay with the bidding opening on a vendor bid at $6 million.
 
McSweeney attended the auction with daughter Juliet Love and her son-in-law Charlie Albone, the landscape designer from Foxtel’s Selling Houses Australia.
 
Her former husband, and solicitor, Colin Love was there too. 
 
The home’s interior were filled with memorabilia highlighting her horseracing bloodlines as Angela’s late father, Tony McSweeney was a prominent horse owner and former chair of Tattersalls Club.
 
He had paid £29,000 in 1965 for the holding which comes with Harbour Bridge views.
 
She recently recalled how often the Tivoli Ave home was “awash with champagne”. 
 
McSweeney, who had her first trackside glass of Dom Perignon aged 13 at Chantilly Racecourse near Paris, helped introduce fashions on the field in NSW in the early 1980s.
 
The downsizing McSweeney has been working on a self-help empowerment book.
 
She has been a part-owner and manager of more than 60 thoroughbred horses through the decades.
 
This article was first published in The Saturday Daily Telegraph.
 
 
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