Restaurateur Simmone Logue has downsized following her husband's passing

Restaurateur Simmone Logue has downsized following her husband's passing
Restaurateur Simmone Logue has downsized following her husband's passing

Catering queen Simmone Logue has bought a Bellevue Hill bolthole as she adjusts to life without her long-time partner, celebrity agent Harry M Miller.

She has spent $1.4 million on an apartment on Bellevue Hill's dress circle Cranbrook Road.

It is in a boutique Art Deco block of just six.

The three bedroom classic unit comes with period details and high ceilings throughout.

There's also a sun room. 

Raine & Horne Double Bay agents Ric Serrao and Patrick Cosgrove sold the apartment.

Restaurateur Simmone Logue has downsized following her husband's passing

Logue has been renting nearby.

Miller, who died in July, retained his beachside retreat at Wombarra, north of Wollongong. It was in 2004 when he paid $2,225,000 for timber house on 1,045 sqm.

The two storey house was part of a 1920s South Coast subdivision where the ragged ranges meet the Pacific Ocean, hidden in well-established bushland.

The house was hot by a flood last year and has only just become habitable again.

Logue was recently down at the Wombarra retreat with her family, as well as Miller's daughter Justine. 

She posted a picture on Instagram of the fireplace and the sea with the caption "Missing my Harry."

Miller sold his Manar, Potts Point apartment for $2.75 million in 2009 and before that had an 41st apartment in Horizon in Darlinghurst, where they had resided.

Before the Wombarra purchase, Miller had Eagle View, a 20 hectare Foxground weekender which was sold in 2005 for $2,625,000 featuring a 300 square Ray Siede-designed homestead.

His longtime home was a Woolloomooloo warehouse with four bedrooms, guest accommodation, internal lift that whisks visitors from the Park Avenue-style foyer to the two floors above, plus parking for five, polo practice pit and French-walled garden.

The warehouse had been bought in 1979, when warehouse living was in its pioneering days, for $122,000, selling it for $2.55 million in 1999 to music man Michael Gudinski.

The 790 square metre space was once described by international architecture photographer Tim Street-Porter as a contemporary palazzo set into the busy urban landscape of Woolloomooloo.

Logue's own long-time family retreat has Essington Park, a country homestead near Oberon in the NSW Central Tablelands region.

It was where Miller kept his horses.

Logue started her own cake business in 1990 after moving to Sydney having grown up in the Hunter Valley.

She set up a shop in Balmain and branched out into ready to eat meals and catering.

Logue now has a team of 80 staff and two cafes. In 2016 she released a cookbook, In The Kitchen, which became a best-seller.  

This article first appeared in The Sunday Morning Telegraph.

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