The historic mansion Glynt Manor is for sale, with hair and make-up artists Demetri and Lila Sideropoulos knocking $500,000 off their original asking price.
According to The Australian, the Greek couple, whose celebrity clients include Matt Damon, Russell Crowe and Bert Newton, first bought the house in 2009 and thoroughly renovated it into a family home and bed and breakfast. The renovation of the gothic Mount Martha manor, built in 1910, was showcased in an SBS documentary Demetri’s Castle.
After spending a few months on the market last year at $6.5 million, it’s back, with $500,000 shaved off the price. The Sideropouloses are selling so they can pursue opportunities overseas. “We don’t get attached to things,” Mrs Sideropoulos said. “It was more for the makeover. We like doing projects and are now looking forward to what we can create elsewhere. We’re keen to sell, as long as we achieve around that figure ($6 million).”
“The interiors have been modernised without compromising on the feel of the property,” Mrs Sideropoulos said. “Everyone who walks in says you can feel the love, it’s got a really nice feel to it. It’s very peaceful and private. People come and stay and they feel they’ve stayed a week.”
The property could remain a residential bed and breakfast or easily be converted back to a single family home. “We live in one end of the building, in what would have been the servants quarters,” Mrs Sideropoulos said. There are nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms, and the block is about 8100 square metres. For inquiries, call Collier’s International.