Amway movers and shakers selling Mosman waterfront reserve home
Amway movers and shakers Jack and Ying Zhou are selling up in Mosman a few months after settling on their $22.6 million purchase of a prime Rose Bay waterfront.
The couple, who are members of the Amway Founders Council (China), have owned their waterfront reserve property at 11 Lower Boyle St, since 2005, according to CoreLogic.
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Mark Manners and Richard Simeon, of Simeon Manners launched the property to market this week and already have strong interest.
Mr Manners said the property had a price guide of $11 million and was being sold via expressions of interest, closing on October 8.
“The property is beautiful,” he said. “They come up so rarely along there so we are expecting a lot of interest.”
The c1900 five-bedroom home has spectacular harbour views from its elevated setting above Mosman Bay.
The renovated home is a blend of period grace and modern features, with extensive use of sandstone throughout.
“It has the most stunning sandstone bottom level, and is right in the middle of the street so it gets the best gunbarrel view of the harbour,” Mr Manners said.
The property has direct access to the waterfront reserve and is within walking distance of the ferry, bus, Reid Park, local cafes and foreshore walkways.
Other features include multiple formal and casual living and dining spaces, original fireplaces, stone-topped kitchen, with two Bosch ovens and Smeg gas cooktop, wine cellar, heated swimming pool, large sandstone terraces, outdoor kitchenette and bathroom.
There is a separate, self-contained, one-bedroom apartment, ideal for au pair or guest accommodation, as well as a double garage plus gated and secure lockup carport.
According to a success story published on the Amway website in 2015, Mr Zhou was originally a GP in Guangzhou, China, before coming to Australia in 1987 to study business management.
He also worked part time in a restaurant, starting as the dishwasher and eventually becoming a chef.
“I really wanted to become a restaurant owner. However, I had neither the money nor the ability,” he said in the article.
He changed direction after visiting a fortune teller, as he says:
“A fortune teller told me I would own three large houses. I became really excited and began searching for opportunities to realise this dream. A friend invited me to an Amway open meeting and then it hit me. This was the opportunity I was looking for!”
It took some time to convince his family, but he quit his job at the restaurant to concentrate on his growing Amway career. And the rest, as they say is history.
It also introduced him to his future wife.
Mrs Zhou came to Australia as a student in 1988, and worked part-time to finance her studies before joining Amway as part of Mr Zhou’s team
“I was in charge of market planning and she promoted products with free beauty demonstrations,” she said in the article. “We became close friends, then a couple, and eventually married. Always together, always a team, happy and content.”
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