Harry M. Miller and his partner, piemaker Simmone Logue, have listed their Potts Point apartment for sale, fuelling rumours - incorrect - that the couple are separating.
The couple want $3.5 million for their two-bedroom 1920s garden apartment in the prestigious Manar building.
Yesterday a representative for the couple confirmed the promoter and the businesswoman remained together but had chosen to spend more time living at their two rural escapes.
Miller has a retreat at Wombarra near Wollongong to which he and Logue go most weekends. Logue has a farm at Oberon, where they run horses.
Miller has listed his apartment with two agents, Jennine Leonarder-Collins and Di Jones, and is hoping to double the money he paid for the property in 2006.
He bought the then three-bedroom apartment for $1.95 million and, claim architectural sources, has spent almost $1 million converting it into an opulent two-bedder.
While daughter Lauren Miller Cilento said Miller worked three days a week, sources suggested the sale was a sign 75-year-old Miller was ready to retire.
Manar, according to an online listing of the apartment, was "sensitively contemporised to retain the ambience of splendid Georgian apartments in Paris, London and New York".
Last month Miller and Palm Island poet and singer friend Maggie Walsh appeared in these pages after being photographed dining together Darlinghurst's Tropicana Caffe.
Maybe Miller has decided it's time to give the big smoke a rest.
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