Spring is over: Melbourne’s 10 hot properties sales

Written by realestateview.com.au in Selling on December 12, 2016

In case you hadn’t noticed, summer has officially arrived (unless you live in Melbourne)! The sun has taken up its usual December position as the scorching centrepiece to beach mornings and lazy afternoon BBQs in the leadup to Christmas, and in property circles, the spring selling season has come to a close.

Traditionally, the property buying and selling season eases a little as the silly season kicks off in December. Here, we reflect on some of the biggest, most extravagant real estate sales over the Spring selling season  – and pine just a little for a life less ordinary…

Toorak – $6,250,000

“Exclusive, private and sophisticated”: so begins the property listing for this elegant residence in one of Melbourne’s priciest suburbs. There’s no denying its beauty, but with only three bedrooms, the buyers paid a pretty penny – $2m per bedroom, to be exact – to secure this stunning new home.


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Kew – $6,240,000

The buyers of this grand 1930s home paid $10k less than our Toorak buyers from above for their new Kew abode, which is situated on a tree-lined avenue amidst Melbourne’s finest private schools. Inside, the property is tastefully decorated, while a pool and tennis court help to fill the 1500m2-plus block.  

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South Yarra – $5,700,000

For a cool $5.7m, the new owners of this deluxe modern terrace don’t even get to call all of their new walls their own, as they share boundaries to both the east and the west. But what they sacrifice in space, they more than make up for in elegance and style, with a home that wouldn’t look out of place within the pages of a magazine.


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Middle Park – $5,670,000

Why buy one home, when you can buy four? This block of four art-deco apartments is quite literally on the beach, giving its new owners endless opportunities to renovate, redevelop or refresh to add value.

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Brighton – $5,000,000

Bold, bright and modern, this Brighton mansion is fit for a king and queen, and their brood of princes and princesses. It boasts five bedrooms, a backyard with pool, an oversized marble kitchen with butler’s pantry, and an outdoor kitchen complete with a fireplace.


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Kew – $4,850,000

A historic gated property with distinctive period features throughout, this Kew residence offers all of the features you would expect of a home of this vintage, such as over-sized rooms, original cornices and a stone-edged swimming pool.  

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Kew – $4,800,000

Let’s be frank: the vendors of this property didn’t achieve a sale price of almost $5 million for the home’s stunning kitchen and spacious bedrooms. Rather, this aging dwelling on a 700m2 block was likely picked up to be bulldozed and reimagined. Give it a couple of years and a generous build budget, and this address will be transformed into another grand Kew home.

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Canterbury – $4,800,000

The owners of this impeccable Canterbury home were likely impressed with its location, quietly positioned at the end of a cul-de-sac, a stone’s throw from Camberwell Grammar school. But it’s the actual property that wows you; striking the perfect balance between old and new, it has been seamlessly renovated to become both modern and charming.


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Elwood – $4,750,000

Modern and angular, with high ceilinged walls to showcase bold art pieces and oversized windows that let light flood the ground floor, this is not your average home. In fact, it seems like a luxury hotel at first glance, making this the perfect abode for those high-fliers and executives who are used to being surrounded by elegance, convenience and luxury.

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Glen Iris – $4,702,000

From the street, this could be an average (albeit well-presented) family home. Step inside, however, and you’re introduced to a stunning, spacious house set over three grand levels. The beautiful Carrera marble kitchen is the centrepiece of the living area, which flows outside to an inground pool and outdoor kitchen. Your average home, this certainly is not!


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