Many Australian capitals have a reputation for being chronically unaffordable, but that doesn’t mean sales volumes are slowing. The summer season still saw the sale of thousands of gorgeous properties across the country – everything from restored historic buildings, luxurious family homes and penthouse apartments with sprawling views made the cut.
Following are some of the priciest property sales from December 2016 to February 2017:
Mornington – $6m
An iconic building on absolute waterfront, this stunning home on the Mornington Peninsula delivers three levels of opulent living. Fetching a sale price of $6m, this property is one of only three residences with access to a private track leading to coveted Mills Beach.
Templestowe – $7.2m
A cul-de-sac property located right in the heart of Templestowe, Yolande Court boasts of three contemporary homes with GRZ 3 classification. Its proximity to Templestowe Primary School, Westfield, and The Pines makes it easily accessible to private schools, sports facilities, and various transportation options.
Mount Eliza – $4.575m
This sprawling expanse of a home offers a luxurious retreat in the seaside town of Mount Eliza. With a gorgeous landscape, awe-inspiring bay views and an abundance of natural light, this cliff-top 2,300-square metre family dwelling sold for a cheeky $4.575m.
New South Wales
Barangaroo – $5.5m
Designed by renowned architect Richard Francis-Jones, this Barangaroo penthouse apartment with an open plan design enjoys a breathtaking view of the beautiful Sydney Harbour. It’s right in the centre of Sydney’s newest and most dynamic entertainment district, just footsteps away from parks, cafes, and transport.
Balmain East – $5.5m
What does $5.5m buy you in Balmain? This property, which is just one of the five Balmain Wharf Apartments housed in the former Shipwrights Arms Hotel – a historic landmark built in 1844, and known as Balmain’s first pub. The carefully restored sandstone walls provide an unmistakable cultural vibe to this charming and opulent Darling Street apartment.
Chatswood – $4.95m
Located in one of Chatswood’s best locations, this comfortable family home has an expansive backyard with direct access to Bales Park. The 925-square metre home, which sold for a shade under $5m, contains many original period details includes marble fireplaces and high ornate ceilings.
West Moonah – $3.31m
Featuring a lush ‘secret garden’, this beautiful home built in the 1950s combines privacy with modern convenience. It’s close to schools, shops, and other services, but also has mountain and river views.
Sandy Bay – $1.46m
You get more bang for your buck in Tassie – just look at this seven-bedroom home, which speaks of grandiose and elegance right from its imposing façade. Sold for $1,467,500, 25 Fitzroy Place is just a stone’s throw away from the Hobart CBD, making it an easily accessible yet relaxing abode.
Battery Point – $1.4m
Located in one of the most sought-after suburbs in Southern Tasmania, this 424-square metre home in Battery Point is just a short stroll away from Salamanca, the Hobart CBD, and the Sandy Bay shopping complex. The cosy and comfortable home, which sold for $1.4m, has four large bedrooms and a beautifully manicured garden.
Eskdale – $11m
This sprawling Brisbane Valley property features timber cattle yards, irrigation bores, and more than 10,000 acres of land in 21 freehold titles. Sold for over $11m, this rural property is the perfect setting for a countryside lifestyle.
Mountain Creek – $5.757m
Built by Plantation Homes, this three-bedroom family home is situated in the popular suburb of Brightwater. The cul-de-sac property also has an open plan living area coupled with a covered entertainment area and a full-sized kitchen.
Noosa Waters – $3.75m
Surrounded by a 30-metre curved waterfront, this four-bedroom residence is situated in one of Noosa Waters’ most desirable locations. Designed by Paul Clout, 18 Topsails Place has a contemporary design that takes advantage of plentiful natural light.
East Perth – $1.8m
A unique inner city dwelling in East Perth, this home boasts of a combination of old world charm and modern conveniences. It sold for $1.8m, with 28 Victory Terrace giving off a federation vibe with delicate timber work and moulded cornices.
East Perth – $1.325m
East Perth never runs out of picturesque homes, and this three-bedroom property at Old Belvidere Promenade is a fine example. The two-level contemporary residence is perfect for a small family or a downsizing couple with its contemporary styling and chic interiors.
East Perth – $1.168m
Situated in a secluded enclave only known to locals, 6 Mulberry Way combines comfort, design, and quality in one homey space. The terraced home features four bedrooms and two carports, as well as a mini-courtyard over a decked area.
Walkerville – $1.575m
With a total land area of 1,168 square metres, this luxurious Bluestone family home has four large bedrooms and an open plan area for its all-purpose living room. Its resort-style pool area, walk-in closets, and extravagant en-suite bathroom all make for an opulent residence.
St Peters – $1.412m
As one of Adelaide’s premier properties, this bungalow at St Peters measures over 1,000 square metres and showcases a lush manicured garden and wide-sweeping veranda. Its location is just a short commute to the city and is near several prestigious schooling options.
Tennyson – $1.45m
This stylish beachside residence, which sold for $1.45m, offers four levels of luxury living and panoramic sea views. Its location is also just a short distance to West Lakes shopping facilities, sporting facilities, schools, and public transport, making this an excellent family home.
Australian Capital Territory
Nicholls – $1.2m
Built on one of the hottest suburbs on the market, 9 Hendry Cl features expansive living areas, outdoor entertainment areas, and sweeping views of The Brindabella. This 349-square metre dwelling has five large bedrooms plus a study and two lock-up garages.
Campbell – $1.135m
This spacious two-bedroom home has a split-level design that makes it easy to create a third bedroom if desired. The large windows provide an airy atmosphere and take in plenty of natural light. Campbell is also close to both public and private schools, public transport options, and a local shopping centre.
Ainslie – $1.27m
This stunning full brick heritage cottage has been fully renovated and extended to create a rustic yet elegant family home. Located on the city’s fringes, this charming home boasts of terracotta roof tiles, polished Cyprus pine flowing, and 10-ft ceilings reminiscent of the 1930s.
Ross – $975,000
This 2.44-hectare block situated in a prime rural location has not only enormous rooms but also lush front and back lawns perfect for kids to play in. It also has a 5.5-kilowatt solar system that will keep your electricity bills extremely low.
East Side – $971,000
The NT may be in a slump, but that doesn’t mean high-priced property sales have ceased altogether. Perched high on Cavenagh Crescent, this five-bedroom family home possesses breathtaking views to the east and west. With a land area of 1,880 square metres, each indoor and outdoor area is packed with space, perfect for a large and growing family.
Marlow Lagoon – $1.23m
Tucked away at a quiet cul-de-sac, this luxurious semi-rural property has an abundance of tropical palms and beautiful gardens. Sold for $1.23m, 4 Squatter Road enjoys a tranquil atmosphere, yet it’s just a short commute from the city centre, local schools, and sporting grounds.