Large homes and waterfront properties fetched the highest prices during the autumn months, with buyers aiming for unrivalled luxury. The best homes combined privacy with convenience and accessibility, whilst offering an exclusive address in the heart of the bustling metro. But what exactly does a hefty seven-figure sum buy you around the country in the current market?
Here, we list the top properties sold for each state during Autumn 2017:
Toorak — $8.15m
In exclusive Dunraven Avenue, $8.15m buys you a patch of land around 630m2 in size. Oh, and a grand home with three levels of living and a three-car garage!
Middle Park — $6.895m
Blue chip position? Dual income stream? Rear access lane for multiple car garaging, and the potential to add value through a deluxe renovation? This $6.895m home ticks plenty of boxes.
North Melbourne — $6.5m
Is it a modern, New York style loft apartment in a heritage listed building, or an expansive commercial area? The new owners of this special property can take their pick.
New South Wales
Hardys Bay — $12m
A charming cottage-style slice of heaven awaits just metres from the Hardys Bay waterfront. There’s no need to sacrifice convenience here, with shops and eateries within close reach.
Sydney — $8.715m
Could this be the perfect place in Sydney to entertain in style? This jewel in the heart of Sydney boasts incredible views of the Opera House all the way to the Botanic Gardens.
Narooma — $8.3m
One could never feel trapped in this wide-open space, with four large bedrooms housed on an acreage property. It’s environmentally friendly too, enabling this $8.3m estate to run on solar power.
Trinity Gardens — $1.47m
In this vast 840sqm home, situated right on Ashbrook Avenue, the new owners can sit back, relax and enjoy all the best fixtures and fittings that $1.47m can buy.
North Adelaide — $1.402
History adds value to a property, and this period dwelling, with its classic bluestone façade, is no different. Updated facilities bring this piece of the past into the modern day.
Howrah — $3.45m
The new owners can soak in the rays each morning in this low-priced Lucas Street abode. A relative bargain at $3.45m, it has a beautiful sun deck and a large allotment of land just ripe for development.
Taroona — $2m
East meets west in the simple, Japanese-inspired courtyard of this riverside Taroona property. After paying a flat $2m, its new residents can watch the River Derwent flow from the window and feel the Zen.
Battery Point — $1.701m
It doesn’t get much more exclusive than this: situated right in sought-after Salamanca Square, the conveniences of Hobart are at this home’s feet, along with stunning views of Mount Wellington.
Port Douglas — $6.8m
You can watch the waves from this spacious 809sqm, $6.8m retreat, and feel right at home in the heart of nature as palm trees provide shade and tropical plants bring colour to your surrounds.
Sunshine Beach — $6.425m
The brainchild of renowned architect John Mainwaring, this unique property uses volcanic Hinuera stone to recreate the feeling of walking on sand. Perfect for a property overlooking the Pacific.
Newstead — $5.662m
Experience the height of modern elegance with the glass-dominated, state-of-the-art design of this penthouse unit, which sold for over $5.6m; it glows with natural light during the day, and has plenty of room for a growing family.
East Perth — $1.4m
For a cool $1.4m, this property’s new owners can hobnob with the swankiest of East Perth’s residents within the ‘Upper Eastside’ development.
Herne Hill — $1.25m
From this historic 4.29-hectare vineyard, there’s a chance to be part of Swan Valley’s wine production legacy. The property also faces the Great Northern Highway, providing excellent accessibility.
Halls Head — $1.2m
Want to indulge your sailing fantasies? Consider this $1.2m waterfront property, which boasts an electronic boat lifter!
Nightcliff — $1m
Top-quality living is on offer in the Top End for just over $1m. There’s even a space in this two-storey house to serve as a granny flat.
Desert Springs — $950k
Guests will be amazed with the modern facilities of this roomy family home. Control lighting at the touch of your fingertips, and water your plants remotely.
Bees Creek — $840k
At a staggering 20,000sqm, you can’t get any bigger than this! Nestled in the midst of native bushlands, there’s more than enough space for an entire neighbourhood – and this rural estate was picked up for a tidy $840,000.
You can also view our the top properties from summer here.