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Top properties: View’s October recap



With summer on the horizon, luxurious homes with prime space for entertaining have clearly been on buyers’ radars. Pools and outdoor dining areas feature prominently in this snapshot of the most breathtaking properties which changed hands in October, in elite locations including Sandy Bay, Armadale and Alderley.

Victoria

Malvern East – $5.1 million

Full of character and history, this amazing 1930s home on Wattletree Road broke the $5 million mark when it sold last month. With five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a generous block with loads of potential, it certainly stands out as a grand family home.

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Armadale – $6.05 million

In a tightly-held estate, complete with a private north-facing garden, this Munro Street property changed hands for $6.05 million in October after going on the market for the first time in 40 years. The location is phenomenal and the new owners will have their pick of nearby restaurants, transport and schools.

Hawthorn East – $4.6 million

This spacious 6 bed, 6 bath home has all the high-end finishes you could possibly desire—including butler’s pantry, 3.4 metre ceilings and American oak parquetry floors. Close to Auburn Village and Rathmines Reserve, it’s the ideal spot for a growing family who enjoys the finer things in life, and was sold for $4.6 million.

New South Wales

Northbridge – $4.6 million

This Northbridge home was designed with entertaining in mind, with open plan living spaces, a separate formal lounge area, and a stunning stone kitchen inside.  Outside, guests can enjoy the view of the impeccably landscaped gardens from the alfresco terrace. The new owners, who paid $4.6 million for the property, are no doubt already planning their housewarming celebrations!

Maroubra – $3.6 million

This tri-level home, a short walk from Maroubra beach, fetched $3.6 million when it sold in October. Combining modern style and period charm, this architect-designed property has three bedrooms, cathedral ceilings and Smeg appliances, as well as a wine cellar.

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Dee Why – $3.81 million

It was a rare opportunity to snap up a piece of beachfront real estate in Dee Why, when this freestanding brick home came onto the market for the first time in almost half a century. It sold for $3.81 million, thanks to the spacious dual access block, high ceilings and waterfront views.

South Australia

Ashford – $780,000

This Ashford home boasts five spacious bedrooms over two levels, including a master suite that would make the perfect parent’s retreat. The deluxe kitchen, spa bath and fabulous location helped the vendors fetch $780,000 when they sold it last month.

Lower Mitcham – $851,000

Recently updated by the previous owners, this Lower Mitcham home came onto the market after 28 years in the family, and sold for $851,000. With three bedrooms, polished timber floors and ample car parking, the new owners will be able to move in and enjoy, as the hard work has already been completed.

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Northern Territory

Durack – $575,000

This 5 bedroom home in the premier suburb of Durack offers versatility and stunning views, and changed hands for $575,000. Not only does it boast a downstairs area perfect for use as a granny flat, home office or teenagers’ retreat, and spacious open-plan living upstairs – it’s also in a sought-after school catchment zone with gorgeous views of the nearby lakes and golf course.

Girraween – $740,000

This large home in Girraween was a steal at $740,000—fully air-conditioned to beat the NT heat, and with plenty of room for outdoor entertaining, including two verandahs, and an in-ground saltwater pool. There’s also a huge shed, perfect for heavy machinery, and the property is well set up should the new owners wish to run a business from home.

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Tasmania

South Hobart – $1.45 million

Set on a 4574m2 block in sunny South Hobart, this luxurious family home has all the mod-cons you’d expect, and sold for $1.45 million. In the kitchen, there’s a pyrolytic oven, Butler’s pantry, and engineered stone and timber bench tops, while the master suite includes walk-in robe, ensuite, sitting room and home office space.

Sandy Bay – $2.03 million

This spectacular waterfront home spans two blocks, with 180-degree views of the Derwent River from the wrap-around balcony. Sold for $2.03 million, it has landscaped gardens and steps down to the waterline, along with a light-filled interior including a self-contained wing and luxurious master suite.

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Sandy Bay – $1.451 million

Recently renovated and boasting both mountain and water views, this Sandy Bay home has 3 bedrooms, state-of-the-art kitchen and charming art deco features.  It sold for $1.451 million, and the new owners are sure to enjoy the proximity to great schools, local shops and the Sandy Bay foreshore.

Queensland

Alderley – $1.65 million

With soaring 4 metre ceilings, gorgeous Canadian Maple features and cleverly-placed louvres to make the most of the summer breeze, this Alderley home is the perfect Queensland oasis. Sold in October for $1.65 million, it will make the perfect family home for the new owners, with proximity to schools, shops and transport an added bonus.

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Hawthorne – $1.6 million

Designer styling and a prized location helped this grand Hawthorne home fetch $1.6 million last month. With a covered alfresco area, solar in-ground pool and grassed backyard, it’s the perfect mix of family fun and luxe entertaining.

Alderley – $1.33 million

Set across two levels, with a sunny northern aspect, this near-new home in Alderley changed hands for $1.33 million. While the gourmet kitchen, in-ground pool and outdoor entertaining area are impressive, it also offers handy practical features such as 6kW solar power and a large water tank.

Western Australia

Jandakot – $1.1 million

With several interested parties and multiple offers made, this Jandakot home had no trouble selling for $1.1 million, spending just 10 days on the market. Six bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a gorgeous in-ground pool made this property simply too good to resist!

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Marmion – $865,000

Flawlessly renovated by the previous owner, with Blackbutt floors and stone bench tops, this Marmion home sold for $865,000. It also boasts a stunning outdoor area, including a covered dining and barbeque spot right beside the generous in-ground pool!

Australian Capital Territory

Wright – $975,000

Falling just short of the $1 million mark, this stunning family home in Wright has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and is close to both natural parkland and amenities. The new owners can entertain year-round thanks to the outdoor kitchen and alfresco area, while the sunken lounge and modern kitchen are perfect for quality family time.

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Yarralumla – $1.34 million

Occupying a generous parcel of land in this sought-after inner-south locale, this purpose-built Yarralumla home spreads across three spacious levels and is just waiting to be redeveloped by the lucky new owners. Alternatively, they may choose to take advantage of the development approval, which has already been granted, and construct their dream home.