What would you pay to live in one of Australia’s best homes? The prices are as varied as the houses themselves, ranging from $3.5 million for a beautiful period mansion in Tasmania, to a grand Melbourne estate priced at $22 – $24 million!
1 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tas 7250
Glenfruin is Launceston’s hidden treasure. Set on 1,450sqm, the multi-level property boasts landscaped gardens, tiled courtyards and incredible views all the way out to the lush North Esk River. Inside, high pressed metal ceilings, crystal chandeliers and vintage fittings hark back to the home’s storied past. Despite extensive renovations, the home still holds the sort of charm and elegance that only comes with 140 years of history. It’s on the market for $3.5 million, and that’s a bargain!
Katrina Garwood – 0417 513 373
Ian McCallum – 0411 702 197
17 Chastleton Avenue, Toorak, Vic 3142
Built in the early Italianate style, this 135-year-old residence has just been listed for sale with a price guide of $22 – $24 million. Pressed metal ceilings, marble fireplaces, leadlight windows and original tessellated tiles exist in harmony with a thoroughly modern renovation, creating the perfect mix of contemporary and traditional living. Just minutes from the CBD but totally private, Chastleton has to be seen to be believed.
Marcus Chiminello – 0411 411 271
Nicole French – 0417 571 505
Marshall White Stonnington
18 Pioneers Crescent, Bangalow, NSW 2479
Set in the hills of Bangalow, this three-bedroom estate is nestled in the midst of 100 acres of private paradise, and it’s only 15 minutes from Byron Bay! The home is split into two pavilions, one resting higher than the other, cantilevered above the land. The floorplan is sculpted around the natural slope, and lying between is the long infinity-edge pool. The atmosphere is tranquil and relaxing, with plenty of greenery and natural tones and clean lines enveloping the interior spaces.
Ed Silk – 0491 200 406
Ed Silk Byron Bay
7 Owston Street, Mosman Park, WA 6012
This four-bedroom property could reasonably be called one of the top estates in Perth thanks to its state-of-the-art design and stunning river views. Three eclectic storeys are linked by an internal lift and floating staircase, with a different style on each floor. From clean lines and a private library on the top floor, down to a warehouse-style entertainer’s zone on the bottom floor, there’s plenty to love here. Sadly, it’s off the market, selling for more than $7 million after just four days!
Amy Gohil – 0451 248 101
Vivek Gohil – 0451 238 101
Fine & Country
27 Hampstead Road, Highgate Hill, Qld 4101
The 1,482sqm heritage-listed property known as Wairuna is timeless in its elegance, with leadlight windows, high pressed metal ceilings, decorative cornices and VJ walls. With sweeping panoramas across the city and Mt Coot-tha, the Queen Anne estate has views to die for. It’s on the state heritage register, so it can’t be altered or repainted other than its current ‘Indian red’ colour, but when it looks so good why would you? The home’s sale has just set a new suburb record, selling for $3.8 million post-auction.
George Petavrakis – 0450 909 075
Hamish Bowman – 0410 044 463
Ray White New Farm