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Super-sleek, super-chic home in Buderim designed by award-winners Ultraspace


A home now on the market via Century 21 Grant Smith was created by designers they admire so greatly that they also entrusted them with their office interiors. The award-winning international team at Ultraspace – who designed the stunning, sleek and ultra-modern four-bedroom home in Buderim – were also responsible for the visually arresting reception at the agency’s offices on King Street (see below). The distinct Los Angeles-inspired visual style is definitely put to the forefront at the Sawreys Road residence, which goes to auction on Saturday 11th October. An example of luxury private bushland living, the home comes with a library, gymnasium, suspended fireplace, extra-large double remote garage and more, all just four minutes from Buderim CBD. View the listing here.

Last The Block Glasshouse listing goes online ahead of weekend inspections

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The final property from the current series of The Block Glasshouse has gone online – the one renovated by Melbourne couple Darren and Dee – in preparation for the apartments being ‘open for inspection’ this weekend. Ex AFL player Darren Jolly and wife Dee are selling through The Block veterans Biggin & Scott, who have previously helped a competing couple from the 2011 series (Polly & Waz) to win the show. The inspections for every The Block Glasshouse property are taking place this weekend (Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September, 10am-2pm) in Prahran; anybody wanting a stickybeak should head to 121-127 High Street, where all of the apartments are located. The Block Glasshouse auctions take place on 11th October, and whichever couple makes the highest profit above … Continue reading

‘Chisholm House’ an art deco delight in Dalkeith

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This incredible-looking four-bedroom home in WA is on the market, having recently been restored. The four-bedroom art deco house is heritage listed, and is on over 1,000 square metres of land. The property, known as ‘Chisholm House’, is so called because it was built in 1939 by architect Oswald Chisholm. It was also his family home until 1961. The home also comes with features such as pool and formal dining room. View the property here.

This cottage goes to auction today – and is expected to sell for $2m+

richmond cottage

It may not look like it, but this cottage is on the market with hopes of over $2million dollars – which it may well get when it goes to auction today. That’s because the 135 year-old cottage in Richmond, Melbourne comes with a site that is earmarked for the development of four new luxury townhouses. Planning permission has already been granted, although one of the townhouses will have to incorporate the derelict cottage itself. The property and its 770+ square metre block were last sold in 2012, which had a reserve of $1.5million, and at the auction five competing developer syndicates took the winning bid to over $1.62million. This all bodes well for today’s auction, to be held by Biggin & Scott. View the listing … Continue reading

Heritage-listed beach mansion in Cottesloe on the market, hoping for $50m+


Tukurua, a coastal mansion in Cottesloe with 21 rooms, is currently on the market – and speculation says it could go for over $50million.  The heritage-listed home, which comes with a 5,000 square metre undeveloped block on the beachfront, was built in 1896 for WA’s first attorney-general, Sir Septimus Burt. The large number of rooms – including ten bedrooms – was to accommodate his family of ten children. The property was valued at $4million in 1994, but then underwent a $5million renovation over a six-year period. View the property here. 

Masterchef home sells before auction in Brighton, possibly for $5m


The six-bedroom property that was home to contestants during Channel Ten’s most recent Masterchef series has been bought before its scheduled auction, reportedly by an offshore investor. It is expected to have been purchased above the $5million hopes that were attributed to it. Agents Marshall White have said there was great interest in the Brighton abode during their marketing campaign. When not filming the gastronomic gameshow and “cooking for their survival”, the 24 Masterchef contestants were accommodated in the Peter Carmichael-designed home which had many features to help them relax – including a home cinema, play room, swimming pool, spa and gymnasium. There’s also a security surveillance system installed, and a garage with room for six cars, plus the local beach is just at the end of the street. So even for … Continue reading

‘Baronial’ country residence could be your castle in Flinders


A “Scottish” and “rambling” granite rock and bluestone country residence, set on 50 acres and individually architect designed, is now available in Flinders. The three-bedroom property, a short drive from the Flinders township and next to Greens Bush National park, was built to resemble a castle in the Scottish highlands, as it comes with a turret and has the ambience of a medieval fortress.  The home also includes an office, mudroom, gigantic country kitchen and a natural wood fire “bakers oven”, plus kangaroos and Angus cows are known to roam nearby. View the property video here.

Make $20,000 more on the sale of your property


With a high value property, finding the right agent and negotiating the right commission can make a huge difference in the final payment you receive for the sale of your property. On a $2 million sale a 1% difference in commission rate can put $20,000 back in your pocket on settlement. A good agent can also bring in hundreds of thousands more which might blow their higher commission rate out of the water. High value properties always attack more interest from real estate agents wanting to make an impressive sale. As an owner, this means you have more negotiation power than the average real estate client. To make sure you are negotiating the best rate possible, you need to know what others are paying and … Continue reading

Home fit for the ‘Addams Family’ on market for first time since 1924

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‘Verulam’, a residence in Paddington NSW that has been affectionately dubbed the ‘Addams Family House’, is on the market for the first time since 1924. The home, opposite the landmark SCG, was built during the nineteenth century as a farmhouse, before being converted into a “gentleman’s residence” in 1873. It still includes features of the time, such as stables and a marble fireplace.  The Hade family purchased the property in 1924, and one of the residents – the daughter of one of the original purchasers – has lived there continuously for those past 90 years. The five-bedroom, Federation Queen Anne-style home also comes set on around 400sqm of land, making it one of Moore Park Road’s largest landholdings. View the property here. 

Take a look at the Robin Boyd masterpiece that’s about to go to auction


A highly significant masterwork by a hugely influential Australian architect is due to go to auction at the end of the month. The Boyd Baker House, designed by Robin Boyd, has previously only had two owners, the first being the person who commissioned it (namely mathematician Dr Michael Baker). Baker had asked Boyd to build an “Australian homestead” surrounded by bush, which Boyd duly succeeded in doing. Made up of three distinct buildings – the main house, an apartment built for Baker’s mother-in-law, and a library – the property sits on over 30 acres of bushland in Victoria’s Long Forest. Baker then sold the property in 2006, where it was turned into an events space. View the property here.