‘Kaylana’, a five-bedroom home in Kenthurst owned by Unibet bookmaker Mark Morrisey, is probably the sort of luxury home his punters imagine a huge win might net them. That’s because it’s a luxury three-level abode set on five acres with an enviable list of features: double-size bedrooms, two triple garages, dedicated poker room, wine cellar, gym, glass elevator between floors, underfloor heating, a three-metre in-wall tropical fish tank, pool with swim-up bar bordered by fountains and waterfalls, hand-carved sandstone amphitheatre, and many more. The home also has stunning views of the nearby Blue Mountains. The listing and property video, by Ray White Dural, can be seen here.
This crumbling cottage with unkempt garden and bare interiors sold over the weekend – for $2.68million. That’s likely due to the fact that the home – built in 1854 – is set on 450sqm of land in Balmain East, has beautiful views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, comes with a waterfront garden and was described by the agents at Belle Property as an “unpolished gem”. The property last sold in 1973 for $33,500 to celebrated lecturer Alexander Watson, who died earlier this year. The weekend onsite auction had 18 contracts issued before it commenced, and the bidding started at $1.8million – quite impressive considering its disrepair, as the average house price in the area is around $2million. View the listing here.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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