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Well-kept secret could be yours in Wakefield

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A two-storey, five-bedroom home in “a coveted court location” that is one of Templestowe’s “best kept secrets” is now on the market. With the agent highlighting the property’s suitability for large family living and luxury entertaining potential, the Wakefield home is also noted for features such as a picturesque backyard, first-class kitchen, generous master bedroom and LED backlit mirrors. The property is situated a short distance from Templestowe Village. View the property here.

Kim and Kanye may soon own a private island in Queensland

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Turtle Island, a private island off the coast of Gladstone in Queensland that has been on the market for a number of years, is rumoured to have many new potential buyers sniffing around – including Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Turtle Island last sold in 1999 for $3million, and was initially placed on the market this time around for $6.75million. It’s been suggested that it could soon be ‘Isle Kardashian’, Kimye’s retreat in Australia, possibly for around a $5million price tag. It’s a lot more than the $300,000 it sold for in 1994, before it was converted to a luxury getaway by buyers Bob & Sue Bentley. It had sold for the same price to Honeymoon Hotels in 1989, but they failed to develop on the site. The … Continue reading

Beachfront icon on the market in Port Melbourne

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A Port Melbourne penthouse, in an iconic building meant to mimic the Port Phillip Bay waves it overlooks, is about to go to auction. The spacious three-bedroom apartment in the architectural gem of Aqua Vita is perfectly situated for views across the bay, and was designed to reflect the tranquility of the area. The previous owner, who purchased the property in 2006 and is moving due to an expanding family, confirms this: “Returning home from work every night and looking at the swaying palm trees and crisp blue water was an instant de-stress.” The property is being auctioned Saturday 15h November. View the listing here. 

The home with a designer backyard dunny – expecting $2.9m+

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Could we be seeing the revival of the outdoor crapper as a ‘designer’ property feature? Possibly, if this listing is anything to go by: the renovated Federation home with both a brick outhouse and hopes of $2.9million plus. The freestanding house in Balmain NSW was built in 1908 and renovated in 2009, including the backyard dunny – or “garden powder room” as the listing puts it. There are many other notable features though, including a mosaic-tiled solar-heated plunge pool, four double bedrooms and – in case you were worried – indoor bathrooms too. View listing here.

Crest Castle is a ‘keeper’ in Research

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They say a man’s home is his castle, but a bed and breakfast currently on the market in Research, VIC could literally be. ‘The Crest Castle‘, a home currently operating as a B&B with a permit for up 30 people, is for sale within walking distance of the local shopping centre. The property comes with a lot of the features you might well expect of a castle, including turrets, ornamental lake with overhanging willow, banquet hall and a moat of sorts, in the  form of a heated hydrotherapy spa pool. View this incredible property here.

Status of Gough Whitlam home in limbo as demolition is intervened

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Plans for the birthplace of former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam are currently in limbo after the demolition of the home – coincidentally scheduled on the same day he died – was intervened at the last minute. When approached in May of this year regarding the heritage status of Ngara, the Kew residence where Whitlam was born in 1916, Victorian premier Denis Napthine and Planning Minister Matthew Guy declined to save the property. Boroondara Council had already approved demolition. However since Whitlam’s death on Tuesday the destruction of the home has been intervened by Guy, who applied for an Interim Protection Order, asking the council to reconsider. This likely means that the decision will be put on hold until after the November 29th election, where the historical merit of the home … Continue reading

Historic home Glen Alpine expected to sell for $4.5m – despite burning down

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Glen Alpine, a historic 1886 homestead designed by celebrated architect John Horbury Hunt, is expected to have its sale for $4.5million go through any day now. However, between the sale agreement and its conclusion, there’s been a slight problem – it’s burnt down. The building, set on 1335 hectares near Tamworth NSW, was found ablaze by police around about midnight on Wednesday of this week. It was two days before the sale was due to settle, but currently court proceedings are looking into what insurance payment each party can receive. The buyers are still expected to conclude sales proceedings though, as they have already bought out a number of the neighbours to increase their land holding on site. The listing states that the 12-bedroom home, on an estate … Continue reading

Watch a spectacular drone-filmed property video from Cape Schanck

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Drones may be controversial both inside and out of the real estate industry, but they can certainly be an effective way to showcase a stunning property. For instance, check this spectacular video for a masterpiece home in Cape Schanck, Victoria. The Jackson Clements Burrows property is situated on approximately ten acres and is surrounded by the Cups region of the southern peninsula. Golfing fans will be interested to know that the home comes with a private golf buggy track leading down to the nearby National Golf Club. There’s also an infinity-edge pool, gourmet kitchen, double garage and more. Watch the video here.

House Rules couple Carole and Russell selling home renovated on show

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It may not have been long since the current series reached its finale, but competing couple Carole & Russell from reality TV show House Rules have already put their renovated home up on the market. The Western Australian team told WA Today that they planned to keep the home if they won the first prize of the renovation contest, which was to have the mortgage on the property paid off. Becoming runners-up to Victoria’s Adam and Lisa, though, means that the sale of this home will hopefully fund their move to riverside suburb Ascot, where they intend to build a townhouse. Having bought it off Gumtree, Carole and Russell’s renovated home was riddled with structural problems. However their portrayal as ‘Aussie battlers’ was put under scrutiny when it … Continue reading

Five-star home of Unibet bookie could make your heart flutter

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‘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.