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Incredible ‘Arribri’ estate available in Chirnside Park

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An expansive estate with a spectacular home is now available in Chirnside Park – and if you’re the recreational type, you might be torn between a spot of tennis, a dip in the pool or a game of chess outside. Described in the listing as “providing a lifestyle of undeniable comfort and prestige with open plan living and entertaining domains”, the home sat on four acres of land has eight metre ceilings and five ‘zoned’ bedrooms, plus a separate ‘retreat’ with views of the Dandenong Ranges.  You’ll also find a billiard room, cinema with wet bar, Championship tennis court, Infinity Edge pool and spa, outdoor dining area and much more. View this amazing property, with video, here.

Melbourne’s next tallest building sees pre-sales on the up

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Melbourne’s new tallest building – situated on the Southbank and due to tower above nearby Eureka – is evidently rising in anticipation, as it’s said to have already snared over 300 buyers.  Australia 108, over 300 metres tall and including over 1,000 new apartments, is rumoured to have ‘broken the back’ of pre-sales, including the $9million-plus sale of five apartments on the same floor to just one family.  It’s not known, however, whether the ‘super-penthouse’ set to occupy the 100th floor has already been snapped up – interested buyers may have to fork out over $20million for it. It is thought, however, that 90 of the 165 three-bedroom penthouses and sub-penthouses above level 72 have already been accounted for.   Australia 108 is not the … Continue reading

My Kitchen Rules judge ‘paleo Pete’ buys property in Pottsville


It’s been rumoured that Pete Evans – the celebrated chef, My Kitchen Rules judge and advocate of the ‘paleo diet’ – has purchased a ten acre Round Mountain property in Pottsville. Evans apparently bought the two-residence home inland from Hastings Point via Raine & Horne for a reported $1.2million. It comes with a “massive American barn” and “three massive bedrooms including an ensuited master upstairs with its own breakfast deck.” View images of the property below.  

Geoffrey Edelsten’s former Palazzo Versace love nest relisted


2014 was an annus horribilis for Geoffrey Edelsten for a number of reasons, including the withdrawal of his Palazzo Versace condo from auction – but perhaps at least he’ll be able to shift it this year, as it’s been relisted. Having declared himself bankrupt in an Ohio court – in the same week that his marriage to 30-year-old American socialite Brynne Gordon was announced as over – the Allied Medical Group founder listed the extravagant Main Beach apartment early last year. The property was described as “surplus to needs” by a representative of Dr Edelsten, so with his debts mounting up and a high-profile divorce on the way, it was put on the market. However a bankruptcy lawyer in the USA dealing with the legal proceedings between Edelsten and his former … Continue reading

‘Harry Potter’ home Down Under on the market in Toorak

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The gorgeous Australian apartment owned by Harry Potter and Kill Your Darlings star Daniel Radcliffe is now for sale in Toorak, with expressions of interest closing 10th March. The three-bedroom property, taking up an entire top level of the building on St Georges Road, was purchased by Radcliffe’s parents a decade ago while he was in Melbourne to shoot December Boys. It has previously been awarded Victorian Apartment Project Of The Year and has views of the city and Yarra River. View the property video here.

“Most significant country estate in Australia” seeking interest over $30m


‘Sweetwater’, a property billed as “the most significant country estate in Australia” and with one of the country’s oldest vineyards, is currently for sale – and looking for interest above $30million. It was established in 1829 after merchant and pastoralist Richard Jones received 10,000 acres in the Belford area of the Hunter Valley, and set up one of his finest vineyards. It’s thought to have produced 2,000 gallons of wine from his first plantings in 1844. It was bought by the Sweetwater Wines company in 1997, and developed into Sweetwater Ridge, an estate of twelve vineyard acreage lots. The country residence – which comes with private guest wings, four Juliet balconies, loggia, plunge pool, day spa and formal entry courtyard - also overlooks the Sweetwater Valley. … Continue reading

Magnificent Mindarie marina maison on the market


A three-storey home with marina and ocean views in Mindarie is now on the market, with hopes of $4.5million. The five-bedroom property boasts marina and ocean views “from every window”, which due to the design are 180 degrees. The entry foyer has a timber wrought iron sweeping staircase, and the home comes with a number of lounges, five bathrooms, four-car garage and guest suite. Plus, the outside has a private jetty and a pool with shower room and sauna, along with an outdoor kitchen and sheltered seating for al fresco entertaining. View the property here.

Joan Rivers’ palatial penthouse on the market for $28m

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The legendary New York penthouse most recently inhabited by late comedian Joan Rivers is now looking for a new owner – but they might have to fork out $28million for it. That’s the hopes for the seven-storey, eleven-room condo just off Fifth Avenue, which has not changed hands for a quarter of a century. A triplex penthouse apartment, it was built in 1903 and can be accessed via an exclusive elevator that opens into “one of the grandest rooms in Manhattan”. The home was originally built at the turn of the century by Horace Trumbauer for Gilded Age-era millionaires John and Alice Drexel, who were famous for their extravagant property purchases and decadent lifestyle decisions. As well as commissioning this building, they also had a tudor-style mansion built … Continue reading

Bold and brilliant Torquay home available on the Esplanade


A unique and remarkably-designed home on The Esplanade, Torquay goes to onsite auction on Valentine’s Day – and you may well fall in love with it. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom property sits in a “whisper quiet cul-de-sac”, according to the listing by Hocking Stuart Torquay, facing coastal sand dunes on one side and a golf course on the other. It is also two minutes’ walk from Whites Beach. The house comes with a 13 metre-long open-plan living room and a front door on the side of the house, as well as timber shutters in lieu of obvious windows. Built in 2012, it was shortlisted for the Victorian Architecture Awards in 2013. View this stunning property here.

Bookie Tom Waterhouse confirmed as buyer of $13m Balmoral beauty

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Bookmaker Tom Waterhouse has a new house by the water, confirming rumours that started brewing in mid-November that he would be purchasing a Balmoral beachfront residence. The head of William Hill’s Australian operations reportedly bought the 1930s Mosman property with rare direct beach frontage, designed by acclaimed architect Ian Reeler, for $13million. From a family that started in the bookmaking business back in the 19th century, Tom Waterhouse and wife Hoda also own a duplex on the beach that cost them $3.5million back in 2008. Settlement papers were lodged earlier this year for the home that was last sold for $550,000 back in 1983. View the property here.