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Star Trek-inspired home brings the ‘Heights’ of luxury

Elanora Heights

A stunning, state-of-the-art home built for a devoted Star Trek fan is back on the market in Elanora Heights, North of Sydney – which is why it has the sleek and sophisticated look of the Starship Enterprise. Surrounded by Garigal National Park on a secure 5 acre estate, the six-bedroom residence was created to be as much a piece of art as it is a place to live. But living in it would certainly be luxurious: it includes six bathrooms, a professional home office, a separate self-contained guest suite, five-car underground garage and a home cinema with fifteen velvet-clad seats. While not looking at the screen – perhaps you’d want to have a viewing of Next Gen episodes? – you could admire the photos taken by … Continue reading

Check out the spectacular views from this Brisbane City apartment

483 Adelaide Street

Situated 37 levels above Brisbane City, you’re bound to get some great views from this apartment by Macrossan Residences. But there’s also plenty to look at inside – including a marble foyer! The apartment, which takes in panoramic views that include the CBD, Spring Hill, Brisbane River and The Valley, comes with ensuite master bedroom and travertine-tiled bathroom. The property also comes with access to the the building’s private wine cellar, pool and sauna facilities. View the property video here. 

Robin Thicke & Paula Patton’s former love nest for sale in LA

Thicke

It’s been a bad time recently for international supercreep Robin Thicke, seeing as his album created to ‘win back’ ex-wife Paula Patton sold around 50 copies in its first week of release in Australia. Well, here’s another sign that his disturbing attempts to rekindle his marriage may not be working: the home he and Patton shared above Sunset Strip in LA has now gone on the market, with an asking price just below $3million. The home was bought in 1990 for $910,000 by the ‘Blurred Lines’ singer’s sitcom-star dad Alan Thicke, having divorced from Thicke Junior’s soap-star mum Gloria Loring a few years previously. He later deeded over the property to Robin in 2005, around the time he and Paula got married. The three-bedroom, two-storey home … Continue reading

Apartments for a ‘creative’ Tokyo set to Imprest

Tower

Housing Japan will be hosting a Real Estate Showcase and Tokyo Real Estate Seminar in Hong Kong at the Mandarin Oriental today (Friday July 25th) and tomorrow (Saturday July 26th), with one of the star attractions being the Imprest Tower Shibaura Air Residence Urban Lodge. Designed for the ‘creative’ people of Tokyo, Imprest Tower Shibaura Air Residence’s ‘Urban Lodge’ was created to give the impression of literally being an “urban lodge”, a place to feel as warm and inviting as a country retreat but also like it’s at the heart of Tokyo. This has partly been done by choice of furniture and ‘earthy’ colour themes that exude a tranquility to offset the bustling metropolis outside.  What’s more, the apartments themselves can be customised using a ‘Roomism select menu’, where … Continue reading

Going for gold: nugget farm Lagoona Park listed

nugget farm

A Victorian golden nugget farm, the site of the ‘Poseidon gold nugget’ discovery, is now for sale in the Newbridge area of central Victoria. The 914-hectare rural property Lagoona Park is set to go to auction on August 14th through Elders Real Estate Bendigo, although the 30-lot park may well be sold in four separate offerings up to 312 hectares. Loddon River runs through the site, which is less than two hours from Melbourne and suitable as a stud farm or meat/wool production site. The ‘Poseidon’, a 26 kilo gold nugget which now has a replica on display in Museum Victoria, was found in 1906 and named after the horse that won the Melbourne Cup the very same day. View the property video here.

Something to write home about: AusPost boss sells $7m Kew mansion

Kew

Australia Post boss and the country’s highest-paid public servant, Ahmed Fahour, has recently sold his six-bedroom mansion in one of Kew’s most prestigious addresses, Sackville Street. The Lebanese managing director and CEO of AusPost listed the property last August, and records show that it settled for over $7million. Having been built in 2006, the three-storey home sits on a double block with a court and pool included. It also features a self-contained cottage, spa, steam room, outdoor kitchen and championship tennis court. The property, sold through RT Edgar Toorak, is only the fifth to sell above $5million in the Kew area. The highest sale on record was for historic home La Verna for $12million. Meanwhile, it is reported that Ahmed Fahour and wife Dionnie have moved … Continue reading

‘Woodbury Manor’ unbelievable in Unley Park

Unley Park

A mansion-style Queen Anne Villa home, which includes a floodlit tennis court, outdoor swimming pool and stunning interiors, is now for sale in one of Adelaide’s most prized boulevards. ‘Woodley Manor’, the four-bedroom sandstone villa on over 2100 square metres of landscaped allotment in Unley Park, is currently on the market with an asking price of $3.89million. The property also comes with an in-ground spa, wine cellar and stand-alone two-storey guest house. Also, make sure to check out the sandstone fireplace, chandeliers and views of the pool! View the property video here.  

Ellen & Portia ‘flip’ LA home to Sean Parker, net $15m profit

Ellen and Portia

They may be known as serial home buyers and sellers, but even for celebrity power couple Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi this ‘property flip’ is impressive. The chat show host and her actor wife have recently sold what is considered to be ‘the best home in LA’ to infamous tech giant Sean Parker only a year after they bought it themselves – and managed to get $15million profit in the process. Not too bad for a house they weren’t even planning on selling. DeGeneres and De Rossi reportedly bought the ‘Brody House’, described by many as ‘The Best House in LA’, for $40million less than a year ago. Despite not planning to ‘flip’ the purchase like they have with previous homes, Napster creator Sean Parker … Continue reading

Deepak Chopra finally sells apartment for $3.5m – to help pay for $14.5m unit

deepak chopra

Deepak Chopra, the author and ‘holistic health’ peddler who has recently bought a $14.5million ‘health-centric’ unit in Manhattan, has finally sold another New York residence he’s had on the market for over two years. The $3.5million Chopra netted for his two-bedroom apartment in Midtown, located on the 69th floor of the Park Imperial building, will go well to help pay for his recent move. He originally bought the unit back in 2003 for $1.75million, and was happy to show it off a few years ago on the modestly-titled CNBC show Secret Lives Of The Super Rich. The quantum healing and alternative medicine expert’s new unit is in Greenwich Village’s new-age Delos building, the brainchild of Wellness Real Estate – where he also reportedly sits on the building’s advisory board. … Continue reading

Melbourne CBD to get more luxury living with three new skyscrapers due

New skyscraper

Three new skyscrapers are due to appear over the next few years in the heart of Melbourne, which will result in over 2,000 new apartments in the CBD – most of them likely to be luxury abodes. The most striking of these newly-approved developments will be ‘Australia 108′, expected to be the first 100-storey building in the Southern Hemisphere. This building will be over 300 metres tall and include over 1,000 new apartments. This means there’s likely to be a swathe of new luxury high-rise homes in the heart of the city, potentially to rival those on offer in the Eureka Tower. The building currently known as ‘the highest vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere’ has this two-bedroom apartment at 3701, this three-bedroomer on the 69th floor, and the … Continue reading