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Going for gold: nugget farm Lagoona Park listed

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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

Country retreat has all ‘Manor’ of astounding features

Bedfordale

A breath-taking private English-style manor estate in the foothills of Perth is now on the market, after nearly a decade of preparation – and comes with 75 acres to play with. Using timberwork from Fremantle Wool Stores and with eight bedrooms and six bathrooms, the estate is secluded and private; it’s fenced all around the green paddocks and machinery sheds that come with the property, as well as the accompanying barn with built-in office and bathrooms. And that’s before mentioning the five-bedroom caretakers lodge… And, as mentioned in the listing: “The land consists of four titles, each with the ability to be sold off if required without affecting the main parcel of land which the Manor is on.” View the property here.

The house the mouse built: former Walt Disney home sells for $74m

Disney home

It’s been reported that a legendary home previously owned by Walt Disney, initially listed in October 2012 for $90million, has recently sold for $74million – meaning some lucky homeowner will get to enjoy the mansion’s eight bedrooms and seventeen bathrooms. The estate known as Carolwood, a 35,000 square foot property in the prestigious Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles, was reported by the Wall Street Journal to have sold off-market. Although the buyer has not been disclosed, it is known that the seller was Houston Dynamo soccer club co-owner Gabriel Brener. Brener had bought the estate off the Walt Disney Foundation, who took possession of it after Walt and his wife Lilly died. Walt is said to have built a miniature steam train system in one of … Continue reading

Seclusion by the sea could be yours in Rye

Rye

Situated within the green landscape of Victoria’s coastline, near the ocean expanses of the Bass Strait, is one of Mornington Peninsula’s finest and most architecturally interesting homes. The four-bedroom property, with direct access to the beach and local coastal walks, is now for sale. Built by a husband and wife team – a builder and architect respectively – the curved shape of the building makes great use of the coastal views, and is on its own 1.6 acres of indigenous land next to a national park. The home also comes with outdoor solar-heated lap pool, library, studio, separate home office with bathroom and kitchenette, double garage, established orchard and more. The property is being sold through Sotheby’s International Realty and is currently offering inspections. View the property here.

Michael Jackson buys new $10.75m Californian home for his mum…sort of

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The estate of Michael Jackson has got round to buying a huge home in Calabasas, California that the family have apparently had their eye on since before The King Of Pop died. The house, bought for $10.75million, will now be lived in by Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, and the late pop megastar’s children. Jacko’s octogenarian mother has been leasing the property for a number of years, originally for $26,000 a month, but the sale to the Jackson estate was finally closed on Monday, with the seller asking to remain anonymous. It’s a far cry from Neverland but the home, situated in Calabasas’ gated community, also has a guesthouse, theatre, putting green and pool. When he died in 2009, Katherine Jackson was appointed the guardian of Michael’s three … Continue reading