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December 2014

Secluded and enchanting ‘Aveley’ now available in Dural


Aveley, a residence hidden from sight in a blue ribbon estate, is now available in Dural. “The sound of cascading water from the fountain on the lake calms the senses”, exclaim Ray White Dural, “and the outside world disappears”. And if you’d rather find relaxation on the inside of the house, there’s a sandstone fireplace in the family room, and a conservatory room overlooking the paved courtyard and pool. The seven-bedroom home also comes with such features as a tennis court, piano room, three full-brick stables and two paddocks. View this amazing property here.

Biltmore, the Albert Park penthouse, sells for $4.5m+

albert park

A truly historic building in Victoria’s Albert Park has had its penthouse sell for $4.55million – and you can now rent it for $3,000 a week. The apartment, known as the ‘Biltmore’, was put on the market by owners Sandra Powell and Andrew King. The couple are renowned for being avid collectors of world-famous street art and are huge supporters of the local scene, becoming patrons to many a Melburnian artist. The penthouse of the 1888 Biltmore building was bought in 2005 for around the $2.85million mark, having been converted from a hotel premises. Before then, 1888 Biltmore has had quite a dynamic history, having been built in the 19th century and designed by architect Walter S Law. It was created to be the Albert Park Coffee Palace, one of … Continue reading

Will this apartment in East Melbourne sell for $24m?

150 Clarendon Street

This apartment in East Melbourne’s 150 Clarendon Street building could possibly smash previous records if its sale for around $24million goes through. Anton Wongtrakun of Dingle Partners, an agent regularly seen on The Block, is handling the sale of the seven-bedroom property, which is the result of combining three neighbouring apartments. It includes eight bedrooms, a full-height library, alfresco terraces and a dedicated cinema room. The price tag would comfortably outdo the previous record, a sale last month in Sydney of a five-bedroom Bondi penthouse. The Pacific Bondi Beach property is said to have sold for a price “in excess of $21million.” View the property here. 

The $12.5m+ mansion up for sale in the UK – with 365 rooms

Wentworth Woodhouse

A mansion twice the size of Buckingham Palace situated in South Yorkshire, UK, is currently on the market – and boasts 365 rooms. An asking price for Wentworth Woodhouse of around £7million (over $12.5million at the current exchange rate) may seem cheap for the country’s largest mansion – especially as the new owner could, after all, potentially sleep in a different room for every night of the year. It is warned, however, that the property will need some attention; estimates are that necessary renovations could cost around £42million (over $78million). The Grade I listed manor is situated on over 100 hectares, has the longest country house facade in Europe (over 600 feet) and includes more than eight kilometres of corridor. In its recent history, Wentworth Woodhouse was home to … Continue reading