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May 2015

The two homes on same Mount Eliza street that could total $5.8m+

49 Watts Parade

Two homes currently being offered by the same real estate company could net a total of nearly $6million if their price hopes are met. Aqua Real Estate have on their books ‘Yamminga‘ – a four-bedroom residence renovated in a French style that comes with bespoke library and solar heated saltwater pool – at Watts Parade in Mount Eliza. It has hopes of $2.6million plus. Meanwhile, across the road, the home known as ‘New Hampshire‘ – also four bedroom, with in-ground pool, tennis court, private guest suite and huge outdoor deck with terrace – has hopes of $3.2million. View 48 Watts Parade here and 49 Watts Parade here.

Elaine, the Fairfax-owned home that may need four buyers?


A mansion in Double Bay, owned by the Fairfax family for over a century, was set to completely obliterate previous property records when it went on the market in 2013. It was reported this week, however, that it could now be turned into four homes instead.  The 1870s property known as ‘Elaine’, which was purchased in 1911 by Geoffrey Fairfax for 2100 pounds sterling, has been in the Fairfax family for four generations. It was expected to net a staggering sum when it went on sale – indeed, some predicted it would reach a nine-figure price tag. Reports this week, however, suggest a different future for the trophy home. Vendor John Fairfax has submitted plans to the council that involve adding on additional residences, turning Elaine into a … Continue reading

Your own private 306 acres – with 6km of waterfront


A rare 306-acre parcel of land that takes up the eastern end of Goodwood Island in NSW is now available – and it comes with an enviable 6km of waterfront.  The pristine waterfront on the Clarence River and North Arm stretches alongside the property, considered good cattle grazing land. There are also two fully-renovated two-bedroom dwellings and an outside entertaining area constructed between them, all of which have stunning river views.  For more information view the listing here.

Luxuriously relaxed: Oracle Apartments set the benchmark


In an area set to be reborn as one of Perth’s most desirable urban neighbourhoods, Oracle Apartments will offer 22 floors of world-class architecture. A wide range of residences have been incorporated into the design, from studios to one and two-bedroom apartments, and three-bedroom penthouses. The interiors include first-class fittings, lush finishes and low-energy appliances. Each balcony is at least 10sqm, and cleverly designed blade walls ensure privacy and wind protection. Stunning views, natural light and ventilation are also key features. The building will be encased in sheer curtains of glass and topped with soaring blade elements, so controlled natural light will be available in virtually every internal space. Oracle Apartments are being designed as a new kind of urban community, with two common areas … Continue reading

Former billionaire relists Brisbane River beaut


Unique Estates have recently relisted one of the homes owned by Terry Peabody, the founder of Transpacific Industries, and his wife Mary. The six bedroom, six bathroom property in Moggill, QLD known as ‘White Waltham’ is one of Brisbane’s largest private residences, sitting as it does on over 4 hectares. The trophy residence was designed in the 1950s and comes with separate four-bedroom lodgings for staff. It also features a pool, two tennis courts, summer house, an orchard and a 300-metre waterfront. View the property video here.  

The remarkable renovated retreat in Russell Lea

Russell Lea

A superb architectural transformation has re-invented this four bedroom home in Russell Lea, while retaining its original character. Designed to optimise space and natural light, it makes an exceptional home for the entertainer with a layout ideal for seamless indoor/outdoor living. The light filled open living area has heated concrete flooring, and there is a Vergola-covered barbecue patio and leafy garden outside. It features four large bedrooms including a master with open ensuite, a deluxe bathroom with freestanding tub and internal garden, ducted air conditioning, alarm, storage and secure car spaces. The property is scheduled for auction on May 30. View the property video here.  Via The Real Estate Conversation

High-tech Brighton East mansion up for auction this month

46 canberra grove

This magnificent four bedroom, four bathroom mansion, an excellent example of a high-tech home currently on the market, goes up for auction in Brighton East later this month. Blending spectacular indulgence with high tech edge over three levels, the property brings Boston Brownstone architecture to Bayside Melbourne. The property includes a bespoke gourmet stone and Miele kitchen with huge butlers pantry, outdoor music streaming and heated pool. It also has a basement “man cave” with surround sound, a games area with under-water window, gymnasium, cellar and six-car basement garage. This is all set amongst 800 square metres of beautifully landscaped surrounds. View the property video here. Via The Real Estate Conversation