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Seclusion by the sea could be yours in Rye

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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.

A Jewel in the Peninsula’s Crown

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An iconic property situated on the exclusive Mornington Peninsula, the holiday playground of the super wealthy, is on the market in excess of $12 million. The sale of this unique architect designed property presents a rare opportunity to buy a significant estate in Merricks, where the last property to be sold on this exclusive enclave was over five years ago. “Properties on the Mornington Peninsula are the most sought after trophy homes in Australia, or even the Asia Pacific Region,” says Agent, Tom Ormerod. Completed in 2007, after four years of planning and construction, ‘Cunana’ was designed by award-winning architect Alfred de Bruyne of SJB Architects; with SJB Interiors completing the interior design. The home is composed of rammed earth bricks, which were made on … Continue reading

Penthouse heaven with Halo

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Perth’s new art deco inspired Halo on Mount development presents a lavish Penthouse for sale for $3.75 million. A rare occurrence where the Architect is also the Developer, award winning Architect Barry Baltinas, of Baltinas Architects, has taken a personal interest in Halo on Mount in Perth. The firm is responsible for some landmark buildings across the state, including the Miami on Bellevue Terrace, Kings Park, and Kingdom in South Perth. Split over two levels, the Penthouse includes a generous master suite, two other guest bedrooms, study and sitting area, separate living and dining, an enclosed ‘Winter garden’ balcony, gourmet kitchen, four-car garage, and a private Rooftop Terrace with a state of the art induction BBQ, swimming spa-jet pool which takes in Perth’s most spectacular … Continue reading

Discount Mansions

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The changing property market on the Gold Coast makes it the perfect time to inspect some of Australia’s most beautiful properties – of course, strictly by private appointment only. Take, for example, the ‘Modernist Masterpiece’ designed by prominent Australian architect Alex Popov. The property is situated on the riverfront at the Gold Coast’s most exclusive address, Cronin Island. The showpiece home features five luxurious bedrooms, four bathrooms and a powder room. The architect’s understated elegance sees the unique open plan living space look out to the inviting heated pool and river. The landscaping is the work of celebrity gardener Andrew Pfieffer. The master wing is completed by stunning balcony views, bathroom, and extensive walk-in-robe. The home also features a detached bungalow, with guest bedroom, bathroom … Continue reading

Snap up Paul Hogan’s Estate!

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Duncan and Sally Mount, who previously owned Boomerang in Sydney, are selling their current estate in Byron Bay’s hinterland for $7.9 million. The property was built for Australian movie hero Paul Hogan and his wife Linda. Paul’s brief to the architect was to build him a home fit for an Italian Prince. “The home has had no expense spared and features some of the most beautiful arched windows I have ever seen,” says agent Nicolette van Wijngaarden. Named Cedar Springs, Hogan and his wife, whom were famously married within the grounds, lived on the property for 15 years from 1991. The property features five spacious bedroom suites, a resort style pool with gazebo, huge formal and informal living areas, spectacular outdoor and indoor entertaining areas … Continue reading

Just Jeans founders to sell Oasis

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Craig and Connie Kimberley, who’s family founded the Just Jeans Group fashion and apparel retail giant, have placed their Port Douglas hilltop retreat on the market. Kalimna, which is aboriginal for ‘beautiful place’, is the largest private residential property in Port Douglas, with its land size being in excess of 4000 square metres. It boasts panoramic views over the Coral Sea, Four Mile beach through to the rainforest beyond.    Built in 1991, the residence was designed by award winning architect Christine Vadasz and consists of nine separate pavilions that cascade down the hillside, linked by elevated walkways, stone pathways and an inclinator. “Buildings should merge with the landscape, flowing down and across the land like water. They should respond to the landscape and the … Continue reading

New life in an old form

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Constructive Group Managing Director Richard Harris, and Dietitian wife Carly, have listed their home for sale in the Melbourne suburb of Prahran after 10 years. Richard has had a 16 year career in the commercial construction industry working on some of Melbourne’s landmark buildings such as Crown Casino, Chadstone Shopping centre, and the ‘Trail of the Elephants’ and Orangutan enclosure at the Melbourne Zoo. Their home, which was featured in Home Beautiful in 2005, is positioned close to the wonderful things that diverse and funky Prahran has to offer, whilst being far enough away to offer a peaceful retreat. Renovated under the close direction of Architect Andrew Wilson, the home includes the original Victorian frontage and façade, a gas heated plunge pool, climate controlled wine … Continue reading

$25 Million Majestic Mansion

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Retired businessman Peter Longford and his wife Pauline are selling their family home in the Western Australian suburb of Applecross. The stunning riverfront estate is located on the prestigious Majestic Peninsula and boasts an extra wide frontage of nearly 40 metres, and views across Melville Water to Kings Park and the City Centre. The award-winning house was designed by Allan McDonald, with inspiration taken from Addison Mizner, a famous American Architect synonymous with Florida’s Gold Coast with Spanish, Moroccan and Italian influence. The home boasts voluminous proportions, and vast open plan spaces. It includes a mammoth master retreat with a private entrance foyer, adjoining private sitting area, walk in dressing room, and his and hers toilets off a sumptuous master ensuite. The house also includes … Continue reading

Designer Penthouse

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Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach is seeing a new breed of uber-cool and super luxurious apartments arise from what was fast becoming a decaying mass of post war buildings. Leading the pack of exclusive boutique developments in the area is the ‘Paloma’ building. Designed by award-winning architect Giles Tribe and multi-award-winning interior designers RLD, ‘Paloma’ is located in the heart of Bondi’s vibrant café scene and just 200 metres from the beach. On the market this month is its elegant penthouse, offering all the benefits of contemporary city living within an idyllic coastal setting. The apartment features approximately 216 square metres of spacious living space, private terraces, gourmet kitchen, media room, zoned air conditioning and under floor heating, separate laundry, two separate security car spaces, master … Continue reading

DESIGN YOUR OWN OSHEN PENTHOUSE

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In a first for Central Queensland, the developer of the $35 million Oshen project in Yeppoon is offering a unique, one-off opportunity for buyers to join forces with the award-winning architect, and principal of DMA Group Architectst, David Millis, to design their own dream penthouse. Concept Living Properties (CLP), which is behind the innovative 59-apartment project in the heart of Yeppoon, will give the buyer of the last remaining Oshen penthouse the opportunity to incorporate their own layout and design touches with the help of David Millis. Earlier this year, the first of Oshen’s two spectacular penthouses sold to Rockhampton buyers for $1.985 million. CLP director Sandy Murdoch said the ‘design your own penthouse’ offering represents an exceptional opportunity for the buyer of Oshen’s last … Continue reading