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A surfers paradise on The Sunshine Coast


Bob Cooper’s boards have carried surfers on waves all over the world and now he and wife Wils’ beautiful surf-side home at Marcus Beach on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is on the market.   Bob’s trade as a board shaper began in California before Australian waves lured him and led to a long professional career with the likes of Barry Bennett and Hayden Kenny, and his own business.   After 26 years raising a family and running his own successful venture in Coffs Harbour, he and Wils retired to the Sunshine Coast 17 years ago and built their Steven Kidd-designed Santa Fe-style villa on a beach fronting block with ocean views from the home and pool.   It was romance that drew them back to the … Continue reading

Mornington’s Glory


Michael Crowder, Director of the progressive commercial property agency Nichols Crowder Property Solutions, is selling his Victorian coastal home for above $2.5 million. The brand new property on Mount Eliza’s golden mile was built using renowned Richmond Architect Russell Barrett, and enlisted landscaping designer Michael Linton-LaFontaine to bring together a stunning result. Situated with beach at the end of the street and village cafes and boutique shops within walking distance the private home is a blend of classic and contemporary style. It includes an expansive living room with an open fireplace, formal dining area, a stunning kitchen with floor to ceiling windows, rumpus room, separate laundry, a Master retreat with a sizeable en suite and his and hers walk in wardrobes, three further bedrooms, and … Continue reading

Peter Stokes to sell in Malvern


Linfox Chief Operating Officer, Peter Stokes, and his interior designer wife, Genevieve Liedel, are selling their home in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern for over $2 million. Under Genevieve’s supervision, the c1908 Edwardian home has been superbly renovated to blend with the latest contemporary style. It includes both formal and informal living areas, gourmet kitchen, a master retreat set amongst the tree-tops with walk-in-robe, a designer en-suite and private balcony, and three further bedrooms. It also boasts a spectacular garden and pool area created by famed landscape designer, Jack Merlo. For further information, find it on Millionplus.

Exceptional Family Luxury


Robert McClure, Chairman of Life Fitness Australia and thoroughbred horse breeder, is selling his home in the prestigious Melbourne suburb of Toorak for $3.5 million. Situated on the corner of a tranquil cul-de-sac and walking distance to Toorak Village, the house features a captivating blend of European elegance and distinctive designer style through beautiful formal rooms, a grand entrance hall with a sweeping staircase, an inviting study with gas log fireplace, gourmet kitchen, four bedrooms, four bathrooms, home theatre, double garage, and a separate laundry. There’s also gorgeous family dining and living rooms that open onto a picturesque North facing landscaped garden and luxurious swimming pool. For further information, find it on Millionplus.

Pam Anderson’s Beach House for Rent


Canadian-American actress, Playboy Playmate, and all-round, top-heavy tabloid personality, Pamela Anderson has listed her ‘Romantic Malibu Beach House’ up for rent for $20,000 per week or $75,000 per month. The 44 year old has listed the property on holiday rental site VRBO with a few personal touches, including her reasons for renting it out so soon after completing renovations. “I’m traveling so much these days and am enjoying a lot more time in my native Canada with my family… I’m finally willing to share my masterpiece–what I’ve co-created with a handful of green architects and designers/inspired by my favorite architect Lautner- this is my humble stab at perfection…it’s a magical spot… ” – Pamela. The home, which has been decorated by Anderson, includes three bedrooms, … Continue reading

Your Ticket to Rye


A resort-inspired home on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula is for sale this month, showcasing all the best of coastal living in a five-star environment. The timber and limestone residence is set on 2.5 acres in Rye, only moments from stunning beaches, wineries, world-class golf courses, and the cosmopolitan seaside township of Sorrento. The home includes a vast central living and dining zone, chefs kitchen, three fitted bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a luxuriously appointed master bedroom with private deck, ensuite, and dressing room. “You no longer need to look in Portsea to find this level of perfection and luxury”, says agent Sally Johnstone. Outside boasts a spectacular pool and spa area with a showpiece covered alfresco zone with an outdoor kitchen, open fireplace and outdoor television. To … Continue reading

The Ultimate Melbourne Seclusion


One of the largest privately owned landholdings in Melbourne’s metropolitan area is for sale for $4 million. The architecturally designed masterpiece includes every conceivable family luxury, and cleverly integrates all five feng-shui elements into the buildings structure and layout. Built with entertaining in mind, the residence includes a vast collection of distinctive living areas, a banquet sized 12 person dining room, an alfresco lounge with an outdoor fire place, a floodlit tennis court, a 20 person Salvador Dali inspired hot tub, and three separate pools, including an indoor pool, a lagoon pool, and a dive pool. “The current owner is a dotcom prodigy…worth a mint, but only spends a couple of days a year in this property,” says Agent Robin Waterbury. The home, set on … Continue reading

Fashion founders on the move


Co-founder of one of Australia’s most well known fashion labels, Country Road, has listed his home in Melbourne’s Toorak for in excess of $7.5 million. Peter and Mandy Vial, who now run another successful retail venture, Elwood Jeans, built the home on a block that was originally on two titles. The property has retained many of the original established trees and gardens, which creates a spectacular setting for the architecturally designed, six bedroom home. It includes light filled entertaining and living rooms all orientated to the north, four bathrooms, separate study, elegant formal living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen, a cellar for 120 dozen bottles, and superb elevated views. The grounds include a full sized north south tennis court, swimming pool with spa, and a … Continue reading

A piece of the French countryside


An outstanding French inspired country villa is for sale on the Gold Coast for $4.9 million. Set on 7.5 acres of sprawling landscaped grounds, and positioned on a private hilltop, the impressively scaled home showcases an exceptional level of craftsmanship and impeccable attention to detail throughout. "It’s a comfortable big home, where both family and friends can totally relax,” says Ken Jacobs Agent, Darren Curtis. Named ‘La Campagne’, meaning ‘The Countryside’, the home was extensively renovated in 1999, and showcases 1200 square metres of living space with a distinctly European feel. The residence includes an impressive master bedroom with a dressing room and a circular ensuite bathroom with double vanities, spa bath, electronic rain censored sky-lights and a curved glass shower recess. It also includes … Continue reading

Tall order still vacant


The world’s most expensive home has once again made headlines and caused a stir, but for quite different reasons this time. The custom-built 27-story skyscraper in Mumbai was built for the world’s fifth richest man, Mukesh Ambani, but he is yet to formally move in after it was completed last year. Named ‘Antilla’, after the mythical island in the Atlantic, the home stands at 570 feet tall and was designed by architecture firms Perkins + Will and Hirsch Bedner Associates, the designers behind the Mandarin Oriental. It includes six stories of parking, nine elevators, double height ceilings, ballrooms, crystal chandelier ceilings, a four-storey open garden, and entertainment halls with retractable stages, green rooms, entourage rooms, three helipads, an entire level dedicated to health with a … Continue reading