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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

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

Mesmerising views. Perfection throughout.


This just completed, three bedroom Docklands residence reflects a perfectionist’s approach to establishing fresh benchmarks for quality in a location defined by mesmerising views over Victoria Harbour to the city. This exquisite new home offers three floors of luxury living, constructed with the finest materials and an eye for detail. On the ground floor, a three car garage at the rear leads into utility areas including storeroom, separate workshop and laundry. Wine lovers will really appreciate the large wine cellar with floor-to-ceiling racks and independent temperature control. A spacious ground floor bedroom (with walk-in robe and full en suite bathroom), opens onto its own expansive terrace. On the first floor, a huge light-filled living area with feature fireplace leads through to the dining area and … Continue reading

Point Piper at its best


Discretely located above Seven Shillings Beach, in the prestigious Sydney suburb of Point Piper, this Tzannes Associates-designed residence is a haven of style and security set against a magical Sydney Harbour and Bridge backdrop. Tzannes Associates took the classic P&O style residence, a style built after the iconic ocean liners during the Art Deco period, and transformed it into an impressive three-storey family home we see today. The firm also won an AIA (NSW) Commendation in 2010 for the home’s crowning glory, its impressive rooftop pavilion. The traditional curved windows and feature walls of the original building have been retained and enhanced to dramatic effect, with the new design taking full advantage of the view. The main residence accommodates four bedrooms and four bathrooms, including … Continue reading

Backyard Oasis


An oasis awaits the future owner of a contemporary residence in Sunnyside Estate, Camberwell. The owner, Cameron Alderson, is no stranger to property. As the director of boutique developer Red.C, Alderson is responsible for developing townhouses in West Footscray, Sandringham and Valley Lake. Red.C are currently developing homes in partnership with Michael Yates, their joined projects include 50 Claremont, South Yarra, which is currently under construction. The secluded property showcases an elegant, modern design with extensive living areas. They include a formal lounge room, dining rooms, living room and rumpus. The luxury four-bedroom home also has a master bedroom with ensuite and balcony, a cellar, a library, two powder rooms and two bathrooms. The sprawling house is a stunning combination of design and nature. The … Continue reading

Private property: Sydney’s new secret


A slice of Sydney presents a secluded oasis in the heart of the Eastern suburbs for $15.85 million. Located in the prestigious and beautiful, leafy suburb of Woollahra, the property is a rare sanctuary where glamour and sophistication meet with calm open spaces. This newly built masterpiece has been designed by world-class architects, Gerard Thomas and Associates and features interiors by Coco Republic. Set on an exclusive 1,580 square metre parcel of north-easterly facing land, the property welcomes you through elegant gates, along a meandering driveway, to the homes impressive American Oak double entrance doors. The three-level house includes four living areas, two dining areas, five large bedrooms, six bathrooms, home office, private gymnasium, a fully appointed kitchen, home theatre room with built-in under-floor power … Continue reading

Just what the doctor ordered


Phil and Robin McGraw are selling their home for $6.25 million. Better known as Dr. Phil, the celebrity psycho-analyser is quite famous for his dabbles in real estate, negotiating numerous high-end investments over the years – including properties for the couple’s two adult sons. The property features a gated drive leading to a 6,980 square foot mock-Mediterranean mansion. It includes five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a double-height entry with sweeping stairwell, formal and informal living rooms, formal dining room, chef’s kitchen, theatre, home office, sunroom, den, and a temperature controlled wine storage facility. The grounds also include a three-car garage, free-form swimming pool and spa, and an outdoor entertaining terrace with an open fireplace and a built-in grill station.