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Sydney’s tallest tower could have apartments reaching $10m highs

Sydney's tallest building

The development due to be Sydney’s tallest ever residential building is already attracting huge buyer interest – and the penthouses could reach a $10million price tag. The Greenland Centre, the new 66-storey building due to have nearly 500 apartments, is being listed with a guide between $1.6million and $10million for two to four bedroom residences. The penthouses and sub-penthouses, situated around 200 metres above ground, are expected to start at around $5million. Situated on the corner of Bathurst Street and Pitt Street, at the heart of the CBD, the upper levels will therefore have stunning full panoramic views of the city, Sydney Harbour and the nearby parkland. Find out more information here.

‘Margarine mansion’ Meadow Lea is the toast of Lindfield – and is now for sale

Meadow Lea

Meadow Lea, a property built in the 1940s for margarine magnate James Armstrong, is now on the market. Armstrong – who was sales manager for the popular spread company of the same name between 1934 and 1945 – had Meadow Lea built in the art deco style across four housing plots in East Lindfield, Sydney. Since then it has had quite a distinguished ownership history, with the first sale in 1948 to nightclub owner Azzalin Romano, who bought it for £17,000 (he had been financially aided by the winnings of his racehorse Bernborough). Romano in turn sold the estate to Hollywood producer Louis B Mayer in 1946 for a then-record £93,000, but it was sold again in 1955 for a dramatically lower £25,000. However, since being occupied by Victoria’s … Continue reading

Coming up in 2014: Fairfax family’s ‘Elaine’ sale set to double previous price record


A mansion in Sydney owned by the Fairfax family for over a century is about to hit the market – and is set to completely obliterate previous property records. The 1870s house known as ‘Elaine’, which was purchased in 1911 by Geoffrey Fairfax for 2100 pounds sterling, has been in the Fairfax family for four generations. When it goes on sale in late January, it’s expected to net a staggering sum – indeed, some predict it will reach a nine-figure price tag. Despite the high expectations, the property is considered a redundant asset in need of some renovation, as it has not been occupied by the Fairfaxes for two decades now. It has been put on the market by John B Fairfax, who denied rumours … Continue reading

Get delivered to door of 5 star Sydney waterfront home by seaplane

Max Walls seaplane

A breath-taking waterfront home currently on the market gives its approximate time distance from Sydney’s CBD by both car and, unusually, seaplane. That’s because a seaplane – the much quicker option – will transport you from the city right to the front door. Surrounded by national parkland – the listing exclaims that “you barely see another home when taking in the breathtaking views” – the home is easily accessed, thanks to its pontoon, in about 18 minutes via seaplane from the CBD. On the inside the 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom property boasts a glass elevator, home cinema room, self-contained guest suite and large wine cellar. There’s also a boat shed in case you need somewhere to keep your own private sea vessel, plus off-street parking for 9 cars … Continue reading

‘Ultra’ could have perfect penthouse on Gold Coast – for offers over $10m

Ultra Broadbeach

A two-level penthouse in Broadbeach may currently be one of the Gold Coast’s most expensive properties – and it’s just gone up for sale. The luxury property, situated at the top of the ‘Ultra’ building on George Avenue, was two separate apartments only a few years ago. When the first apartment was bought as a ‘shell’ in 2005 for over $3.5million, it was completely fitted out before the adjoining penthouse was purchased for $3million and knocked through. This means that the stunning property now takes up over 10,000 square feet of the top floor, with four bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It also means that virtually all of the rooms – including the art studio, wet bar and gym – have a spectacular view over the Gold Coast. … Continue reading

Truly extravagant apartment on Sydney Wharf listed for $8.8million

sydney harbour feldi

With a recent biopic of Liberace currently doing the rounds, potential luxury home buyers might have in mind a property that’s both grand and eye-poppingly extravagant. Those people might want to take a look at an apartment currently for sale in Sydney, fit to house the man himself. The position of the property, at the northernmost point of Sydney wharf, means that the views stretching across the harbour and Sydney city skyline are spectacular – but it’s the view of the inside that ought to be seen to be believed. As the listing quite accurately states: “If you are looking for a neutral, white tone property, do not inspect this apartment.” The interiors of the four-bedroom, four-bathroom home, which covers around 3,000 square feet, are … Continue reading

Chenchow Little-designed trophy home Freshwater House listed expecting $4.75 million+


The Chenchow Little-designed, Freshwater House is on the market for the first time with a price guide of over $4.75 million. Built in 2008, Sydney’s Freshwater House won the coveted Robyn Boyd award – Australia’s peak architectural award for residential – in 2009. The property features four bedrooms and three bathrooms over three levels, with the upper level dark-bronze panels retracting at the push of a button. The entertainer’s kitchen includes three ovens and three sides of the house feature large sliding glass doors. The property also boasts an elevated swimming pool with a waterfall and garden. Located on Undercliff Road, Freshwater House is only metres from Freshwater Beach and offers ocean views. “The market in Freshwater has been very strong of late with more … Continue reading

Aussie Island for sale $6.75 million


Turtle Island, off the coast of Gladstone, Queensland, is back on the market and asking $6.75 million. Its current owners are reportedly a Sydney couple, property developer Steven Christofidellis and his wife Macia. According to the listing, Julia Roberts missed out on purchasing the island 8 years ago. Will Julia Roberts be back to secure an Australian hideaway? The island was developed by horse-racing’s Bob Bentley, who purchased it in 1994 for $300,000. The current owners paid around $3 million for the 23-acre island escape. Turtle Island comes with a four-bedroom house, with five bathrooms, tropical gardens, a tennis court, pool and helipad. Turtle Island is for sale through Richard Vanhoff of Coldwell Banker GC Property Group.

Harbourfront Curraghbeena House in Point Piper with Chinese boat house expecting $7 million plus


Talk of the town, this is one of the top listings to hit the autumn market. What makes it so special is its Chinese style timber boat shed. One of only two Chinese style boathouses on the harbor, the other being at Point Piper. Curraghbeena House on the Mosman waterfront is currently owned by Alliance Aviation Services founder and chairman Steve Padgett and his wife Lorraine. The restoration of the c1905 home was overseen by architects Gary Barnes and Mike Blakeney. The Padgetts purchased the property as three split apartments between 1996 and 2004 for a total of $2,295,000. Now a home with four bedrooms and four bathrooms, with unobstructed panoramic harbour views, the boatshed and a sandstone harbor pool, this is a rare Sydney … Continue reading

Highest price in Sydney for a property this year: $33 million


The Bang & Olufsen house (rumoured to be named by Elton John after its look as a hi-fi sound system from the water) has sold for a record price. Not only is it the highest price this year for Sydney at $33 million, it’s the third highest residential price recorded in Sydney. Is it a sign the prestige waterfront market in Sydney could be picking up? Situated in Point Piper, Elton John once showed interest in buying the property back in the late 1980’s and offered $11 million to buy it, even though it wasn’t on the market at the time, but John changed his mind on buying in Sydney. The new owner remains a mystery, with the home changing hands through silent sale. But they’re … Continue reading