We wouldn’t mind coming home to a home with a heated pool and manicured garden, or one with a private tennis court. This week, there’s even a grand property with equestrian facilities on the cards.
From Sydney’s eastern suburbs to Melbourne’s blue-chip suburbs and by the beach in Surfers Paradise, here are some of the most magnificent listings on the Australian market.
You’d be forgiven for thinking someone has positioned the Harbour Bridge solely for your personal viewing pleasure at this harbourside residence, one of four, whole-floor apartments directly opposite Sir David Martin Reserve.
There are terraces front and back, a selection of living areas and a kitchen with butler’s pantry.
The guide sits between $8.5 million and $9 million, with Ray White Double Bay agent Elliott Placks leading the campaign.
Arched casement windows and an arched colonnade framing the covered terrace are highlights at Benyar, a 1930s residence wrapped in established gardens complete with heated pool and pool house.
Inside you’ll find parquetry floors, Perrin and Rowe tapware, Villeroy & Boch fixtures and finishes in marble, stone and travertine.
Darren Lewenberg of Ray & Burton South Yarra is fielding expressions of interest, which close on August 27, with a guide of $11.5 million to $12.5 million.
The kids can walk to school at Knox and Abbotsleigh from Springfields Estate, an award-winning property on 4704 square metres of manicured grounds with pool and tennis court.
Showcasing stained-glass, parquetry floors, high timber-panelled ceilings and decorative plasterwork, the property is one of the upper north shore’s finest.
Set on more than three hectares, this newly completed, tri-level home comes with an infinity pool and a travertine terrace with outdoor kitchen.
It’s a 20-minute drive to the beach and 40 minutes into the city.
Tiffany Perez from Greg Gilbert Real Estate leads the expressions of interest campaign, and has quoted a $5 million price guide.
Anyone dreaming of an equestrian lifestyle will likely fall in love with Lakelands, a first-class agistment facility on 24.69 hectares.
The farm has 36 paddocks and a stable complex almost as impressive as the homestead, a country-style, five-bedroom residence wrapped in a verandah decked with Merbau and overlooking a swimming pool.
Surrounded by wineries and with horse-riding hiking trails on your doorstep, Lakelands is only an hour from Melbourne and five minutes’ drive to the beach.
Penny Verco from Homes & Acreage has provided a price range of $3.699 million to $3.999 million.
Claiming 14 metres of beach frontage on one of the country’s most famous coastlines, this contemporary, two-storey detached residence is part of the exclusive Jade tower complex.
With five en suite bedrooms and an office, the property features open-plan living spaces extending to a covered deck and plunge pool with glorious ocean views.
There’s a kitchen with butler’s pantry, a family room, an office and a self-contained studio. It’s a five-minute walk to Cavill Avenue shops and restaurants.
The property is listed for $6.6 million with Tolemy Stevens of Harcourts Coastal.
One of just 12 residences in the upmarket Echelon development, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment laps up panoramic river and city skyline views.
Designed by the award-winning Giorgi Architects & Builders, the property is a 10-minute ferry ride from the CBD and set within Mends Street’s dining and shopping precinct.
The striking apartment has over 300 square metres of indoor and outdoor living space and lift access from double security parking.
Christopher Dee of Realmark Urban is looking for offers from $5.495 million.
Boasting north-facing views over Middle Harbour from all three levels, this sun-filled family home on Balmoral’s Golden Mile is just footsteps from Chinamans Beach.
A versatile floorplan has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, and multiple living spaces at both entry level and on the lower ground floor.
The updated eat-in kitchen has Miele appliances, there’s an office and a sound-proofed media room and the option for a self-contained granny flat.
Tim Foote of Belle Property Mosman is guiding $8 million ahead of the August 27 auction.