Australia is in the middle of a renovating and building boom, with many home owners racing to get in on the action.
But for those wanting to avoid rolling up their sleeves, we’ve rounded up some turnkey homes that have returned to the market after a stylish renovation.
Whether you’re looking for a renovated gem or inspiration for your own project, here are some new(ish) and improved properties on the market.
Headed to auction later this month with a guide of $3.15 million, this family home on the upper north shore has undergone a stylish renovation.
The four-bedroom house last sold in 2016 for $2.05 million, records show, with a new kitchen, bathrooms (including the addition of a third bathroom) and landscaping added in the years since — not to mention a wine cellar — and the facade and interiors also transformed.
The property is listed with Jason Roach of The Agency North.
In the eastern suburbs, a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is looking refreshed after undergoing some cosmetic upgrades since it last sold in 2014 for $1.52 million.
The Surry Hills apartment, which covers almost 150 square metres, has been freshly painted, with new carpet in the bedrooms and floating timber floors in the living and dining area.
The apartment is listed with Charles Touma of Ray White Touma Group.
Back in Sydney’s north, a renovated four-bedroom house on a corner block has come onto the market in Seaforth.
The property, which has a price guide of $2.9 million, has had a total revamp since it was last on the market as an original condition four-bedroom, one-bathroom house in 2009 when it sold for $1.101 million.
Gone is the blue kitchen, the green bedroom walls and the floral carpet, and in its place a modern family home with new flooring and extra storage, among other upgrades.
Jason Guildea of Guildea Residential has the listing.
Extensively renovated and extended since it last traded, this Murrumbeena property has been upgraded from a two-bedroom, one-bathroom period home into a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house with multiple living spaces, a pool, two study areas and a gym.
At its centre is a modern kitchen and dining area with a butlers pantry, built-in Bosche appliances including a coffee machine, and a gas pebble fireplace. Meanwhile, the light-filled living room overlooks the heated swimming pool and paved outdoor areas with a built-in barbecue.
The house last sold for $660,000 in 2011, records show, and now has a price guide of $2 million-2.1 million. Charlie Darlow of Buxton Oakleigh has the listing.
Nearby in Bentleigh East, a family home has returned to the market for the second time in just over four years.
The colourful feature walls and dated kitchen and bathrooms found in the home back in 2017 — when the property last sold for $1.715 million— are long gone. However, heritage features like the ceiling roses and decorative cornices have all been beautifully restored.
The property has a price guide of $1.95 million-$1.98 million and is listed with Sam Maley of Buxton Real Estate Bentleigh.
This stylish Queensland home has undergone a full renovation and extension since it last sold as a three-bedroom house in 2015 for $492,000.
Now a five-bedroom, two-bathroom family home, the property has a modern open-plan kitchen, living and dining area that opens out to a spacious balcony with a deck that has city views.
Ray White Aspley of Harpreet Singh has the listing, which will go to auction on June 29, and as such does not have a price guide.
In Bardon, a grand Queenslander built circa 1926, has been recently upgraded from a two-bedroom, one-bathroom home into a five-bedroom, three-bathroom house.
The bulk of the new additions are found on the new lower level of the home, though walls have been knocked out upstairs to transform the space into a large open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area. Meanwhile, a new deck and pool have been added in the backyard, and a carport now sits at the front of the 405-square-metre property.
Records show the home last sold for $940,000 in 2017 when it sat on a larger 810-square-metre block. The house is listed with Judi O’Dea of Ray White Paddington.
South of the river, in Highgate Hill, a three-bedroom, one-bathroom family home has been given a monochrome makeover – complete with a new bathroom, new kitchen, laundry space, improved deck and yard.
The house last sold for $780,000 in 2017, when it was advertised as the perfect post-war renovator.
Robert Ferguson of McGrath Paddington has the listing.