Canberra’s highest-selling $1 million-plus homes of 2015 – and where to find them

More than 36 homes in Canberra sold for $2 million or more last year.More than 36 homes in Canberra sold for $2 million or more last year. Photo: ******

More than 36 homes in Canberra sold for $2 million or more in the past year.

The top sales were among more than 400 reaching $1 million-plus throughout the ACT in 2015.

While most were in the capital’s inner north and inner south, almost a third were in the remaining suburbs.

The most expensive single-dwelling sale was a house at 9 Baudin Street in Forrest that sold for a cool $3.71 million in May.

Next in line was a property at 15 Tennyson Crescent, also in Forrest, that sold for almost $3.22 million in September.

 A property at 51 Moore Street in Turner sold for $5.4 million in December, and the site is being converted into a multi-unit development.

Not surprisingly, the inner south was home to the highest-selling houses and apartments.

The most $1 million-plus properties sold in 2015 can be found in Red Hill, where 37 homes cracked seven digits.

Next was Griffith and Deakin with 34 properties in each suburb selling for $1 million or more, followed by Campbell with 27.

Forrest and Yarralumla are home to 26 each, followed by Ainslie with 21 and O’Connor with 20.

In total, 197 residential properties worth $1 million or more were sold in the inner south, 100 in the inner north and 76 in Woden.

Woden’s top sale was 9 Terrigal Crescent in O’Malley for $2.8 million in September.

The remaining Canberra regions also recorded expensive sales.

Gungahlin recorded 23, including nine in Nicholls alone.

The top sale was a property at 55 Sue Geh Circuit that sold for $2.01 million in October.

Nicholls led house price growth in Canberra throughout the second half of 2015 with its median value skyrocketing 12 per cent.

Meanwhile, Tuggeranong chipped in with three properties, including the $1.075 million sale of 24 Staunton Place in Gordon in November.

Nine homes were sold for $1 million or more in Weston Creek, including seven in Chapman alone. The most expensive sale was of 29 Percy Crescent for $1.56 million in February, 2015.

Another three were in the Molonglo Valley suburb of Wright.

Belconnen was home to 28 $1 million-plus sales with a property at 36 Bindel Street, Aranda, selling for a cool $1.85 million in December.

The results exclude the sale of multi-unit or townhouse developments, but a few entries involved the sale of dual properties or single-dwelling properties earmarked for townhouse or unit redevelopment.

Sales were fairly spread across the calendar year, but more buyers secured homes during spring.

The highest number of million-dollar sales was in November, when 62 properties were sold.

Another 46 were sold in October, ahead of 42 in September.

The top suburbs for $1 million-plus sales in 2015

(Source: Allhomes)

Red Hill – 37

Deakin – 34

Griffith – 34

Campbell – 27

Forrest – 26

Yarralumla – 26

Ainslie – 21

O’Connor – 20

Kingston – 18

Garran – 17

How many $1 million-plus homes were sold in each region?

Inner south – 197 

Inner north – 100

Woden – 76

Belconnen – 28

Gungahlin-Hall – 23

Weston Creek-Molonglo – 12

Tuggeranong – 3