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TripAdvisor has just named travellers’ picks for Australia’s best destinations

April 7, 2019

Australian Luxury Estate News

It’s a fairly quiet former mining town few people outside Australia have heard of — and not many Australians would think to specifically visit. But thanks to its proximity to the spectacular Hunter Valley wine region, the NSW town of Cessnock has just stumbled onto a list of Australia’s top 10 cities. TripAdvisor has just […]

The Hunter Valley's Hidden Gem

March 17, 2019

Australian Luxury Estate News

It’s been dubbed the “best-kept secret in the Hunter Valley” but the secret is well and truly out – Broke is stunning, secluded and produces an exceptional glass of wine.​   With impressive views just about everywhere you go, Broke is the quintessential rural retreat. It’s a peaceful pocket of the Valley that’s slightly off […]

Chinese Investment in Australia's Wineries on the Rise

February 3, 2019

Australian Luxury Estate News

When FeiFei Wang came to Australia four years ago she knew almost nothing about Australian wine. Now, she and two other Mandarin-speaking staff are serving Chinese customers at Tamburlaine Organic Wines in the Hunter Valley, in New South Wales. “Right now we have a lot of Chinese customers come to our winery. We have noticed how […]

Atlassian Co-Founder Snaps Up Fairwater Mansion for ‘Close to $100 Million’

October 4, 2018

Australian Luxury Estate News

THE most expensive home in this country’s history has just been snapped up by Aussie millionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes. The Atlassian co-founder broke the record after buying Lady Mary Fairfax’s Point Piper mansion, Fairwater. And while the exact amount has not been disclosed, according to media reports, Mr Cannon-Brookes bagged the property for a bargain-basement price […]

Kevin Sobels Wines Property Snapped Up for $7 Million by Sydney-Based Developer

August 2, 2018

Australian Luxury Estate News

SYDNEY-BASED property developer Romeciti has paid $7.3 million to acquire the 22-hectare Kevin Sobels Wines property on the corner of Halls and Broke roads, Pokolbin. The site, at the heart of the lower Hunter Valley tourist area, contains a 13-hectare vineyard and the Sobels winery, bottling line, cellars, tasting rooms, cellar door and manager’s residence. As […]

Hunter Valley: Far from the Madding Crowd

May 15, 2018

Australian Luxury Estate News

Seachangers from the NSW Central Coast are eyeing the wine-rich Hunter Valley as the next place for a treechange, arguing the coastal region north of Sydney is too crowded. “A lot of people from the Central Coast are now looking to relocate north to the Hunter Valley because about 10 years ago they went from […]

Four Hunter Vineyards on the Market for a Grand Total of $32 Million

May 15, 2018

Australian Luxury Estate News

Four of the Hunter’s most iconic vineyards are on the market and are expected to fetch a combined total of $32million. Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyard, Oakvale, Kevin Sobels Wines and Wandin Valley have all been listed with Jurd’s Real Estate Cessnock and according to owner Alan Jurd, each business is “trading solidly.” Krinklewood is tipped to fetch $10million.  […]

How Shane Warne Joined the Ranks of Australia’s Successful Renovators

March 19, 2018

Australian Luxury Estate News

CRICKET legend Shane Warne has delivered a different kind of flipper. The former test bowler has profited handsomely from flipping his Melbourne home after just 20 months ownership. It was the heritage Brighton trophy home he bought in 2016 for $14.2 million and sold last month for a reputed $20 million. The spin king’s off […]

Record-Breaking $22 Million Trophy Home Sells on the Sunshine Coast

March 14, 2018

Australian Luxury Estate News

A $22 million Sunshine Beach trophy home has been snapped up by a mystery buyer less than two weeks after Pat Rafter’s neighbouring $18 million mansion went under contract. In one of the biggest real estate deals in Queensland in recent years, 21-23 Webb Road — a seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom beachfront estate — has set a new record for the Sunshine Coast region, only streets […]

Three-Storey Mansion Sells for $3.3 Million Breaking Kellyville Record

March 9, 2018

Australian Luxury Estate News

A lavish three-story property in Sydney’s Hills District has sold for a whopping $3,325,000, setting a new suburb record for Kellyville. The 1091-square-metre parcel of land on Strathfillan Way last traded in 2014 for $620,000. The house comes with six double-sized bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a six-car garage,  a six-person lift as well as an infinity pool. The property was built […]

For Sale: Wandin Valley, With Vines and Olives, Listed Again

February 28, 2018

Australian Luxury Estate News

WANDIN VALLEY, the Hunter Valley winery named after a fictional village in the 1980s hit TV series A Country Practice, has been listed for sale. It last sold for $7 million less than two years ago when bought by a director of one of China’s largest animation studios, Lap Tung Tsoi. The 40ha Lovedale property […]

First-Home Buyers Can Dodge Stamp Duty on $1 Million-Plus Homes

February 8, 2018

Australian Luxury Estate News

FIRST-HOME buyers could buy million-dollar properties without spending a cent on stamp duty. But most of them aren’t aware of the quirk in the rules that could save them thousands of dollars, according to industry experts. When the State Government changed the rules for stamp duty payments for first-home buyers in July last year, a little publicised […]

Smart Homes, Blockchain and AI: How Tech Will Change Property in 2018

January 13, 2018

Australian Luxury Estate News

  Last year was a strong year for digital change with the arrival of Amazon, the launch of the Google Cloud Platform in Australia, Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa expanded and bitcoin went from $1000 to $22,000, with property owners willing to sell for the cryptocurrency. In the property space, we saw enormous growth of fractional […]

Best Luxury Features in Dream Homes in 2017

January 9, 2018

Australian Luxury Estate News

From a grand marble staircase to an outdoor pavilion, high-end Australian homes have over the top features most of us will only ever read about. Here’s a look at the best design features that money can buy as seen in high-end properties put on the market in 2017. Infinity pool with an incredible view It’s […]

Fitness Guru Michelle Bridges Outbids Chef Luke Mangan for $2.7M Weekender

January 5, 2018

Australian Luxury Estate News

It was a celebrity showdown at the auction of a Southern Highlands holiday house this week when fitness guru Michelle Bridges went head-to-head against chef Luke Mangan. Ultimately, Bridges came away the winner after a $2.7 million final bid on the five-bedroom homestead in Kangaloon at one of the last auctions for 2017. Local Southern Highlands sources say Bridges’ purchase ends […]

Phoenix Acres Deal is Australia’s Highest Waterfront Sale of all Time

January 2, 2018

Australian Luxury Estate News

  A SYDNEY mansion which just sold for a mammoth $67 million has set a new Australian record. The house at 38B The Crescent in Sydney’s Vaucluse has just been sold to an unnamed Australian family, and its jaw-dropping price tag means it is now officially the country’s highest-ever waterfront sale. It is also the third […]

Property Watch: Pokolbin Estate Listed for Sale with $5.5 Million Price Guide

December 25, 2017

Australian Luxury Estate News

A “spectacular” 25-acre property right in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country with a guide of $5.5 million is being marketed as “the most talked-about listing to come to market this year”. Cain Beckett of Jurds Real Estate is marketing the property at 138 Gillards Road, Pokolbin. It features a luxurious homestead with breathtaking mountain views […]

ASX Chief Dominic Stevens Buys $21 Million Mansion in Bellevue Hill

December 24, 2017

Australian Luxury Estate News

Late settlements on some of this year’s top sales have revealed an interesting line-up of buyers, including the more than $21 million purchase by ASX chief executive Dominic Stevens and his wife Emma. The couple are trading up from one Bellevue Hill home to another after they bought the historic Belhaven trophy home of fellow corporate […]

Waterfront Home in Birchgrove Tops the State with $7.225M Sale

December 23, 2017

Australian Luxury Estate News

  A WATERFRONT home in Birchgrove has sold under the hammer for $7.225 million, the top sale across NSW for the week. The four-bedroom house at 31 Wharf Rd, named Clevedon, drew in five registered bidders, with four actually competing. There were over 150 people present to witness the sale, with selling agent Lynsey Kemp of Belle Property […]

James Packer Sets New Record With $60 Million Apartment

December 22, 2017

Australian Luxury Estate News

BILLIONAIRE James Packer has splurged an astonishing $60 million on a new Sydney bolt hole in the heavily anticipated Crown Resort complex. Crown have released a statement addressing the sale: “Crown has reached in-principle agreement with Mr. James Packer to sell two floors of the Crown Sydney Residences at the Crown Sydney Hotel Resort to […]