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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 […]

 

Biodynamic Vineyard Expected to Fetch $10M

December 14, 2017

Australian Luxury Estate News

The boutique Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyard winery in Broke has been listed for sale. The 59-hectare property features a three-bedroom architecturally designed colonial homestead and 19-hectare vineyard and is tipped to fetch about $10 million.  The fully certified organic and biodynamic vineyard was planted by the Windrim family in 1998.   The property is surrounded by animal life, […]

Vintage Picks: Dark Horse in the Hunter Valley

December 3, 2017

Australian Luxury Estate News

Dark Horse, an equestrian-inspired vineyard with a luxe cellar door and a well-regarded wine brand, has been listed for sale at Lovedale. The 25-acred Hunter Valley, NSW, wine country offering is an award-winning boutique vineyard with around 7.5 acres under vine with semillon and chardonnay, first planted in the 1960s.  The wines are small batch […]

More for Less: The Appeal of the Hunter Region

November 23, 2017

Australian Luxury Estate News

First-home buyers, “rentvestors” and lifestyle changers are driving strong growth in the Hunter Valley.  Local agents say former blue-collar areas, predominantly reliant on the coal mining industry, are booming given their proximity to the Hunter Expressway, while first-home buyers are looking to Australia’s oldest wine region after being priced out of the Sydney market.  Jurd’s […]

Future Housing Estates: Drone Landing Pads, Homes Built in Days

November 1, 2017

Australian Luxury Estate News

DRONE landing pads, driveways equipped to charge electric cars and modular houses that can be built in days — these could be a part of Melbourne’s housing future. With escalating land prices, lengthening commutes and increasingly technology-oriented lifestyles, a significant rethink of new housing estates and how we build homes is on its way, according […]

Chinese National Qi Yang Confirmed as Buyer of Melbourne's $40M Toorak Mansion

October 25, 2017

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The mysterious buyer of the St. Georges Road, Toorak, mansion has been revealed as Chinese national, Qi Yang. Yang placed a caveat over 18 St. Georges Road earlier this month, preventing other potential buyers from registering their interest in the property. It is believed that Yang paid $40 million for the 1920s estate, the highest price ever […]