Whether you’re looking for a high-end inner-city abode or an estate in the countryside, there’s something for everyone in this line-up of some of Australia’s best prestige homes.
TKD and Paddock Landscape Architects have created a striking contemporary residence with impressive home automation and a heated, zero-edge pool set within gorgeous gardens. Close to top schools and city ferries, the home includes a sunken lounge, a serious butler’s pantry with a cool room and a lavish main suite with terrace and home office.
Set on one of the city’s most coveted boulevards, this elegant family home offers five bedrooms with en suites upstairs and a selection of living spaces at ground level. Outside, Jack Merlo-designed gardens wrap around a tennis court and pool. There’s lift access, custom joinery, several fireplaces and plenty of storage.
A stately reception hall with a sweeping staircase is a fitting entry to this European-inspired house, set close to leading schools. Highlights include a calacatta marble kitchen, oak parquetry floors, a home cinema and a heated pool.
Set high on Hamilton Hill with views taking in the river and city skyline, this new home comes with lift access and a pool. The house is fully smart-wired and the six-car garage is equipped with a custom-made half-pipe.
The palatial Federation mansion Darnlee is currently configured as a 47-room nursing home but could be converted into a luxury residence. Set on a prestigious 3582-square-metre landholding in Lansell Road, the property retains impressive period features including a conical tower, decorative plasterwork, fireplaces and headlights.
Enjoy picture-perfect northerly views of Palm Beach, the lighthouse and the Central Coast from this updated 1960s house. There are four bedrooms at entry level, and the kitchen adjoins the open-plan living spaces upstairs. There’s also a media room and a full-width terrace making the most of the outlook.
If you like the idea of joining the landed gentry, this 1.2-hectare riverfront estate could be just the ticket. A 10-minute drive from the coast, the property includes the Roger Parkin-designed Manor House – a huge, six-bedroom English-style home with a bell tower – as well as a secondary, two-bedroom residence set within well-kept grounds with a pool and helipad.
Located in the picturesque Derwent Valley, The Old Schoolhouse is a Victorian Gothic sandstone property built in 1856 and currently run as bed-and-breakfast accommodation. You’ll find soaring ceilings, polished floorboards, original fireplaces and ornate timber mantels. There’s a stone-paved, vine-covered terrace for outdoor entertaining and two self-contained cottages within the grounds.
Article source: Queensland Property Investor