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40 Blue Seas Pde, Lennox Head had more than 70,000 views.

“Property tourism” played a major part in online searches for homes this year as Sydneysiders lapped up the wow factor of some of the harbour city’s most amazing abodes.

The top 10 most viewed properties on in 2022 featured homes that the average income earner could mostly only dream about, with jaw-dropping views, waterfront luxury and resort-like amenity attracting the biggest online hits.

40 Blue Seas Parade, Lennox Head was the most viewed property in NSW.

It coincided with a year of eight consecutive interest rate rises and 6.5 per cent price falls across the Sydney region – factors that didn’t dampen the appetite of buyers in the prestige market.

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PropTrack economist Angus Moore said prestige properties typically attracted strong interest online despite the pool of potential buyers being relatively small.

PropTrack economist Angus Moore.

“These most-viewed and very expensive homes received more than 10 times as many views compared to what we typically see for properties that are around median price,” he said.

“That said, more expensive homes do tend to see more views on average, in part because there are just fewer of them.”

Since the pandemic, buyers were also showing more interest in having lifestyle amenities close at hand.

“Having nature trails or beachfront is increasingly important to buyers,” he said.

A slice of paradise in the heart of Sydney.

While many of the most popular homes were in neighbourhoods where Sydney’s upper echelon reside, the most viewed property was an eight hour drive north in the popular beachside town of Lennox Head.

Top 10 most viewed properties in NSW

1. 40 Blue Seas Pde, Lennox Head – 70,000 views

This house in Lennox Head was the most viewed property in NSW.

With views that look straight out over the ocean, it’s easy to see why this Lennox Head house is considered the most popular in NSW.

Marketed as one of the top five properties in the Byron Bay area, the three storey house with about 686sq m of internal space includes five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a six car garage.

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Wake up to sunrise over sea.

Selling agent Rez Tal from Byron Bay and Hinterland property Coorabell said the sellers, local business owners, had purchased the double sized 1140sq m block for $1.6m in 2016 with the intention of building a dream home.

This view could be the ultimate work-from-home distraction.

He said the land value alone was now worth $14m

The property is on the market with a price guide of about $20m – $21m.

If the views of the infinity style house aren’t amazing enough, it also features a 10 seat cinema, a home gym and a range of high end inclusions such as a rock bathtub that had to be installed with a crane, privately imported Egyptian heavy limestone floor tiles and sawn cut lava stone walls that line the staircase.

The bath had to be lifted in via a crane.

Other features include a 13m pool, a spa and an elevator.

2. 83 The Esplanade, Cronulla – 59,000 views

83 The Esplanade, Cronulla.

This Hamptons style house overlooking the ocean was listed for sale earlier in the year with a price guide of $12m.

Plenty of luxury at hand.

After purchasing 83 The Esplanade, Cronulla for $2.63m about 10 years ago, the owners treated it like a “diamond in the rough” and added a gym, a sauna and a pool, selling agent Marko Maric of One Agency Cronulla – Caringbah said.

The double storey house has ocean views from every bedroom and the main bedroom has a one of a kind glass walled ensuite.

Breathe in the fresh sea air.

Other features include a gas heated swimming pool, keyless entry and handcrafted coffered ceilings.

3. 16 Iluka Road, Mosman – 59,000 views

The home of crypto investor and former banker Steve Bellotti attracted plenty of attention when it was listed this year after being withdrawn from sale at the height of the pandemic.

While the final sales price was withheld, media reports suggest it traded for about $32m – the second highest ever residential sale in the prestigious suburb.

Perfect indoor/outdoor flow.

On 1,720sq m of land, the concrete cantilevered house feels like a six-star resort with four living areas, a pool, a spa, a gym and a three-car garage.

But perhaps the best feature of the Shaun Lockyer designed house is its cul-de-sac address with secret beach.

A nice, relaxing bath with a view.

It was sold by Michael Coombs of Atlas Lower North Shore.

4. 13 Queens Ave, Vaucluse – 53,000 views

This five bedroom house in Vaucluse has been listed for sale through Highland Double Bay director Bill Malouf with a price guide ranging from $40m plus to $45m.

Centre stage for a harbour view.

Not only is it in a sought after cul-de-sac with direct access to Hermitage Reserve, the foreshore walk and Milk Beach, it also has gun barrel views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from just about every room, including the main bedroom which is like a separate house perched on top of a mansion.

No, it’s not a picture frame – it’s a window!

The kitchen has an amazing view too.

What a place for a party.

A pool with a $40m plus view.

It also has heated marble and stone floors, a lift and a massage room – as if it wasn’t already luxurious enough.

5. 21 Caladenia Close, Elanora Heights – 52,000 views

21 Caladenia Close, Elanora Heights.

It’s easy to see why this house in the Northern Beaches has attracted so many online hits.

Resort living in Elanora Heights.

Aptly nicknamed “the Star Trek house,” the five-bedroom trophy home was built by Trekkie fan and property developer Peter Chedid in 2010, who on-sold it four years later.

Chedid commissioned the spaceship design on an elevated 2ha site and included a 15-seat home cinema decorated with a space image taken from the Hubble telescope.

It also has amazing views.

The property is now listed via Darren Curtis of Christie’s International with co-agent Shayne Hutton, of Sydney Country Living.

6. 801/85 Harrington Street, The Rocks – 50,000 views

801/85 Harrington St, The Rocks.

This recently completed double storey penthouse looks straight out across Sydney’s most iconic Harbour sights while having a terrace that is larger than the average two bedroom apartment.

Watch NYE fireworks from the spa.

It is listed for sale through Daniel Baran of Highland Double Bay with a price guide of $40m.

Apartment living for Sydney’s top echelon.

The Harrington development has attracted attention from high profile bankers, international buyers and the heads of tech start-ups throughout its campaign.

Mr Baran said he had received about 300 email inquiries in the first two months the penthouse was listed.

7. 6a Wentworth street, Point Piper – 46,000 views

6a Wentworth St, Point Piper.

On one of Sydney’s most exclusive streets, this five bedroom house has a tennis court that overlooks the harbour as well as a resort-style pool and designer fittings.

Sit back and enjoy the finer things in life.

It also has DA approved plans for a new luxury residence.

Selling agent Riki Tawhara at Ray White Bondi Junction confirmed it was priced for sale at $31m.

The perfect blend of style and scenery.

He said it was one of nine properties with tennis courts in Point Piper and included more than 1,050sq m of north facing land.

8. 34 McKellar Court, Kellyville – 41,000 views

34 McKellar Court, Kellyville.

When this 2017 built home in Kellyville sold for $3,620,000 in May it set a new suburb record.

While Kellyville is not considered a prestige market, this particular property stands out as having a list of luxury features, including an entertainment area with a rain-sensor awning, an indoor bar and a six-person cinema room.

It includes a home cinema.

An entertainer’s dream.

It also has gourmet kitchen appliances and a dedicated parent’s retreat.

9. 13 Rickard Ave, Mosman – 41,000 views

While this beautiful Mosman property overlooking the harbour has plenty of things to love about it, its most unique feature is hidden from plain view.

A 25m tunnel leads straight through the sandstone from the garage to the house – a feat that its former owners paid $1m to bring in miners from Broken Hill to create.

It sold above expectation for $11.5m in February through Di Jones Mosman agent Jacqui Rowland-Smith.

She said the tunnel was like something out of a James Bond movie.

“You come out of the garage and walk into the tunnel, the lights come on and there’s music … it’s mesmerising,” she said.

10. 83 Fitzwilliam Road, Vaucluse – 40,000 views

83 Fitzwilliam Road, Vaucluse.

Known as “Wedding Cake House”, this tightly held iconic property at Point Seymour is being sold for the first time in 83 years after being launched to market earlier this year by Michael Pallier of Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty with a price guide of $50m.

Location, location, location!

It is said that Horace Edward Pearce Bracey purchased the former wharf from Sydney Ferries for the equivalent of $4,221 in today’s money back in 1939.

The home was then passed down through multiple generations of the same family.

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