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Spectacular homes and a colourful character

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A mansion resembling a sculptural artwork, unlike anything seen before in Melbourne’s ritzy Toorak, was the most-viewed listing on realestate.com.au this year.

The spectacular home at 44-46 Hopetoun Road hit the market in April following its completion by developer Simmonds Prestige and immediately turned heads.

This Toorak mansion was the most-viewed listing on realestate.com.au in 2022. Picture: realestate.com.au


From its contemporary façade to the statement entry foyer with bespoke staircase, palatial living and dining room with dramatic void, and high-end kitchen with every possible high-tech appliance, the property set a new benchmark in luxury living.

But the underground lair with its seven-car garage, plush lounge with bar, home theatre, sauna and steam room, yoga studio, and gym was a stand-out feature.

The modern marvel has become an icon in its ritzy street. Picture: realestate.com.au


The home comprises five bedrooms and five bathrooms, an immaculate backyard with tennis court and pool, and a long list of smart home features.

The home sold in August for a reported $24 million, but not before its listing clocked up more than 125,000 views.

The property sold for $24 million, according to reports. Picture: realestate.com.au


Colourful home that went viral

While not grand in the contemporary sense, this Victoria Park residence certainly made a bold statement.

Situated at 18 Teague Street, the three-bedroom, four-bathroom home is decorated with vibrant multicoloured carpets, retro chandeliers, bright bespoke tiles, and leadlight detailing throughout.

The decor of this Perth home saw it go viral. Picture: realestate.com.au


It was built for a prominent Italian family with unique and distinct tastes.

Something of a local icon in the suburb, just 4km from the Perth CBD, the property’s backyard even features a shrine to Mother Mary.

The home certainly stood out. Picture: realestate.com.au


After going viral on social media, the listing attracted more than 100,000 views on realestate.com.au prior to selling in late June for $1.1 million.

Picture-perfect Peninsula estate

No expense was spared in crafting this ultimate Mornington Peninsula residence, sitting on a 3.8ha immaculate landholding with a manmade lake and landscaped gardens.

This dreamy Peninsula estate ignited many a daydream. Picture: realestate.com.au


The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home at 3530 Frankston Flinders Road in Merricks was constructed by the award-winning Swell Building Group.

It sparked a frenzy when it hit the market earlier this year.

The pool is something special. Picture: realestate.com.au


From its gourmet chef’s kitchen to the home theatre, golf simulator, yoga studio, 400-bottle wine cellar and tennis court, every possible luxury is included in the landmark home.

But the showstopper is the designer tiled infinity pool, taking in the spectacular natural surrounds.

Instant winner with would-be buyers

It didn’t take long for 20 Old Diamond Creek Road in Diamond Creek to make a stir, clocking up a huge number of hits in its short time online.

Currently for sale and heading to auction on 22 December, construction of the four-bedroom, three-bathroom contemporary home is incomplete and will require a little bit of extra work.

The incomplete build has generated plenty of interest. Picture: realestate.com.au


But the original vision is clear, from the modern concrete and wood materials used to the double-height glass walls in the formal living room, sparkling lap pool, and multiple terraces that take in views of the Great Dividing Range.

The property has a guide price of $1.1 million to $1.2 million.

Its proportions are grand. Picture: realestate.com.au


Riverfront position in Brisbane’s best street

Locations don’t come much more spectacular than this in Brisbane, which has drawn plenty of eyeballs to the listing for 132 Virginia Avenue in Hawthorne.

No expense was spared on the recent renovation of the high-end home, which boasts five bedrooms and six bathrooms. It’s currently on the market.

No expense was spared on this riverside wonder. Picture: realestate.com.au


Its grand proportions and an almost unbelievable scale are clear from first glance, with outdoor entertaining a main focus thanks to a mammoth fire pit, sprawling terraces, a heated in-ground saltwater pool, and a 12m pontoon with deep water mooring.

The gourmet kitchen with its backlit lit Calacatta Statuario marble bench tops, top of the line appliances, and even a Teppanyaki hotplate, is a highlight.

The home was designed with entertaining in mind. Picture: realestate.com.au


Other luxe features include a Gold Class-style home cinema, enormous parents’ retreat, a guest suite, a gym, and a decked-out outdoors kitchen.

Big-ticket landmark estate

Regarded as one of Melbourne’s finest residences, Blair House sparked a click frenzy when it hit the market earlier this year, before selling in August for a reported $75 million.

Built in the mid-1930s in a Georgian Revival style, the 10-bedroom and seven-bathroom home at 17 St Georges Road in Toorak is the epitome of Old World grandeur.

This manor estate is regarded as one of Melbourne’s finest homes. Picture: realestate.com.au


It occupies what was once the manicured grounds of Victoria’s first Government House and sits behind a discreet tree-walled street frontage.

Some of the opulent features include a grand formal dining room, a generously proportioned reception hall, drawing room with fireplace, a sprawling terrace, and a lawn tennis court.

It epitomises luxury grandeur. Picture: realestate.com.au


So exclusive was the listing that only qualified buyers were invited to inspect. Media business identity Grant Rule purchased the home in what was one of the priciest deals of the year.

Exquisite architectural marvel

Inspired by the design of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Fallingwater, this Melbourne masterpiece was understandably a big clicker on realestate.com.au when it listed.

This Melbourne mansion is an architectural masterpiece. Picture: realestate.com.au


Christened Larnoo, 19-21 Riverside Road in Ivanhoe boasts five bedrooms and five bathrooms over four levels, with 1500sqm of living space.

Gallery style spaces and expanses of glass bring the outside natural beauty in. It was created with both intimate family living and grand entertaining in mind.

The pool alone cost $1 million. Picture: realestate.com.au


The horizon pool was said to cost $1 million alone, while other luxe outdoor features include a tennis court, a boat house, and a river pavilion, while inside is a library, gym, steam room and a games room.

The home was sold in March. It had a price guide of $11.5 million – the sale amount was not disclosed.

Story Credit: news.com.au

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