Most Expensive Houses Sydney Edition

June 3, 2022
Most Expensive Houses Sydney

With a median house price of $2,870,000, the most expensive houses in Sydney are a seemingly endless series of architectural masterpieces.

Even with the recent cooling off of Australia’s property values, Sydney’s eastern suburbs dominated the countdown of the most expensive properties yet again. To give you a rough idea of what the luxury property market looks like, here’s a brief history of the most outrageous prices in the past decade.

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Pictured above: The Mandalay | Image credit: Sardaka

In 2015, a couple sold their gorgeous Point Piper European villa to a Chinese buyer for just above $40 million. Named The Mandalay, the price was surprisingly steep for a non-waterfront home. Having said that, the six-bedroom, five-bathroom mansion features a heated pool, gym, sauna and wine cellar.

That same year, the Vaucluse mega-mansion La Mer broke the record again with a 70 million dollars sale to Malaysian casino tycoon and billionaire, James Packer. The same home broke the record in 2013 when it sold for $52 million.

Pictured above: One Sydney Harbour The Mandalay |Image credit: Bosshunting

Following those is a stream of multimillion dollar price tags, many of them paling in comparison to the $100 million purchase of the Fairwater estate in Double Bay by Mike Cannon-Brookes in 2018. But guess what? This isn’t the most expensive property sold in Australia.

Holding first place is the jaw-dropping sale of One Sydney Harbour’s penthouse for a whopping $140 million in 2019. The nine-bedroom apartment boasts a design by the notorious Renzo Piano and leading interior designer Daniel Goldberg. To the victor go the spoils!

#1: Jenner House, Potts Point

Most Expensive Houses Sydney
Potts Point house for sale
  • Price guide: $34 million
  • Size: 6 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms

The Jenner House is a rare find—from its beautiful heritage architecture to the expansive square footage, a property like this doesn’t come across often.

Perhaps what’s more surprising though is its months on the market. Listed in September 2021, the beautiful estate is just waiting for the right (billionaire) buyer to come through. And while this is millions away from the record, this is currently one of the most expensive houses on sale right now.

See more houses for sale in Potts Point Sydney.

#2: Darling Point Stunner

Most Expensive Houses Sydney
House for sale in Darling Point
  • Price guide: Estimated $13 million
  • Size: 6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms

You’re in one of Australia’s wealthiest suburbs here. Designed by award-winning architects, BKH & Interiors, this four-level luxury home is nested in the very coveted Darling Point suburb. From the top floor, offering panoramic views of the bay, to the bottom floor’s home cinema, each area of this grand home feels spacious.

What we instantly fell for was the greenery. The entrance encircles you in foliage, leading you to spaces seamlessly blending the indoors with bright exteriors.

See more houses for sale in Darling Point Sydney.

#3: Vaucluse Hacienda

Most Expensive Houses Sydney
Vaucluse house for sale
  • Price guide: $13.3 million
  • Size: 6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms

Vaucluse is one of the most expensive suburbs in Sydney, with an estimated $8,238,500 as the median house price.

This mansion is the epitome of the neighbourhood’s style. Built circa 1934 by the acclaimed architect F. Glynn Gilling, a Calacatta marble island kitchen, large, lush gardens and exquisite finishings make for a timeless, luxury residence.

See more houses for sale in Vaucluse Sydney.

#4: Gothic Waterfront

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Balmain East house (sold)
  • Price guide: Sold for $19 million
  • Size: 7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms

Looking for a unique home? We’ve got one for you. This spectacular Balmain East waterfront home gives you Carpenter Gothic architecture. It gives you soaring double height ceilings and breathtakingly intimate views over Darling and Sydney Harbour.

And if all that doesn’t impress you, it also offers seven spacious rooms, bespoke carved fireplaces and a heated pool.

See more houses for sale in Balmain East.

#5: Vaucluse Family Residence

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House for sale in Vaucluse
  • Price guide: $8.6 million
  • Size: 7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms

Elevating the notion of a family home is this Towns Road home in Vaucluse. Glorious vistas stretching from the Pacific and Dover Heights to Rose Bay are on offer. Not to mention sophisticated formal dining and entertaining areas, sun-drenched family rooms and a lawn tennis court.

See more houses for sale in Vaucluse.

#6: The Bellevue Hill Entertainer

Most Expensive Houses Sydney
Sydney Bellevue Hill house for sale
  • Price guide: $5 million
  • Size: 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms

Envisioned for the entertainer, this Bellevue Hill townhouse is a luminous, roomy, flowing home. From the open plan kitchen, living and dining areas, to the cool, designer garden, the festivities won’t end.

See more houses for sale in Bellevue Hill.

#7: Vaucluse Sanctuary

Most Expensive Houses Sydney
Sydney Vaucluse house for sale
  • Price guide: TBD
  • Size: 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms

Peering over the Vaucluse rooftops and out onto the glistening bay is where you’ll find our number seven most expensive house in Sydney right now. Again we have ourselves an entertainers’ sanctuary with four levels to separate the luxurious master wing, outdoor terrace and expansive living areas.

See more properties for sale in Sydney’s Vaucluse.

#8: Bondi Beach Digs

Most Expensive Houses Sydney
Sydney Bondi Beach house for sale (sold)
  • Price guide: $5 million
  • Size: 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Slightly above the typical house prices of $3,850,000, what this home lacks in affordability it makes up for in location. Here’s the ideal residential property for the ultimate in Bondi living. Three levels, dual north/east aspects, a gourmet kitchen and home cinema.

Capturing serene ocean views from the sun-filled living areas, you’ll be hard pressed to leave this impressive piece of real estate. But when you’re in the mood to be outside, a magical alfresco area awaits.

See more houses for sale in Bondi Beach Sydney.

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