What One Million Can Buy You Around the World

November 22, 2016

It seems that in today’s property market with prices edging further and further up, it’s not uncommon for properties to be sitting around the one million dollar mark, especially in some of our capital cities.

It’s easy to be disillusioned by this figure, but when you look a bit further afield, you realise $1 million can still go a long way indeed.

Here’s what $1 million (AUD) can buy you in Australia and around the world.

Peregian Springs, Queensland

With endless sunshine, beautiful beaches and a laidback lifestyle, could life the Sunshine Coast get any better? Well, it probably could if you lived in this luxury property in Peregian Springs.

This designer home is an entertainer’s dream with a lap pool, stylish timber alfresco area and a custom built poolside bar.

This is in addition to four bedrooms, two bathrooms and quality fixtures and fittings throughout.

When can we move in?

18 Augusta Cct, Peregian Springs QLD 4573

Marrakesh, Morocco

If you’ve ever felt like you were destined to be an Arabian prince or princess, you can at least play pretend in this beautiful four bedroom riad in Marrakesh.


With traditional Moroccan features throughout, this palatial home features a swimming pool with a pool house, a sauna, spa, outdoor tennis court, four bedrooms, four bathrooms and views across to the Atlas Mountains.

It also comes with a caretaker, which is ideal if you want to spend less time on home maintenance and more time wandering through medinas and eating delicious tagines, which is entirely understandable.

Korfos, Greece

If you dream of living right by the sea, munching on Gyros while working on that Mediterranean tan, this could be the property for you.

This six-bedroom home is on its own 1,000-metre plot of fully landscaped land just forty metres from the sea with uninterrupted views.

It also has a swimming pool overlooking the ocean and the nearest beach is just 100 metres away.

And it comes fully furnished, ready for you to move right in.

Paris, France


Paris is always a good idea, so surely you couldn’t go wrong dropping your one million here. For €635,000 ($916,015 AUD) you could be living a Parisian dream in this two bedroom apartment in the city of lights.

Located in the ninth arrondissement, it is near the famous rue des Martyrs, meaning you could easily nip out each morning to enjoy a café au lait and pain au chocolat just a stone’s throw away.

And with a dreamy Parisian façade like this, would you even need any more convincing?


Manhattan, New York


If you like big cities but are more into hot dogs, bagels and the New York hustle and bustle, this cosmopolitan one bedroom apartment in Manhattan might be more your style.


Recently renovated and with a modern presentation, it’s a short walk to Soho and Chinatown. What you may lack in space at home, you make up for by being in one of the world’s most exciting and iconic cities.

Dumfriesshire, Scotland


If these city digs are not big enough for your liking, you should have more than enough space in this C-listed mansion in Dumfriesshire Scotland. A Victorian country house, Templehill is set on 3.5 acres of land.


Built in 1840, it has period features throughout along with 21st century conveniences including a gym, sauna and underfoot heating. Among more traditional, stately features (and many other rooms) you will have stables, a formal dining room, a drawing room and a cloak room.

Koh Samui, Thailand

Who wouldn’t want to live the island life? Especially if it was in a five bedroom villa like this one in Koh Samui.

Fully furnished, this villa features a large sun terrace, swim up bar, ensuites to all bedrooms, tropical green surrounds, amazing views and not one but two master bedrooms.

With enough space for multiple families or groups, you might suddenly find yourself with a lot more friends if this was your home.

Tasmania, Australia

14 Keen Court, Kingston, Tasmania 7050

If you’ve seen all these overseas options but Australia still has your heart (who could blame you!) there’s plenty more options right here at home, like this architecturally designed, executive home in Kingston, Tasmania.

This impressive four bedroom home has been featured in the acclaimed American architectural magazine Dwell and sits on a 1000m2 parcel of land.

14 Keen Court, Kingston, Tasmania 7050

You could enjoy expansive views, luxury finishes and fixtures throughout and a bathroom with rainforest-luxe vibes.

14 Keen Court, Kingston, Tasmania 7050

There’s so many other gems like this to be found, whether at the one million mark or otherwise.

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