Finding a home for most of us looks like picking the right neighbourhood, seeing if there’s enough backyard space or storage, hoping it’s within our budget. For the 1%, it looks a little different. If your inspection includes one of the most expensive houses in Australia, you can afford to be a little picky.
With prices upwards of eight figures, it’s no wonder these dream homes have panoramic views of coastlines and crystalline bays. Of course they are megamansions with opulent designs and kitchens to suit even the fussiest chefs.
So as we dive into the holiday season, why not begin with a little yuletide luxury? Here are the most expensive houses in Australia you can buy yourself for Christmas.
The most expensive house in Australia
Price Guide: 70 million – 3 Lindsay Avenue, Darling Point, NSW, 2027, Australia
This stunner takes first place as the most expensive house in Australia on sale this week. At a whopping $70 million, it’s also undoubtedly the most impressive.
To us, this is one of the state-of-the-art homes you only see in movies and reality television. Facing the water, private and prestigious, this magnificent Darling Point house has everything you will ever need. Floor to ceiling windows soak in the natural sunlight and allow you to peer over the stunning vista of turquoise waters.
The most expensive houses in NSW
Price Guide: 50 million – 325 Woolooware Road, Burraneer, NSW, 2230, Australia
The high-end amenities list in this home just goes on and on. From the stunning waterfront location, cosying up to other mega-estates of the elite, to the premium gym, bowling alley and massive wine cellar—you could stay here and entertain yourself for days on end. When it’s time to head out, perhaps you can indulge yourself in a 78-foot yacht to fit your private docking area.
Price Guide: 34 million – 2 Macleay Street ‘Jenner House’, Potts Point, NSW, 2011, Australia
The architecture on this tree-lined street is instantly inviting. Step into a historical home with a panoramic view stretching all the way to the Heads, across the boat-dotted harbour of Clark Island. Wander through the rooms filled with grandeur, with white Carrera marble, original fireplaces and ornate French wall paneling.
The most expensive houses in Victoria
Price Guide: $25,000,000 – Level 82/7 Riverside Quay, Southbank, VIC, 3006, Australia
If you’re on the hunt for an ultra-modern, sleek, sultry, sky-high apartment, the search is over. You’ll find this five-bedroom residence perched atop Melbourne’s tallest building. Floor to ceiling windows line the whole apartment, giving you an expansive lookout over the city, the mountain ranges and even the ocean. Head down to the building’s amenities to enjoy a lap pool, full gym and home cinema.
Price Guide: $18,000,000 – 188 George Street, East Melbourne, VIC, 3002, Australia
To say this property is exceptional would be an understatement. In all fairness, homes like this do not come about often. From the dazzling yet romantic entrance facade, to the grand rooms with crown mouldings and Victorian era decor, this family home oozes tradition and elegance.
Those interested should act with haste—Expressions of Interest closes today, 17 December!
The most expensive houses in Queensland
Price Guide: $30,000,000 – 2620-2622 Virginia Drive, Hope Island, QLD, 4212, Australia
Spanning over three lots of land, this magnificent mansion is abundant in character and unique design. This is a strong contender for the title of most expensive house in Australia. Sitting right on the water with a grand entrance, luxurious pool and 12-seater home theatre, it simply say to us, “let’s take a break!”
Price Guide: TBD – 1036 Edgecliff Place, Sanctuary Cove, QLD, 4212, Australia
While the price guide for this megamansion isn’t clear, a safe guess is in the millions. A sprawling estate of 1,2202m spread over large entertaining areas (indoor and outdoor dining, home theatre), heated pool and spa and five beautiful bedrooms. What’s even better? You’re on a north-facing block capturing plenty of that gorgeous Queensland sunlight all year round.
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