Ten must-see homes for sale in Victoria right now
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206/2 Chaucer St, St Kilda VIC 3182
An eye-catching octagonal all-glass pod perched above the street corner on the terrace of this bay-view apartment is certainly futuristic, but it evokes the turrets of yesteryear from which captains watched the arrival of their ships. ships in Port Phillip Bay. There’s certainly plenty to watch from this groovy two-tier pad in a prominent
between the Luna Park roller coaster and the Veg Out community garden. Ultra-modern and top-of-the-range, it has a 51 m² L-shaped terrace, a louvered winter garden, solar panels and a hidden kitchen.
16 Horsburgh Grove, Armadale VIC 3143
It’s easy to see why this sleek block is HIA’s 2022 Apartment of the Year. Conrad Architects, Mim Design and BCG Constructions have created a timeless sanctuary. On the first floor, n°2 combines avant-garde design with the latest technologies. 3.2 meter ceilings, luxury fixtures and fittings set it apart. The north-facing living-dining room flows into a charming terrace while the spectacular kitchen boasts an army of high-end appliances. Notable features include a study and study, a huge master suite and a private elevator. “There is a nice view from the front terrace,” the agent said.
2/65 Lansell Road, Toorak VIC 3142
One of three apartments in the Edition project, this house – the Botanic Residence – is inspired by the curves of the nearby Yarra River and its own garden. The two-story apartment features striking living spaces – including a 6.5 meter void above the dining room and a sculptural staircase – that flow into a lovely wraparound courtyard. The large proportions, the quality of the materials and the unique design are remarkable here. There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Design enthusiasts will love the interiors and gardens of Cera Stribley by Jack Merlo. “Smartly zoned spaces allow for flexible living,” the agent explains.
10 Woorigoleen Road, Toorak VIC 3142
Built to impress, endure and pamper, this sanctuary of calm and sophistication is a product of Nicholas Day design and Aiello Construction worthy of its premier enclave. A sophisticated European vibe is courtesy of beautiful herringbone oak floors, formal coffered ceilings, masses of calacatta marble, and a showcase kitchen with a butler’s pantry. A Schindler elevator serves this house, from the garage and cellar to a main residence on the ground floor with travertine terrace by the swimming pool, and up to the independent accommodation on the first floor.
308 Ferrars Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205
The owner-builder tasked with reinventing this early Victorian workers’ cottage bought it without going inside, trusting its quaint heritage facade, approved architectural plans and ideal location between St Vincent Gardens and the South Melbourne Market. With no wasted space, the 121-square-meter site offers a remarkably complete residence featuring an inverted living configuration, a second-floor dining terrace with city views, and a stained-glass two-car garage that’s usable entertaining space. “People are focused on the properties where they walk in and turn the kettle on,” the agent explains.
153/1 Queensberry Street, Carlton VIC 3053
At the top of this stately building – formerly an Australia Post office building, spectacularly converted in the 1990s into upscale apartments – the three-level penthouse with the main northeast corner envelope follows the cachet of luxury to the letter. Her sleek new renovation added a fluted panel fireplace, UV glass, and Sub-Zero and Gaggenau kitchen appliances. The apartment’s elevation, rare in the inner north, gives it views across Carlton Gardens to the Dandenongs from the balconies, 15th floor living area and bedrooms on the two upper levels. There is a swimming pool and a gym for the residents, which are notably long-term stays.
51 Williams Road, Prahran VIC 3181
The father and son builders of this contemporary townhouse and his pair have lived as neighbors since they tore down the corner family home to create the semi-detached duo five years ago. “They did a really good build and made a great house for entertaining,” the agent says. The upper level living area, facing the side street, has three meter high ceilings, a kitchen credenza window and a north facing travertine balcony with a bar ledge shaded by street trees. Two bedrooms on the ground floor share a bathroom and one opens onto a courtyard.
22 Wynn Avenue, Mount Macedon VIC 3441
Mount Macedon is a hodgepodge of fall color. This century-old garden (reputedly the site of a former governor’s house) with its heritage maple and dogwood trees is a lovely backdrop for a contemporary two-story home. Reclaimed woods (from Princes Pier) combine with modern finishes to create welcoming living spaces. The open-plan kitchen-diner has a wood-burning stove and large windows to capture the verdant views while sliding doors open onto an inviting terrace.
Relax in the comfortable family area or in the separate cinema room (or possible office) up front. There are four bedrooms (the main one with an en-suite bathroom) and two separate bathrooms. Outside, a playground for young and old with a pretty cubbyhouse, a tennis court and a barn door garage (used as a studio-gym). The property, on more than one hectare, is close to shops and schools. “It’s a newer house in an old lot,” the agent said.
17 Kentucky Road, North Merricks VIC 3926
In the heart of wine country, this sprawling family resort offers a relaxing escape. With a tennis court, swimming pool and large outdoor barbecue kitchen, this looks like a real getaway. Entertaining is a big priority with a high-end kitchen — note the Falcon stove and stainless steel island bench — that drains out to a covered patio. Choose from multiple living spaces. Three bedrooms and a guest suite are well distributed on the ground floor, while upstairs is a retreat for the parents. The 5.6 hectare property includes an irrigated orchard. “This property would suit a large family with lots of friends,” says the agent.
1597 Princes Highway, Port Fairy VIC 3284
Looking for a lifestyle change? Looking towards Port Fairy Golf Links and Belfast Lough, this attractive family home comprises approximately 16 hectares of farmland. The house is quiet and private, yet only a few minutes drive from the famous Port Fairy. Facing west, the sunsets are spectacular from the living-dining-kitchen area – note the oak flooring, concrete worktops and wood-burning stove. A second living room is connected by sliding doors. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and a family bathroom serves three other bedrooms. A shed with fireplace and bathroom as well as a converted shipping container offer additional potential.