Sydney is Australasia’s leading luxury property market and sales of $1 million-plus homes rose by an impressive 15% in 2015.
The city continues to attract a high percentage of international buyers, with interest being fuelled by a drop in the value of the Australian dollar and proximity to Asian markets. Auckland, meanwhile, has seen an incredible 63% growth in million dollar-plus sales in the past year, making it the world’s strongest-performing city for luxury real estate.
The average starting price for a luxury home in Sydney, Australia’s largest city by population.
The price achieved for a mansion in the suburb of Vaucluse, which was Sydney’s top sale in 2015.
Omana Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand
Situated next door to Government House, this Georgian-style home is a magnificent sanctuary in the heart of the city, offering five bedrooms, three-car garage and self-contained apartment // Price on application.
Fernhill Estate, Sydney, Australia
Spanning 383 hectares of rolling parkland at the foot of the Blue Mountains, Fernhill Estate encompasses a magnificent heritage-listed sandstone residence with eight bedrooms, grand ballroom, classic colonnaded porch and sweeping valley views. In addition, there are two cottages, a 2,400m horse-racing track and stables // Price on application.
Heathcote Valley, New Zealand
Enjoying a private rural location, but just a short drive from Christchurch, this outstanding architect-designed house has wonderful entertaining space, five bedrooms, an indoor pool and wine cellar // $2,190,000.
Alcooringa, Sydney, Australia
This is one of Sydney’s most significent Spanish Mission-style residences and is surrounded by beautiful private gardens. The seven-bedroom main house, with double-height entry gallery, grand ballroom, billiard room, gym and suana, has sweeping views across the harbour. There is also a detached three-bedroom cottage with garage // Price on application.
Atherfield, Sydney, Australia
Atherfeld takes pride of place on one of the most desirable streets on the Darling Point peninsula, just a brief drive from the heart of the Sydney CBD. Positioned within a dress-circle enclave, ‘Atherfeld’ is a testament to Victorian Gothic Revival architecture // Price on application
Darling Point, Sydney, Australia
With a fabulous spacious tropical garden, pool and loggia, this wonderful plantation-style house on Bennett Avenue is a highly versatile family address, designed for easy entertaining, both indoors and out // Price on application