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AU Light and airy home at 2 Charlotte Tce, Grange, for sale

Property Here - Friday, May 10, 2013

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2 Charlotte Tce, Grange. Source: adelaidenow

WITH a reserve outlook from their block, it was an obvious choice for the vendors of this 2 Charlotte Tce, Grange, property to build a house with a glass front.

The couple employed architects to design the house with 3m-high by 7m-wide windows overlooking Kirkcaldy Reserve.

"It's just a great outlook," one of the vendors says.

Grange

2 Charlotte Tce, Grange.

"We believe the location is really as good as being on the seafront. We enjoy the views and the wildlife is great the river is choc-full of ducks and other birds."

The house, completed last October, has flowing open-plan living spaces perfect for family life and entertaining.

Grange

2 Charlotte Tce, Grange.

The front door is a feature in itself, made from American Walnut and glass and measuring 1.4m wide by 2.4m high.

It opens to the kitchen/dining/living area.

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2 Charlotte Tce, Grange.

"The loungeroom is at the back but, because it's open-plan on the ground floor, you can always see nature," the vendor says.

The windows can be shielded by fully automated blinds.

Grange

2 Charlotte Tce, Grange.

And the design certainly gets people talking.

"Everyone loves it, it's something that has been designed very differently and it's not something you see very often," the vendor says.

Grange

2 Charlotte Tce, Grange.

The living areas include many luxury features including a stone wall in the lounge and built-in TV.

There are also Queensland spotted gum timber floors, and a kitchen with Miele appliances and CaesarStone benchtops.

A small built-in aquarium, ethanol fireplace, keyless entry complete the picture.

It all opens out to a low maintenance backyard with a decked entertaining area (complete with kitchen and gas heater).

And then there's the ultra modern pool... with swim jets, a spa, waterfall with LED lighting and a pool house.

 

The couple is downsizing as the four-bedroom, three-bathroom house is too big for the two of them, but they say they have loved living here.

"West Lakes is nearby, so is the Grange Golf Course and the new Foodland in Henley Beach is just brilliant."

The price is $1.05 million $1.1 million.

Agent: Linda Van Hooff, of Harcourts Ouwens Casserly Luxury Property Selection, on 0411 844 550.



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AU Charming character homes on the market

Property Here - Friday, April 26, 2013

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THE stuff of picture books, chocolate boxes and movies, character homes are full of family charm - and Adelaide has plenty of them.

The leafy eastern suburbs are particularly known for their character offerings but, if you love heritage style, there are plenty to choose from all around town and at very different price points if you know where to look.

Messenger Property Writers KASIA OZOG and ELEANOR MILLER sourced these charming homes on the market, ranging from a $309,000 refurbished cottage in Gawler to a $1.5 million plus villa in Dulwich with perfect presentation.

NORTH

Gawler East

Gawler East

32 Lyndoch Road, Gawler East Source: adelaidenow

Gawler East, 32 Lyndoch Rd

$515,000 - $525,000

4 beds, 2 baths, 2 cars

Agent: Peter Souter of Ray White Gawler on 0404 046 710

Built circa 1918, this home has a landscaped yard with rose bushes, leafy trees and red brick edging. Features include high ceilings, a wide hallway, polished timber flooors, a hall archway and modern kitchen. The house is set on a 1430sq m block.

Gawler South

Gawler South

18 Twelfth St, Gawler South Source: adelaidenow

Gawler South, 18 Twelfth St

$309,000

3 beds, 1 bath

Agent: Brendan Howard of LJ Hooker - Gawler on 0416 054 731

Recently refurbished, this bullnose veranda property is set on an 188sq m corner allotment. It has high ceilings, ornate cornices and ceiling roses as well as a wood stove (plus electric oven) and floating timber floors. The established gardens include fruit trees.

Salisbury

Salisbury

158 Salisbury Highway, Salisbury Source: adelaidenow


Salisbury, 158 Salisbury Highway

No price listed

3 beds, 1 baths

Agent: Mike Lao of Ray White - Elizabeth on 0410 390 250

Sitting on 1827sq m, this 1915-built homestead is in the heart of Salisbury. It is made of brick and stone and is in need of some restoration and repairs.

Cockatoo Valley

Cockatoo Valley

250 Pimpala Road, Cockatoo Valley Source: adelaidenow


Sandy Creek, 250 Pimpala Rd

Auction: Sunday, May 5 at 11.30am

4 beds, 2 baths, 4 cars

Agent: Darren Pratt of LJ Hooker - Gawler on 0428 881 406

Set on 4.86ha, on the top of a hill overlooking tree tops, this 1895 return-veranda villa has been well maintained and has 360 degree views. Features include polished timber floors, high ceilings, a timber kitchen and horse stables.

SOUTH

Flagstaff Hill

Flagstaff Hill

15 Glendale Ave, Flagstaff Hill Source: adelaidenow

Flagstaff Hill, 15 Glendale Ave

$900,000 $960,000

4bed 2bath 4car

Agent: Scott Torney, of Harcourts Aberfoyle Park, on 0416 005 531

This property features a generous floorplan of more than 400sq m of living space comprising four bedrooms and a traditional den or home office.

McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale

187 Tatachilla Rd McLaren Vale. Picture: Supplied Source: adelaidenow

McLaren Vale, 187 Tatachilla Rd

$749,000 $769,000

3bed 1bath 6car

Agent: Mike Cross, of Southgate Real Estate McLaren Vale, on 0438 323 933

Sitting on 1.477ha of land is this original and historic bungalow built circa 1932 has all the character of yesteryear including ornate ceilings, polished floorboards and a cellar.

Old Noarlunga

Old Noarlunga

4 Patapinda Road, Old Noarlunga Source: adelaidenow

Old Noarlunga, 4 Patapinda Rd

$549,000

3bed 1bath 1car

Agent: Ainsley Cahoon, of Timms Real Estate - Christies Beach/ Somerton Park, on 0404 798 658

A character home built circa 1900 with ambience and warmth created by the current owners, who have lovingly renovated it throughout.

Willunga

Willunga

Lot 7 Coombe Rd, Willunga. Picture: Supplied Source: adelaidenow

Willunga, Lot 7 Coombe Rd

$795,000

6bed 2bath 2car

Agent: Jurgen Ollwitz, of Ollwitz & Partners Real Estate Willunga, on 0408 083 107

A solid stone two-storey house with wide verandas, high ceilings and use of solid timber doors and fittings to further enhance the character.

EAST

Dulwich

Dulwich

14 Albert St, Dulwich Source: adelaidenow

Dulwich, 14 Albert St

$1.5 million - $1.65 million

4 beds, 2 baths, 4 cars

Agent: Stephanie Williams of Harcourts - Brock Williams on 0413 874 888

A Queen Ann return sandstone villa, this home was built circa 1900 and is ready to move into and enjoy. It has both formal and casual living areas, high ceilings, and pretty gardens.

Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens

20 South Tce, Kensington Gardens Source: adelaidenow

Kensington Gardens, 20 South Tce

No price listed

4 beds, 2 baths, 2 cars

Agent: Richard Thwaites of LJ Hooker - Kensington on 0418 820 545

Set opposite Kensington Gardens Reserve, this home has 10 main rooms and 2000sq m of private gardens, all on a corner location. It has a modern kitchen and family room overlooking a pool and pergola.

St Peters

St Peters

80 First Ave, St Peters Source: adelaidenow

St Peters, 80 First Ave

$1.06 - $1.1 million

4 beds, 2 baths, 1 cars

Agents: Judy Morris and Penny Riggs of Klemich Real Estate on 0418 816 901 or 0439 669 965

This renovated villa of eight main rooms has front and rear access. Features include a bay window sitting room, high ceilings, polished floors, open fireplaces, hallway arch, leadlight glass, picture rails and a cellar.

Millswood

Millswood

8 Arundle Ave, Millswood Source: adelaidenow

Millswood, 8 Arundel Ave

$998,500

4 beds, 2 baths, 4 cars

Agent: David Cocks of Cocks Auld Real Estate on 0418 812 181

Superbly renovated, this 1920's sandstone family home is on 975sqm (approx) with fabulous north facing extensions, a separate studio and pool

WEST

Glandore

Glandore

23 Churchill Ave, Glandore. Source: adelaidenow

Glandore, 23 Churchill Ave

$665,000 $695,000

4bed 2bath 2car

Agent: Craig Smith, of Gary J Smith We're Home Plympton, on 0417 979 694

This character home blends tastefully renovated art deco and a modern extension that matches the architectural style of the original home.

Glenelg East

Glenelg East

101 Augusta St, Glenelg East. Picture: Kasia Ozog Source: adelaidenow

Glenelg East, 101 Augusta St

$940,000

3bed 3bath 2car

Agent: Richard Wedding, of Harcourts Glenelg, on 0418 351 007

Something a little bit different, this two-storey character bungalow has all the character and charm of yesteryear with the added benefits of a modern upstairs extension.

Thebarton

Thebarton

44 Kintore St, Thebarton. Source: adelaidenow

Thebarton, 44 Kintore St

Auction: Saturday, April 27, noon

3bed 1bath 8car

Agent: Peter Kiritsis, of Ray White Woodville, on 0411 501 520

This character bungalow has been restored and updated throughout and has a large garage/workshop.

Glenelg North

Glenelg North

60 MacFarlane St, Glenelg North. Source: adelaidenow

Glenelg North, 60 MacFarlane St

$650,000 $680,000

3bed 2bath 2car

Agent: John Christo, of LJ Hooker Glenelg, on 0417 800 018

The perfect combination of a character bungalow (built circa 1925 with modern touches) and the location. This property offers a beachside lifestyle.



Read more: http://www.news.com.au/realestate/news/charming-character-homes-on-the-market/story-fndba8zb-1226629871997#ixzz2RXLnhNYU

AU Selling Spelling's Hollywood mansion

Property Here - Thursday, April 04, 2013

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Spelling Manor

Aerial view of the mansion in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles, California / File

IT remains to be seen whether the sagas behind the sale of the Spelling’s mansion makes compelling viewing but it proves almost anything can be turned into reality TV.

Of course it helps if you are Hollywood royalty to get a self-indulgent TV show up and running and, presumably, Candy Spelling has also relied on contacts and her fat bank balance.

In the two-part series Selling Spelling Manor,  the widow of producer Aaron Spelling takes us on her journey into recession chic, listing the family's Hollywood mansion for $150 million and downsizing to a $47 million penthouse which is the same size as the attic in her old pad – poor Candy.

Why sell this one-of-a-kind 5,250sq m mega-mansion? Candy found the place too big to walk around.

She’s right. To give you some perspective, the mansion is nearly the size of the White House. That's about 23 times the size of the average Australian home, and more than twice the size of a Coles supermarket.


This obscene amount of home floor space space includes amenities you won’t find in Coles, including a bowling alley, barber shop and beauty salon. There are also three rooms for wrapping gifts, rooms for displaying silver and china and a media centre with mechanized paintings - how useful.

Spelling

Spelling

The late Aaron Spelling with his family, from left, Randy, Candy andTori at Universal Studios. Picture: APSource: No Source

The mansion was on the market for several years before it eventually sold in 2011 at a 43 per cent discount - perhaps some comfort for US viewers who live in the world's foreclosure epicentre.

Spelling Manor was the most expensive real estate listing in the world during the real estate downturn that sent prices in Los Angeles down by more than a third.

Selling Spelling Manor captures all the stresses and strains of Candy’s big move from the Spelling's family home to a mere 1500sq m penthouse, which is about seven times the size of the average Australian home. And with just 30 days to move, this is downsizing of epic proportions.

It’s a chaotic and emotional journey for Candy and her two children Tori and Randy, who sort through priceless collections and family heirlooms for auction that have provided the Spelling family with a lifetime of memories.

Candy gives a world-first tour of the manor where she and Aaron entertained presidents, royalty and Hollywood legends.

Candy Spelling

Candy Spelling

Candy Spelling. Picture: Splash Source:

The Spellings built the huge, W-shaped home in 1991 for $48 million.

The estate has 14 bedrooms, 27 bathrooms, custom-built library, roof-top rose garden, wine cellar with more than 1000 bottles of wine and parking for 100 cars.

The long-running drama over the sale came to an end in July 2011 when the home was sold to 22-year-old Petra Ecclestone, heiress to a Formula One car racing fortune.

Selling Spelling Manor gives viewers an insight into the elaborate construction, intricate decoration and extravagant belongings that made The Manor and the Spelling family one of the most famous in the world.

It premiers on April 18 at 9.30pm on LifeStyle HOME.



Read more: http://www.news.com.au/realestate/news/selling-spellings-hollywood-mansion/story-fncq3gat-1226612333973#ixzz2PSOaLEfy

AU 170-year-old villa on the market at Willunga

Property Here - Tuesday, April 02, 2013

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13 St Mary's St

This 170-year-old home at 13 St Marys St, Willunga, is on the market. Source: adelaidenow

BUILT in the 1840s, this villa must be one of the oldest residential buildings in the state.

The heritage-listed house is set on a 2025sq m heritage-listed block and boasts many of its original features including the kitchen with exposed beams and a dairy pantry.

Named St Mary's Lodge, it also has a cellar and features including ceiling supports and slate floors.

Other ornate features include fireplaces, wooden-paned windows, Baltic pine floorboards and wide skirting boards.

The four bedrooms were built on by the home's first occupier, Thomas Martin, owner of the Willunga Slate Quarry, in the 1860s.

The vendor said the size of the rooms and high ceilings reflected Mr Martin's strong standing in the community.

"This was quite grand for its time," she said.


Upon entry, a wide hallway with rooms on either side, leads to a modern country-style kitchen with access to the dairy room, complete with the original slot ventilators to keep items cool.

At the back of the house is the original kitchen, now a loungeroom, with a Jacka oven and open hearth.

Outside, the garden has been landscaped to complement the heritage home with rosemary and lavender hedges and roses.

The vendor, who has lived in the home for 14 years, is downsizing - albeit regretfully - as it is too big for her to maintain.

"I wish I could keep it," she said.

"There's something special and stately about it."

The price is $950,000 to $970,000.

Agent: Nick van Vliet, of First National Real Estate Nick van Vliet - Southern Vales/ Fleurieu, on 0416 088 556

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/realestate/year-old-villa-on-the-market-at-willunga/story-fncq3era-1226610825467#ixzz2PN9sb5Ne

AU 独一无二的贝拉林半岛“改装别墅”——Spray Farm

Property Here - Tuesday, April 02, 2013

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澳洲东部时间4月2日 Rick Jamieson是这栋贝拉林半岛上名为Spray Farm的“改装别墅”的现主人,这套占地60公顷的改装豪华别墅已挂牌上市,准备再次转售,其要价在1200万澳元以上。

这确实是贝拉林半岛上一套独一无二的豪华别墅,因此很难对其贴上一个确切的价格标签。

Browne family是Spray Farm的上一任主人,2010年Rick从他们手中以705万澳元将其买下并最终将其改装成现在的家居模样。 

这套改装后的豪华别墅共有7间卧室、6间浴室,牧场原有的马厩已改为4套客房。

从别墅的花园可以将贝拉林半岛的超美全景尽收眼底。

Spray Farm此次的销售代理为Gerald Delany和Nicole Gleeson(Kay and Burton),别墅只接受私下转售。

AU 悉尼已售/待售高端房产特别推荐

Property Here - Thursday, March 28, 2013

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澳洲东部时间3月28日 以下是8套为您特别推荐的悉尼已售或待售高端房产:

1 已售

  地址:Woollahra 

  配置:7间卧室、泳池等(共三层)

  卖家:Natasha Stanley

  总面积:1049平方米

  成交价:850万澳元左右(本周成交)

  经纪人:McGrath's Ben Collier 和Alison Coopes

  设计师:Iain Halliday(BKH)

  建成时间:2001年

1994年10月这套房产的成交价为113万澳元。

2 已售

  地址:Vaucluse  Black Street

  配置:5间卧室等 

  卖家:Baydon Fischer 和Megan Fischer 

  总面积:1056平方米

  成交价:900万澳元左右(两周前成交)

  经纪人:McGrath's Ben Collier 和Bart Doff(Laing+Simmons Double Bay) 

  设计师:Michael Suttor 

  室内设计:Cameron Kimber

 

3 Malua:已售

  地址:Vaucluse  Fitzwilliam Road 

  配置:6间卧室 

  卖家:Bakonyi一家 

  买家:Robert Saul和Jennifer Saul

  总面积:1556平方米

  成交价:750万澳元以上(2月上市)

  经纪人: D'Leanne Lewis和Bart Doff(Laing+Simmons) 

  

4 顶层公寓:已售

  地址: Lavender Bay  Waiwera Street

  卖家:Bob Vagg   

  成交价:560万澳元以上(两周前成交)

  经纪人:Michael Coombs和Nigel Mukhi(McGrath Mosman)

   

2008年Tim Storrier以250万澳元买下这个牧场,之后花费了150多万澳元对牧场进行整修加工。Tim Storrier和他的妻子在Double Bay的一套房子最近通过Alain Waitsman(LJ Hooker Double Bay)以395万澳元转售成功。

5 The Butterfly House:待售

  地址:Dover Heights  Military Road

  配置:独立卫浴、家庭影院、车库、健身房等

  卖家:Michael Yi 和他的妻子Michelle

  要价:650万澳元以上(5月2日买房意向截止)

  经纪人:Daniel Baran和Reece Coleman(BHR) 

  设计师:Ed Lippmann

  

6 Blackdown Farm:待售

  地址:Bathurst

  配置:7间卧室、花园(7公顷)、泳池、网球场、竞技场、马厩、画室等

  卖家:Tim Storrier  

  占地面积:56公顷

  要价:300万澳元以上(4月11日拍卖)

  经纪人:Chris Meares(Meares & Associates)    

7 待售

  地址:Greenwich Point  Wallace Street

  配置:4间卧室、泳池等(共两层)

  卖家:Neil Lawrence

  总面积:463平方米

  要价:280万澳元左右(4月13日拍卖)

  经纪人:Mary-Anne Fitzgerald(Century 21 Blunts) 

8 待售

  地址:Balmain  White Street 和Tilba Avenue交汇处

  配置:3间卧室、2间浴室

  卖家:Zoe Turnbull

  总面积:798平方米

  要价:600万澳元以上(4月20日拍卖)

  经纪人:Danny Cobden(Cobden & Hayson) 

  设计师:Harry Seidler

  租金:1100澳元/晚(最少入住5晚)

AU 本周六墨尔本拍卖房产抢先看

Property Here - Thursday, March 28, 2013

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澳洲东部时间3月28日 本周六墨尔本拍卖房产抢先看:

1 地址:Blackburn  Norway Avenue  9号

  要价:150万澳元左右

  配置:6间卧室、5间浴室、2个泊车位、4个壁炉、1间健身房、室内泳池 

  看房时间:周六  上午 10:00~10:30

  经纪人:Fletchers

  联系电话:8833 8888

  意向申请截止时间:4月8日 下午 6:00

2 地址:Alphington  Bennett Street  31号

  要价:110万澳元以上

  配置:3间卧室、2间浴室、2个泊车位、壁炉 

  看房时间:周六  上午 11:30~12:00

  经纪人:Collins Simms 

  联系电话:9488 0688 

  拍卖日期:3月30日(本周六)

 

3 地址:Flemington  Sturt Street  18号

  要价:63.25万澳元 

  配置:2间卧室、1间浴室、1个泊车位、壁炉 

  看房时间:需提前预约

  经纪人:Jellis Craig  

  联系电话:8378 0500  

 

4 地址:St Kilda East  Milburn Grove  35号

  要价:112万澳元 

  配置:3间卧室、1间浴室、1个泊车位  

  看房时间:需提前预约

  经纪人:Woodards  

  联系电话:9519 8333  

 

5 地址:Fitzroy  Spring Street  4/50号

  要价:63~70万澳元 

  配置:2间卧室、1间浴室、1个泊车位  

  看房时间:周四  下午 6:00~6:30

  经纪人:Nelson Alexander  

  联系电话:9417 1956  

  拍卖日期:4月13日 上午 11:00

 

6 地址:Abbotsford  Trenerry Crescent  13B/8号

  要价:38万澳元以上

  配置:1间卧室、1间浴室、1个泊车位  

  看房时间:周六  上午 10:00~10:30

  经纪人:Biggin Scott   

  联系电话:9426 4000   

  拍卖日期:4月6日 下午 1:00

7 地址:Blackburn  Laburnum Street  2/20A号

  要价:45~49万澳元

  配置:2间卧室、1间浴室、1个泊车位  

  看房时间:周六  上午 12:00~12:30

  经纪人:Woodards    

  联系电话:9894 1000    

  拍卖日期:4月6日 上午 11:00

 

8 地址:South Yarra  Coolullah Avenue  5/7号

  要价:57~63万澳元

  配置:2间卧室、1间浴室、2个泊车位  

  看房时间:周六  上午 10:45~11:15

  经纪人:Hocking Stuart     

  联系电话:9868 5444     

  拍卖日期:4月13日 上午 11:30

AU Point Piper palace on sale for $40 million

Property Here - Saturday, March 16, 2013

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SYDNEY'S elite continue to defy a sluggish prestige housing market by listing properties at incredible asking prices.

The latest, on Point Piper's Wunulla Rd, is an Edwardian waterfront mansion that belongs to liquor industry bigwig John Piven-Large.

Mr Piven-Large is seeking offers of $40 million and over for the property, which occupies 1100sq/m of prime harbour-front land and features a four-bedroom house, a one-bedroom self-contained apartment and a private stretch of tidal beach.

Mr Piven-Large made his fortune in 1987 when brewing kingpin Fosters purchased Cellarmasters, of which it is believed he had an estimated 45 per cent stake - worth $160 million.

If achieved, the sale would give him capital growth of $5 million or more since the property last traded.

Wunulla Rd Point Piper

Wunulla Rd Point Piper

Source: The Daily Telegraph

That would be cause for celebration for most homeowners, but would only represent 14 per cent growth across two decades in this case.

Mr Piven-Large joins a list of Point Piper owners with high hopes, but history suggests he should not hold his breath for a quick sale.

His neighbours two doors down, entrepreneur Deke Miskin and wife Eve, want $55 million for their house, which has been listed on and off since 2007, when the Miskins rejected an offer in that vicinity by the Lowy family.

Meanwhile, nearby Wolseley Rd hosts a number of long-term listings, including the home of the late founders of HPM Industries Peter and Ruth Simon, listed in 2009 for $60 million, and the hillside property of executive head-hunter Julia Ross, listed in 2011 for $40 million plus.

Wunulla Rd Point Piper

Wunulla Rd Point Piper

Source: The Daily Telegraph

The Piven-Large house, which dates back to the early 1900s, was given a grand makeover by respected architect Espie Dods in the 1990s to restore it to its original Edwardian glory.

It now features custom-fitted timber cabinetry in the library and office, elegant furnishings with chintz covered chairs strategically placed in front of ornate fireplaces, floral themed bedrooms - all with ensuites and harbour views - and casual and formal entertaining areas.

The jewel in the crown is the 13m heated salt-water swimming pool, positioned right at water's edge with the Harbour Bridge as a backdrop.

Wunulla Rd Point Piper

Wunulla Rd Point Piper


Read more: http://www.news.com.au/realestate/news/point-piper-palace-on-sale-for-40-million/story-fncq3gat-1226598508887#ixzz2NfCbhRvx

AU Melbourne's most exclusive apartments for sale

Property Here - Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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FAR above the busy streets of Melbourne a handful of our city's wealthy elite are enjoying the high life in their very own castles in the sky.

A few of Melbourne's most expensive penthouse properties will hit the market in the next 10 days, revealing some of the most luxurious living our city has to offer.

For those with a spare $5.7 million, one of the rarest apartments in Melbourne - a penthouse atop the five-star Westin Hotel - is available above Melbourne's City Square.

It has American oak floors and features two Italian limestone bathrooms as well as a kitchen finished with green granite imported from Italy and high-end Gaggenau appliances.

The main bedroom comes with an ensuite of almost 20sq m.

The Westin Hotel's luxury guest facilities are available to use including pool and concierge - with a separate maids entrance for room service or housekeeping.

It has five balconies with views from St Paul's Cathedral down Swanston St and around to Melbourne Park.

A $5 million-plus penthouse atop the Watergate building in Docklands is also going on the market.

Marble slab bathrooms, an almost 550sq m terrace wrapping around the 450sq m interior, four bedrooms, maids' quarters and bluestone flooring are spread across two storeys.

A $3.75 million designer penthouse in Southbank's Triptych building, featuring $250,000 worth of Ralph Lauren furniture, is also up for sale.

Anton Wongtrakun, from Dingle Partners, is selling the three properties and said the top end of Melbourne's property market appears to be improving.

"There was a point where some people felt the market wasn't as strong, but we have found that there's a bit more confidence in the first six to eight weeks of this year," he said.

It is expected the properties will be marketed to some of the world's wealthiest people as they arrive in Melbourne for the Grand Prix this month.



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AU Lock up your very own cop shop

Property Here - Monday, February 18, 2013

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FOR a little over a million dollars, you could own your very own cell block.

Two sandstone lock-up cells have been big drawcards at inspections of a former police station due to go under the hammer next Saturday.

The heritage-listed Sydney building has been in private hands for more than 15 years, functioning as a medical practice and office space.

The converted house will get a new lease on life if sold at auction, with interest coming from people keen to refurbish the property and turn it into a residential house as well as business people and investors.

Owner Molly Koh said she had interest from restaurant operators in the past.

"You'd call it the Old Police Station Restaurant. If you don't like the food, we'll lock you up!''

Selling agent Laurie Castorina said the cell blocks were attracting business people interested in the novelty factor.

The property features include separate male/female toilet and shower blocks, two garages, plenty of basement storage and open plan office space.



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