If the coronavirus lockdown taught us anything, it's that our time outdoors is precious and that having an outdoor space to retreat to is important. And its even better if that outside space is luxuriously beautiful and spacious.
Domain Group has put together a list of the eight most incredible luxury homes on the market for sale right now with the most scenic outdoor spaces. But be warned: the price tags are high.
48 Ocean View Road, Freshwater
5 Beds, 3 Baths, 3 Parking
Guide price: $10-11 million
Crafted from raw timbers, off-form concrete, copper and extensive walls of retractable glass, this Brewster Hjorth-designed home spans three levels, each claiming spectacular views of the beach, ocean and Manly’s North Head.
There are Gaggenau and Miele appliances in the kitchen, heated terrazzo and timber flooring throughout and a rooftop garden.
Clarke & Humel Property is taking expressions of interest with a guide of $10 million – $11 million.
7 Normanby Street, Brighton
6 Beds, 4 Baths, 3 Parking
Guide price: $8.5-9 million
Lush gardens with a pool and spa, a classic Victorian facade and a top location just footsteps from foreshore walks, the pier and the beach make Clutha a handsome proposition.
Inside, a contemporary makeover showcases marble, black oak and terrazzo finishes across three living spaces, a new kitchen and a study.
Marshall White Bayside is accepting expressions of interest closing on March 24 with a guide of $8.5 million-$9 million.
15 Wharf Street, Port Douglas
4 Bed, 3 Bath
Guide price: $7.5 million-$8 million
There are uninterrupted views to the Coral Sea and mountains from this John Morris-designed oceanfront residence, which commands premium rates as a prestige holiday home.
The stylish property boasts a northern aspect, a living space on each of its two levels, covered al fresco spaces and a 12-metre pool.
Queensland Sotheby's International Realty is taking expressions of interest that close on April 9.
36 Sunnyside Crescent, Castlecrag
5 Beds, 3 Baths, 2 Parking
Guide price: $5 million
This five-year-old Giles Tribe-designed family home has been built to maximise valley views and northern light.
Over four levels with lift access, the residence features floor-to-ceiling glass, an American oak kitchen with butler’s pantry, a whole-floor main retreat with study and balcony, a built-in barbecue and outdoor fireplace and a smart home system.
McGrath Northbridge takes the home to auction on March 20 with a guide of $5 million.
5/1491 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach
4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3 Parking
Guide price: Expressions of interest
One of just six full-floor apartments in the boutique beachfront building Temple, this fifth-floor property spans a generous 366 square-metres.
The open-plan living spaces open onto a full-width, covered balcony via sliding doors which retract into the wall to provide uninterrupted ocean views.
The stone kitchen features integrated Miele appliances and there are four bedrooms, three with en suites.
Renowned interior designer Darren Palmer has styled and decorated the apartment and a full furniture package can be negotiated post-sale.
PRD Real Estate Burleigh Heads is taking expressions of interest until March 21.
4 Wyuna Road, Point Piper
5 Beds, 5 Baths, 4 Parking
Guide price: $16 million
Built circa 1905 for shipwright Alfred Whetton, whose family built Circular Quay’s first wharves, Capri is one of Point Piper’s most historic Edwardian mansions.
Set on an elevated land parcel with dual street access, the five-bedroom home captures north-easterly views stretching from Rose Bay to Manly.
A glass lift provides easy access from the three-car garage to the remaining three levels of the property.
There are original timber floors, high ceilings and open fireplaces, an island kitchen with Miele and Liebherr appliances, and four separate living zones. Outside, a sandstone terrace wraps around a pool set within established gardens.
Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty is guiding $16 million for the expressions of interest campaign.
37 Drake Street, Brighton
5 Beds, 4 Baths, 2 Parking
Guide: $5.5-5.75 million
Choose between formal and casual living spaces in this architect-designed residence.
There’s an elegant lounge and dining room with fireplace at the front of the home, and a family zone out the back opening onto a covered terrace and pool with landscaped surrounds.
There are five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a double garage with internal access via a store room.
Only minutes from Elwood and Brighton shopping, the beach, Elsternwick Park and elite schools, the home comes with hardwood floors, zoned heating and air-conditioning and a ducted vacuum system.
Kay & Burton Bayside Brighton is taking expressions of interest until March 23, with a price guide of $5.5 million to $5.75 million.
29 Amanda Crescent, Sandy Bay
5 Beds, 4 Baths, 12 Parking
Guide price: $3 million-plus
Boasting panoramic views of the River Derwent and beyond, this impressive five-bedroom, four-bathroom home is set behind electronic gates on a 1750 square-metre block.
Hosting friends and family will be a breeze in your private theatre with surround sound and fully equipped bar.
A marble staircase connects this floor with the main living spaces where picture windows make the most of the water views.
There’s a granite kitchen with Siemens and Liebherr appliances on this level, plus an indoor pool and adjoining gym.
The five bedrooms are on the upper levels and include a decadent master suite.
The property is listed with Peterswald for Property with a price guide of $3 million-plus.