4 min readIt’s a tale as old as time and if you’re as excited as we are to relive childhood classic Beauty and the Beast then these magical Australian properties are sure to impress and delight.
They’re grand, palatial and decadent, each of these extraordinary properties could be straight off a movie set. Plus, who doesn’t love fantasising about living out their own fairytale happy ending?
To celebrate the release of the reimagining of Disney film Beauty and the Beast this week, here are eight enchanting properties that are currently up for sale that are fit for a princess.
Belle’s provincial house
Positioned overlooking the banks of the Yarra River this magnificent 1930s Tudor style residence is reminiscent of Belle’s quaint French country house. The storybook style home is just a stroll from Toorak Road and Chapel Street and features exquisite period features, an abundance of natural light and generous living spaces.
For sale: 11 Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra, VIC
Be our guest: An entertainer’s delight
As Lumiere famously sung, ‘if you’re stressed it’s fine dining we suggest’ and this opulent waterfront property offers plenty of opportunities for entertaining in luxury and the finest of settings.
This house certainly is equipped to cater to a royal lifestyle with a private marina, helipad, richly decorated interiors, horizon pool, 6 king-sized bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, dressing room, cellar with dining room, alfresco dining, cinema room, gym, pool room, a caretaker cottage and monitored CCTV.
Prince charming’s palaces
This stunning hand crafted limestone castle with its turret and bespoke moody dark interiors reminds us of the Beast’s enchanted home. Unlike the palace in the film, this home has incredible ocean views and lift access to its three luxurious levels.
This unique castillo features a pretty vine covered alfresco area, a turret, tower room, rooftop terrace with ocean and river views, stone floors, marble fireplaces, wrought iron details and incredible solid carved timber doors throughout.
This elegant library retreat is sure to impress even the most discerning bookworms like Belle. The three level magical mansion includes a tennis court, lap pool, gym, steam room, wine cellar, hedged gardens, limestone terraces and open fireplaces.
Belle’s palace boudoir
We can easily imagine the furniture in this decadent bedroom springing to life and helping get Belle ready to waltz with Beasty in the grand ballroom. Is that Cogsworth we spy on the mantel and Chip on the dressing table?
This superb estate features vast manicured grounds, wrought iron security gates, marble flooring, French doors, open fireplaces, a games room, crystal chandeliers, cinema room, a ballet room, swimming pool and even more extravagant yet a gold-plated powder room basin.
What magical palace is complete without a suit of armour or two? Other accessories that would not look out of place on the set of Beauty and the Beast include a commanding leadlight window entry foyer, a grand hall, sweeping staircase, formal lounge and dining, ornate plaster ceiling roses, hand painted cornices, hand carved timbers and a picturesque garden pavilion. All that’s missing is a secret pivoting bookshelf door.
From the light-drenched drawing room, original open fireplaces, spacious library to the grand double-height entrance hall with soaring glass ceiling, this spectacular harbourside sandstone mansion c1883 would definitely fit the bill for a Disney film location.
Turns out you can live out your own happily ever after à la Belle and Prince Adam (aka the Beast) in your very own Australian palace (after a lottery win or two!) or at least dare to dream about it.
Happy house hunting!