4 min readFrom edgy warehouse conversions, modern masterpieces and revamped Victorians, we see many examples of exceptional Australian architecture daily for sale and rent on homely.
We thought it’d be interesting to do a retrospective of the most striking homes that sold in 2017.
Without further ado, here are the most popular and astonishing homes featured on homely’s Instagram in the past 12 months.
1. Waterfront wow-factor.
With its jaw-dropping waterfront position and Middle Harbour views, it’s no wonder this was our most liked home of the year. Some of ‘The Bluff’s’ luxury features include a private jetty, a Spanish mosaic tiled swimming pool and underfloor heating. It sold in June for a tidy $6 million and was later rented out for $3,100 a week.
2. Flawlessly renovated Edwardian.
Elegant from every angle, this attractive four-bedroom property sold in April for $2,575,000. Part of this home’s success can be attributed to the respect with which its period features were lovingly restored, a separate garden studio space and the lush Jaye Metcalf designed landscaping.
3. French farmhouse tree change.
Sold in August for $2,515,000, this incredibly tranquil property features not one but two luxurious three-bedroom European inspired villas on 6 acres of park-like surrounds. But that’s not all! The magnifique property has an orchard, grape vines and a saltwater swimming pool. Perfection!
4. Grand scale family living.
Set amongst stunning parterre gardens, this impressive home sold for $4,755,000 in May this year. There is an abundance of entertaining options with terraces, patios, a poolside cabana and even a wine cellar with tasting room.
5. Bespoke charmer.
Showcasing classic charm on the outside and thoroughly modern finishes on the inside, this five-bedroom home sold for $4.86 million in March. Featuring an integrated sound system, underfloor heating, C-Bus automation and a climate controlled wine cellar, this place has all the mod cons you could ever want for.
6. Cliffside luxury.
Our idea of kitchen and entertaining nirvana, this modern marvel was designed by Koichi Takada Architects. Scrolling through the listing gallery you’ll notice flowing living spaces and bedrooms taking in breathtaking ocean panoramas. It’s easy to see why it sold for $4.1 million last June.
7. Opulent riverfront abode.
Overlooking the Swan River and Perth skyline, this sublime home was withdrawn from the market earlier this year and is currently listed fully furnished to rent for $3,250 a week. The contemporary design includes six-bedrooms, an open fireplace, an infinity pool and a self-contained one-bedroom apartment.
8. Jaw-dropping cliffhanger.
This staggering home is listed for sale for $2million+ and was featured on Channel Nine’s Amazing Homes TV show. Designed by Brad Read the four-bedroom home looks out over the treetops below all the way to the Sunshine Coast.
9. Creative warehouse conversion.
A former mechanic’s workshop, this intriguing property sold in February for $2,945,000. The home includes four-bedrooms, light-filled open pla living and a fabulous rooftop garden with city glimpses.
10. Breathtaking Victorian transformation.
Masterfully renovated it comes as no surprise that this stunner sold for $4.735 million in February. The double fronted home shows off exquisite French Oak parquetry flooring, high ceilings, an open fireplace, polished concrete floors and a tennis practice court kids would love.
11. Sleek country retreat.
Located only 20 minutes outside Byron Bay in the lush hinterland, this gorgeous seven-bedroom is an entertainer’s delight and sold for $2.18 million in March. Boasting countryside vistas, an infinity edge pool, spa, outdoor shower, fireplace, wine cellar and a two-bedroom self-contained guesthouse.
12. Seaside serenity.
Snapped up for $3 million in May, this spectacular home frames beautiful and unique views where the ocean meets countryside. Highlights include low-maintenance landscaping, a heated pool, steam room, open fireplace and high ceilings.