Make it pop: these colourful homes will brighten up your day

Indy Soutar
7 min read

Personal expression can be presented in a multitude of ways, including the design of one’s most intimate space: the home. Discover the charm and uniqueness of these hand-picked, colorful homes that bring joy and personality to their living spaces. From a Gaudi-inspired retreat on Newgrove Road with its colorful sculptures and artistic features to a secluded family haven in Double Bay blending contemporary sophistication with exquisite craftsmanship, these homes are designed to inspire. Each property offers distinctive architectural elements, versatile floor plans, and breathtaking vistas, creating a perfect example of how to keep your life colorful.

We’ve traveled all over Australia via Homely to find you these cute pops of color. In Gray, NT, we’ve found an elevated tropical home featuring recent updates with bright, airy interiors and lush gardens. Meanwhile, in St Kilda, VIC, a 1920s classic has been beautifully renovated with vibrant interiors that stretch across the rainbow, luxurious amenities, and proximity to local attractions. Whether it’s the serene, park-like gardens of Mount Martha or the picturesque blue beach house in Hideaway Bay, these properties offer a splash of color and a slice of paradise.

Embrace heritage charm and modern comfort in Petersham’s Victorian terrace, adorned with refreshed, colorful facades and interiors, or experience serene waterfront living in Hillwood’s recently completed residence with panoramic river views and stylish design. Whether you’re drawn to the historic elegance of Rockdale with its period details in baby pink or the tropical retreat in Wagaman with its lush greenery, these radiant homes provide a unique lifestyle that promises both relaxation and inspiration.

47 Newgrove Road, Healesville VIC 3777

47 Newgrove Road, Healesville VIC 3777 listed by Eview Group

Discover a joyful, unique home on Newgrove Road with stunning views. This charming property features Gaudi-inspired sculptures, a versatile floor plan, an artist’s studio, and a cozy lounge. Enjoy a well-equipped kitchen, a delightful garden, and multiple bedrooms with picturesque vistas. Located near Healesville’s amenities in the heart of Yarra Valley. Features include ducted heating, a double carport, and 1111m² of land.

29 Glendon Road, Double Bay NSW 2028

29 Glendon Road, Double Bay NSW 2028 listed by Ray White Double Bay

Nestled at the cul-de-sac end of Glendon Road, this secluded family retreat blends contemporary sophistication with thoughtful craftsmanship. The open-plan living area, sunlit dining space, and all-weather terrace with a sunken gas fire-pit create perfect entertaining zones. Enjoy a Barazza kitchen, Travertine-paved pool, and lush gardens. Just 500 meters from Double Bay Village, beaches, and parks, epitomising luxurious coastal living.

15 Matilda Court, Gray NT 830

15 Matilda Court, Gray NT 830 listed by Elders Real Estate Darwin

Discover this elevated tropical home with recent updates. Featuring a renovated kitchen, airy open-plan living with high ceilings and Jarrah floors, and a picturesque balcony for alfresco entertaining. Enjoy a sparkling pool framed by a lush garden. Perfect for first home buyers and young families, it offers three robed bedrooms, updated bathroom, and ample parking. Move-in ready and close to schools, shops, and eateries.

15A Charnwood Road, St Kilda VIC 3182

15A Charnwood Road, St Kilda VIC 3182 listed by The Agency Victoria

15A Charnwood Road in St Kilda, now sold, is a 1920s classic beautifully renovated by Kennedy Nolan and refreshed by Doherty Design Studios in 2018. This unique home, a finalist in 2019 design awards, features vibrant interiors, up to 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and stunning rear alfresco spaces. Highlights include a luxurious Terrazzo kitchen, master suite with balconies, and a solar pool. Located near Chapel Street, parks, schools, and transport.

17 Century Drive, Mount Martha VIC 3934

17 Century Drive, Mount Martha VIC 3934 listed by Nicholas Lynch

Set amongst magnificent, park-like gardens, this idyllic lifestyle property on five acres offers space and serenity. Backing onto Balcombe Creek, the charming four-bedroom, two-bathroom home features vine-covered verandas, vaulted ceilings, timber floors, and a Mt Gambier limestone fireplace. Enjoy formal and casual living areas, a kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, and a master suite with an ensuite. The already sold property boasts beautiful gardens, a fruit orchard, a large shed, and water tanks. Minutes from shops, cafes, and the beach.

19 Olden Court, Hideaway Bay QLD 4800

19 Olden Court, Hideaway Bay QLD 4800 Ray White Whitsunday

This beautifully blue beach house features 4 bedrooms, airy living spaces, and outdoor entertainment areas. Enjoy mountain and ocean views, plus energy-efficient amenities like air conditioning and solar panels. With a double garage and fenced backyard, it’s perfect for relaxation and family living. One can only experience coastal tranquility in this inviting home.

8 Bishop Street, Petersham NSW 2049

8 Bishop Street, Petersham NSW 2049 listed by Adrian William Real Estate

This sold Victorian terrace welcomes you with a joyful feature door while seamlessly blending heritage charm with modern comfort. From the airy interiors with high ceilings and timber floors to the refreshed facade exuding warmth, every detail invites you to call it home. Entertainment is effortless with the open-plan kitchen and indoor-outdoor flow through rear bi-fold doors. Retreat to the main bedroom with its cosy fireplace and private balcony, or relax in the skylit living space. With convenient amenities nearby and a vibrant neighbourhood to explore, this property offers the quintessential lifestyle of comfort and connection.

68a Leam Road, Hillwood TAS 7252

68a Leam Road, Hillwood TAS 7252 listed by Bushby Creese

Recently completed, this residence offers serene waterfront living with panoramic river views. Featuring a practical layout, high-quality fixtures, and expansive living spaces, it’s perfect for both everyday living and entertaining. Highlights include a spacious kitchen, a master retreat with a luxurious ensuite, and a versatile lower level ideal for family gatherings. Additional features include solar panels for those who are environmentally conscious and ample storage.

6-8 Glenisla Drive, Mount Martha VIC 3934

6-8 Glenisla Drive, Mount Martha VIC 3934 listed by Danckert Real Estate

Crafted by renowned design studio KWD, ‘Biscayne’; epitomises high-end luxury in a coveted locale. Inspired by the Florida Keys, this Caribbean Colonial home offers a blend of formality and relaxed elegance. Impeccable finishes include natural stone, marble, and bespoke timber joinery, complemented by designer accents from Gucci, Hermes, and Ralph Lauren. With attention to detail at every turn, Biscayne offers unparalleled living. Sold in 2022, it remains a testament to exquisite design and quality craftsmanship.

11 Perry Street, West Mackay QLD 4740

11 Perry Street, West Mackay QLD 4740 listed by Gardian Real Estate

This property boasts generous living space, comprising a cottage with versatile layouts and a separate granny flat. Perfect for extended families or rental opportunities, the granny flat offers flexibility. Experience seamless indoor-outdoor living with a spacious wrap-around deck and covered entertainment area. Other features include an in-ground pool, ample parking, and convenient proximity to amenities.

69 Frederick Street, Rockdale NSW 2216

69 Frederick Street, Rockdale NSW 2216 listed by Richardson & Wrench Wolli Creek

Elegantly preserved, this Victorian gem boasts 11ft ceilings, period fireplaces, and a stylish rear extension. Enjoy French doors leading to charming gardens and a contemporary kitchen with top-notch appliances. Conveniently located near Rockdale station, this three-bedroom home offers ample space, alfresco dining, and proximity to schools and beaches. Being just 12km from the CBD, you can enjoy all Sydney has to offer!

12 Macassar Street, Wagaman NT 810

12 Macassar Street, Wagaman NT 810 listed by Call2View Real Estate

Discover this elevated home in Wagaman, featuring lush gardens and a plunge pool on a spacious 824m2 block. Upstairs offers open-plan living, a modern kitchen, and a balcony overlooking the pool. Three bedrooms boast built-in robes, with the master enjoying a unique ensuite. Downstairs, find a versatile bedroom and bathroom. Solar hot water, polished floors, and ample parking complete this retreat, conveniently close to Casuarina Square.

36 River Cove Place, Helensvale QLD 4212

36 River Cove Place, Helensvale QLD 4212 listed by Hope Island Realty

Finishing our list is “The Candy Shop Mansion,”  a Gold Coast landmark. This iconic estate boasts 14 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, a 250,000-litre infinity pool, a grand ballroom, and sits on 1.4 acres of prime waterfront. The colourful features include a gourmet kitchen, a luxe bar, a cinema, an office with Renaissance art, and immaculate gardens with a King Neptune statue.

If you enjoyed these charming eye-catching homes you can catch more across Homely. Love a colourful home? Why not start a collection?

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