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You wish! Amazing but expensive properties on sale right now

Fancy floor-to-ceiling views of Sydney Harbour? It'll cost you. Photo: Supplied
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Warning: the following images are guaranteed to induce serious envy.

From a Mediterranean-style mega mansion with private beach in tropical Queensland, to a three-level penthouse overlooking Sydney Harbour, they are homes most of us can only fantasise about.

For the ultimate in property daydreaming, grab a glass of champers, imagine you’ve won Lotto and bump up your minimum spend on realestateview.com.au. Here are The New Daily’s top picks.

NSW

28A/171 Gloucester St, The Rocks
4 beds – 4 baths – 2 cars 
Agent: Ray White
Price: $18 million

Clear the calendar – you won’t want to leave home with views like this.

The Sydney stunner, a three-level penthouse overlooking the Harbour Bridge, is fit for a rock star, and has the price tag to match.

The harbour is visible from every room in this sophisticated city pad, with grey marble floors, freestanding bath and curved glass shower, two roof terraces, internal lift and separate powder room. Based in the Stamford Residences in the charming Rocks precinct, Sydney locations don’t get much better than this.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

98 Barnard St, North Adelaide
4 beds – 3 baths – 2 cars
Price: $2.2 million
Agent: Klemich

Ditch the car for good and check in to one of Adelaide’s most prestigious suburbs, a leisurely stroll to attractions like the River Torrens, the Ashes at Adelaide Oval, or a round of golf at the North Adelaide Gold Club.

The renovated period home bursts with character, a beautiful blend of new and old with a modern kitchen, teenagers retreat with sauna, original leadlight windows and open fireplaces.

The rest of Australia can only dream of prices like this for a family home, located a stone’s throw from the city.

QUEENSLAND

Mandalay House, 383 Mandalay Road, Airlie Beach
7 beds – 9 baths – 5 cars
Agent: Ray White
Price: $19 million

Now this is what multi-million-dollar property dreams are made of. Throw open the doors for a Great Gatsby-style soiree at Mandalay House, one of Australia’s most impressive mansions.

Sitting pretty on the water’s edge, it not only boasts its own marina but private beach. Need a helipad? Tick. Horizon pool, cinema, and separate caretaker cottage? Tick, tick, tick. Owner Neil Murray, a property developer and yacht importer, spared no expense when building this seven-bed, five-bathroom feast of opulence over three and a half years.

VICTORIA

50 Hotham St, East Melbourne
7 beds – 4 baths – 2 cars
Agent: Marshall White
Price: $11-12 million

This grand old Victorian dame evokes the romance and elegance of yesteryear with its stone open fire places and wine cellar, drawing room and commanding entrance hall. But the 1880s home, spread over four levels in an English-style pocket of Melbourne, is kitted out with all the mod-cons like a home theatre, hydronic heating and backyard pool. If that’s not enough, there’s a separate self-contained studio apartment, prime for renting out on AirBnB.

TASMANIA

62 Napolean St, Battery Point
4 beds – 4 baths – 3 cars
Agent: Knight Frank
Price: $4.8 million

Don’t judge this book by its cover – there’s a hidden surprise out back.

The 1890s weatherboard cottage transforms into a different world when you step inside, with an elevated walkway taking you into a sleek, industrial-style modern addition.

Polished concrete and Celery Top Pine dominate the rear of the home, which boasts views of the River Derwent, a freestanding outdoor bath on a secluded deck, 15-metre heated pool and separate studio.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

322/8A Gardiner Street, Darwin
4 beds – 4 baths – 3 cars
Agent: Raine & Horne
Price: $3 million+

The sky’s the limit for the heights of fun that can be reached at this home in the clouds. The palatial penthouse, spread over two floors in the Evolution apartment block, is the highest point in the CBD with views to leave your guests gasping.

The aptly-named Skyhomes seamlessly bring the outdoors in through huge windows, while wraparound balconies, smart home technology, an entertainer’s bar and a private pool add to the appeal.

PERTH

32/82 King St, Perth
4 beds 4 baths 2 cars
Agent: Knight Frank
Price: mid to high $4 millions

Ever wanted to emulate your favourite TV show and step out of the lift, directly into your New York loft?

In this former clothing warehouse on fashion strip King St, you can do just that.

In fact, the whole floor can be yours in the historic Wills building for a cool $4-5 million.

Splash all your spare cash in the nearby designer boutiques? Problem solved – rent out the two luxury units contained in this funky warehouse conversion.

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