For Australia’s wealthy, the price tag for a home that meets their needs and tastes now goes all the way to $100 million.
And if you have the cash to splash, you can fork out on breathtaking views of the Great Barrier Reef, a slice of Tasmania’s own take on Brideshead castle, or an opulent mansion in the heart of a suburb best known for housing our prime ministers.
Here is a look inside the properties asking top dollar in each state and territory.
The priciest property surprisingly doesn’t sit on Sydney’s glittering harbour, but on the other side of the country, in Perth’s Peppermint Grove. With views of Freshwater Bay, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom house is set on 3652 square metres, with a 41-metre water frontage to the Swan River.
Selling agent Mack Hall Real Estate is seeking offers above $15 million for the home.
The most expensive property currently on the market in Victoria is Shadow Creek in Locksley, 90 minutes’ drive from Melbourne, or quicker by helicopter if you chose to use the property’s private helipad.
On the edge of the Great Dividing Range, between Euroa and Seymour, the property is a six-bedroom mansion featuring its own lap pool, an expansive cellar and a four-bedroom manager’s residence, set on a holding of 314 hectares.
Shadow Creek, which the agent’s blurb says “proves what is possible when quality comes first and money is no object”, is on the market for $11.8 million.
New South Wales
Next up on offer is the grand Vaucluse family home of Chinese property developers Bowei Yang and Wenjing Xie, on the market with an asking price of $10 million to $11 million.
The five-bedroom, five-bathroom (plus two powder rooms) property is next door to the home of former Australian cricket captain, Michael Clarke, and is just a stone’s throw from the house of former prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull.
There’s a self-contained cabana and swimming pool, lift, wine cellar, home theatre, billiards room and a four-car garage set on a block of more than 1300 square metres.
This six-bedroom Port Douglas property has views of the Great Barrier Reef and is named after one of literature’s greats – Ernest Hemingway.
Billed as “the grandest property” in the area and with a price tag of $10.8 million, Villa Hemingway sits on Flagstaff Hill with commanding views of the area.
Set on six levels with six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, six balconies, a cocktail bar, pool and tennis court, the property also has a separate two-bedroom, self-contained apartment.
This striking property in Heathfield, in the Adelaide Hills, is set on 2.6 hectares of bushland and features five bedrooms and four bathrooms. The asking price is $4.6 million-$5 million.
The property comes with a double garage, large elevated pool overlooking a hillside landscape, a tennis court and ground-floor retreat.
But it doesn’t stop there. There’s a pin-coded wine cellar, two open fireplaces, a spacious scullery and an orchard.
Australian Capital Territory
This “sleek architectural masterpiece” located in Yarralumla, in the heart of Canberra, is set on three levels comprising five bedrooms and four bathrooms and could be yours for $4.5 million.
Set on 810 square metres, the home also features a sheltered alfresco area with a barbecue kitchen, gas fireplace and large sun-drenched patio next to a resort-style swimming pool with spa and a covered cabana.
There’s also an eight-car garage with a spacious wine cellar/storage room and a window that looks into the pool.
All four bedrooms come with their own ensuites, with the two top-level bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes, dual balconies and rumpus area,
If a full estate is more your thing, 10 minutes from Launceston’s CBD is this historical homestead, Old Marchington, currently on the market for $2 million.
The story of Old Marchington goes back to 1821 when a parcel of land was granted to free settler John Smith, a man who, according to legend, had royal connections to King George IV.
By 1842 the five-bedroom property was described as one of the best vineyards in the colony, and by 1884 it had become a prominent stud, importing top champions from England.
Surrounded by rainforest and boasting ocean views, this five-bedroom mansion in Larrakeyah in central Darwin is on the market for $2.2 million.
Set on two levels and surrounded by rain forest and tropical gardens, the home has a pool, games room and wrap-around balcony to soak up those classic Northern Territory sunsets.