If you’ve got a bit of spare time this week and want to see how the other half lives, then check out this list of 10 luxury Victorian homes that sold over the past 12 months.
Not surprisingly, there’s plenty of Toorak and Brighton addresses and a few famous former owners too.
From resort-style pools, clifftop locations, 35-seater spas and even a bowling alley, it’s safe to say these homes will make you green with envy.
- 21 Coppin Grove, Hawthorn
Sale price: $40.5 million
Sold on: 15 May, 2021
Key features: 4 bed, 3 bath, 6 car
What makes it special: Once owned by former Australia Post boss Ahmed Fahour, Invergowrie is an 1846 bluestone mansion set on 1.03ha of lush gardens.
Looking as though it has stepped from the pages of a fairytale, the mansion is just one of the homes on the property, with a guesthouse and stables turned self-contained cottage also part of the estate. A pool, a tennis court and a spa with space for 25 people are also part of the package.
2. 61 Grange Rd, Toorak
Sale price: $31.25 million
Sold on: 22 March, 2021
Key features: 4 bed, 6 bath, 6 car
What makes it special: Sprawling across 4236sq m, the property is encased with a series of ‘garden rooms’ with ponds, orchards, a pavilion and stone terraces.
A floodlit tennis court, heated pool, a home cinema and a cellar are among the other features.
3. 43 Lansell Rd, Toorak
Sale price: $24 million
Sold on: 18 February, 2021
Key features: 5 bed, 5 bath, 6 car
What makes it special: Celebrity chef Shannon Bennett and his former partner, actress Madeleine West, sold the imposing sandstone home in February 2021.
The epitome of luxury, the home features soaring ceilings, oak floors and architectural curved walls.
Not surprisingly there’s the ultimate chef’s kitchen, butler’s pantry, built-in bar, and a suspended fireplace in a grand living space. A temperature controlled wine room, opulent home theatre, gym, sauna, and steam room are on offer too.
4. 90 King St, Flinders
Sale price: $23.5 million
Sold on: 3 March, 2021
Key features: 5 bed, 6 bath, 7 car
What makes it special: Aptly named ‘Horizon’, this incredible home was built and sold by luxury developer Brooke Starbuck.
Set on 2000sq m of land on the top of a cliff, the home has sweeping views of the Mornington Peninsula.
Standout features include a 35-person spa suspended above an inground pool all with stunning ocean views. For those that love cooking, the home has two kitchens, while opulent bathrooms and dressing rooms are also on offer. A cinema, wine room, sauna and professional gym are other features.
5. 22 Lascelles Ave, Toorak
Sale price: $22 million
Sold on: 25 March, 2021
Key features: 7 bed, 6 bath, 4 car
What makes it special: Circa 1867, Trawalla is one of Melbourne’s finest Victorian mansions.
Surrounded by gardens and with views over the city, the home has grand original features including a double staircase with leadlight windows. There’s an array of reception rooms to host guests, a 22m indoor pool, a billiards room and a master suite to envy with his and hers dressing rooms.
6. 9 Whernside Ave, Toorak
Sale price: $22 million
Sold on: 13 March, 2021
Key features: 6 bed, 6 bath, 5 car
What makes it special: the epitome of modern design from Wolf Architects, this grand home features an expansive living and dining room with a stone feature wall and fireplace and oak floors.
A state-of-the art kitchen and butler’s pantry, outdoor terrace and heated pool and spa and synthetic-turf sports court are other highlights.
7. 7 Towers Rd, Toorak
Sale price: $20 million
Sold on: 10 April, 2021
Key features: 5 bed, 5 bath, 5 car
What makes it special: When you hear the words ‘Toorak mansion’ this is what you picture, right down to the stunning timber office/library.
Set in Paul Bangay gardens, the mansion features a handcrafted marble staircase, coffered timber ceilings in the Gaggenau-appointed kitchen and a billiards room. Oh, and then there’s the pool, theatre, gym, cellar and enormous garage for your luxury cars.
8. 12-14 Fairlie Court, South Yarra
Sale price: $17.5 million
Sold on: 4 December, 2020
Key features: 4 bed, 4 bath, 4 car
What makes it special: Spread over three levels, complete with a lift of course, this South Yarra mansion has an entertainer’s kitchen with a scullery, spacious living and dining zones and a garden terrace.
There’s also a gym, a cellar and a sauna.
9. 255 New St, Brighton
Sale price: $16.9 million
Sold on: 24 March, 2021
Key features: 5 bed, 6 bath, 10 car
What makes it special: This home comes complete with a full-scale entertainment complex including a Gold Class-style cinema, a sound-proof recording studio, a funky bar, temperature controlled wine cellar and your very own AMF bowling alley.
The more run-of-the-mill features include a gym, bathroom with steam shower, built-in outdoor trampoline, pool, spa and tennis court.
10. 48 Hopetoun Rd, Toorak
Sale price: $14 million
Sold on: 7 April, 2021
Key features: 7 bed, 3 bath, 4 car
What makes it special: This stunning 1930s home has traditional Toorak street appeal and grand, formal reception rooms with opulent fittings and fixtures.
The timber entry foyer is a standout feature and there’s up to seven bedrooms and three bathrooms. Set on 1870sq m, there’s also lots of space for the inground pool and tennis court.
CoreLogic data and listing information/images from realestate.com.au were used to compile this list of some of the top-selling homes over the past 12 months. There may be more expensive sales with undisclosed prices that sold during the same time period.