Luxury Real Estate Blog and News

Moonlight Head: ecolodge in Australia

November 23, 2010 - Victoria
Situated in the stunning terrain of South Australia’s Great Ocean Road, three hours from Melbourne and nearby Cape Otway and the Twelve Apostles, this eco-sensitive resort includes two private retreats designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Glenn Murcutt.

Asian invasion of property buyers in Sydney

November 17, 2010 - Sydney
Foreign investors, especially from Asia, are buying an unprecedented amount of land in Sydney from premium homes to office buildings, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

The Saffire Freycinet Resort in Tasmania

November 09, 2010 - Tasmania
New ultra-luxury resort in Tasmania, Australia called The Saffire Freycinet designed by Tasmanian architects Morris Nunn and Associates, together with interior designers from Chhada Siembieda.

Marcus Beach House by Bark Architects

July 29, 2010 - Queensland
Bark Architects have designed the Marcus Beach House, located on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia.

Private Island in Australia Is Listed at $5.6 Million

June 04, 2010 - Queensland
Turtle Island, a small private island off the east coast of Queensland, Australia, is on the market for $5.6 million.The seller is an Australian developer, Marcia Christofidellis.

Australia sees big increase in demand from Russian and Chinese property investors

March 19, 2010 - Australia
The Australian real estate market is benefitting from the collapse of the property market in Dubai as Chinese and Russians buyers move their allegiance down under. Property investors from both nations are now the biggest foreign buyers of residential property and especially favour Queensland’s Gold Coast, it is claimed. Last year, Chinese buyers finalised deals for $22.76 million of houses and apartments, while buyers from the Russian Federation signed for $22.7m of Gold Coast homes.

Ala Moana by Omiros One Architecture

January 26, 2010 - Queensland
Ala Moana, is a newly constructed project on Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The home’s name is derived from a Hawaiian term that translates to “ocean pathways,” a reference to the winding path that circumnavigates the house before arriving at the entry. This elegant building was planned by Australian architect Omiros One Architecture to make best use of the views and set at dissimilar levels to follow the natural land slope with negligible cutting into the site.

Bayview House by Gartner Trovato Architects

January 19, 2010 - New South Wales
Gartner Trovato Architects have recently completed a house in Bayview, NSW, Australia. The house is located on a 1,200m2 block of land with a significant fall from the street. The site is oddly shaped with its longest boundaries running east-west allowing for orientation to the north with magnificent views over Pittwater and surrounding area. The design form follows the topography and shape of the land, a slender footprint allow for cross ventilation and solar access to all rooms of the house whilst maintaining views of Pittwater from every room.

Rotating house follows the sun

December 09, 2009 - New South Wales
An Australian couple, the Evringhams, have built a house that rotates to follow the sun. The Everingham Rotating House is situated approximately 40 kilometres from Wingham NSW,in the hinterland of the Manning Valley on the Nowendoc River, comprising pristine rapids and deep water with mountains rising directly above the river. Built largely of glass and steel and powered by an electric motor, the Everingham Rotating House is a brilliant testimonial to the ingenuity of its owner/builders.

" House of the year "

November 11, 2009 - Melbourne
The klein bottle house by mcbride charles ryan, have won the award for world's best home at this year's world architecture festival awards. Located in the town of Rye, just outside Melbourne, Australia, the holiday home features a living room perched on a canopy of trees, and celebrates the country's traditional beach houses, while still functioning as a practical and useful 21st century home.