In our series of one million dollar homes, so far we’ve looked at the big cities in Asia, coastal homes and apartments that have gone on the market for one million dollars, but now it’s time to see what million dollar homes in Australasia look like. We found both rural and big city spots in Australia and New Zealand, to compare styles and spaces.
Real Estate in Australia and New Zealand
Marlborough, New Zealand
We’ll start in Marlborough, a wine-making region on the South Island of New Zealand with a temperate climate and lots of fertile soil. It’s located near the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, a series of valleys and picturesque views. This million dollar home is in Picton, which is a port town that connects the South Island to capital city Wellington through a ferry service.
The McCormick House is currently being run as a luxury bed and breakfast, set over half an acre of private gardens and native trees. Boasting five bathrooms, 3,767 square feet and three fireplaces, you’d even have some spare dosh for your choice of home improvements.
Auckland, New Zealand
We already mentioned that Hong Kong has one of the most unaffordable housing markets in the world but Auckland trails in the ranks close behind. This 968 square foot penthouse apartment features two bedrooms and two en-suite bathrooms and an open plan living room with kitchen and dining space.
It’s an apartment with a communal garden rooftop, but the view and location is one of its selling points! On the 15th floor, it looks out over the Harbor Bridge and across to some of the nearby scenic Rangitoto island.
Now you’ve seen what New Zealand has to offer, we thought it’s time to take a look at the center of Sydney. This Bondi Beach two-bedroom apartment is spitting distance of the coast, with a 968 square foot layout. This is the same size as our Auckland apartment, but without the views.
The wrap around balcony stretches across one side of the apartment, set to the back of a boutique building with plenty of security. The main common areas have recently been refurbished, and only nine apartments.
Hunter Valley, Australia
Tired of the city life? We’re going to finish off back in the rural setting again. While Sydney’s apartments give you convenience and hipster cafes, the Hunter Valley is another wine making region this one known for Semillon and Shiraz. This property in Nulkaba isn’t far from the Hunter Valley zoo, boasts five bedrooms and seven car parking spots over its one acre of land making it one of the largest properties in our round up at 43,055 square foot. With plenty of peace and quiet too.
Featuring gorgeous floorboards made from native Australian spotted gum tree, fully kitted out appliances and air conditioning, a swimming pool and a relaxed open plan layout, the Tallowood Drive home is a great family spot. Just check out the space for its big dining table!