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Australia’s 10 most popular homes 2021


With record breaking records, Australian real estate has seen year round. We’ve seen excess inventory flooding the market in hopes of a share of the stock, but which properties have generated the most interest?

To find out which sales announcements were the most popular in 2021, we browsed Domainto see the 10 homes Australians clicked the most.

Here are the 10 homes everyone was looking for this year.

10. Absolute beachfront at Darling Point

3 Lindsay Avenue, Darling Point has direct access to the water. (Domain)

This six bedroom, six bathroom and five car prestigious property at Sydney’s Darling Point is more of an estate. Boasting 2587m² of land with its own jetty in Sydney Harbor, this is a rare offering with stunning views of the upscale eastern suburbs.

There are two other separate independent accommodations for guests or staff, a private elevator, a huge wine cellar as well as a boathouse and a swimming pool with heated spa by the harbor.

9. Award-winning luxury living in Burraneer Bay

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‘Nautilus’ on Burraneer Bay is the definition of luxury and even has its own private beach and dock. (Domain)

“Nautilus” in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire is a sight to see. The property has seven bedrooms, 19 bathrooms (yes, you read that right) and space for 20 vehicles. Sitting on four foreshore blocks totaling 4,387m² of land, this home offers unparalleled luxury living on Burraneer Bay with exquisite architecture and home features, such as two guest lodges, two bowling alleys, full-size championship, a 2000-bottle cellar and 3 separate interior elevators.

Oh, there’s also a waterfront area with a floating pontoon, private dock, waterfront crane, and private beach, plus a deep water mooring for your 78ft vessel.

8. Coastal Beauty at Burleigh Heads

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‘The Palms’ at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast is a design lover’s dream. (Estate / Buxton)

Newly built to meticulous standards and sold fully furnished and decorated by Kira & Kira, ‘The Palm trees’ in the popular Burleigh Heads area on the Gold Coast has the wow factor.

With an open floor plan, bespoke woodwork, a light wood palette accented with irrigated greenery, brass accents, and natural stone walls, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom, four-car home is the ultimate beachside oasis.

7. Zoë and Hamish’s grand design in Richmond

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79a Rowena Pde is a contemporary family living at their best in one of Melbourne’s most desirable locations. (Domain)

This Richmond Hill House, created by Neil Architecture in collaboration with Simone Haag, hosted Zoë Fozter-Blake and Hamish Blake for five years. Featured on Grand Designs Australia, it’s an exercise in contemporary modern living showcasing touches of personality, perfect for the family.

Perks include a swimming pool, home theater, gym, temperature-controlled wine cellar (1,500 bottles) with adjoining wet bar, and Zoë’s peach-pink terrazzo master bathroom. But the piece de resistance is arguably the best rooftop in Richmond, offering 360-degree views of the city skyline, the Yarra River, and the Botanical Gardens.

6. French-inspired castle in the Dandenong ranges

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‘Chateau Jardin Parfume’ is an opulent and sprawling European house in Sassafras. (Domain)

You don’t see too many French-inspired chateaux for sale in the Dandenong Ranges. This truly unique property is set in a landscaped garden sanctuary established over 2,400m², with features such as Italian porcelain floors, imported staircases, French and Belgian chateau woodwork, chunky marble surfaces and the latest high-end appliances. There’s also a gold-class theater room for eight and a Roberto Cavalli-inspired cigar room with industrial extraction unit.

The property has a lot of distinctive features. For example, the gardens alone are scented with roses, camellias, gardenias, tulips, freesias, hyacinths, jasmine, and Mexican orange blossoms, with over 50 custom-made pots and several statues. including 4 Seasons, Dali Alice in Wonderland and Dali the surrealist piano.

5. Mid Century Moves To A Bayside Enclave

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Mid-Century Modern meets Contemporary at the Block built at 8 Bronte Court. (Domain)

‘The Hunting House c1956’ was introduced to modern, luxury living by Blockheads Tanya and Vito. Inspired by legendary Australian architect Neil Clerehan’s iconic ‘Dream Home’, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom family home features terrazzo detailing, pink butler panties, and a soundproof movie theater in the basement.

4. Heritage charm in Hampton

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Mitch and Mark’s charmer at 4 Bronte Court was a Block favorite. (Domain)

Another list of blocks in the hands of Mitch and Mark, 4 Court of Brontë is a four bed, three bath family home that embraces modern living and natural light. A charming heritage facade gives way to high cathedral ceilings and other features like a resort-style landscaped garden sanctuary with plunge pool.

3. Hampton’s family-oriented haven

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Kirsty and Jesse’s four bed, four bath coastal paradise in Hampton. (Domain)

Located on a large block of 911 m², this Hamptons inspired home offers a slice of coastal living at Bayside. The multi-level home benefits from the latest smart home automation, a wonderful outdoor entertainment area with swimming pool and a home theater and bar in the basement.

2. Contemporary city life by the bay

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Josh and Luke’s urban design house packs a punch. (Domain)

At the head of the cul-de-sac of Bronte Court and with a north orientation, Josh and Luke’s contemporary urban home features vaulted ceilings at ventilated heights of 6.5 meters, asymmetric slatted windows, a wraparound backyard with an alfresco dining area and swimming pool, as well as a home theater and playground.

1. Modern and sophisticated Mediterranean-inspired living in Hampton

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Ronnie and Georgia’s sophisticated and beautifully executed home captivated viewers and judges alike in Block. (Domain)

Australia’s Most Wanted Home for 2021 is none other than the amazingly executed home of Blockheads Ronnie and Georgia in 2 Brontë Court. The couple made the controversial decision to go up for auction first, which many say cost them hundreds of thousands of profits, despite being the most awarded house in this year’s series. (and clearly a popular choice with viewers).

The property marries sophisticated interior styling with quality craftsmanship and functional design, offering four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a garden room in the luxury kitchen, a high tech cinema in the basement with starry ceiling and a Tuscan-style wine cellar framed by an architectural curved staircase. Of course, there is also an outdoor entertainment area with a swimming pool.