Multiple multimillion-dollar sales were notched in the Yarra Ranges in 2018, with a $2.36 million sale of a sprawling Chirnside Park estate taking top spot.
The impressive deal for the five-bedroom house was penned in May and was the top reported residential sale, according to CoreLogic data.
The home at 115 Sunset Drive features a home theatre, large billiards domain and stunning formal lounge and dining zone. The hub of the home is a hugely proportioned open-plan family and living area.
The hefty price tag achieved wasn’t enough to set a suburb record, a title held by a six-bedroom mansion that also hit the market this year.
Dubbed the “king of the Yarra Valley”, 145 Edward Rd features a wellness wing with a steam room, a saltwater infinity edge pool, tennis court and home theatre.
The property last sold to a Chinese family for a record breaking $5.69 million in 2015, and after less than 24 months was back up for grabs.
That campaign lasted 246 days seeking “in excess of $7 million”, but ended without a sale.
Five months on, the property was relisted and is still on the market with an $8-$8.8 million price guide.
A breathtaking Olinda hobby farm that was the owner-builder’s labour of love for 10 years hit the market in March and notched a $2.225 million sale in April.
The 2ha property was a hit with wine and cider connoisseurs with the buyer able to barrel or brew their own drop at the property.
At 140 Falls Rd, the stunning rammed-earth masterpiece features dry creek beds, two ponds, native plants, organic gardens, a small vineyard and heritage orchard with heirloom apples.
A Tuscan-inspired oasis with a pool, tennis court and room for horses was another notable sale.
The five-bedroom home at 83 Old Gippsland Rd, Lilydale sold for $1.975 million in May.
At the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, this 4.45 ha property is a renovated retreat.
The three-bedroom house penned a $1.82 million deal in April.
In a rural setting with State Forests on either side, this mud brick home offered a relaxed lifestyle in the most tranquil of settings.
The three-bedroom house sold for $1.65 million in May.