THE Australian public have spoken and two coastal properties in the Geelong region have made the top 10 most loved listings of 2018, according to realestate.com.au
They join properties from all over the country that people have fallen in love with.
Realestate.com.au’s Aline Tanner has put together the list that includes modern masterpieces, charming heritage homes, back to nature retreats, cool conversions and many other amazing abodes that are drool-worthy.
Coming in at number two is 63 Morley Ave, Wye River.
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With a stunning natural setting and endless views of Great Ocean Road, this modern master-built home enjoys a dramatic backdrop.
Nestled deep within Wye River’s native bushland and set back off the rugged Victorian coast, this imposing four-bedroom home is among tall gum trees and features sturdy zinc cladding and commercial double-glazed windows for when things turn stormy outside.
It wouldn’t be hard to make things cosy indoors — all you’d need to do is crank up the large wood fire, pile on the blankets and just sit back and admire that breathtaking vista.
The property sold for $2.15 million in just 11 days at the start of this year.
And coming in at number nine is 4 Berthon St, Aireys Inlet.
With its abundant rustic charm and the laid-back vibe of a luxury wood cabin, this contemporary three-bedroom home in Aireys Inlet, Victoria ticks a lot of boxes.
Bathed in natural light, surrounded by trees and birdsong and decked out in beautiful timber, swathes of glass and high-quality natural materials, this cleverly designed and effortlessly stylish property is the stuff hidden luxury forest retreats are made of.
It sold for $1.55 million in May, $350,000 above the price guide.
Now take a look inside the other stunning properties that made the top 10 most loved listings in 2018 — shared by realestate.com.au and coveted by you.
1. Carlton, VIC
It seems that clever conversions are your thing, with this former peppermint factory in trendy Carlton causing a few hearts to flip.
Think contemporary with an industrial feel and you’ll no doubt picture a striking red brick facade, large living spaces, sleek lines, polished concrete floors and abundant natural light.
This hip pad ticks all the boxes. There’s also an eye-catching timber and steel staircase and an outdoor area ideal for summer barbies.
3. Daylesford, VIC
Picture a super stylish and romantic wood cabin, then throw in effortlessly sophisticated decor that looks straight out of a homes magazine, and you’ve got Hardwood House in Daylesford, one of Victoria’s prettiest places.
The stunning rustic timber used throughout creates a cocooning effect — hide away here and you’d never want to leave. Add to this loads of gorgeous details such as the vintage brass basin, concrete bench tops and geometric concrete tiles.
4. Round Hill, TAS
Before it sold in early November, this characterful circa-1900 abode in Tassie’s picturesque Round Hill had been in the same family for 40 years. It’s not hard to see why it was so long-held — it’s a fine family home with lots of space and charm.
As well as five acres of gorgeous gardens and rolling land, this superb home has a sizeable indoor heated pool, an impressive underground wine cellar and a gym.
Period style and country elegance combine to create a real Tassie gem here.
5. Maroochy River, QLD
Where do we start with this luxurious Queensland home? The resort-worthy pool, perhaps, or the lush tropical gardens … then again, what about the spectacular views of Wants Hill in the foothills of Mount Ninderry?
Add to this the flawlessly stylish interiors (honestly, the outdoor bath is off the scale) and it’s easy to see why this five-bedroom, four-bathroom home made such an impact.
6. Dural, NSW
This sizeable five-bedroom, four-bedroom Dural home is set on five acres of beautiful, sprawling land and is impressive, both inside and out.
Boasting fantastic entertaining spaces, a gorgeous outdoor pool and spa, not to mention an outdoor fireplace and pizza oven, this place is simply made for big parties and sharing with family and friends.
Contemporary styling keeps things fresh and modern, while the sheer luxury of this place can be seen in every room, especially the bathroom with double showers and a sunken bath.
7. Byron Bay, NSW
Luxe outdoor showers, baths, spas, pools — what can we say, we love them. It seems you do too, as this lust-worthy Byron Bay beauty was a massive hit.
The outdoor spa with its beautiful intricate tiles and timber decking instantly transports you to an exotic Moroccan abode, but the rustic charm and irresistible appeal of the charming three-bedroom cottage doesn’t stop there.
Original wooden floors, high ceilings and crisp white walls serve as the perfect backdrop for this home’s laid-back, relaxed style. Natural materials, stunning stained glass windows and splashes of colour combine to create a timeless look and feel, not forgetting the lush garden and idyllic location.
8. Samford Valley, QLD
Nestled upon 1.43 acres of manicured grounds and looking out onto awesome mountain views, this sprawling Samford Valley family home in Queensland offers peace and privacy by the truckload.
The spacious floor plan is perfect for entertaining, with five bedrooms, two bathrooms, and large entertaining and outdoor areas, plus the secluded setting all add up to one big party if you ask us. And that’s without even waxing lyrical about the infinity pool, which is basically ‘pool goals’ personified.
10. West Hindmarsh, SA
The elegant facade of this original stone-fronted villa, which has been loving restored to perfection, is as pretty as a picture.
This spacious four-bedroom, two-bathroom family home in West Hindmarsh, SA doesn’t disappoint on the inside either. The incredible attention to detail and sophisticated interiors highlight the home’s superb original features (all the fireplaces are superb), while an understated approach to styling keeps things chic and modern.
This home perfectly fusing original heritage with on-trend style.