Dream of living by the water?
Live vicariously through the owners of these pads with incredible coastal, bay, river and lake views.
Munbilla, Munbilla Rd, Walkerville
Last sold $5.5m in November 2020
The breathtaking ocean outlook from this sandstone home, sitting high above Cape Liptrap Coastal Park near Wilsons Promontory, is one of a kind. Ray White Rural’s Jason Hellyer – who sold the property for $5.5m in 2020 – said the northwest orientation of the infinity pool, the deck, kitchen, dining room and lounge was unusual on the Gippsland coast and ensured they took in “spectacular sunsets over the ocean”.
HM@S Penthouse, 191/85 Rouse St, Port Melbourne
Last sold $16m in June 2019
Uninterrupted 360-degree views capturing Port Phillip Bay and the city skyline are on offer from this penthouse, which was sold by property developer Elias Jreissati for a suburb record $16m in 2019. Occupants can watch the Spirit of Tasmania sail past or gaze at the city lights through towering floor-to-ceiling windows, from a 100-person deck or the rooftop spa.
The Pole House, Banool Rd, Fairhaven
Last sold for $1.7m in January 2005, before the current Pole House was built
Hovering 40m over the ocean, supported only by a single steel pole with an attached walkway, just about ensures killer views, right? The coastal outlook from the famed Pole House certainly doesn’t disappoint, and the pad is designed with walls of windows to ensure occupants get the full effect.
1 Edzell Ave, Toorak
Last listed for $20m-plus in 2016
This Toorak trophy home offers the opportunity to soak up a Yarra River vista from a luxurious infinity pool suspended over the riverbank, or a deck alongside a private jetty and boathouse. Occupants can also gaze over the treetops from the swanky house with an award-winning renovation.
310 Great Ocean Rd, Fairhaven
Last sold $10m in November 2021
Given waves just about break in the garden of this famous beachfront house, it’s safe to say its coastal views are uninterrupted. Boost Juice founder Janine Allis earned $10m for the Fairhaven weekender, which featured in the 1979 Mad Max and looks out directly along the top of the dune at the historic Split Point Lighthouse.
Saint Moritz penthouse, St Kilda
Last sold $30m in February 2019
Imagine kicking back in a luxurious Nero Marquina porcelain bathtub and absorbing 180-degree water views. That’s the pleasure that awaits real estate entrepreneur and media owner Antony Catalano, who splashed $30m on the off-the-plan penthouse in Tim Gurner’s lavish Saint Moritz development in 2019. He’ll also be able to look across St Kilda to the city skyline through full-height windows and from the pool and terrace.
52-60 Avila Rd, Curlewis
Lasts sold $5.6m in June 2017
This Bellarine Peninsula home was designed to capture an uninterrupted view over Corio Bay and Port Phillip Bay to the You Yangs and Melbourne, via full-height windows, an expansive deck and an infinity pool. Watching the ships plying the trade from Geelong to Port Phillip Heads is an added attraction.
Miramar penthouse, Geelong
Not for sale, owned by the developer James Morphy
High-rise apartment living is relatively new to Geelong, but the waterfront has been famous for decades. The penthouse and upper apartments in the 21-storey Miramar tower – the city’s tallest building – offer a first-ever bird’s eye view along the waterfront playground, gazing northeast over Corio Bay, with the famous Eastern Beach promenade and giant ferris wheel, plus the striking Geelong library and Kardinia Park all captured.
135 Punch Bowl Rd, San Remo
Last sold $5,589,999 in December 2020
The ocean views on offer from this pastel pink palace, perched above the cliffs of the San Remo coastline, drew multiple offers to get it sold for about $5.59m within just a month. Eview Group’s Leanne Poulton said the 1980s Ermin Smrekar-designed mansion’s “absolutely amazing” vista shined “from the time you drive in through the front gate,” and could be enjoyed from “every window”.
302/18-22 Wendouree Pde, Lake Wendouree
Last sold $1.83m in December 2020
Vistas don’t come much better in Ballarat than overlooking Lake Wendouree. And this penthouse puts the landmark on show via full-height windows and a wraparound terrace that provide “a 180-degree view of the lake and across to the mountains in the distance”, according to selling agency Jellis Craig.
Glass House, 7 Sturt Court, Wye River
Last sold $2.25m in March 2021
A dramatic position above the Great Ocean Rd provides a rare 360-degree view from Wye River’s Glass House. The modern design captures the dual delights of a north-facing ocean aspect and rugged coastline views to the southwest, through windows that fill every spare centimetre of wall and from an expansive balcony.
2 Kinane St, Brighton
Last sold $16.5m in July 2020
A prime beachfront position ensures this mansion – built in the ’80s by rich lister property developer Max Beck – laps up spectacular views of Brighton’s famed beach boxes, the bay and the city skyline. The vision is best from the four-storey abode’s top levels – in particular, the glass-walled “bay room” and adjoining barbecue terrace.
58-60 Hodgson St, Ocean Grove
Last sold $6.65m in January 2021
Uninterrupted ocean views stretching from the Barwon Heads Bluff to the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse are put on show at this clifftop home. Big windows frame the outlook, which will never be built out.
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