Mega mansions in Toorak, Brighton and even Mickleham were among our most popular homes last year. But some – including an elaborate European-style manor – are still seeking buyers.
A sprawling $15m Mickleham mansion and an extravagant Clayton South pad likened to the castles in Netflix period drama Bridgerton were among the homes to go viral in 2021 – but both are still seeking buyers in the new year.
Top music promoter Michael Coppel’s imposing Hopetoun Rd, Toorak, mansion, which sold for more than $30m in October, was Victoria’s most viewed residence of 2021, with more than 98,000 people ogling it on realestate.com.au.
The six-bedroom, seven bathroom home’s luxurious features included a nine-car basement garage, a wine cellar and a full-size tennis court.
Marshall White Stonnington director Marcus Chiminello previously told the Herald Sun a wealthy local family snapped up the “landmark residence”.
It was followed by the nine-bedroom, 1.7ha estate in Mickleham, which racked up 88,289 views after being listed on January 29.
The elaborate 10 Summit Drive residence boasts a foyer and dramatic staircase inspired by iconic film Gone With The Wind, a soccer field and playground amid substantial gardens, plus a 200-seat ballroom the sellers had used to entertain family, friends and clients – and shoot a music video.
But it’s still awaiting its next custodian, with $14m-$15.4m price hopes.
We’ve had interest from China to turn it into an aged care and a luxury hotel,” Iconek Real Estate managing director Alen Hewson previously told the Herald Sun.
“We’ve had basically one buyer interested in living in the property, everything else has been for commercial purposes.”
Abodes linked to famous faces also caught plenty of eyes online in 2021, including a record-breaking Toorak listing bought by Chemist Warehouse boss Sam Gance for about $43m in October.
The five-bedroom Lansell Rd property resembles a five-star hotel, boasting seven living areas, three kitchens, a teppanyaki grill, a tennis court and an on-site “wellness retreat”. The impressive listing drew more than 68,000 clicks on realestate.com.au.
Boost Juice founder Janine Allis’ waterfront Fairhaven pad – which featured in the 1979 Mad Max movie – amassed 61,657 views before finally selling for a whopping $10m in November, after being listed twice last year.
Meanwhile in Clayton South, an elaborate residence that wouldn’t look out of place on hit TV show Bridgerton was another of Victoria’s most-viewed homes.
The property, with eye-catching gold decor, was built from onyx, marble, granite and sandstone and offers some resemblance to the grand manors of Europe.
A lavish design characterised by grand columns, chandeliers, intricate cornices and manicured hedge gardens helped the six-bedroom home go viral with 66,351 views.
But the 8 Scott Ave estate remains on the market after being listed in January.
If it achieves its $3.6m-$3.96m price guide, it would be crowned the most expensive residence in the southeastern suburb.
Noel Jones Balwyn agent Dean Sun said the vendors created the home over a six-year period, inspired by “their favourite designs from overseas”.
“We have had a few offers, but so far it’s not been up to their expectations,” Mr Sun said.
Several other multimillion-dollar dream homes made the list, as buyers and stickybeaks alike couldn’t resist a look inside Victoria’s most luxurious residences.
Among them was a Hamptons-inspired six-bedroom compound that sold for about $9m in Blairgowrie, an $9.7m Brighton pad with an underground nightclub, and another incredible $16.9m home in the same bayside suburb with its own bowling alley and gold-class cinema.
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VICTORIA’S MOST VIEWED HOMES OF 2021
Listing – price – views per listing
1. 60 Hopetoun Rd, Toorak – sold more than $30m in October – 98,608 views
2. 10 Summit Drive, Mickleham– for sale $14m-$15.4m – 88,289
3. 9-13 Mirino St, Blairgowrie– sold about $9m in April – 83415
4. 47 Lansell Rd, Toorak– sold about $43m in October – 68,201
5. 8 Scott Ave, Clayton South– for sale $3.6m-$3.96m – 66,351
6. 91 William St, Brighton– sold $9.7m in August – 63,252
7. 310 Great Ocean Rd, Fairhaven– sold $10m in November – 61,657
8. 24 Byrnes Rd, Shoreham– sold undisclosed in December – 51,261
9. 7 Edzell Ave, Toorak– sold undisclosed in November – 51,141
10. 255 New St, Brighton– sold $16.9m in March – 50,841
Originally published as Victorian real estate: the homes that went viral in 2021