Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic

Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic
Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic

Melbourne took out six of the top 10 sales of last week, according to CoreLogic RP Data.

There were three Sydney homes on the list, with Queensland also getting a look in.

This week, there were no luxury apartments in the top 10. The most expensive home was a $4.35 million Hawthorn family house.

The top 10 sales for the week ending Sunday 7 December:

Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic 59 Robinson Road, Hawthorn, Vic

Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic

This Hawthorn home sold for $4.35 million through Marshall White Hawthorn – clearing the second highest sale by more than $1 million. The mid 1920s house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, sitting on 1,034 square metres.

Outside, there is a pool and a separate pavilion with a kitchenette and lounge.

The vendors purchased the home for $1,237,000 11 years ago. In that time, the property has more than tripled.

Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic49 Castle Street, Eaglemont, Vic

Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic

This five bedroom, four bathroom house sold for $3.25 million through Barry Plant Ivanhoe. With spotted gum timber flooring throughout, the home opens with an entry foyer and before leading to a custom built library. The kitchen includes two dishwashers and a concealed butler's pantry with a built in desk and phone charging cabinet.

The home also has a saltwater pool and spa, with an accompanying pool house. It sold to the vendors for $1,003,000 in 2007.

Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic31 Macdonald Street, Vaucluse, NSW

 Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic

This Vaucluse home was the most expensive Sydney property to sell this week. Belle Property Double Bay secured $3.2 million for the three bedroom, three bathroom house. It sits on a 525 square metre plot overlooking the ocean, bordered by parklands on all sides. The home includes a covered barbecue station and a Jacuzzi.

Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic8a Highfield Grove, Kew, Vic

Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic

A semi-detached house in Kew sold for $3.15 million through Little Real Estate. The home, near Studley Park, is set over three levels.

Each of the home's four bedrooms have en suites attached, with an additional main bathroom. It also includes a library, home office, marble kitchen with butler's pantry, private lift, home theatre and a north-facing entertainers' terrace and heated pool.

Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic15 Kalimna Street, Essendon, Vic

Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic

Sitting on a 1,115 square metre plot is this five bedroom solid brick house. It sold for $2,917,000 last week, through Nelson Alexander Essendon. The home includes two bathrooms inspired by the house's period features, with timber cabinetry and spa baths.

The house last changed hands 10 years ago, for $1.86 million.

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Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic234 Danks Street, Albert Park, Vic

 Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic

This double fronted Victorian was sold for $2.91 million through The Block alumni Buxton Real Estate Albert Park.

The unrenovated home has five bedrooms and one bathroom, with 13 foot high ceilings and five fireplaces. The listing suggests the 420 square metre plot offers scope for renovations and expansion.

Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic60 Laurel Avenue, Chelmer, Qld

Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic

The only Queensland home to make this week's top 10 list was a $2.9 million house sold through Place Graceville.

This 1922 Queenslander has five bedroms and three bathrooms. According to its listing, the former home of Queensland's Post Master General served as a "quiet getaway from the mania of the war rooms in the MacArthur Building headquarters in Queen Street" for General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in the Pacific during World War II.

Donaedie has since been extended and renovated by the vendors, who paid $675,000 in 1993. It sits over 1,629 square metres on four allotments, which it shares with a tennis court, in-ground pool and a Jacaranda.

Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic23 Allenby Street, Clontarf, NSW

Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic

Buyers paid $2.8 million for this five bedroom Clontarf home, sold through Richardson & Wrench Seaforth. The two storey house is set on a 1,024 square metre northerly corner block. It includes formal and informal living spaces, with glass-topped atriums and a cabana with a wet bar.

Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic352 Montague Street, Albert Park, Vic

Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic

A Victorian terrace in Albert Park sold for $2.71 million through Hocking Stuart Albert Park (another Block veteran). The three bedroom, one bathroom house was sold with permits for a third level extension, which would deliver city views to the home. The house was purchased by the vendors for $955,000 in 2001.

Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic55 Mintaro Avenue, Strathfield, NSW

Melbourne beats out Sydney in most expensive sales of the week: CoreLogic 

Vendors secured $2,686,000 for this Strathfield house, sold through Georges Ellis & Co Strathfield. The six bedroom, four bathroom residence is set on an elevated 772 square metre north-facing plot, with an in-ground pool. The house features marble tiles, a games room and a double garage.

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