Realestate.com.au's most viewed home listings of 2016 revealed

Realestate.com.au's most viewed home listings of 2016 revealed
Realestate.com.au's most viewed home listings of 2016 revealed

The most viewed properties on realestate.com.au in 2016 were dream homes near the beach or million dollar mansions with water views.

Size and price seemed to be a key factor when it came to property voyeurism.

A Mermaid Beach Queensland offering headed the top 10 most viewed properties on realestate.com.au from 1 January to 30 November 2016.

1. Mermaid Beach, QLD

The most viewed home on realestate.com.au this year was a Mermaid Beach property designed by architect Bayden Goddard.

The large home has six bedrooms, six bathrooms, along with luxury features such as a steam room, a garage for 11 cars, a double height glass atrium and a teppanyaki pavillion.

he 2833 square metre beachfront sold for $25 million in October.

It has been viewed more than 445,061 times. 

Tidemark was the Mermaid Beach home of the Billabong executive Scott Perrin.

It sold to the Caulfield Rich Lister Manny Stul, the owner of the company behind the Shopkins toy craze, and wife, Jaqui.

He was the first Australian to be named Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year.

Stul is the executive chairman of Melbourne-based Moose Enterprises.

Selling agent Michael Kollosche said the sale was the culmination of five months marketing.

A Chinese buyer had agreed in June to pay $27.8 million but the deal faltered on foreign investment issues.

The Perrin price is not a record residential sale for the Gold Coast.

In 2008 BreakFree founder Tony Smith sold an uncompleted mansion in Hedges Avenue to later-failed internet whiz Daniel Tzvetkoff for $27 million.

2. Rose Bay, NSW

Designed by Peter Janks and David Walker, this five-bedroom home offers views of Sydney Harbour along with a large pool, home cinema, sauna, garage for eight cars and a gym.

Realestate.com.au's most viewed home listings of 2016 revealed

The trophy home remains on the market. The 19 Bayview Hill Road offering is the harbour side mansion of billionaire Brett Blundy who bought the home in 2013 for $33 million and settled in February this year before relisting it in the same month.

Currently on the market with Pillinger Double Bay and co-agency McGrath's Hamish Robertson, the home had initially hit the market in February with hopes of $45 million.

3. Adelaide, SA

A 1890s Victorian Gothic home in Adelaide that retains heritage features was the third most viewed. It is for sale at $4.75 million.

St Corantyn, an old time, but now restored Adelaide CBD trophy home, overlooks Victoria Park. It has been the home to some noteworthy South Australians, including the late 1920s Lord Mayor, Sir John Boynthon.

The 1890s East Terrace house, once known as Eothen, was listed by Discount City Carpets managing director Martin Williams and his wife Gill.

They paid $802,888 for the property in 1993 and are selling after some two decades of renovations.

It has six bedrooms, four bathrooms, a grand hall, billiard room with bar, home office, gym, outdoor kitchen and a spa. All thoroughly modern that when it was built by architect George Klewitz Soward for his sister and her husband.

Listing agent Steve Meins of Ouwens Casserly Adelaide suggested city land can be around $3000 per sqm, which places the 1727 sqm land value alone at around $5.2 million.

It comes with the ornate plaster roses, leadlight bay windows, hand-carved timber detailing and high ceilings at 263 East Terrace.

Realestate.com.au's most viewed home listings of 2016 revealed

The property has been modernised and now includes contemporary features such as an outdoor kitchen.

4.  Warrandyte, VIC

A Warrandyte trophy home sold for $3.35 million through Barry Plant in August. Its location enjoys convenient access to well-regarded local schools, bus transport, Warrandyte eateries, The Pines Shopping Centre, the Eastern Freeway and Yarra River bike paths.

Realestate.com.au's most viewed home listings of 2016 revealed

The five-bedroom, six-bathroom home with a floating staircase, open plan living and a large pool also has floor-to-ceiling windows which make the most of the picturesque views.

5. Sovereign Islands, QLD

Coming in at number five, was a Sovereign Islands home, Villa Blue Waters that was a finalist on Foxtel's Australia's best home series.

Realestate.com.au's most viewed home listings of 2016 revealed

The six-bedroom home comes with nine bathrooms along with a garage for at least eight cars, a home cinema with candy bar, a custom-made glass elevator, granite cocktail bar and a teppanyaki cabana.

This 1950 square metre property is still on the market having been listed in 2015. 

It's the glamourous Paradise Point property last bought for $3.45 million in 2013 from Christian Ainsworth.

Villa Blue Waters had previously traded in 2010 for $7.2 million when sold by Gary McPherson.

With a 1950 sqm waterfront holding, the estate boasts a 64 metre straight line private marina frontage and a 70 metre super yacht marina berth, the largest in Queensland.

The are nine bathrooms and five kingsize bedrooms.

The property features a Versace Italian mosaic hydrotherapy room, a Turkish plunge spa and a waterfront gymnasium.

There's a floating helipad for those celebrity landings that presumably rattles the Swarovski crystal chandeliers. 

6. Hamilton, QLD

Ruhamah is a charming Queenslander at Hamilton in Brisbane with modern touches that is now for sale through Sotheby's International for the first time in over 25 years.

Realestate.com.au's most viewed home listings of 2016 revealed

The six-bedroom home sits on a 4258 square metre block and includes two formal dining rooms, a billiards room, chandeliers, pressed-metal ceilings, a kitchen and butler’s pantry, tennis court, pool and underground parking for seven cars.

7. Henley Beach, SA

This charming home looks like a classic Adelaide sandstone on the outside but includes a modern extension out the back with a contemporary pool and entertaining area.

Realestate.com.au's most viewed home listings of 2016 revealed

There is a large cellar with a glass roof that can be viewed from above in the large open-plan kitchen and living area at the back of the property at 490 Seaview Road.

The four-bedroom Henley Beach home sold for $1.45 million in September through Toop & Toop.

8. Ascot, QLD

designer home in Ascot sat 8th on the list. Perched high on Bartley's Hill, 10 Morgan Street was designed for the current owners by Brisbane architect James Forbes. It is listed through Matt Lancashire at Ray White New Farm.

Realestate.com.au's most viewed home listings of 2016 revealed

Set over three levels, this five-bedroom home sits on a 912 square metre block.

9. Ascot, QLD

Another in Ascot, a six-bedroom home sold in March for $8.6 million.

Realestate.com.au's most viewed home listings of 2016 revealed

The Hamptons-style home has an outdoor kitchen and entertaining area next to the large pool and spa.

10 Brighton, VIC

Rounding out the top 10 list was a recently built chateau-style home in the bayside Melbourne suburb of Brighton. It came with the limestone, chandeliers and manicured garden areas, but has struggled to find a buyer.

Realestate.com.au's most viewed home listings of 2016 revealed

The luxury five-bedroom home sits on an 1182sqm block at 10 Glyndon Avenue.

It was the 10th most viewed property on realestate.com.au in 2016 with more than 280,980 views. It remains listed through Sotheby's International.

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