Canberra mansion Cranleigh has regained the title as the territory’s most expensive property, after selling for almost $4.6 million to an as-yet-undisclosed party.Read more
TOP Gear television show host James May is looking for labourers to help build a new home almost made entirely of Lego.
The life-sized double-storey house will include a staircase, toilet and shower, and is expected to use more than three million Lego bricks, that have been donated by the Czech Republic.
The new Lego home is earmarked for a site at the Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, Surrey, and its development will appear as part of a new television series: Toy Stories.Read more
TWENTY years after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Australian entertainer Olivia Newton-John opened a landmark rehabilitation centre in Melbourne’s north-east this month (pictured, far right).
Olivia Newton-John thanked the Baillieu Liberal government for finalising funding for the $189 million Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre, which includes day and radiation oncology and complementary therapies such as acupuncture, massage, yoga, meditation and homeopathy.Read more
Internet magnate Daniel Tzvetkoff has paid a "bargain price" of $28 million for a prestigious Gold Coast mansion, offloaded by former Sydney Swans ruckman and Breakfree founder Tony Smith.Read more
Paintings conservator Jacqueline Macnaughtan is selling her "sea captain’s cottage" and sailing out of South Melbourne.Read more
Life members of Victoria’s Art Deco Society, Helen Graham and Cliff Skinner, are moving from the renovated Elwood penthouse they have enjoyed for almost 14 years.Read more
V8 Supercar legend Todd Kelly and his wife Kristy are selling their waterfront home in Patterson Lakes.Read more
Pokie king Bruce Mathieson has withdrawn his Brighton mansion from the market. The five-bedroom property in Sandown Street on Brighton’s Golden Mile was mysteriously whisked off industry websites last month, sparking speculation that the house – on the market for more than $9 million 12 months ago and later reduced to $7.5 million – had actually been sold.Read more
MERCHANT banking heavyweight Keith Tuffley is laughing all the way to the bank, after his five-bedroom mansion in Barry Street, Kew, sold after auction for $5.8 million.Read more
VICTORIAN cricketer Jon Moss has put his Elwood apartment on the market after moving locally.Read more
INSIDERS are all but certain the mystery buyer of Steve Vizard’s Orrong Road mansion is Good Guys electrical retailer Andrew Muir. Early speculation was that the house had been bought by Peter Edwards of the Smorgon family but he has vehemently denied this. Mr Muir is overseas and unavailable for comment.Read more
FORMER Melbourne deputy lord mayor and planning legal eagle Clem Newton-Brown has sold a unique 508-square-metre block of land on the banks of the Yarra in Toorak.Read more
LESS than a year after paying a record $7 million for a block of land in Flinders on Western Port, former managing director of the Skilled Group Greg Hargrave and wife Mardi have put their luxury city apartment on the market, in a deal expected to be worth more than $3.7 million.Read more
A Hawthorn home once owned by television show host and model Suzie Wilks has for an undisclosed price, believed to be around $1.3 million.Read more
FORMER footballer Wayne Carey has sold two retail premises in Church Street, Richmond, in deals worth about $3.3 million.Read more
COMEDIAN and actress Mary Coustas sold her beachfront apartment before a scheduled auction last weekend, for an undisclosed amount believed to be around $660,000.Read more
Year 2008 will indeed be one of closure for colourful business identity, and yachting veteran Lou Abrahams.Read more
Comedian and radio show personality Dave O’Neill proved to be a poor judge of character at the Property Council of Australia’s monthly luncheon at Crown Casino on Wednesday.Read more
ANOTHER sportsman is turning his hand to a property development, this time in Brighton.
Swimmer Michael Klim is developing two luxury townhouses in the prestigious pocket of Martin Street, between St Kilda Street and the bay, in the precinct known as the Golden Mile.
JP Dixon selling agent Nick Johnstone expects about $5 million for the one townhouse that is on the market, which is opulently decorated in Balinese style.Read more
CELEBRITIES Kate Ceberano and Gina Riley have opposed the development of a new Jewish School, on the former Regent Lodge site, in Elsternwick.
An application has been received by the Glen Eira Council to develop the 2,989 square metre site at 46 Regent Street into a three-level school, capable of accommodating 325 students.
Kate Ceberano, and Ms Riley’s husband, Rick McKenna told the Herald Sun traffic caused by the added school would cause chaos around the small suburban street.Read more
The top end of the market has been on fire this week – alleviating any concerns rising interest rates, an uncertain share market or even a new political party could destabilise the booming market.Read more
Any chance of a new price record being set in the leafy eastern suburb of Canterbury looks unlikely to occur anytime soon, after the Monomeath Avenue mansion of business identity Anthony Podesta failed to sell after an expression of interest campaign.Read more
The former family home of Stawells most famous sporting export, Leslie OBrien Fleetwood-Smith, has been put on the market for sale.Read more
Described as one of the 100 most influential people in the digital world, businessman turned politician Evan Thornley, and wife Tracey Ellery, are believed to have quietly smashed the record for a house price in Kew.Read more
Prospective Brighton’s Esplanade buyers are spoilt for choice at the moment.Read more
On the topic of iconic homes – the “Pamela Anderson House” in St Kilda West has sold off market, after an auction last month failed to attract one single bid.Read more
All eyes turn to Toorak this month, with the pressure on for disgraced businessman Steve Vizard to find himself a new family home, and soon.Read more
Five retail shops on the ground floor of St Kilda Roads Chevron Hotel have sold via an expression of interest campaign, in deals worth more than $6 million.Read more
Former world professional surfer Glyndyn Ringrose and wife Kate will bid farewell to Cape Woolamai next month. The championship surfer, who manages Phillip Island’s Island Surfboard store (which once competed with another surf store owned by Skyhooks lead singer and keen surfer Shirley Straun), is moving locally.Read more
With pundits saying Melbourne is in the midst of a property boom, it’s no wonder the city’s wealthiest business and sporting identities are turning their hands to property development on an all too regular basis.Read more