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What $1 Million Buys In The Capitals

What this ‘median’ 7-figure price tag scores across Australia.

By Kanebridge News
Fri, Jul 16, 2021 9:36amGrey Clock 4 min


 122/1 Wattle Crescent, Pyrmont, NSW

This stylish 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1 car parking apartment in the heart of Sydney’s Pyrmont offers outstanding city convenience within a village feel.

Inside the north-facing apartment comes contemporary flooring, high ceiling and generous open plan living and dining with a deep covered balcony.

Further, the kitchen lands with Miele appliances and a stone wrap while the spacious bedrooms feature built-in robes – the master with its own ensuite.

Elsewhere a single security car space is available with a storage cage.

The apartment is close to the famous Sydney Fish Markets and Blackwattle Bay and within walking distance of the CBD.

The listing is with MGM Martin, priced at $1-1.1 million. mgmmartin.com


13 Kessell Court, Mount Lawley, WA

This stylish city home offers intelligent spaces and modern comforts with no work to be done.

Bright, airy, secure and well designed, the 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2- car parking home is split across two levels.

Here, the well-appointed kitchen, with stainless Smeg appliances, soft-closing drawers is centrally located with a view of both courtyards.

Upstairs sees the bedrooms, with the master suite offering an expansive ensuite with a freestanding bath, shower.

Central to the home is a Japanese style courtyard with a second private courtyard perfect for alfresco entertaining out back.

The home is located nearby to Angove Street café strip, Hyde Park and The Astor with plenty of public transport available to commute to the city.

Approx. 1,050,000, with Ray White City Residential; raywhite.com.au



67 Leveson Street, North Melbourne, VIC

Hidden behind a Victorian façade comes this upgraded single fronted terrace with the opportunity for further renovation or extension.

The home arrives with an ornate entrance hall, two bedrooms and a central modern bathroom.

Elsewhere the rear opens up into a stylish and comfortably renovated open plan kitchen and lounge with private leafy courtyard.

It’s here the home features a polished concrete floor, cathedral height ceilings and modern appliances.

On the cusp of Melbourne’s CBD, the home offers the very best of the inner-city lifestyles in one of the worlds most liveable cities

The listing is with W.B Simpson and Son, $919,000. Wbsimpson.com.au



102/9 Lambert Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD

Set in an enviable north facing position with expansive water and city views comes this 3-bed, 2-bath, 2-car apartment with a 16-metre frontage to enjoy the scenery.

Inside sees a kitchen crafted with Neff European appliances, abbey tapware, Essastone benchtops, custom walnut cabinetry, luxury floor tiles and wool carpets.

Further, three bedrooms make for a spacious place to live, with the master suite complete with ensuite.

The apartment allows one to enjoy the lifestyle that Kangaroo Point has to offer including riverfront parklands, cafes, restaurants, bars and more.

The listing is with Annie Hayes, price: $1,049,000. montereykangaroopoint.com.au



Level 2/23 Peel Street, Adelaide, SA

Planted firmly in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD comes this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment.

Arriving with high-end fixtures and fittings, the home on Peel Street is complete with wooden floorboards underfoot and exposed brickwork, giving the home an industrial, warehouse conversion appeal.

The apartment offers three generous bedrooms – the master complete with a luxurious walk-in robe and ensuite – the latter replete with a free-standing bath.

The home’s kitchen is the focal point, with modern stainless-steel appliances and a metal bench top elevating the industrial appeal of the home.

Located adjacent to happening Leigh Street, this home is in the thick of Adelaide’s nightlife. With its location exuding nothing but convenience, your choice of pub, restaurant or cafe is mere seconds from your reach.

The listing is with Belle Property Adelaide, $900,000-$963,000. Belleproperty.com


22 William Cooper Drive, New Town, TAS

This spectacularly designed home is an eyecatcher.

The creative 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 5 car parking home sees a glamour kitchen complete with matt black cabinetry and Smeg appliances.

Here, the kitchen overlooks the open plan dining and lounge areas.

Elsewhere two additional bedrooms are located on this level – one complete with a walk-in robe, the other a built-in robe.

Upstairs arrives the master bedroom retreat complete with sizeable walk-in robe and generous ensuite.

Further, the beautifully landscaped grounds are low maintenance.

The home is 10 minutes outside of Hobart and is with Exceed Property. (+61 40429707911). Offers from $975,000


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Nothing beats this classic pool design. With the ability to cross styles of architecture from Hamptons to mid century modern and minimalist design, the rectangular pool is a ‘one size fits all’ style that adapts to most needs, from swimming laps to splashing about with the kids. Go as big as you can manage on acreage or shoehorn it onto a suburban block for a clean, classic look that’s hard to top.



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A popular choice where there are views of the water or bushland to enjoy, an infinity pool gives the illusion of having no edge. Also known as rimless, overflow or zero edge pools, the water flows over the edge of the pool into a catchment basin that sits below the waterline, out of sight. A great choice for elevated positions where the pool can create a visual bridge between the house and the view, an infinity pool is particularly expensive to install and run thanks to the continuous need to pump water from the catch basin.



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Designed to mimic the natural environment, lagoon or freeform pools have fallen out of favour since their heyday in the 1980s. Despite the name, they are often available in standard sizes in fibreglass or concrete and are characterised by their curved, asymmetrical shapes. Slides and waterfalls are popular accessories to this style of pool while landscaping is typically tropical, in keeping with the oasis-like environment.



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While the name might suggest that this style of pool is aimed at hard core swimmers, lap pools are a great choice where the obvious location for the pool is long and narrow. If doing laps or water therapy is the main purpose for installing the pool, consider installing swim jets which create non-stop resistance to swim against. A lap pool should be at least eight to 10 metres long to be useful.



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Nothing beats being able to cool off in your own backyard over summer and what plunge pools lack in space, they can make up for in amenity. While swimming is probably out of the question, plunge pools are generally easier and cheaper to maintain than their larger counterparts, making them an attractive option for heating and cooling. They also have the obvious advantage of being able to fit into most backyards.



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Another great option where space is an issue, spa pools, also known as spools, offer the best of both worlds, with a spa area integrated into all or part of the pool. Known in some places as a cocktail pool, they can be a great solution for those who like to entertain or simply passively enjoy the water. Costs are generally a little less than a conventional pool and more than a dedicated spa.



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For those who love the integrated look, perimeter overflow pools are a stylish choice. Designed in line with the edge of the deck, the water gives the impression of overflowing at all edges for a sleek, minimalist look. Water is captured and recycled in channels around the perimeter. Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, this style of pool can be pricey to install and run. For level sites though, it’s the ultimate in swimming luxury.



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The great advantage of this style of pool is that excavation is often minimal, which means less disruption – and less cost. Strictly speaking, there’s any number of materials available for construction, including fibreglass and concrete, but the above ground pool is probably most often associated with the old-school modular pool with liner from the likes of Clark Rubber.



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If you’re looking to add a little drama to your home, a glass walled pool could fit the bill. Essentially an underwater ‘window’ in recent years, architects have specified glass walled pools to be viewed from inside the house, with the benefit of drawing natural light through the water into internal spaces. An engineer will specify the exact thickness required to take the weight of the water but expect it to be at least 12mm thick.

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The type of pool you choose will depend on your budget and the size and style of your yard. Fibreglass pools come in a range of shapes and sizes and are faster and easier to install than concrete, mainly because they are made on the factory floor and delivered to site. Concrete pools take longer to build but they are customisable and can be finished in high end materials. Often, the decision can get down to how long you intend to stay in your property in terms of how much you want to invest.

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If you’re talking about construction, excavation is often the big cost that takes owners by surprise. Make sure you understand excavation and tipping costs before signing a contract. Filtration, decking, tiling, fencing and landscaping can all add significant cost to the construction and installation of a pool. In terms of running costs, solar energy can be a good way to offset expenses.

What is a good size for a home swimming pool?

Again, this will depend on the size of your outdoor space, your lifestyle and the people who will use your pool. A family of four will have different needs to a couple who prefer to enjoy a dip at the end of a hot day. Choose a size that allows everyone to move around freely while keeping in mind that the larger the pool, the greater the time and money required to maintain it. Pool sizes in Australia have shrunk in recent years but popular sizes for family pools range from 7m by 3m up to 9m by 4m. Speak to your pool builder about the best – and safest – depth for your needs.


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