Sydney pulls the finger out.
I think it's pretty much compulsory for anyone writing about Australian property to mention Altona. So I will.
Got a spare 45 million? That's Aussie dollars of course. Which, given the strength of our dollar, is approximately one billion dollars/pounds whatever. OK maybe not but you can't afford this place and neither can I. But together........... nope, still no chance.
'Altona' 54-56 Wunulla Road, Point Piper NSW
Generally I find that the most hyped places tend to disappoint, certainly this is the case with the famed Kalua at Palm Beach. Amazing location but tired interiors. Sorry Ian, it needs to be said. Anyway, Altona at Point Piper is beautiful inside and out and the location is breathtaking. According to property gossip David Lowy offered $55 million for the house as well as the adjoining block but was turned down. The owners will only sell the adjoining block if they can get $24 million for it, otherwise they plan on building on it themselves. (click pictures to enlarge)
The boat shed. Check out the cooker.
The joinery is impressive. As one would hope.....
Nice enough sofas but I expect better in a house is this calibre.