Inside an $81 million architectural masterwork in Toorak

There is something unassuming about architect Ilario Cortese’s residential design at the end of Macquarie Road in Toorak. But the modernist home, comprised of varying shapes faced with glass, also possesses a dignified elegance. Therein lies Cortese’s genius: architecture with a presence that also recedes, allowing the interior design, gardens, and other elements to convey the home’s […]

$200 million: Sydney mansion tipped to smash Australian property record

One of Australia’s most coveted mansions is up for sale with a price tag tipped to exceed $200 million – which would make it the most expensive sale in the nation’s history. Located in Sydney’s prestigious Point Piper, the mega-mansion known as ‘Wingadal’ has been the family residence of John Symond, founder of Aussie Home […]

Inside the elaborate billionaire-owned houses for sale

A host of homes recently put up for sale by industry billionaires include what Zillow says are some of the most desirable home amenities of the moment, including under-counter refrigerators, art-deco features and elaborate outdoor spaces with a pool, shower and kitchens of their own. Key facts A Bel-Air billionaire’s playground A Bel-Air estate that already holds […]

Forbes Favorites 2023: The best luxury real estate stories of the year

From Beyoncé and Jay Z’s $200 million Malibu mansion to the billionaires who own more than 10 properties, the home runs in homes this year. Forbes started off 2023 by looking back at some of the record-breaking real estate sales of 2022, including Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison’s purchase of a 16-acre waterfront compound in Manalapan, […]

Melbourne’s luxe property market hits new heights after $74 million sale

Melbourne has officially (but not really) taken over as Australia’s most populous city. But looking at the southern town’s prestige property market, it may not be too long before it’s commanding the emerald city’s glittering prices. Melbourne’s prestige property market is performing exceptionally well because of high demand and low stock, although the luxury apartment […]