Beautiful homes in magnificent regional areas are in the sights of house hunters amid a flurry of first-home buyer activity in Australia’s property market.
An influx of Australians working from home during the coronavirus pandemic has put regional living front of mind for many prospective buyers, and breaking into a lifestyle location has never been easier with record low interest rates and high levels of government first-home buyer incentives.
Here are four aspirational regional homes perfect for a tree change.
1. A country cottage in Orange, NSW
The elegant city of Orange in the Central Tablelands region was the most in-demand regional locale for first-home buyers in New South Wales in the past year, according to search data from realestate.com.au.
The picture-perfect, seven-bedroom Mayfield Estate, situated about 11km from Orange, was built circa 1813 and captures all the beauty of the region.
The 46.45-hectare, neo-Georgian style homestead includes a commercial short-stay cottage, perfect for holiday rentals, as well as a small vineyard.
With high ceilings, heritage detail and stylish decorations, it’s easy to see why the home has been cherished for more than 200 years.
It’s on the market with expressions of interest closing 28 October.
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2. A family home with room for fun in Shepparton, VIC
The border town of Shepparton was the most sought-after regional town in Victoria for first-home buyers in the past year, according to data from realestate.com.au.
With an affordable median house price of just $285,000, it’s easy to see why the area is so appealing.
The haven at 51 Broken River Drive is a fantastic example of a family home with its open-plan, central living area, which features a vaulted ceiling overlooking a stunning courtyard pool.
The huge kitchen, bathrooms, games room and living areas mean families will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy time together and apart.
There’s also a sizeable study and home-schooling area, which makes this home perfect for those working and studying from home.
The property is adjacent to stunning Broken River, making it a great lifestyle choice for those looking to escape the city.
The Southern Gold Coast, which abuts the New South Wales border encompassing Coolangatta, Currumbin, Palm Beach, Kirra and Bilinga is a home buyer hot spot thanks to its laidback lifestyle, beautiful beaches and peaceful surrounds.
This gorgeous home set atop Currumbin Hill, takes in breathtaking views of the ocean and Surfers Paradise and has a sought-after northern aspect.
Boasting the perfect mix of modern, coastal and minimal, you will feel relaxed as soon as you walk through the front door of this abode, and will most likely make a beeline for the impressive outdoor area complete with gas strut window and bar seating.
The property is on the market for $1,045,000.
If you like the idea of living in one of Australia’s most famed wine regions, this is the house for you.
Set on 3.86 hectares of sun-drenched bushland, the home looks more like a five-star resort and has river views and more than 100m of river frontage.
The interior is airy yet cosy thanks to the pitched roof with exposed beams, exposed brick, fireplace and sofas for days.
It’s the perfect family house with four bedrooms and bathrooms and oodles of entertaining space.
The vendor is accepting offers in the mid $2,000,000 range.