Australia, for most of us it is nothing more than the country on the other side of the globe. But Australia has a lot to offer - besides the hot and dry climate and all the poisonous animals. Thanks to beautiful cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth, and beautiful nature like the Great Barrier Reef, the Blue Mountains or the Outback, Australia was the runner-up for having the best living standards in 2016.
Luckily, JamesEdition offers a large number of properties located in this special piece of the earth. To give you some guidance, we have selected the following six properties. Dive with us into the beautiful landscape of a land called Down Under.

Byrangery, Federal, New South Wales

Byrangery Estate, New South Wales

We start our journey through Down Under in New South Wales, close to Byron Bay and Federal. Only 20 minutes from Byron Bay - the most northeastern point of New South Wales - you’ll find the first estate we would like to introduce. When it comes to ecologically-sound living, this rural wonderland is in a league of its own. “Byrangery” is nestled across 35 acres of land and with breathtaking views over the Australian nature, this property is one of a kind.
The main residence is a stunning two-storey brick and timber Hamptons-style masterbuild family home, which contains six generously-proportioned bedrooms.
Moreover, this beautiful house offers four guest bedrooms, all of which have access to balconies overlooking the stunning garden-scape. Underfloor heating, American walnut flooring and high ceilings round off this spectacular estate.
“Byrangery” is listed by Unique estates and has a listed price of: AUD 3,400,000. For more information please click here.

Samaya Estate, Byron Bay, New South Wales

Samaya Estate, New South Wales

For the next real estate gem we would like to show you, we are staying in the surrounding of Byron Bay. The “Samaya” estate is a sprawling retreat which gives a new meaning to hinterland living . “Samaya” not only offers breathtaking views of the Byron hinterland, all the way to Lennox Head and beyond the Pacific Ocean but it is also surrounded by nearly 500 acres of farmland. Behind the impressive stone-pillared door, the true splendour of this majestic estate begins.
Made up of a series of individual pavilions, this estate boasts four bedrooms and four bathrooms. A true family home, this property offers breathtaking views of the Australian countryside from every angle. The heart of this magnificent estate is the living area complete with lounge room, dining area, powder room and the master kitching featuring a four meter- long concrete island bench. You will also find a bedroom pavilion with a second family room and stone fireplace. Here, a glass-lined hallway leads to three oversized bedrooms, each complete with an ensuite private terrace and large built-in robes. Another gem offered by this estate is the outdoor kitchen, where you can host joyful barbeques with family and friends. The “Samaya” estates is a glorious property, waiting to be enjoyed, and it is only 15 minutes away from the sandy beaches of Byron Bay. “Samaya” is offered by Unique Estates for AUD 5,600,000. Click here for more information.

Brisbane, Queensland

Brisbane, Queensland

For the next property we would like to show you, we have to travel a bit further up north. More precisely to Brisbane, Queensland.
This stunning estate is built across three majestic levels right at the Brisbane River. It is designed in a luxurious and modern way combined with waterfront lifestyle - leaving no desire unfulfilled. High shadowline ceilings culminate in a two-storey atrium above the main living area and expanses of glass combine garden and river views within almost every room. Access to each level is provided by wide marble stairs rising through a spacious central lobby on all floors. Last but not least - if you have a vessel - this property offers a serviced pontoon, where you can moor your yacht.
Although the estate is located in the city of Brisbane, the proximity to the river and the open floor plan will make you feel like you’re lost somewhere in the  wide and open countryside which Australia offers.
This breathtaking villa is offered by Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty and its price is available upon request. For more information, please click here.

Whitsundays, Queensland

Whitsundays, Queensland

"Solis" is an award-winning property located on Hamilton Island, right in the heart of Australia's playground for the rich and famous from around the world. Yes, we’re speaking of The Great Barrier Reef, internationally best known for being a boating paradise with a total of  74 islands to explore.
The stunning views of the Coral Sea and the idea of equality between internal and external living with pool, courtyard and terrace access from all points of the home exudes a sense of connectivity to the natural surroundings. Generous sleeping quarters offer accommodation for visiting extended family, whilst remaining comfortable on the smaller scale of everyday living. Designed by leading international architect Renato D'Ettorre, "Solis" is created from concrete, stone, block work and glass. It is a succession of dramatic volumes incorporating aerial living spaces and private roofed outdoor zones. This one of a kind estate is offered by Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty and its price is available upon request. Please click here for more information.

Mount Somerset, Port Douglas, Queensland

Mount Somerset, Queensland

It is quite a challenge to imagine a property offering more seductive views than those enjoyed by “Mount Somerset” in beautiful Far North Queensland. Nestled on an elevated 76 hectares (190 acres) of pristine land close to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree National Park, this property offers spectacular views over the Coral Sea, nearby rural townships and the majestic mountain ranges beyond.
Designed and built by the high profile vendor, the newly constructed three-bedroom, three bathroom master residence is a contemporary executive-style home set over two storeys. With 470sqm of internal and external living space, the home is of the highest quality with light-filled, glass bordered interiors designed to make the most of the property’s impressive coastline backdrop out one side and the peaceful tranquillity of the nearby mountain ranges, rainforests and their assortment of flora and fauna on the other. Other key amenities include a refrigerated 1,200-bottle wine cellar, outdoor spa, guests powder room, wood-fired pizza oven, fire pit and double lockup garage with additional storage as well as a swimming pool, tennis court, helipad and gymnasium. “Mount Somerset” is offered by Unique Estates and its price is available upon request.  For more information, please click here.

Melbourne, Victoria

Melbourne, Victoria

This magnificent 1930’s family residence is an architectural triumph of superior design and remarkable quality, offering the ultimate in terms of family living and entertainment. Beautifully restored by renowned designer David Hicks and spanning 3 levels, this stunning residence on 1910 sqm is defined by its impressive proportions, elegant style and absolute privacy. It features a Deluxe Gaggenau kitchen with Subzero fridges, Wine fridge, Butlers pantry, Summer room, Home theatre, 6 Bedrooms, Fitted Study, 5 Bathrooms, 3 Powder rooms, Security system, Covered outdoor entertaining terrace, Summer kitchen, Resort-style heated Swimming Pool, Full sized North/South Tennis Court, Sprinkler System and a 6 Car Secure basement garage with direct internal access. Offering outstanding family living and entertaining, this stunning family residence stands as one of Melbourne’s most exclusive properties. This magnificent real estate is listed by Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty and its listed price is available upon request. More information about this property can be found here.

Although Australia seems far away to most of us, the properties we just introduced to you cannot be found anywhere else, making the long journey worthwhile. So make sure to pack your Boomerang and your Didgeridoo when leaving for Australia.  

By Frederike Müller-Elsner and Isabel Grun