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Inside the Aussie mansions of Amazon Prime’s ‘Luxe Listings’

Inside the Aussie mansions of Amazon Prime's 'Luxe Listings'

Australia — the home of the Sydney Opera House, Rebel Wilson and kangaroos — is also home to some of the world’s most luxurious multimillion-dollar properties.

Amazon Prime is the latest streaming service to join the burgeoning genre of real estate reality television in the style of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing” and Netflix’s “Selling Sunset.”

The “Luxe Listings Sydney” series follows three brokers, Gavin Rubinstein, Simon Cohen and D’Leanne Lewis, as they market $3 million to $30 million properties in Sydney.

Since 2019 and 2020, when the series was shot, the market in Australia has only gotten hotter, brokers told The Post in an exclusive interview.

“There is no stock, no choice and high demand. Simon will come to a property of mine and literally want to buy on the spot. It’s that sort of mindset right now,” Rubinstein told The Post.

Scroll through to view five of the most luxurious listings featured on the show — and find out whether they sold after the show.

Inside the luxe Aussie listings of Amazon's newest reality realty show.
Inside the luxe Aussie listings of Amazon’s newest reality realty show.
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1. Copper house

Wingadal Place, Point Piper | Sold: $30 million (USD)

While Cohen's client decides not to buy the Copper house in the show, it did end up selling for about $30 million in 2021, breaking Sydney's the record for the year as the most expensive sale.
While Cohen’s client decides not to buy the “copper house” in the show, it did end up selling for about $30 million in 2021, breaking Sydney’s record for the year as the most expensive sale.
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It offers five bedrooms and six marble bathrooms across three levels with harbor views.
It offers five bedrooms and six marble bathrooms across three levels with harbor views.
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"I didn't like the copper house. I thought the style and the flow of that was not my taste at all," Rubenstein told the Post.
“I didn’t like the ‘copper house.’ I thought the style and the flow of that was not my taste at all,” Rubinstein told The Post.
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This mansion has over a million dollarydoos (or about $750,000 USD) of copper finishes, according to the show.

“I didn’t like the ‘copper house.’ I thought the style and the flow of that was not my taste at all,” Rubinstein told The Post.

Cohen and Rubinstein tour the “copper house” in Episode 3. The burnished house didn’t sell to the “Luxe Listings” stars’ clients, but it did end up selling for a record-breaking 40 million dollarydoos (about $30 million USD) in April 2021.

It also has a family room with a gas fireplace, a library and cinema, a Gaggenau oven kitchen, a second poolside kitchen, a European marble-lined infinity pool, a pool house and space for four cars.
It also has a family room with a gas fireplace, a library and cinema, a Gaggenau oven kitchen, a second poolside kitchen, a European marble-lined infinity pool, a pool house and space for four cars.
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In Australia, beach living is often vertical living, with buildings maxing out lot sizes and stacking floors on top of each other.
In Australia, beach living is often vertical living, with buildings maxing out lot sizes and stacking floors on top of each other.
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First offered at 55 million dollarydoos ($41.1 million USD) when the show was filmed, it sold at more than a 25% discount. It is believed to have been Sydney’s the record for the year as the most expensive sale, according to Daily Mail.

The metallic home offers five bedrooms and six marble bathrooms across three levels with harbor views. The living and dining area is plated with a copper ceiling, the show reveals.

It also has a family room, a library and cinema, a Gaggenau oven kitchen, a second poolside kitchen, a European marble-lined infinity pool, a pool house and space for four cars, according to the brokers.

2. Castle with modern extension plans

Cherry Place, North Shore | Listed: $25 million (USD)

The modern plans are visualized in this rendering. "It hasn't been modernized in forever. I loved the opportunity of it," Cohen told the Post.
The modern plans are visualized in this rendering. “It hasn’t been modernized in forever. I loved the opportunity of it,” Cohen told The Post.
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This castle made of local Sydney sandstone was built in 1903. It has only had two owners in its almost 120-year history, listing agent Michael Pallier of Sotheby’s International Realty told Cohen in the show.

The historic property has five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a set of restrictions that limit updates in the main house. For that reason, the house comes with plans for a modern extension.

“In Sydney, you don’t get outside-the-box properties,” Cohen told The Post. “It hasn’t been modernized in forever. I loved the opportunity of it.”

The arched doorway, old-fashioned wallpaper and wood finishes accentuate the property's age.
The arched doorway, old-fashioned wallpaper and wood finishes accentuate the property’s age.
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"Usually the homes I show have high-tech cinemas, not dungeons," Cohen told the Post.
“Usually the homes I show have high-tech cinemas, not dungeons,” Cohen told The Post.
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The main house has a butterfly staircase leading past a tri-paneled stained glass window and pink floral wallpaper to the bedrooms. In the basement, stone walls reminded Cohen of a dungeon, he said.

“Usually the homes I show have high-tech cinemas, not dungeons,” Cohen told The Post.

The property, asking 33 million Australian dollars, or about $25 million USD, does not appear to have sold since the show was shot.

3. Under the hammer

Raleigh Street, Dover Heights | Sold: $7.2 million (USD)

There is a Gaggenau kitchen, a bulter's pantry, a wine room, a gym and a steam room.
There is a Gaggenau kitchen, a bulter’s pantry, a wine room, a gym and a steam room.
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This five-bedroom, three-bathroom home offers top-of-the-line luxury in an inconvenient location: on a main street. Cohen declines to make a deal with Rubinstein in Episode 1, citing the lack of privacy.

It sold for $7.2 million USD in May 2019 after failing to meet the minimum bid at auction in Episode 2. Auctions are a common sales method in Australia, Mansion Global reported.

“My personal favorite property on the show was the Dover Heights house,” because of the property’s newness, size and views, Rubinstein told The Post.

Cohen (left) and Rubenstein (right) were unable to reach a deal before the property went to auction.
Cohen (left) and Rubenstein (right) were unable to reach a deal before the property went to auction.
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It has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and parking for three cars. Multiple terraces, landscaped gardens and an infinity pool offer luxurious outdoor living.
It has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and parking for three cars. Multiple terraces, landscaped gardens and an infinity pool offer luxurious outdoor living.
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It has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and parking for three cars. Multiple terraces, landscaped gardens and an infinity pool offer luxurious outdoor living. There is a Gaggenau kitchen, a bulter’s pantry, a wine room, a gym and a steam room.

Dover Heights is one of the most desirable luxury markets as Australia emerges from the pandemic. Properties are listing at 15.1% more expensive at the end of 2020 compared to the same time before the pandemic, according to REA Insights, an Australian data analysis branch of Realtor.com.

4. Hamptons House

Rivers Street, Bellevue Hill | Sold: $9 million (USD)

The custom-built wine cellar is tucked into the living room.
The custom-built wine cellar is tucked into the living room.
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Rubenstein has the property staged and filmed for marketing in episode five.
Rubinstein has the property staged and filmed for marketing in Episode 5.
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Rubinstein has this six-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom property staged and filmed for marketing in Episode 5.

It was listed for about $7.5 million USD but sold above asking price at over $9 million USD in December 2020, according to Realtor.com.

“It was the highest price [home] on the street,” Rubinstein told The Post.

It offers three parking spaces, a chef's kitchen, a butler's pantry, a wine fridge, a custom wine cellar, an office and a media room.
It offers three parking spaces, a chef’s kitchen, a butler’s pantry, a wine fridge, a custom wine cellar, an office and a media room.
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It was listed for about $7.5 million USD but sold above asking price at over $9 million USD in December 2020, according to Realtor.com.
It was listed for about $7.5 million USD but sold above asking price at over $9 million USD in December 2020, according to Realtor.com.
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The quarter-acre lot has an Egyptian limestone courtyard and a heated pool.
The quarter-acre lot has an Egyptian limestone courtyard and a heated pool.
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It offers three parking spaces, a chef’s kitchen, a butler’s pantry, a wine fridge, a custom wine cellar, an office and a media room. The primary bedroom has a boutique-style dressing room and a Carrara marble bathroom.

The quarter-acre lot has an Egyptian limestone courtyard and a heated pool.

“I liked that it had a flat-level garden, which is rare and unique in Bellevue Hill,” Rubinstein told The Post.

5. Tama Pavilion

Thompson Street, Tamarama | Sold: $9 million (USD)

Built by award-winning architect Walter Barda, the farmhouse-style home has cathedral ceilings, European oak floors, an elevator, a four-car garage and a 500-bottle wine cellar and tasting room.
Built by award-winning architect Walter Barda, the farmhouse-style home has cathedral ceilings, European oak floors, an elevator, a four-car garage and a 500-bottle wine cellar and tasting room.
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The main floor has an open living, dining and kitchen area.
The main floor has an open living, dining and kitchen area.
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This listing, which D'Leanne Lewis scores in episode four, has five bedrooms and four bathrooms spanning approximately 4,000-square-feet across three floors.
This listing, which D’Leanne Lewis scores in Episode 4, has five bedrooms and four bathrooms spanning approximately 4,000 square feet across three floors.
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This listing, which D’Leanne Lewis scores in Episode 4, has five bedrooms and four bathrooms spanning approximately 4,000 square feet across three floors.

The main floor has an open living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen has an eight-burner stove, an island, a butler’s pantry and a walk-in cooler. The dining area opens onto a balcony with ocean views.

Lewis finally sold the property for for $12 million Aussie bucks, or about $9 million USD, in September 2020, according to Realtor.com.
Lewis sold the property for for 12 million Aussie bucks, or about $9 million USD, in September 2020, according to Realtor.com.
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Outside, the lot has a pool, a rainwater shower, a bathroom and a steam room.
Outside, the lot has a pool, a rainwater shower, a bathroom and a steam room.
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The dining area opens onto a balcony with ocean views.
The dining area opens onto a balcony with ocean views.
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Built by award-winning architect Walter Barda, the farmhouse-style home has cathedral ceilings, European oak floors, an elevator, a four-car garage and a 500-bottle wine cellar and tasting room. Outside, the lot has a pool, a rainwater shower, a bathroom and a steam room.

Lewis sold the property for for 12 million dollarydoos, or about $9 million USD, in September 2020, according to Realtor.com.

The series follows three brokers — Gavin Rubenstein (pictured), Simon Cohen and D'Leanne Lewis — as they market $3 million to $30 million properties in Australia.
The series follows three brokers — Gavin Rubinstein (pictured), Simon Cohen and D’Leanne Lewis — as they market $3 million to $30 million properties in Australia.
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Simon will come to a property of mine and literally want to buy on the spot. It's that sort of mindset right now," Rubenstein told the Post.
“Simon will come to a property of mine and literally want to buy on the spot. It’s that sort of mindset right now,” Rubinstein told The Post.
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