Back in June, an uninhabitable dilapidated home featuring rotting floorboards and a collapsed ceiling sold for $4.6 million in Darlinghurst.
Meanwhile, in the historic French coastal region of Normandy, a 6-bedroom, 3-bedroom countryside mansion with its own pond is on sale for $527,119. When are the borders opening up again?
Here are five of the best bargains currently sitting on the market awaiting your offer.
Le Marche, Italy, $737,109
How does a 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom luxury farmhouse set on a hectare of land with your own olive grove and swimming pool among the rolling hills of the Italian countryside sound to you? Pretty, pretty good? This rustic yet contemporary abode in the rural town of Le Marche between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea boasts all the modern amenities you’d expect from a luxury listing, whilst still preserving its original charm. Set over three floors (plus an underground wine cellar), it features wood beam ceilings, exposed brick walls, and an outdoor dining area that’d give any al fresco enthusiast heart palpitations. Take a look here.
Lefkada, Greece – $761,209
Dubbed “The Carribean of Greece”, Lefkada is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea accessible by bridge. If waking up to rolling hills surrounding an endless turquoise horizon and the smell of salt in the air sounds like a dream, you’re wrong. It’s actually a totally feasible reality. For the same price as breakfast in Vaucluse you could own a recently renovated 3-bed, 3-bath villa built of local stone and wood that has been in the same family for five generations. And what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in aesthetic—with stunning wooden arched doorways, sandstone walls and original chandeliers throughout, this place looks worthy of a Country Living cover. Better yet, it comes fully furnished, so the only finger you’ll have to lift is when sipping your Ouzo with ice. Find out more here.
Normandy, France, $527,119
If the French countryside is more your confiture (that’s ‘jam’ in French), consider this 6-bedroom, 3-bathroom grand estate just three hours outside of Paris. Though the home itself is idyllic enough—featuring everything from a library, sitting room bar, and even a castle-esque turret—it’s the views of the ornamental lake and extensive rose garden that really make this listing so special. So much character for so little mortgage repayments. Indulge your European fantasies here.
Otavalo, Ecuador, $965,676
Have you ever just reached the end of your tether and thought, ‘That’s it, I’m moving to Ecuador’? Me either, until now. Boasting a whopping 11 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, this 12,900-square-foot architectural wonder comes in at just under $1 million. Surrounded by mountains, this uniquely crafted condominium makes the most of its stunning surroundings with a wrap-around balcony for optimal patio play. A one-of-a-kind place offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Seize it here.
Santiago, Chile, $834,149
Located on the outskirts of Chile’s capital city of Santiago, this modernist dream home is a design enthusiast’s ultimate abode. Sleek and contemporary, this spacious 4-bed, 4-bathroom home is split over three levels and boasts mountain views from its floor-to-ceiling windows, a large terrace jacuzzi and a luxe elevated infinity pool offering incredible views of the city below. There’s also a panoramic view from the master bedroom, a state-of-the-art kitchen with inbuilt bar, and a staff quarter with its own bathroom. Here you go.