'Cintra House' is one of Australia's many landmark properties | Source: The Courier Mail

Seven of the Most Iconic Landmark Homes Across Australia

Across the country, colonial estates, modern mansions and mid-century masterpieces continue to turn heads. Taking the concept of the Australian dream and dialling it up by a hundred, these landmark properties are undoubtedly lavish. However, it’s not the size of these homes that necessarily leave a lasting impression; it’s the unique architecture, rich history and stories of these homes that push them into the local consciousness and place them firmly above the rest.

Stonington Mansion

Location: Malvern, Victoria

Constructed in 1890, ‘Stonington Mansion‘ is steeped in prestige and history. From 1901 to 1931, the classical stucco mansion was used as the Government House in Victoria and was later used as a girl’s school, hospital and teachers’ college. In 2018, the two-storey property sold for an incredible A$52.5 million, breaking Victoria’s house price record. According to RealEstate.com.au, the heritage-listed home was sold to a Chinese buyer by art dealer, Rod Menzies.

The mansion is also believed to be haunted by a previous resident; Christopher Rous, the son of Governor George Rous the third Earl of Stradbroke.

Rose Seidler House

Location: Wahroonga, New South Wales

While ‘Rose Seidler House‘ may not be the flashiest property, it certainly turned heads in the 50s. Once the most talked about house in Sydney, Rose Seidler House was and is a fine example of mid-century modern domestic architecture. Located in Wahroonga, the 50s home is now a museum.

Source: Sydney Living Museum


Location: Toorak, Victoria

Believed to have sold for somewhere in the low A$30 millions, this Toorak manor known as ‘Chiverton’ is one of Melbourne’s most well-known and prestigious estates. Once owned by TV personality Steve Vizard, Chiverton has undergone extensive renovations over the years to present a lavish French Mediterranean style haven. Complete with a tennis court, a swimming pool and heritage features, this c1928 home makes use of its incredible 2,170 square-metre corner block.

Source: Domain

Marsala House

Location: Dianella, Western Australia

Designed by renowned architect, Iwan Iwanoff, ‘Marsala House’ is quintessentially Iwanoff in its use of Besser blocks and Brutalist style. Inside, however, it’s a different story.

Source: Domain

Colloquially known as the disco house, this heritage-listed home boasts a 70s-style light-up dance floor, along with a striking drinks bar, pool and spa. The iconic property was put on the market in 2021.

Rona Estate

Location: Bellevue Hill, New South Wales

Dating back to 1883, Rona Estate in Bellevue Hill’s most iconic historic estate. Distinguished by its gothic revival architecture, the property occupies more than 5,700 square metres and captures views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Source: Prestige Property Agency

Jenner House

Location: Potts Point, New South Wales

Designed by renowned architect Edmund Blacket in 1868, ‘Jenner House’ is an opulent heritage estate filled with imported antique materials and finishes. The three-level home was once called home by King George V. You can see more of this landmark property here.

Source: Domain

Cintra House

Location: Bowen Hills, Queensland

Boasting a tennis court, swimming pool and six generously-sized bedrooms, ‘Cintra House’ is a rare historic gem perched in Bowen Hills.

Source: Domain

Constructed in 1863, the heritage-listed sandstone mansion occupies a prime position just outside of Brisbane. Not to mention, a total of 3,050 square metres.

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