The best homes for sale in Sydney right now

By Pauline Morrissey and Lou Sweeney

Looking for your next home in Sydney? We’ve got you covered with some of the best listings on the market right now.

705/71 Macquarie Street, Sydney

The fact that you could be living right on the doorstep of the most beautiful harbour in the world is one thing, but doing life in the Opera Residences is quite another.

This apartment building offers all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a shiny new harbourside complex – concierge services, gym, and pool. But here’s a little nugget you might not expect: a community feel.

According to Morton’s Ettiene West, there’s a high number of owner-occupiers here, creating “a small village.”

It’s not exactly what you’d think to find in high-end, high-prestige property, but it’s a welcome discovery.

Apart from the proximity to the harbour, Circular Quay, and pretty much all of Sydney, the main views at 705/71 Macquarie Street, Sydney are of the gorgeous green Botanical Gardens.

The stylish one-bedroom layout is brimming with top-drawer kit – marble, travertine and splendid Flemish copper accents. What we love best, though, is the glorious swirl of the living-dining area wall, its full-height glass arching alongside the lovely balcony.

“Beautiful space, high ceilings; it’s pure luxury,” says the agent. “Internationally, this is such a desirable place to live and then there’s the amazing convenience, too.”

164 Nelson Street, Annandale

This innovative home, realised by Justin Long Design, offers a cocoon of carefully curated comfort, dazzling guests who enter through the classic cottage front and into the living room with concrete walls and floors.

“It’s essentially a new build with its chic industrial aesthetic constructed primarily of off-form concrete,” the agent says. “With the outdoor gas fire and lighted marble wall at night, the outdoor entertaining area and pool is a special place.”

44 Carlotta Street, Greenwich 

Meticulously restored to its former splendour, this circa 1900 Federation home retains much of its original hallmarks, while a remarkable architectural extension allows modern living to flourish.

“The owner’s favourite feature is the high-pitched ceiling and open-plan living area that connects with the low-maintenance garden through bifold glass doors,” the agent says. “It feels extremely private and works well for the keen entertainer.”

76 The Bulwark, Castlecrag

Designed by renowned architect Bill Lucas in 1965, this striking timber and concrete home is wrapped in glass, connecting every room with the outdoor landscape.

“What impresses me most is the incredible light throughout, with abundant floor-to-ceiling glass walls,” the agent says.

“The owners have loved entertaining on the spacious north-facing deck in the summer and sitting by the fire pit on a winter’s evening.”

61 Carrington Road, Wahroonga

Nestled in the heart of coveted Wahroonga, this mid-century modern gem is a haven of peace and privacy, where exposed brick and stone accents emit warmth, and every window frames lush greenery.

“The generous-sized living areas that open to the outside give the home a resort-like feel,” the agent says. “When sitting in the front living area, the view of the large lap pool and trees beyond is splendid.”

62 Chisholm Avenue, Avalon Beach

This enchanting 1930s villa was masterfully crafted by architect Alexander Stewart Jolly, who used local sandstone and timber to blend with its natural environment.

“Unusual for the time, he also used large plate-glass windows in every room, maximising natural lighting and taking in magnificent water views on both sides,” says the seller, Andrew Herman. “The huge central sandstone fireplace keeps the house warm during the colder months.”

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