10 amazing Australian properties for under $1 million
Median property prices have rocketed to record highs all across Australia over the past two years, but that doesn't mean you can't find unique gems under the $1 million mark.
We've searched every state to find some of the most interesting, beautiful and bang-for-buck homes on the market right now, and the findings might surprise you.
Check out 10 of our top picks for Aussie properties under $1 million.
Price: $850,000 - $920,000
First cab off the rank is this generously-sized three-bedder in the growing suburb of Frankston on the southern outskirts of Melbourne.
Surrounded by lush greenery and just a short trip to the waterfront, the house sits on 657sqm of land and features a spacious living area, double garage with workshop and your very own spa hut out in the garden.
A great example of classic meets contemporary, this three-bed sandstone cottage was built in 1900 and maintains its heritage-style exterior while boasting a clean and modern interior.
It sits on a colossal 2072sqm block in the Adelaide Hills yet it's only 20 minutes from the CBD and a brief walk to Stirling Village with great food and shopping. And of course, you've got any number of excellent Adelaide Hills wineries just down the road.
With Sydney house prices reaching unbelievable heights, many have looked to the (relatively) nearby city of Newcastle to find value, and this charming two-bedroom cottage delivers.
Located 5km from the Newcastle CBD, this is another old-meets-new gem with classic features like coloured glass windows and a white picket fence, but inside it's fresh and roomy with newly installed kitchen, beautiful timber floors and a gorgeous patio.
Price: Offers over $740,000
You'd be hard-pressed to find more character than this. Awarded for Excellence in Design & Heritage Conservation, it's a four-bedroom time capsule in Ipswich that maintains its 1890 charm without sacrificing modern comforts.
Wide open living space, a wrap-around verandah to chase the sun, and a remarkably large undercover space where cars can live side by side with a pool table, a fully equipped workshop, or whatever your heart desires.
Price: Offers above $800,000
Looking to the eastern outskirts of Perth, you can find this near-new four-bedroom house that boasts striking architectural design and sunny open-plan living.
The extremely appealing layout sees the living space enjoying an abundance of airflow and natural light, while the cleverly separated bedrooms connect via a neat upstairs balcony. And the beautiful Marri wood floors are a real showstopper.
Dreaming of a tree change? Then here are a couple of magnificent leafy retreats, starting with a three-bed sanctuary on the NSW Central Coast.
Positioned right on Mooney Mooney Creek (grab your fishing rods!), this beautifully equipped house sits on an ultra-green 1,366sqm plot and oozes modern style inside while maintaining a warm and natural feel.
Travel a good 1,400km west and you'll come across another tree-flanked stunner in Adelaide's inner south. Again with beautiful timber floors and fittings, this green getaway doesn't feel like it's only 25 minutes to the city.
With three bedrooms across two levels, plus an additional studio/library with a verandah looking out into the leafy surrounds, it's the perfect home whether you're looking for tranqulitiy, productivity, or both.
Price: Offers over $645,000
Head right to the southern tip of Tasmania and you'll find this unique hilltop three-bedder with breathtaking views onto Port Esperance Bay.
It's pure class on every front, from the stunning open-plan kitchen and living area with panoramic windows that look more like paintings, to the large double garage and adjoining workshop space, to the striking exterior that has genuine wow factor.
Converted churches make for genuinely unique homes, and this fantastic little home in Breeza near Tamworth in country NSW is a prime example.
The two-bedroom home on 1,208sqm was originally built in 1892 before being restored and converted into a residence nine years ago by a very thoughtful owner. It's retained much of its history in the original hall, now the living space, while enjoying a modern upgrade to the kitchen and sleeping quarters.
Price: $900,000 - $990,000
It's the only apartment on the list, but what an apartment it is. Converted warehouses often make for uniquely attractive units, and this is a perfect example.
The two-bedder in the heart of vibrant Brunswick features a striking kitchen with A-grade appliances, a super-spacious open living zone, high ceilings with exposed beams, and a private balcony — and a coveted car space with extra storage.