The best properties on show in Melbourne

47 The Grove, Coburg

$3 million-$3.3 million
5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces

Waratah is a boom-era beauty, one of a semi-detached pair of the grandest imaginable c1890 townhouses with ornate brickwork, a tower, iron-lace-trimmed return balcony and magnificent internal period detail. Original features are complemented by a Peter Corrigan renovation, a more recent interior makeover and elegant landscaping and an outdoor zone on its 900-square-metre block. Bedrooms are upstairs, some with annexed rooms that suggest potential for en suites.

Expressions of interest: close 5pm, November 21
Agent:Nelson Alexander, Jacqui Knapsey 0418 592 509

20 Camp Street, Chelsea

20 Camp Street, ChelseaPhoto: Hocking Stuart

$3.2 million-$3.5 million
8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 8 car spaces

There's room for a big family, plenty of guests and holiday-house options at this generous 2001 home built on a stretch of family-friendly beach frontage between the pier and the surf lifesaving club. The house, on 618 square metres of land, can be one home or two, with an upper-floor abode of five en-suited bedrooms enjoying bay views and a smaller ground-level pad alongside the triple garage. It's a three-minute walk to the train or a 40-minute drive up Nepean Highway to the CBD.

Auction: 11.30am, November 12
Agent:Hocking Stuart, Daniel Wright 0414 788 828

1/1 Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra

1/1 Alexandra Avenue, South YarraPhoto: Abercromby's

$1.55 million-$1.7 million
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 car space

The triple-A ring to this address underlines its enviable location on a prominent corner. The elevated ground-floor apartment, newly renovated, looks west from an enclosed sunroom to the Botanic Gardens and north, from a secure porch and through the living room's picture window, to the 1899 Morell Bridge over the Yarra. Step from the kitchen to a courtyard with pool and barbecue area shared with others in the boutique 1920s building.

Auction: 11.30am, November 18
Agent:Abercromby's, Ada Taylor 0428 058 880

12 Athol Street, Prahran

12 Athol Street, PrahranPhoto: Urban Angles

$1.65 million-$1.75 million
3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, 1 car space

This double-fronted Victorian exudes heritage charm and is perfectly positioned between Fawkner Park, Greville Street boutiques and the train station. Prahran Market is an eight-minute walk away. Three bedrooms, each with a fireplace, are off the central hallway leading to a bright and functional open-plan kitchen, dining and living zone. Green thumbs will enjoy the courtyard and garden.

Auction: 1pm, November 18
Agent:Biggin & Scott, Tom McCarthy 0418 326 897

139 Hoddle Street, Richmond

139 Hoddle Street, RichmondPhoto: Jellis Craig

$1.7 million-$1.87 million
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 car space

This solid-brick cottage facing East Melbourne and with its back to West Richmond station, was built in 1855, just 18 years after surveyor Robert Hoddle laid out the CBD grid. Adding to its heritage appeal is bespoke silk wallpaper, a coffered sitting room ceiling and a Tuscan garden setting. Rooms are large, there's a basement cellar and parking off Jika Place.

Expressions of interest: close 6pm, November 16
Agent:Jellis Craig, Elliot Gill 0411 863 603

134 Park Street, St Kilda West

134 Park Street, St Kilda WestPhoto: Marshall White

$3.8 million-$4.1 million
5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 car spaces

"Cutting-edge Edwardian" is not an oxymoron but a statement of fact at this prize inner bayside address.

Boasting an expansive studio/guest house with en suite, this property embraces the 21st century with a seamless extension to a private bluestone terrace.

French doors from the formal lounge open to a secluded side terrace. Fully retractable sliding glass panels maximise the "open air" feeling of this home.

A slick gourmet kitchen is stocked with porcelain benches, a butler's pantry and Smeg and Miele appliances plus a Liebherr integrated fridge.

Fine bespoke cabinetry has been cleverly designed.

Four bathrooms, an automatic watering system and tank, plus a double garage via a rear laneway just a block from the beach make this inner south residence a dream home.

Auction: 1.30pm, December 2
Agent:Marshall White, Adrian Wood 0404 861 508

4 Victoria Terrace, South Yarra

4 Victoria Avenue, South YarraPhoto: Image Factory

$2.25 million-$2,475,000
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces

Finished to an impeccable standard, this multi-level townhouse with a glass atrium and terrace, en suites in the two bedrooms, private lift and lobby, is inner-city living at its most enviable.

Auction: 11am, November 18
Agent:Kay & Burton, Nicole Gleeson 0414 809 221

14 Dundas Place, Albert Park

14 Dundas Place, Albert ParkPhoto: Bruno Cocozza

$3.3 million-$3.6 million
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

A recent architectural addition and a minimalist fit-out. Timber panelling, on-trend lighting and a subdued palette renew this handsome double-fronted Victorian residence. Downsizer interest will zoom in on its main-bedroom/study combo, compact north-facing garden with a come-thither cabana, and two-room bluestone basement cellar. Albert Park village is at the end of the street and Albert Park Lake and the beach are but a stroll away.

Auction: 12.30pm, November 18
Agent:Greg Hocking Holdsworth, Greg Hocking 0418 329 961

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