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California dreamin’: 8 Leonard Street, Sunshine, 3020

A white picket fence sets the tone. A wide concrete drive, sash windows and a lawn framed by box hedges – the charm of this California bungalow with all of its Edwardian-era flourishes is inviting from the first moment.

Got it all: 24 Buvelot Crescent, Caroline Springs, 3023

A brilliant kitchen, multiple tiled living zones, spacious bedrooms, a gym, pergola and great backyard – all of the above help make this place a ripper.

Picture perfect: 6 Ryan Close, Deer Park, 3023

Only eight years old, this true family residence is stylish and effortlessly chic.

Refreshed classic: 13 Davey Street, Sunshine West, 3022

On a corner block in a long-established area of Sunshine West, this classic weatherboard from around the late ’50s is likely to have first-home buyers and investors paying attention.

Transformed interiors: 7 Joan Court, St Albans, 3021

This renovated house is primed for a large family that loves to entertain.

The west versus the rest

What does the average house price in the west buy around the world? Getting sick of the traffic on the West Gate? The carpark on the Calder? If you feel like a change, have a look at what the median house price in the west – currently about $586,000 – can buy you around the globe. After all, it’s always nice to have options.

Ready and waiting: 9 Joyce Grove, Taylors Hill, 3037

This house is an owner-built creation that's palatial in size. It has an airy, relaxed feel, despite luxurious extras at almost every turn.

A fully furnished future: 1 Stonybrook Boulevard, Hillside, 3037

This fine residence has been called the "jewel in the crown" of Stonybrook estate. The furniture and artwork that come with the house are on-trend and as-new; the spaces, equally trendy and speccy.

At the heart of it all: 28 Collins Street, St Albans, 3021

An untouched time capsule, this gorgeous old-school property presents multiple and diverse opportunities for its incoming owners.

Parkside’s best: 9 Parkside Close, Caroline Springs, 3023

The white and pink roses in full bloom in the neat and welcoming garden, clearly tended with care, reflect the attention to detail in the interior spaces of this immaculate house.

The new Braybrook: 12 Ruby Way, Braybrook, 3019

This house was built by its present owners with all the extras, an example of the changing face of Braybrook.

Solid appeal: 10 Victoria Street, Sunshine, 3020

Victoria Street is a pretty pocket of Sunshine. The interwar facade with five sash windows of No.10 neighbours similar properties and you'd be forgiven for thinking you were in another suburb entirely.

Flexible family living: 7 Adams Street, St Albans, 3021

Enter into a world where family comes first and there is plenty of room for living the way you want.

Built with love: 2 Cannon Street, Sunshine, 3020

A builder who fell in love with Victorian architecture and then dedicated his life to restoring houses reduced this post-war weatherboard to studs and built it back up, adding Victorian-inspired flourishes throughout.

Live large: 32 Eagle Way, Deer Park, 3023

This Porter Davis home has space galore, with six bedrooms, six bathrooms and multiple living zones making it perfect for a family that wants to live large and values personal space.


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