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NBR TOP PROPERTIES: Auckland v Sydney

This week we compare Auckland houses with Sydney equivalents across four categories: apartments, lifestyle homes, mansions and near-city townhouses. 

Victoria Young
Fri, 21 Jun 2013

This week we're comparing prices for similar properties in Auckland and Sydney. All figures are in $NZ. 


Price guide: $1.25 million
Bed: 2 Bath: 2 Car: 2
160sqm apartment

This apartment is on one of  the higher floors of The Stamford residences in Auckland CBD. The bathrooms have marble tiles, and one has an oversized bath. There is also an additional powder room. The open plan living leads out to the balcony, which is encaged in glass. The kitchen has European appliances and induction cooking. Owners in the complex also have access to the Stamford hotel’s amenities including gym, spa, sauna, pool and room service.

Price guide: $2.01 million
Bed: 2 Bath: 3 Car: 2

Located in a mid-rise level building in Sydney CBD, this apartment has European appliances and marble surfaces. The property has a separate study area with a built-in desk. The balcony has privacy louvres. The facility has a gym, pool and boardroom facilities.


Auckland, Herne Bay
CV: $11.5 million
Bed: 5 Bath: 5 Car: 4
2048sqm section

This waterfront home in Auckland’s most expensive suburb was designed by Pete Bosley. It sits on a north-facing site and boasts a indoor spa complex, billiard room and a swimming pool. There is also a separate fully contained apartment above the garage.

Sydney, Point Piper
Price guide: $49 million
Bed: 6 Bath: 8 Car: 3
1000sqm section

While this home sits on half the section of its Auckland counterpart, it has panoramic views of Sydney Harbour. About 5km from the CBD, this is a mansion in Sydney’s most expensive suburb, Point Piper. This is easily one of the more expensive homes in Point Piper, where the median house price is upwards of $8 million. This property has an internal lift, boatshed, heated pool and wine cellar.


Auckland: Coatesville
Price guide: $5 million
Bed: 6 Bath: 6
2ha section

This country residence is less than half an hour drive from Auckland CBD. It has a separate pool house with a bar, bathroom and games room. It also has a home theatre and office.

Sydney, Dural
Price guide: $3.05 million
Bed: 6 Bath: 5 Car: 6
2ha section

This is a rural escape 35 minutes from the Sydney CBD, down the end of a quiet road. The home has high ceilings and a separate guest wing which boasts its own kitchen, bathroom and laundry.


Auckland: Ponsonby
Price Guide: $1.19 million
Bed: 3  Bath: 1 Car: 1
297sqm section

A 10-minute walk from Auckland’s Ponsonby Rd, this property has polished floors, ornate features and is in a highly sought after location. This home is being marketed as one to renovate.

Sydney: Newtown
Price guide: offers over $1.53 million
Bed: 3 Bath: 2
221sqm section

On a slightly smaller section, this is a stylish late Victorian home. It is located close to King St, or “eat street”, well known for its range of restaurants, about 4km from the Sydney CBD. The terraced house has an open fireplace, polished timber floors and bi-fold doors which open out to the back yard.

Victoria Young
Fri, 21 Jun 2013
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NBR TOP PROPERTIES: Auckland v Sydney