* Thanks to reader Phoebe Hodgson for the tip!

This beautiful 1920’s Spanish Mission style estate, dubbed Ilyuka, is located at 16 Point King Road, Portsea, Victoria, Australia. It boasts 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, kitchen, billiards room, full-sized grass tennis court, wine cellar and numerous terraces and balconies. It is listed at AU$20,000,000 (about $20,068,572 USD)

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One of Australia’s most significant properties, Ilyuka evokes a sense of history, elegance and timeless sophistication. Holding the premier location atop Portsea’s coveted cliff top, this iconic 1920’s Spanish Mission style residence was designed for a Texas oil baron to capture the grandeur and elegance of Hollywood in its golden era. Since then Ilyuka, an aboriginal word meaning “by the sea”, has earned its place as one of Australia’s most revered estates and a genuine world class destination.

Superbly restored and renovated under its current owner, the house now offers the very finest in modern family living with an outstanding collection of beautifully proportioned living, dining and entertaining rooms, designed with a captivating perspective across the stunning grounds of almost 2 acres and onto the sea. With 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, Ilyuka is able to accommodate on the largest scale.

Included amongst the roll call of outstanding features are a full–sized grass tennis court, basement cellar, sweeping driveway, private steps to exclusive Point King beach and access to a private jetty.

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  • Daniel

    It’s a bit skimpy on details, but Australian homes are not nearly as opulent as American homes. It looks like you could transport this home to Miami or somewhere in Cali and it would be right at home. I’d never live in Australia, let alone for $20,000,000, but I do like the estate feel this home gives. Now I just need to slather it in gold gilt, Persian rugs, tapestry’s, faux-finishing, marble/onyx/granite, etc…




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    • Daniel

      I just noticed though that there isn’t a “master” bedroom. I don’t think I have ever seen a home with a second floor dedicated ENTIRELY to bedrooms, without even a loft or common space or something. I’d combine a couple and convert on or two into *something* else.




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  • Cole

    I do love Australia, but this property does not seem worth $20 million




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  • Grrrowler

    The house has a beautiful setting, that’s for certain. The house itself is not my favorite, but it’s nice. The interior needs a little punching up however. I appreciate the restrained style it currently has, but it’s restrained in a boring way. Unlike Daniel, I wouldn’t bring anything like gold gilt within miles of this place. The first thing I would get rid of are the Persian-looking rugs that are already in the place. What it needs are additional natural materials to go with the setting and the architecture: petrified wood side tables, bamboo chairs in the dining room, simple geometric rugs, etc. Bringing in some properly scaled art would also make a huge difference in the interior.

    Anyway, it’s a lovely house.




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    • Daniel

      I was being slightly facetious. It really is too tame for my tastes. I feel like it would cure someones insomnia INSTANTLY. Gilt, Persian rugs, granite, etc. I do love, but it shouldn’t go in this house.




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      • Grrrowler

        I figured you were being slightly sarcastic 😉 And yes, certain rooms in this house could put the makers of Lunesta out of business!




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  • Nick

    Fantastic estate!!! It could have been easily located on CA, but I don’t mind that.

    The interior is very beautiful and the views are stunning.However, it may lack in some architectural details on seconds floor, but overall it’s a wonderful estate in a superb country with tons of spectacular and ultra modern mansions.




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  • Iemand

    Looks good. Needs some touching up but then, o my :P.
    And you’ve gotta love that pier.




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