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Buying in Sydney’s CBD generally means paying a lot of money for a little bit of space. The median price for a studio apartment in the Sydney 2000 postcode is $730,000, according to Domain Group data over a six-month period.
That’s quite pricey, especially considering if you payed $110,000 more you could buy an average home in Melbourne. Which got us thinking, why stay cooped up in inner-city Sydney when you could live a bit further out with a garden or perhaps just move to Europe and buy a castle?
Here’s what $730,000 will get you around the world. A four-bedroom home with a pool in South Western Sydney
142 Campbellfield Avenue, Bradbury, is about 3 kilometres from Campbelltown station. It’s advertised at $640,000 to $680,000.
Minno and C-Town also provide some house-and-yard options at the CBD median studio price point. 142 Campbellfield Avenue Bradbury is one prospect, with four bedrooms, under house storage and a swimming pool. It’s advertised at $640,000 to $680,000 and is a 10 minute drive from Campbelltown station – and an hour-long train ride to the Sydney CBD. A gothic mansion in the US
Chetstone in New Haven, Connecticut. Photo: Sotheby’s International
For $US525,000 ($714,000) you can pick up this Victorian Gothic Mansion in Connecticut in the USA, built in 1876. An island in Alaska
1925 E Palmer Wasilla Hwy, Wasilla, Alaska, is for sale for $US500,000. Photo: Zillow
This private island in the middle of a lake in Alaska is on the market for $US500,000 ($679,800) with a mostly-finished home and guest cabin on it. A ranch in New Mexico
817 B Anaya Rd, Stanley, New Mexico, is for sale for $US549,000.
For $US549,000 ($746,4000) you can buy a horse ranch in New Mexico, with “a barn you’re going to want to see” and high speed internet which is probably faster than what you’d get on the NBN. A home in a Californian forest
21517 Hemlock Ln, Fort Bragg, California, is for sale for $US539,000.
This custom-build home with floor-to-ceiling windows is surrounded by Californian redwoods – and up for sale for $US539,000 ($732,834). A French castle
Saint Agreve, Ardeche, Rhone-Alpes. Photo: Prestige Property Group
This 11-bedroom stone castle in the south-east of France, set on eight hectares, is on the market through Prestige Property Group for ???495,000 ($732,900). A villa in Greece
Nazarene Bay, Lindos Heavenly Views, Rhodes, Greece. Photo: Sotheby’s International
This four-bedroom Greek villa is five- minute drive to the town of Lindos on the island of Rhodes, or 15 minutes drive to the beach. It’s on the market for ???490.000 ($725,000). A stone fortress in the Czech Republic
A stone fortress in the Czech Republic: Supplied.
Located in Central Bohemia, this fortress – built sometime before 1440 – comes with a 17 metre high tower and a price tag of ???400 000 ($592,257). Oceanfront home in the Bahamas
Sea View, Lubbers Quarters, Abaco Photo: Sotheby’s International
Ever thought about the Bahamas? This 609-square-metre home overlooks the Abaco Sea. With that view, you might be able to stretch your price limit – it’s on the market for $803,000.