Lifestyle factors are high on the list for Chinese buyers of Australian property, and you can't get better than waterfront. Top-end 41 Chamberlain Ave in Sydney's exclusive Rose Bay is a 'dress circle' location commanding amazing harbour, Opera House and bridge views. Accessed via a private elevator, the four-level home has been inspired by the world's most luxurious hotels. Its features include a saltwater swimming pool, fully equipped home theatre and a huge ballroom. 'This luxury home has high ceilings, smart electronics, ducted reverse-cycle air conditioning, heated floors to bathrooms, motorised blinds and shutters, a state-of-the-art security system, keyless entry and audio-visual intercom at both entry gates. It is truly an impressive luxury showcase which reflects the lifestyle of Australia's Harbour City,' says Marquette Turner, which offers the property for sale at A$15 million (HK$106.87 million). Prestigious 24 Coppin Grove, Hawthorn, fronting Melbourne's Yarra River, is a home of about 100 squares set on 45,000 sq ft of land - complete with gum trees and billabong - within 5 kilometres of the CBD. It is offered as an idyllic Australian base for an overseas executive. Its living space is arranged over two light-filled levels that include a refined dining room, substantial sitting room, family room, library and study, a granite-finished kitchen and cellar. A large rumpus/recreation room opens to expansive decking, perfect to catch the sunsets. Surrounded by country calm, the grounds incorporate stunning and sustainable gardens, a romantic studio, riverbank frontage, a shared tennis court and a billabong that evokes the native Australian bush. Developed by one of Melbourne's renowned sustainable gardeners, Phillip Johnson, the billabong provides a place to swim, likened to the serene waterholes of the Northern Territory's and World- Heritage-listed Kakadu - only this slice of paradise comes with a city at your fingertips. Nestled in leafy St James Park Estate, the property is close to several leading schools and public transport. It is for sale by private treaty, closing on November 11. Agent Jock Langley, of Abercromby's Real Estate, has already received interest from India, Brazil, Asia and Britain. In Brisbane, Australand is developing a luxury 167-apartment complex at inner-city Kangaroo Point on the banks of the Brisbane River. The redevelopment of the heritage-listed estate will include a limited number of marina berths. The project is comprised of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, as well as exclusive double-story 'sky homes'. Three contemporary apartment buildings will be developed in stages - with the first, Promontory, including 68 apartments ranging in price from A$410,000 to A$2.2 million. Ben Langfield, residential director at selling agent Colliers International, says the Yungaba project was launched in September to 'a huge pent-up demand from buyers crying out for a slice of inner-city living'.