Five hot homes to warm your toes

With temperatures dropping and sunlight hours slowly shrinking, it’s time to start digging out the winter woollies and blankets.

Yet nothing can truly beat the warmth gained by cosying up to a fireplace with your hands wrapped around a hot drink while your toes tingle from the radiating heat.

Fireplaces add that all important element of charm to a home, so we’ve uncovered five hot Ray White homes on the market where you can happily toast marshmallows this winter.

Yes, it does get chilly in Brisbane and it would be no hardship to snuggle up in this Ascot family home on a large 1316sq m triple-block allotment (above).

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom residence at 14 Kitchener Rd has not only a grand central fireplace but ducted heated and cooling through the main areas, as well as a sauna, wine cellar and a saltwater swimming pool.

It’s scheduled to go to auction at an in-room auction event on Wednesday, May 23 at 6pm.

More information on this northeast-facing private estate is available through Ray White New Farm and Spring Hill principal Matt Lancashire.

A fireplace with a contemporary edge is a beautiful feature in the open-plan living area of 96 Victoria Ave, Dalkeith.

This award-winning Perth residence (above) has not only a long pebble fireplace but also a relaxing 10-person heated spa, impressive tropical gardens, a huge home theatre, superbly appointed study, games room with bar, balconies, Smart wiring and ducted zoned air conditioning.

Quality materials throughout include Jura Blue Grey stone flooring, American Walnut stairs and features doors, LED lighting, Bali stone cladding, stone benchtops, dark stained Blackbutt timber floors and solid cedar battens.

Ray White Dalkeith and Claremont director Vivien Yap is responsible for the sales campaign of this extraordinary home which is on the market for offers in the high $5 million price range.

Keep an eye out for the upcoming auction of 85 Mount St, Leura in the Blue Mountains.

This perfect weekender or permanent tree-change option (above) has three types of heating and cooling systems; industrial-sized air conditioning, gas heating, and a large Lopi wood fire stove.

The recently renovated home on a 1745sq m parcel of landscaped land is close to the local village and only 90 minutes to Sydney.

Ray White Blackheath principal Alan Gregory is responsible for the marketing campaign of this mountain gem.

Secure an iconic double-storey Bluestone bay window villa (above) in Adelaide’s beachside suburb of Semaphore for between $1,650,000 and $1,790,000

Around 14kms northwest of the CBD at 33-35 South Tce, this property was built circa 1900 on an elevated 1031sq m two-title allotment.

The previous owner renovated but retained character features including three fireplaces.

Ray White Port Adelaide sales agent Petra Mells is the best contact for more information on this historical residence.

An impressive Tudor-style apartment (above) at 6/123 Alma Rd, St Kilda East has a lovely charm courtesy of French sash windows, exposed brickwork, polished timber flooring and a gas/log fireplace.

The three-bedroom home also has a leafy courtyard as well as a 45sq m covered garage to accommodate two cars and a large amount of storage.

Marketed by Ray White Port Phillip managing director Matt White, this property will go to auction on Saturday, May 12 at 12.30pm with an indicative selling price of $900,000 – $990,000.