What to see this weekend: The best properties on show in Melbourne

161 Kerferd Road, Albert Park

$3.6 million-$4 million
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 car space

A rooftop terrace opening from a third-floor living room (or spare en-suited bedroom) takes this boom-era Victorian terrace to a new level. From behind the classic parapet, the view extends over the wide boulevard to the city. Inside, the property has been renovated by local designers McMahon and Nerlich to showcase the latest trends. Bedrooms are on the middle level and open-plan casual and formal living rooms at ground level. "There's a great sense of the era at the front and a great sense of space throughout," the agent says.

Auction: 12.30pm, October 14
Agent:Greg Hocking Holdsworth, Sam Paynter 0413 531 888

903/181 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

903/181 Fitzroy Street, St KildaPhoto: Urban Angles

$1.7 million-$1.87 million
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces

From this new ninth-floor apartment, panoramic views across Port Philip Bay and the urban landscape are inescapable. A terrace runs its entire length, with full-height windows and sliding glass doors to all three bedrooms and the open-plan living/meals area with a lavish marble kitchen. If ever you tire of the view, there's a city vista from the infinity-edge pool one level up on 181's north side, near the communal entertainment and barbecue zone.

Auction: 1.30pm, October 15
Agent:Gary Peer, Jeremy Rosens 0413 837 723

80 Salisbury Road, Kyneton

80 Salisbury Road, KynetonPhoto: RT Edgar

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces

See inside our cover property. The original 1950s home was designed by the late architect Robin Boyd for his "small houses" series, and this piece of real estate history has been sensitively respected by the modern extension. Bright, welcoming and minimalist, the living and dining area features a polished concrete floor, double-glazed picture windows and a romantic wood fire. Bi-fold doors open to a deck and lawns, and beyond, the countryside unfolds. With an 1880s barn, nicknamed The Old Girl, plus a cottage, this is rural bliss.

Private sale
Agent:RT Edgar, Rick Lander 0408 571 485

205/15-17 Manchester Grove, Glen Huntly

205/15-17 Manchester Grove, Glen Huntly Photo: The Agency

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces

An urban hub has developed in this pocket, drawn by proximity to the station, park, shopping strip, tram and Glen Eira College. This 2013 apartment is in the back corner of its block of 22 residences and has a screened balcony facing west off the main bedroom and the open-plan living area. Compact, easy-care and stylish, it has timber floors and a 2pac white kitchen with Smeg appliances.

Auction: 11am, October 14
Agent:The Agency Victoria, Spencer Mitchell 0400 111 991

16A Chaucer Crescent, Canterbury

16A Chaucer Crescent, CanterburyPhoto: Marshall White

$2 million-$2.2 million
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces

There's security, privacy and tranquillity for this rear property built in a 1995 sub-division. In a wide street a stone's throw from Canterbury's Golden Mile and Boroondara Park, and walking distance to Canterbury Girls' Secondary College, Maling Road's old-world shops and the train, this two-storey house has living rooms flanking a bright kitchen and a split-level rear garden with deck, pool and spa.

Auction: 9.30am, October 14
Agent:Marshall White, James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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