The magic number in Aussie property in 2022 was four.
Houses with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two car spaces were Goldilocks homes – the perfect size, as the most popular configuration, according to Domain sales data.
For units, buyers mostly went for two bedrooms, one bathroom and one car space, the Domain End Of Year Wrap report shows.
And for a duplex – an increasingly popular style of home that sits between a standalone house and an apartment – the most-wanted type was three bedrooms, one bathroom and one car space.
9 Farnsworth Drive, Cape Schanck, Victoria
Duplexes have boomed in popularity, especially in Sydney, as buyers chased greater affordability and builders sought to better their profit margins.
Approvals for semi-detached dwellings, which includes duplexes, terraces and townhouses, climbed by 24 per cent in NSW in the year to April, Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed.
The jump was 5.4 per cent for house approvals over the same period.
Domain skimmed sales data from January until November 2022 to land on the most desirable sizes of properties for the year.
Goldilocks homes with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two car spaces for sale right now
34 Plumosa Mews, Duncraig, Western Australia
The Zorzi-built property makes the most of its green outlook, with a void to lend air and space, and large picture windows.
The home is in the Carine Mews, near to schools and shopping, and about five minutes to the beach.
91 Ridgeway Avenue, Southport, Queensland
All of the bedrooms have built-robes and ceiling fans, with polished floorboards and a fresh kitchen to make it a just-move-in proposition.
The deck captures Gold Coast city views.
14 Chaseley Street, Nudgee Beach, Queensland
The crisply-styled, classic Queenslander is set in tropical gardens, and has been finished with traditional flair.
Find a cosy fire pit and a swimming pool out the back.
21 Bara Parade, Dolphin Point, New South Wales
Take morning coffee or serve the evening meal on a terrace overlooking native bushland and the national park trails.
The floorplan is generous and includes a second living room or media room.
8 Nautilus Lane, Port Sorell, Tasmania
In a postcard-worthy area next to the beach and Rubicon Estuary, the home has two outdoor spaces, one opening off the dining room and the other peeling off the living zone.
The house backs onto a council-run reserve, with access to the parkland from the rear.
23 Hassett Crescent, Keilor East, Victoria
The handsome brick house has been treated to an update, keeping its Federation-style bones but introducing a few mod cons.
A highlight is the outdoor, wood-fire pizza oven and lushly-renovated bathrooms.
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