PHOTO: Looks the part for royalty, had the price tag too: 3 Sir Lancelot Close, Paradise Point. Photo: Prestige Property Agents

The Gold Coast has long been synonymous with exclusive high rises and palatial mansions that have attracted the wealthy from across the globe, but it has entered a new era of prestige property.

While the local property market may have slowed in 2018, the demand for luxury real estate has continued to outstrip supply, particularly on the beachfront.

The top 20 homes for 2018 list displays the sold properties which achieved the best prices, many of them with features most of us can only dream of – and some with interesting stories behind them.