Classy residence offers waterfront sanctuary

first_imgThe boat matches the style of the home.The four-bedroom residence is on a waterfront block with synthetic grass.“We travel a lot to New Zealand,” Mrs Kelly said. “That’s where our business is so we rely on low maintenance.”Mrs Kelly described the house as a sanctuary hidden by a wall of greenery. “It is very private and you just have this wonderful canal outlook,” she said. “You can open up the doors in the living room and kitchen and there are wonderful breezes that come through.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe home has a large kitchen with a granite island bench and a strong focus on a sophisticated and contemporary style. Waterfront living at 37 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters.AFTER owning a home at a magnificent New Zealand winery, Elaine and John Kelly thought they had seen it all – until they found this Paradise Waters residence.Sprawled on a 847sq m block, the spectacular home at 37 Admiralty Drive combines travertine tile, marble, oak and cedar wood to create a sophisticated and classic style. The couple said they bought a timber boat to go with the house. “It fits perfectly,” the grandmother-of-two said. “We would be happy to sell the home with the boat because it just seems to match the Hamptons style.” Plenty of room to entertain.Mrs Kelly said she was able to host a dinner party for 37 of her friends. “It was a sit-down dinner for my friend’s birthday and we all fit nicely,” she said.The couple plans to move to a unit at Budds Beach. “My husband and I are in the wine and renovating business which are two of our passions,” Mrs Kelly said.“We have re-dressed the home and repolished the marble instead of pulling it apart and redesigning it.center_img The block is designed to be low-maintenance.“We didn’t completely change everything like we usually do when we renovate homes. This property just had a certain class about it.”The property is being marketed by Katrina Walsh, Harcourts Coastal, Gold Coast.It will be auctioned on February 15, at 11am, in rooms at Harcourts, 16 Queensland Ave, Broadbeach.last_img read more

Innovative marketing delivers a windfall for owners

first_imgMore from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The property at 85 Fallon Street, Everton Park.Mr Rowland put the strong result down to a combination of the fact that it was a large block, that it had potential for good city views if the new buyer built up, and that the block could be split into three.“We got a town planner to have a look at it to get an idea of what we can do. Subsequently, the developer is splitting it into three blocks. It’s going through council now. It sold six months ago, but settlement went through this month,” Mr Rowland said.He said thinking outside the box had paid off for the owners.“If we didn’t look at that three-way split, it would have sold for about $950,000,” Mr Rowland said. The most expensive home sold in Fallon St previously was a 607sq m block for $715,000 in July last year. The 1960s home was elevated to capture city views. It also had alfresco decks, a pool and multiple living areas. So far, including the most recent sale, 29 homes on the street have sold for more than $400,000, according to CoreLogic property records. Fourteen of those recorded sales were above $500,000, four were above $600,000, two were above $700,000, and one – 85 Fallon St – was above $1 million. 85 Fallon Street, Everton Park.A Brisbane home landed about $200,000 more than expected after advice that its two blocks had the potential to be split into three.The 1225sq m property at 85 Fallon St, Everton Park, has settled for $1.15 million after a six-month contract.Agent Tristan Rowland, of Place Aspley, had marketed the property as “the best splitter block to be offered in years” that was “just begging to be reconfigured to three lots”. last_img read more

Popular renovator lands over $500K amid high demand by downsizers

first_img12 Alicia St Nundah. Picture: SuppliedA THREE bedroom renovator in Brisbane’s middle ring was so popular two buyers were waiting in the wings in case the deal fell over.Real estate agent Julie Cameron of @Realty said the home at 12 Alicia Street, Nundah, sold for $570,000, with the area in high demand amid rapid gentrification and popularity with downsizers. 12 Alicia Street, Nundah sold for $570,000.Her most recent Nundah sale at 12 Alicia Street was a three bedroom, one bathroom, three car space home, which was in a quiet cul-de-sac.The brick post war home was on a level 607sqm block with 15.8m frontage and 40.1m length, and zoned low medium residential density. 12 Alicia St Nundah.“It was a good result because it’s a renovator but it’s in a good suburb and 607sq m,” she said. “It’s got quite a lot of potential for development. The buyer plans to fully renovate it, extend and move in.”Ms Cameron said they had five offers hovering around the mid $500,000s, two of whom were “waiting for it to fall over”.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019 12 Alicia Street, Nundah.“In Nundah you have the older folks moving out and younger ones moving in. It’s part of a trend, a little bit like Hendra was years ago. Hendra was always the poorer suburb, with older character homes, a little bit of snobbishness against it from Ascot and the like, and now they’re achieving over $1M. That’s gone through the roof.“I can see Banyo, Nudgee, Virginia and the like starting. I get $400,000 for a 400sq m block in those areas now – that was unheard of two or three years ago. It all boils down to supply and demand.” 12 Alicia Street, Nundah.“We had a tenant in there who didn’t want to move out because they loved it.”The buyer agreed to wait 60 days for the tenants to move out with the deal settling last week.Ms Cameron said she was seeing a rush of buyers looking for properties in the Nundah area.last_img read more

Who has to pay for any house damage caused by Debbie?

first_imgHamilton Island damage after Cyclone Debbie. Photographer: Liam Kidston.AS the impact of Tropical Cyclone Debbie is felt across North Queensland, many who are in the middle of the sale or purchase of property may be wondering: What happens if the cyclone damages the house? Does the sale still go ahead and who pays for the damage?According to the standard terms of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland Contract of Sale, risk transfers to the buyer at 5pm on the next business day. So, if the contract was signed at 2pm on Monday, March 27, the risk transfers to the buyer at 5pm on Tuesday, March 28. If the contract is signed on a Saturday, the risk is transferred at 5pm on the following Monday. “When we say “risk transfers to the buyer” we mean that risk of damage to the property moves from the seller to the buyer, and thus the responsibility for repairs,” says REIQ Townsville Zone Chair, Damien Keyes.“Having said this, the seller still has an obligation to maintain the property right up until settlement. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“So, as a buyer, when you have been advised that your offer has been accepted and signed by the seller it is prudent to arrange your insurance for the new property immediately. “This is a simple process and can usually be handled over the phone with your insurance company.”But what happens if, after your sale contract has gone unconditional, but not yet settled, and the property becomes severely damaged or destroyed by a cyclone or other disaster? “In very limited circumstances under section 64 of the Property Law Act when a residential property is deemed unfit for human habitation there is a provision to potentially terminate the sale contract,” Mr Keyes said.“The buyer must give the appropriate notice to the seller and can potentially do so without penalty and may have all deposits refunded. Be aware, however, that these circumstances are extremely rare. “There is no automatic right to pull out of a contract because the property is damaged or affected by flooding or cyclone after the contract is entered into. “Given the legal complexities involved, buyers and sellers should seek legal advice to determine their rights and responsibilities. “In the event the property is damaged and not destroyed and the buyer elects to proceed with the sale it may delay settlement occurring in the previously agreed time frame while the buyer’s insurers assess the claim and then carry out the repairs, or the parties may agree to settle and carry out the repairs after the fact.”last_img read more

An intrastate move had the owners of this home searching for the perfect property – they reckon they found it

first_img321 Given Tce, PaddingtonThere is a separate office, and children’s play room, which could potentially be used as a sixth bedroom and a media room.An open-plan kitchen has a large white stone kitchen bench top and white cabinetry. The dining room is backed by a glass covered wine cabinet.Large bi-fold doors lead to the outdoor entertainment area 321 Given Tce, PaddingtonThe pool is heated and there is a vacuum maid system installed it is listed through Matt Lancashire of Ray White New Farm for auction on May 20. 321 Given Tce, Paddington“We wanted somewhere we could walk out the door and be among the coffee shops, get some convenience shopping or go to a marketplace and just enjoy that from a walking distance.“So that was one of the big drawcards for us. The other one of the reasons we bought the house is that it was one of the only houses we found that allowed us to have ground-floor living.“We have our living area on the ground floor and the flat yard and pool, so when our kids were out playing in the yard or pool, or we were inside preparing dinner or entertaining, they were right there.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago321 Given Tce, Paddington“It is very hard to find that. We looked all over the place trying to find somewhere with that village lifestyle and find a house, a modern house that allowed us to entertain and keep an eye on the kids.”The family is remaining in Paddington, having found another home which suits the children as they get a bit older. 321 Given Tce, PaddingtonLiving in the heart of a bustling community was a priority for Paul and Kylie Gedoun when they moved from Townsville to Brisbane.Not only did they find that at 321 Given Tce, Paddington, they also found a home which had the perfect layout for their family, including their two children.“We bought it in 2014, so pretty much exactly on three years,” Mr Gedoun said.“We wanted to enjoy the city lifestyle, but we always wanted our young family to have a good family location. 321 Given Tce, PaddingtonSince owning the property, Mr Gedoun said they had added a bit more technology, integrating the television and surround-sound system, some additional security and heating the pool.The multi-level home is on an elevated 486sq m. It has an ornate facade and high ceilings. There are five bedrooms, with the main bedroom overlooking Paddington hills and Mt Coot-tha.The double doors of the main bedroom open out to a sitting area and library to create the perfect quiet retreat. The ensuite has a his and hers vanity, double shower and a freestanding bath tub.All of the remaining bedrooms are staged over the two floors, with four luxuriously appointed bathrooms.last_img read more

This opulent riverside apartment has hit the market

first_img9207/50 Hamilton Cct, HamiltonNestled on the river’s edge, this apartment is one of 34 residences in Newport, a boutique five-level building in the exclusive Hamilton Reach enclave.On entry, a short hallway leads into an open-plan kitchen, living and dining space highlighted by crisp white tones, vitrified tiles and views to the Brisbane River. 9207/50 Hamilton Cct, HamiltonThe cooking space has an island bench top, a breakfast bar, wine fridge, two sinks, ample cabinetry, an integrated coffee machine and Miele appliances including a gas cook top and self-cleaning oven. Accessed via sliding glass doors from the living area is a covered balcony, showcasing the best of the apartment’s river views. 9207/50 Hamilton Cct, Hamilton“Apartment 9207 offers opulence and a quality lifestyle on the river’s edge, with a fluid floor plan, secondary living spaces, an entertainer’s kitchen and generous balcony.” Price: $1.525 millionAgent: Elisa McMahon, Ray White City PrecinctTel: 3236 5999, 0419 701 034 9207/50 Hamilton Cct, HamiltonOther features include ducted airconditioning and ceiling fans, with residents’ amenities including a pool.Listing agent Elisa McMahon said the apartment was in a tightly held residential precinct and offered an exceptional opportunity to the Brisbane market.“Bordered by the Brisbane River and parkland to the south and The Royal Queensland Golf Club to the east, the Newport Building within Hamilton Reach affords one of the most exceptional outlooks in all of Hamilton,” Ms McMahon said.“The architecturally dynamic building boasts sweeping curves that gently mirror the river, with continuous wrapping balustrades providing visual cues to the opulent and perfectly considered space that resides inside. 9207/50 Hamilton Cct, HamiltonMore from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The main bedroom also opens to the outdoor space, while further accentuated by a large timber walk-in wardrobe and a stylish ensuite with a double vanity, bathtub and rain shower.Two more carpeted bedrooms with timber-finished built-in wardrobes are to the left at the rear of the apartment, adjacent to another bedroom. These bedrooms are serviced by a contemporary bathroom, while completing the residence is a laundry, powder room and ample storage, along with two secure car spaces.last_img read more

Views and breezes helped sell this suburban retreat

first_img53-55 Highlands Terrace, Springfield Lakes. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 201953-55 Highlands Terrace, Springfield Lakes.He said beautiful sweeping views, nice sunsets off the balcony and cooling breezes were part of the property’s appeal.Mr Hodgson said the seller built the home to live in approximately 13 years ago, but opportunities elsewhere saw them move, so they kept it as a rental. The property sold on July 17. 53-55 Highlands Terrace, Springfield Lakes.The two-level residence had five-bedrooms and three bathrooms with plenty of other living spaces for its buyers to enjoy. Mr Hodgson said while the internals were inviting, it was the outdoor spaces that were most relaxing.“If I was living there I’d be sitting there on that back deck having a drink on a Friday,” he said. 53-55 Highlands Terrace, Springfield Lakes.There was something a bit different about this Springfield Lakes home, which sold for $645,000.McGrath–Springfield principal, Steve Hodgson, said the thoughtfully designed home at 53-55 Highlands Tce offered an alternative to other listings in the suburb.“It’s not just a brick-and-tile house,” Mr Hodgson said. 53-55 Highlands Terrace, Springfield Lakes.Mr Hodgson said the new owners had relocated from chilly Melbourne and were set to enjoy all that warm-weathered Queensland has to offer.last_img read more

REIQ appoints new Gold Coast zone chair

first_imgAndrew Henderson (left) and his brother David Henderson with their horse Excess Knowledge, which started in the 2015 Melbourne Cup at Gai Waterhouses Flemington stables. Pic: Michael KleinHe replaces Professionals Surfers Paradise principal, John Newlands, who was recently appointed a director on the board of REIQ after five years as Gold Coast zone chair.The zone chair position represents the REIQ at a local level and communicates the real estate comunity’s needs in the 16 largest Queensland markets.Mr Henderson will start his two-year appointment in January 2018. Andrew Henderson is the new REIQ Gold Coast zone chair. Picture: Jerad WilliamsREAL estate and horse racing identity Andrew Henderson has been appointed the new Gold Coast zone chair for the Real Estate Industry of Queensland (REIQ). More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoMr Henderson is the principal of his family-owned agency Professionals Mermaid Beach and was also a part-owner of a Melbourne Cup entrant.last_img read more

This is your chance to live like royalty in a grand country manor — in Queensland

first_imgThis property known as ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick is going to auction.THINK you know what it’s like to live like royalty?Forget lap pools, media rooms and hi-tech sound systems.Today’s modern luxuries have got nothing on the stately grandness of this Victorian gothic sandstone masterpiece, which is about as close as you can get to something out of the television series, Downton Abbey.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREOne of the dining rooms inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick, which is for sale.And, believe it or not, it’s in country Queensland.This regal manor house, complete with 50 rooms on 10,000 sqm stands proudly in the town of Warwick, southwest of Brisbane, despite being more at home in Europe or the UK.QUALITY BEACH HOME UP FOR GRABSOne of the function rooms inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’. Pic supplied by Ray White.Now is your chance to live as if you were ‘to the manor born’, with the former Sisters of Mercy convent, now known as ‘Abbey of the Roses’, going to auction later this month.Built in 1891, this heritage-listed building at 8 Locke St is one of more than 100 properties going under the hammer at Ray White’s major auction event of the year on the Gold Coast on January 28.LAP UP LAKESIDE LUXURYOne of the bedrooms inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick, which is for sale.Ray White marketing agent Josh Thomas said the property was primarily a private residence, but had most recently been used as a guesthouse and wedding venue.Mr Thomas said he had received a lot of interstate inquiries and had never marketed a property like it before.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago“This is something that doesn’t become available in Queensland that often — if ever,” he said.“It’s something I think that’s more common in Europe.”HOME BUYERS SKIP CRUCIAL CHECKSOne of the bathrooms inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick, which is for sale.Owners Sonia Hunt and Mark Cains fell in love with the property when they first saw it online.Mrs Hunt said she thought it was in England at first before noticing the sale price was in Australian dollars.It has been the couple’s home for the past eight years, but they want to sell to move closer to family.“It’s really surreal. You don’t feel like you own it because it’s not like a normal home,” Mrs Hunt said.“We could sleep in a different bed every night and feel like we’re on holiday for over a week.”One of the bedrooms inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick, which is going to auction.Gradually restoring the property to its former glory has been a labour of love for Mrs Hunt.“Fixing her up and feeling the love come back out of her — you just have this proud feeling you can’t put into words,” she said.The stained glass windows in the property at 8 Locke St, Warwick. Picture: Michele Helmrich.Records show the property last sold for $1.525 million in 2010.Spanning three levels, it includes a chapel, a grand dining room and function rooms, 14 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.The chapel inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick, which is for sale.Designed by the same architect as the Breakfast Creek Hotel, the property also boasts stained glass from the same German company that made the glass windows of the Vatican and features a statue by the designer of the Statue of Liberty.The intricate timberwork inside the property at 8 Locke St, Warwick. Sonia Hunt and Mark Cains are selling their guesthouse and wedding venue, Abbey of the Roses, in Warwick.last_img read more

Gold Coast ‘five-star apartment’ on the market

first_imgOne of the bedrooms. The stylish bathroom.The apartment also has been freshly painted, tiled and carpeted and has new retractable insect screens, window tinting, electric blinds, LED lights and drapes.Eclipse offers a range of facilities to residents including heated lap pool, sauna, spa, steam room, and gym. 3 Eclipse 47-51 Broadbeach Boulevard, Broadbeach is going to auction.IF you’re looking for a beach home with a difference, look no further.This 194sq m Broadbeach apartment in popular residential only Eclipse offers “five-star ambience”.Katrina Walsh of Harcourts Coastal is taking the property to auction and describes it as a “very special home”. Five-star ambience is evident throughout.center_img The ocean views.There is also office space, a main bathroom with floor-to-ceiling tiles, and two bedrooms including the ensuited main bedroom.Other luxury appointments include Bose surround sound, a safe, USB power sockets, Bluetooth smart power points, multi-zoned ducted air conditioning, and Bluetooth smart heated towel rails in the bathrooms. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe main living area.As soon as you step inside, the beach and ocean views capture your attention.Features include Italian marble floor tiles that flow from the mezzanine entrance to the living and dining area.Here there are floor-to-ceiling windows that allows effortless integration with the undercover balcony.The kitchen has soft-close cabinetry, an induction cooktop, wine fridge, granite sink, mirror splashback and backlit marble feature to the island bench. last_img read more