Monthly Archives: October 2020

If the walls of this inner-Brisbane property could talk what a story they would tell

first_imgGeorgina Terepai at herKangaroo Point home. Picture: Darren EnglandRemnants of an Indian jail used in the renovation of this charming inner-city cottage are just part of the character that will have buyers flocking to today’s auction.Look behind its leafy facade, and this cottage at 61 Rawlins St, Kangaroo Point, is exactly what savvy buyers want — a simple, entry-level investment just a stone’s throw from capital city facilities and with enough charming quirks to create effortless character.The property’s owner, Georgina Terepai, knew she was on a good thing when she bought it 16 years ago.“I was thinking anything in that particular area I knew it would boom — it’s too close to the city not to,” she said. 61 Rawlins St, Kangaroo Point.Ms Terepai said the new owners would not have any trouble finding tenants.“I had mad football lovers and they loved it because they could just walk to the Gabba every weekend when the football was on,” she said.Despite its location between Main St and Shafston Ave, it’s relatively tranquil, according to Ms Terepai.She said the home, which had solar panelling, gas heating and water tanks, would suit a wide range of buyers — from double-income couples to small families.Marketed by Place Bulimba, it will be auctioned on-site on March 11, at 9.30am. 61 Rawlins St, Kangaroo Point.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago“It’s taken its time, but now it’s really come to realisation.”The home’s charm is enhanced by the renovation Ms Terepai completed, creating a two-bedroom, two-bathroom property with two additional multipurpose rooms downstairs.“In the bathroom there’s a window frame from a jail in India. So it is quite a quirky house — it’s got a lot of character. It’s very colourful inside,” she said.Set on a 243sq m allotment so close to the Gabba you could almost mark a well-kicked Sherrin, the home’s easy access to the cool eateries at the ‘Paris End’ of Logan Rd in Woolloongabba mean you’ll rarely be starved of entertainment.last_img read more

Romance author Diane Demetre is selling her waterfront Carrara home

first_imgThe open plan kitchen is in mint condition. The waterfront home has a guide of more than $1.1 million. Gold Coast romance author Diane Demetre. Picture: Glenn Hampson“I did all the design and then they made it all happen.”Ms Demetre said many years of experience in the entertainment industry assisted her during the planning and execution phases, which lasted about two months. “I’m a visual person so I can see what I want and I have had a great team,” she said. “The plan was to put it on the market so the buyer would have a beautiful new home and wouldn’t have to touch a thing.” There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home has plenty of space to entertain outdoors.All three bedrooms come with their own private balcony access. An elegant style features throughout the property including modern finishes in the bathrooms. “It’s a prime spot as the Gold Coast grows because you’re in the thick of it but we’re on the last canal off the river so there’s no traffic,” Ms Demetre said. “You’re at the seaway within 30 minutes.”Also on the property is a three-car garage, which has plenty of room to store watercraft or a camper trailer. DETAILS Address: 730 Nerang-Broadbeach Service Rd, Carrara Bed: 3 Bath: 2 Car: 3 Agent: Tim and Lisa Grevell, Ray White Surfers Benowa Features: Outdoor entertaining deck, spa pool, secure three-car garage, canal frontage Area: 1162sq m Price: Offers over $1.1 million Inspections: By appointment The Carrara home of romance author Diane Demetre is on the market.ROMANCE author Diane Demetre decided to apply her creative writing focus to design and the end result is a smartly renovated waterfront home. The passionate storyteller and her husband John invested more than $200,000 into recently updating the large canal property at 730 Nerang-Broadbeach Service Rd, Carrara, they bought about a decade ago. The home now has a price guide of more than $1.1 million.“We had a team of really good professional tradespeople,” Ms Demetre said. The living area opens onto the timber deck.This means the entire property is in mint condition, from the rear timber deck to the impressive open-plan kitchen.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We’ve brought this property into the 21st century so now it’s just a matter of finding the right buyer,” Ms Demetre said.“It’s a huge block with amazing water frontage so it’s perfect for a professional couple with teenage kids to put a boat out the back and just enjoy the real Gold Coast lifestyle.” The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is on an extremely private 1161sq m parcel of land which is less than a 10-minute drive to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Broadbeach. The property features indoor and outdoor living spaces while high ceilings add depth to the home.last_img read more

Imagine coming home to this suburban masterpiece everyday

first_img19 Lilly Pilly Road, Pullenvale.Award-winning architect Bud Brannigan has created a stunning six-bedroom masterpiece in this southeast Queensland suburb. One of the bedrooms at 19 Lilly Pilly Road, Pullenvale. The 12m lap pool at 19 Lilly Pilly Road, Pullenvale. 19 Lilly Pilly Road, Pullenvale.Featuring an amazing natural backdrop, Ray White – East Brisbane selling agent Tim Davis said a clean, industrial aesthetic had been used throughout the design of the home, with tasteful influences from Santa Fe adding warmth.“Carefully positioned to cut out harsh summer sun and allow in winter light, the windows are also situated to get the best cross breezes,” Mr Davis said.“On top of that, it’s a house that can be broken into quite distinct zones or completely opened up, blending the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces – all around a centre courtyard leading down to a beautiful salt water swimming pool.” 19 Lilly Pilly Road, Pullenvale.center_img 19 Lilly Pilly Road, Pullenvale. 19 Lilly Pilly Road, Pullenvale.Feel like you are on holidays living in this striking and bold home, at 19 Lilly Pilly Rd, Pullenvale. FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019 The perfect place to hang out at 19 Lilly Pilly Road, Pullenvale.The property, which is for sale by negotiation, is on a 1ha allotment and features a 12m lap pool, and a rear deck with forest views.last_img read more

Asian developer buys mansion in up and coming suburb prior to auction

first_img6 Idris Court, Calamvale.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe property is on a 1412sq m subdividable allotment (subject to council approval).Mr Zhang said the buyer would create two new lots.“It’s really hard to find this sort of block,” he said. Check out the inside of 6 Idris Court, Calamvale.Mr Zhang would not disclose the sale price however said it was a million-dollar sale.“More and more houses in Calamvale are selling for over a million dollars. This suburb was once affordable but is becoming more expensive,” he said.“High prices push people out of the area with these sorts of sales.”The auction of the property was scheduled for Saturday. Follow Reshni Ratnam via Twitter 6 Idris Court, Calamvale.A 14-bedder in one of Brisbane’s up and coming million-dollar suburbs has been snapped up by an Asian developer prior to auction. FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here The mansion at 6 Idris Court, Calamvale.The property at 6 Idris Court, Calamvale went under contract last night, after being on the market for a month.Yong Real Estate – Sunnybank Hills selling agent Tom Zhang said the local developer was looking to redevelop the land, split the block and give the original home a facelift.center_img The spacious lounge area at 6 Idris Court, Calamvale. The kitchen area at 6 Idris Court, Calamvale.last_img read more

Soak up stunning views from city pad

first_imgOne of the two bedrooms at LGC 11 Hillside Cres, Hamilton.“The huge picture windows encompass the view all the way along. “It’s magical at night as well — you sit there and look at the city lights.“My partner and I have lived here for 10 years and there hasn’t been one day where we have taken the view for granted.” The property is being marketed by Nerina Sportelli, of RE/MAX Integrity, for $895,000. The living area at LGC 11 Hillside Cres, Hamilton.The kitchen has stone benchtops, classic white cabinetry and modern appliances.Ms Cleary said it was impossible to choose her favourite part of the property. “I love everything really,” she said. “During summer we’re outside every weekend having a barbecue or dinner. Even this winter we’ve been out there as my children gave us a fire pit.“You can also sit in the kitchen and see down to Portside. The apartment at LGC 11 Hillside Cres, Hamilton.The apartment is in the tightly- held Camden complex and has two bedrooms, one bathroom and a single car park. The two bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and views to the courtyard, while the bathroom has a floor-to-ceiling tiles and a double shower. The home also has a laundry tucked away between the bathroom and separate toilet. 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 2019The open-plan living space incorporates the formal dining area, kitchen, meals area and lounge room with sliding doors opening to the courtyard. center_img The apartment at LGC 11 Hillside Cres, Hamilton.THIS stunning riverside apartment with courtyard is on the market in Hamilton.The home at LGC 11 Hillside Cres has a total living space of 171sq m, including the outdoor area, and contains huge picture windows with views of Brisbane River. Julie-Anne Cleary has lived in the apartment for the past 10 years.“I loved that it had a huge outdoor area with views,” she said. “I’ve lived along this strip (in Hamilton) for 20 years so I know the area pretty well and an outdoor area is very rare.”last_img read more

Queensland experts reveal the tops spots to buy in 2018

first_img EAST Alexandra Hills: Nice steady suburb for homebuyers and investors with good returns. TW Tingalpa: Great opportunities only minutes away from premium locations like Bulimba and Hawthorne precincts. DH Wakerley: Close to the Bayside and City, surrounded by big blocks . BW Murarrie: Post-war weatherboard and chamferboard houses combined with more modern estates. JI Alexandra Hills: Average home prices of under $500,000, but still less than 30 mins to CBD. PA WEST Ipswich: We expect price growth in 2018 as the market has caught up and is ready to go . TW Forest Lake: New homes at affordable prices in smaller communities with great amenities. DH Riverhills: Affordable one to watch with better access to the city now through Legacy Way. BW Oxley: Quiet neighbourhoods with a strong sense of community. Streets are wide and leafy, and many big blocks of land. JI Ferny Hills / Arana Hills: I can’t go past either for location, quality, and value for money. PA GOLD COAST Upper Coomera: Long been a favourite for commuters and for affordable stock in the high growth corridor. TW Upper Coomera: Continuously evolving, with new homes and developments in safe communities at affordable prices. DH Ashmore: Great value in low sets and good sized blocks. Pockets of opportunity. BW Coomera / Hope Island: Within reach of the beaches and an easy commute to Brisbane, great opportunities for the entry level buyer. JI Varsity Lakes: Smaller homes ideal for first home buyers close to Bond University and Robina Town Centre. PA 36 Watcombe St, Wavell Heights is listed for sale in the popular family suburb. Picture: WEST Toowong: There’s such strong affinity to St Lucia in this education hub. TW Kenmore:Large renovated Queenslanders on decent-sized allotments and a leafy lifestyle. DH Chapel Hill: Leafy, quiet, well positioned and easy access to quality schools. BW Kenmore: Changing demographic towards younger families, neighbourhood bars and eateries are eon the rise. JI Bardon/Auchenflower: Close to the city, including Suncorp Stadium, with consistent growth, and great resale. PA GOLD COAST More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours ago Helensvale: Helensvale is rocking. It keeps improving year on year. TW Elanora: Affordable family homes on larger allotments with easy access to beaches. DH Hope Island: Big homes with all the lifestyle and quick access to the M1 for commuters. BW Palm Beach: A fabulous blend of community on the beach. Only minutes from the airport and heart of Surfers Paradise. JI Parkwood: Larger blocks, many on the golf course. Excellent, central location with easy transport links. PA SUNSHINE COAST Buderim: In a high ground area which has always been popular. TW Coolum: Significant growth in infrastructure and new developments, making it a hotspot for families for affordable beachside living. DH Buderim: Bustling community with funky cafes, stunning views and close to the beach. BW Moffat Beach: Beachside neighbourhood which radiates summer. Moffat is becoming a favourite for family’s due to its easy lifestyle. JI Buderim: Perfect for families. Warm, close-knit community, close to good schools and just over 60 mins to Brisbane CBD. PA LUXURY – ($1 million plus) NORTH Ascot: This is blue ribbon Brisbane’s classic heartland for fine luxury homes. TW Teneriffe: Riverside hotspot offers one of Brisbane’s best lifestyles. Restaurant precincts and extensive amenities. DH Clayfield: Stronger than ever, tree lined streets, stunning homes and some hidden value. BW Hamilton: Picturesque river views, a perfect blend of community vibes, heritage aesthetics and entertainment culture. JI Hendra: 2018 should see Hendra come into the light after reaching an average sales price above $1m for the first time last year. PA West End: In the $1 million median club for its great schools and vibrant community. TW Coorparoo: Strong development and growth, with new developments, like Coorparoo Square, adding to the appeal of the location. DH Tarragindi: Emerging luxury, family orientated and great proximity to CBD. BW Coorparoo: A balance of old and new, with character-rich homes and entertainment and lifestyle developments moving into the area. JI Highgate Hill: It will rebound strongly in 2018, to join the group of suburbs with an average sales price above $1m. PA EAST East Brisbane: Strong connections to Kangaroo Point, Woolloongabba and Stones Corner. A lot of real estate opportunity. TW M anly: A relaxed, seaside community lifestyle, perfect for families and boating enthusiasts. DH Balmoral: Views, cafes, restaurants, stunning homes — always in high demand. BW Hawthorne: Premium river side location with an enviable selection of refurbished homes and colonial Queenslanders. JI Balmoral: Great city views, great community, great lifestyle. PA 56 Langton St, Banyo. Is listed for sale in the popular first home buyer suburb. Picture: SUNSHINE COAST Sippy Downs: Set for more growth as it becomes more of an education hub. TW Sippy Downs: It offers housing opportunities close to the Sunshine Coast University at very affordable prices. DH Caloundra: Beaches, closest Sunny Coast location to Brisbane for work options and beautiful. BW Caloundra: Plenty of development in the pipeline offering excellent opportunities for those wanting to enter the market. JI Bli Bli: Increased infrastructure, new developments and regular capital gains.PA FAMILIES ($500,000 to $1 million) NORTH Bracken Ridge: Close to good arterials and shopping centres. A lot of people who sell in Bracken Ridge, buy in Bracken Ridge. TW Wavell Heights: An attractive suburb close to the M1, with good, quality character homes and homes ready to renovate. DH Wavell Heights : A hot spot in the inner-north. Beautiful leafy streets and big homes. BW Wavell Heights: A quick commute to work. Families can capitalise on generous blocks close to the city. JI Wooloowin / Kalinga: Close to the city, and many great prestigious schools, plus Kedron Brook. Still priced under the luxury market. PA SOUTH Rochedale South: This suburb stands out for its volume. This is family heartland. TW Mount Gravatt East: Still offers value for money. Some of the South’s best school catchment areas, public transport and parks. DH Daisy Hill: Home to some large, quality homes on large parcels of land. BW Tarragindi: Easy commute to the CBD and a major motorway heading north and south. JI Macgregor: Still a relatively undiscovered gem with some great bargains still to be had. PA EAST Carina: There’s been a solid five years of growth in Carina and it should continue. TW Cannon Hill: Affordability for families on reasonable land, and an attractive lifestyle. DH Camp Hill: It’s hard to beat the inner-east — so much to offer for everyone in the family. BW Carindale: A lively entertainment and shopping culture, and quiet residential pockets and greenspaces. JI Manly: Brilliant opportunity for families looking to take advantage of the coastal life while still in reach of the city. PA FIRST HOME BUYERS (under $500,000) NORTH Narangba: A long-time popular suburb for its affordable homes. TW North Geebung: Growing in value, 20 minutes from CBD with access to motorway and renovated Chermside shopping centre. DH Banyo: Great buying, emerging services and close to Nundah’s thriving scene. BW Redcliffe: Affordable waterside suburbs, new rail link, very attractive to the first homebuyer. JI Banyo: Close to the CBD, train and bus, and strong returns. This a great place. PA SOUTH Springfield: Technically southwest. Still close to the CBD, while still in Ipswich Council area. TW Acacia Ridge: Next to thriving south-side suburbs, without the price tag. Large blocks. DH Springfield Lakes: Great value for money and plenty of investment surrounding it. BW Rochedale: An attractive alternative for the first homebuyer looking to enter the Brisbane market. JI Rochedale South: New estates popping up. this is the best pick for in the south . PA center_img CM 39 Yabba St, Ascot Is the new year time for a new home? Whether you are a first time entrant into the market, a family looking to expand or wanting to dip your toe into the luxury market, we’ve asked the experts to nominate the top southeats Queensland suburbs to buy in 2018. The Experts: Tony Warland – Ray White Qld CEO Damian Hackett – Place Estate Agents CEO Brendan Whipps – Harcourts Qld CEO Jon Iceton – Belle Property Head Qld Paul Arthur – Qld Sotheby’s International CEO Their picks: 39 Yabba St, is listed for sale in the luxury enclave of Ascot. WEST St Lucia: A long held suburb where people buy and hold for many generations. TW Chelmer: Plenty of opportunity for those who want to live in a renovated Queenslander in a leafy, riverside location. DH Paddington: Character filled with opulence. so close to the city. BW St Lucia: Prestigious, renovated Queenslander and federation homes. JI Brookfield: Seclusion, privacy on generous acreage blocks, Brookfield is now home to Brisbane’s most stunning luxury properties. PA GOLD COAST Paradise Point: This has always been an affluent high end sought-after area. TW Palm Beach: Huge growth in new homes on prime beachfront land along with the opening of trendy restaurants in the main strip. DH Broadbeach: Say no more — you can have it with no shortage of luxurious choice. BW Broadbeach: Towering high-rise and contemporary apartments dominate the picture-perfect coastline. JI Broadbeach Waters: Luxurious, waterfront residences. Enviable lifestyle close to popular shops, cafes, beaches and schools. PA SUNSHINE COAST A lexandra Headland: Had two years of growth and we don’t see it slowing anytime soon. TW Noosa: An incomparable premium beach lifestyle with stunning luxury homes. DH Noosa: Who doesn’t love Noosa, National Parks, beautiful beaches and relaxed coastal scene. BW Sunrise: A relaxing beachside location, with pristine beaches and national parks. JI Noosa: It’s hard to go past Noosa for location and luxury on the Sunshine Coast. It’s a crown that seems to never tarnish. PAlast_img read more

Buyers opting for resort-style amenities and finishes at home

first_imgThe opulent look has also extended into master suites, with people seeking designs found in a luxurious hotel suites. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoMr Popple said the master suite had become “a haven for parents” with an open-plan ensuite and an effortless flow from ensuite to dressing room top of wishlists. HOME TRENDS: Stocklands Birtinya Display VillageMARBLE countertops, porcelain sinks and freestanding baths are among the features expected to top buyers’ wishlists this year.Queensland builder Metricon has identified an appetite for opulence in 2018, with a glamorous boutique look and classic architecture among the top trends.Metricon design director Adrian Popple said the Hamptons theme had evolved for 2018, extending from the exterior to kitchens and bathrooms, with shaker style cabinetry, porcelain sinks, marble countertops and glazed overheads becoming dominant features.“Secondary cooktop appliances are also an emerging trend in the kitchen as are elevated wall oven towers and integrated appliances that create a seamless look across the entire kitchen,” Mr Popple said.“The island bench continues to evolve as the central hub of the home and we are seeing kitchen designs that include large islands featuring cabinetry and integrated dining elements.”center_img “We will also see the emergence of home designs that showcase five-star boutique style, which will offer buyers a touch of elegance and glamour,” Mr Popple said.Stockland co-head of design Sophie Pickett-Heaps said homebuyers were looking for relaxed luxury to provide the ultimate resort-style holiday at home.“There is a desire to obtain an elegant and tranquil interior which flows into outdoor areas, transforming the coastal theme into an opulent boutique look. Buyers are also embracing bathrooms and kitchens with glamour finishes and fittings,” Ms Picket-Heaps said.“We’re seeing exciting new luxury designs emerge in our Queensland display villages that showcase these looks across a range of homes.”Resort-style living is also proving to be a major drawcard at Pacific Harbour, with QM Properties reporting “unprecedented” levels of inquiries last year.The developer said “hundreds of potential homeowners” had visited its new display village, which opened a  month ago.“Featuring a variety of styles, from classic Hamptons to the ultra-modern, each home puts a different twist on the relaxed, resort-style living that is synonymous with Pacific Harbour,” Pacific Harbour sales and marketing manager Annette Mengel said.“Each of the single-storey homes takes full advantage of the larger lots available at Pacific Harbour (up to 1000sq m) with open-plan living and elements such as high ceilings and expansive windows making best use of the natural light and surrounds.“All of the homes host magnificent pools or outdoor entertainment areas that truly demonstrate the indoor/outdoor island lifestyle.”The display village has houses by NuTrend, Stylemaster Homes, Abbott Builders and Mancorp Quality Homes.Pacific Harbour will comprise about 3000 homes once completed.last_img read more

So seventies… home with retro groove hits the market

first_img4 Roper Court in Castle Hill has a distinct 70s vibe.A HOME that looks like it’s straight out of the seventies has hit the market for the first time complete with patterned carpet, bright orange wallpaper and studded leather bar.4 Roper Court, Castle Hill was built in 1970 and has had the same owner ever since.4 Roper Court in Castle Hill has a distinct 70s vibe.Despite the home’s retro decor, it is in immaculate condition and has an enviable outlook with ocean views extending out to Magnetic Island.The house is being sold as part of a deceased state and will go to auction on-site on March 18 at 1pm with the executors of the estate highly motivated to sell on auction day.Place agent Sam Prosser said the house had huge potential to become someone’s family home and would only need cosmetic renovations.4 Roper Court in Castle Hill has a distinct 70s vibe.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“It’s in one of the bets positioned on Castle Gill and has unobstructed views out to Magnetic Island,” he said.“It’s rare to find a home that has seventies style that is of this quality.“The floor place was really ahead of it’s time in terms of it being quite open place and the bedrooms are of a really good size.“We had 17 groups come and see it over the week so we’ve had quite a but of interest and all were local buyers with the majority being families with older children.”4 Roper Court in Castle Hill has a distinct 70s vibe.The main living areas has a Miami-inspired wet bar complete with bar stools and a blue-tinted mirror splashback while there is also a tied retro sunroom.Downs stairs there is a rumpus room with floor to ceiling retro styling, another wet bar, wall length sofas, organise pendant light and bright floral wallpaper.The home will be open for inspection on Saturday from 10am-10.45am.For more information call Mr Prosser on 0421 441 956.4 Roper Court in Castle Hill has a distinct 70s vibe.last_img read more