Hot penthouse sales fly in the face of apartment naysayers

first_img6/455 Adelaide St, Brisbane More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago6/455 Adelaide St, Brisbane“That end of the market there is such a limited amount of $3m plus properties sold in the city. There’s just been no availability. There’s such a confidence boost for the inner city. I’ve been in the inner city for 12 years now and never seen such confidence in the plus $1m range.”Both penthouses last night sold to local buyers, who have been hard-pressed amid strong interest from interstate and overseas, especially Singaporean and Chinese househunters.“We just can’t get enough of those types of properties, I’d take 10 tomorrow and sell them all.We’ve got 16 buyers from last night who are still looking.” 6/455 Adelaide St, Brisbane. Two penthouses sold under the hammer last night with a third at 462/30 Macrossan St, Brisbane believed to be in discussion.BRISBANE’S inner-city penthouses are defying apartment naysayers, with two selling at auction last night alone — one to locals who dialled in while having breakfast in Europe.Penthouses and sub-penthouses above $1-3 million were being snapped up as soon as they were declared on the market because the city had strong value-for-money compared to similar properties in other capitals, according to experts.Last night the 580sq m Bellagio penthouse at 6/455 Adelaide St sold under the hammer for $3.277m. As well the Quay West sub-penthouse at 2102/132 Alice St sold for $1.175m.The agent for both those properties, Brandon Wortley of Ray White New Farm, told The Courier-Mail he’d never seen anything like it in his 12 years of working the city. 2102/132 Alice St, Brisbane 2102/132 Alice St, Brisbane 2102/132 Alice St, BrisbaneMr Wortley said the Bellagio penthouse, which occupies two entire floors and has views towards the Story Bridge, attracted nine registered bidders last night.“It kicked off at $2m and rose really quickly in $100,000 rises. It got to $3.16m which was when it was called on market. It then sold for $3.227m.”“The owners were over the moon, they were stoked. They’d had close to 70 groups through the door during inspections. There’s been a lot of time and effort put into the sale.”He said the new owner of the Bellagio penthouse was bidding from Europe.“I think it was 8am or something there. They were on a romantic holiday so that was a nice gift for them.” He said the Alice St sub-penthouse had eight registered bidders last night, kicking off at $900,000 and was called on market at $1.05m.“It had 38 bids and sold for $1.175m, the owners are very pleased.”Post auction discussions were ongoing over a third penthouse that went under the hammer last night at 462/30 Macrossan St in the city.last_img read more

Orianna Lifestyle Resort welcomes its first Sandstone Point residents

first_imgP & O Oriana was the first cruise Roly and Glenis Ong went on, it’s name was one of the reasons they decided to buy into Orianna Lifestyle Resort at Sandstone Point.“The Oriana was the first cruise we ever went on and we thought it must be a sign when we saw the advertisement,” Mr Ong said. Orianna Lifestyle Resort at Sandstone Point attracted its first residents purely because of its name.A ROMANTIC cruise on the P & O Oriana in 1975 has led this couple to buy into Orianna Lifestyle Resort at Sandstone Point.Roly and Glenis Ong, the first resident’s of Orianna Lifestyle Resort at Sandstone Point, decided to buy into the community when they saw the resort’s name. The marina that Orianna gets access to for their boat.Despite there only being a few founding households who have moved in at this stage, Ms Ong said the social calendar was already buzzing.“We have the Wednesday Wanderers, a walking group, as well as trivia nights, wine tasting and a Christmas in July function which was held at the Surf Club,” Ms Ong said.Orianna Lifestyle Resorts General Manager, Brett Robinson, said it was exciting to welcome the first residents to their new homes and see the community come to life.He said the slab for Orianna’s Recreation Centre had been poured with construction now well underway.“The Recreation Centre will be the hub for the community to catch up, have a drink at the bar, grab a coffee with friends, or strike up a game of billiards,” Mr Robinson said.“It will also feature twin bowling greens, a resort style pool, private gym, cinema and a workshop”. Orianna Lifestyle Resort Sandstone Point design option.Mr Robinson said by designing the strictly owner-occupier resort with a high level of amenity, Orianna would provide a genuine sense of belonging and community for the residents.The resort has two and three-bedroom homes for the over 50s, starting from $375,000 and some with double lockup garages.“We understand our clients may be downsizing from their family homes — but not from life,” Mr Robinson said.“We are really trying to embrace the small-town feel of a peaceful, coastal community while still providing the amenities and convenience of city living.” Roly and Glenis Ong back in 1975 on their first cruise.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 ago“We always said we would retire at Bribie Island, and we love being by the water, so the position of Orianna at Sandstone Point was absolutely ideal. It is such a beautiful walk along the Bribie Passage — the water is like glass first thing in the morning.”Orianna Lifestyle Resort is a new over 50s community with 122 homes, resort-style facilities and a communal boat to enjoy the Bribie Passage.The Ong’s, who have lived all around Australia and overseas, said they were looking forward to being in a community of like-minded people and enjoying its hub, the Recreation Centre.last_img read more

Townsville real estate agents gets seat on REIQ board

first_imgDamien Keyes has been named a finalist for the 2016 REIQ Awards.TOWNSVILLE real estate agent Damien Keyes has been elected as The Real Estate Institute of Queensland regional director.The appointment, which was announced yesterday, means that Mr Keyes will now serve on the REIQ board of directors.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 2020Mr Keyes who is also the REIQ Townsille chairman and owner Keyes & Co Property said he was honoured to be elected to such an important position by his peers.“It’s definitely humbling and it’s an honour and it’s taken a couple days to sink in,” Mr Keyes said.“I’m excited to be their voice for regional Queensland because it does face different challenges.”Mr Keyes said he would also be continuing in his role as the REIQ Townsville chairman.He replaces Cairns-based real estate agent Deborah Duffy who stood down after serving on the board for 10 years.last_img read more

Bidders battle it out for renovated Queenslander

first_imgInside 17 Paris Avenue, Morningside.The property was eventually declared “sold” to a very happy buyer for $745,000, said Mr Bool.“The buyer had been looking to purchase a home for a few months and had just missed out on a property I had listed not that long ago, so it was great to see her secure this property,” Mr Bool said.The home’s features included polished timber floors, high ceilings and VJ walls, combined with a contemporary renovation and colour scheme that gave it broad appeal.According to CoreLogic, the median house price in Morningside is $780,500. The home at 17 Paris Avenue, Morningside.A RENOVATED Queenslander has sold under the hammer in Morningside to a keen homebuyer.The updated three-bedroom cottage at 17 Paris Ave attracted five registered bidders keen to make it theirs, according to Place Bulimba marketing agent, Glenn Bool.The property also brought in a solid crowd of about 30 people who watched proceedings get under way.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The opening offer of $610,000 didn’t stand for long as three bidders competed to come out on top.last_img read more

Statements both bold and subtle hit the mark

first_imgThe self-contained living wing.“As soon as Brad walked in he knew by moving a few walls around and knocking a few walls out we could turn this into something special,” Mrs Welten said. “It was always a huge house but it had no flow, so we’ve basically just made it flow.”Feel mesmerised by the sheer space from the moment you step through the front door with the water vistas of Lake Hugh Muntz instantly grabbing your attention. “Brad is all about that wow factor when you walk in and see the water,” Mrs Welten said. As soon as you step inside you can see the water.The lounge area leads out to the deck and new pool as well as the lawn with lake access.“It’s a priceless lifestyle here,” Mrs Welten said. “All the kids in the area have kayaks, so on a weekend there could be 10 kayaks out in the middle of the lake and people swimming.” Also on this level are two bedrooms, a bathroom, laundry and a self-contained living wing complete with a bedroom, bathroom, lounge and kitchen. “The beauty of the granny flat is it has its own separate entry,” Mrs Welten said. “I feel like family accommodation is really important these days.” Upstairs has also been tastefully renovated — what was one bedroom and a large lounge has been transformed into a luxury master suite with ensuite, living area, balcony, two bedrooms and a bathroom. 51 Barrier Reef Drive, Mermaid Waters. The kitchen features are mermaid tiles, spotted gum timber on the walls, Smeg appliances and a walk-in pantry. The pool overlooks Lake Hugh Muntz.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours agoThe void is the perfect place for a quirky chandelier, while the timber floating staircase is set off by a large render feature wall. In front is just as inviting with the dining, lounge and kitchen providing space to relax or entertain. “We transformed a bedroom into the kitchen,” Mrs Welten said. “We wanted to create a house where if you’re in the kitchen you can see the kids and the pool and also look out to the water.” Among the kitchen’s standout features are mermaid tiles, spotted gum timber on the walls, Smeg appliances and a walk-in pantry.Subtle touches of timber on the cabinetry also show Mr Welten’s attention to detail. Soak up that view! 51 Barrier Reef Drive, Mermaid Waters is set to go to auction later this month.WIDE water views, earthy vibes and an urban industrial twist.Welcome to 51 Barrier Reef Drive — a six-bedroom north-facing masterpiece in sought-after Mermaid Waters.The edgy design is the work of Brad and Tracey Welten, who spent four months transforming an ’80s brick house into a statement property. 51 Barrier Reef Drive, Mermaid Waters. 51 Barrier Reef Drive, Mermaid Waters.All bedrooms offer stunning water views with floor to ceiling windows. “We wanted to have the layout so you go upstairs and see the water again,” Mrs Welten said. “At night time it’s really nice, you can even see the Q1.” The pair, who have three children, Sunny, 7, Bentley, 4, and Harvey, seven months, said they would be sad to leave. “We did actually renovate this to make it our forever home,” she said. “We have put a lot of heart and soul into this. We wanted to do something that wouldn’t date either.” Nicky Cunningham of Harcourts Broadbeach — Mermaid Waters is marketing the property.It’s scheduled to go to auction on January 20.last_img read more

Live above the treetops and wake up to nature in this tranquil family home

first_imgThe home at 312 Bielby Rd, Kenmore Hills.Mr Van Der Giessen said they instantly fell in love with the seclusion and surrounding bushland. “As soon as we walked into the living room and saw the view over the treetops and hills, that was it,” he said. Above the treetops at 312 Bielby Rd, Kenmore Hills.On the same level, there is a foyer that leads to the three car lock up garage and self-contained guest house, tennis court and in-ground swimming pool.Above the foyer on the top level, there is an art studio. On the lower level, there is a bedroom with ensuite and covered deck area, rumpus room, kitchenette, laundry and storage. There is also a stand-alone cottage or home office with storage on the property. A bird’s eye view of the home at 312 Bielby Rd, Kenmore Hills.The impressive three-level home sits on 1.87ha of land.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoOn the ground level, there is three bedrooms with built-in-robes plus a master suite with walk-in-robe and ensuite. There is also a family room, open-plan kitchen, living and dining room, study, bathroom, two separate toilets and covered deck areas. The home at 312 Bielby Rd, Kenmore Hills.Mrs Van Der Giessen said along with the peacefulness of the bushland, buyers would enjoy the multiple living quarters.“It allows you to have privacy when you need it,” he said.Mr Van Der Giessen said he will miss the location and lifestyle. center_img Inside 312 Bielby Rd, Kenmore Hills.“You can’t beat walking up to the sounds of nature,” he said.“I ride my bike to work and I love arriving home at the end of a long day.“The closer I get to home, the more the city sounds disappear and the birds and insects take over.” 312 Bielby Rd, Kenmore Hills.This home is a nature lover’s haven.Owners Rose and Maaren Van Der Giessen bought the property at 312 Bielby Rd, Kenmore Hills in 2011.last_img read more

Queensland’s highest suburb median house price inches up

first_img37 Macquarie St, Teneriffe changed hands for $5.1m. Queensland Million-dollar Suburbs: Teneriffe $2.585mPallara $1.63mNew Farm $1.6mMermaid Beach $1.5475mMain Beach $. 5425mAscot $1.5mChandler $1.4mSurfers Paradise $1.4mHamilton $1.32mBulimba $1.26mSt Lucia $1.25mFig Tree Pocket $1.23mTennyson $1.2mClear Island Waters $1.195mSunshine Beach $1.19mMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoTanawha $1.155mWilston $1.15mHawthorne $1.1375mClayfield $1.12mSpring Hill $1.1mBroadbeach Waters $1.1mAuchenflower $1.095mWest End $1.095mKangaroo Point $1.085mCarbrook $1.0775mPullenvale $1.06mRobertson $1.06mTallebudgera Valley $1.05mRochedale $1.0425mPaddington $1.035mBundall $1.035mParadise Point $1.0275mBrookfield $1.02mAlexandra Headland $1.01mKalinga $1.001mChelmer $1mSamford Valley $1m (Source: CoreLogic February 2018) 53 Macquarie St, Teneriffe sold for $5.236m.Among suburb to pop back into the bottom of the elite list was Tallebudgera Valley where the median house price was $1.05m while both Chelmer and Samford Valley just made it into seven digit territory. The vast majority of million-dollar median suburbs were in the state capital Brisbane — 23 — with eight on the Gold Coast, two on the Sunshine Coast, and one each in Logan, Moreton Bay and Noosa. Some of the sales to light up Teneriffe last year included 77 Macquarie St that fetched $4.6m.THE highest suburb median house price in Queensland has hit $2.585m, inching its way towards the magic $3m mark, latest data has found.The CoreLogic February Market Trends report has found that Brisbane riverside suburb Teneriffe continued to hold the lead across almost 2000 suburbs in the Sunshine State logging the highest median sale price in the past 12 months. Some of its biggest sales were in the past year many off the riverside Macquarie Street such as house 53 that fetched $5.236m, 37 that sold for $5.1m and 77 that landed $4.6m. Homes that were sold in December above $1m included 215 Arthur Street for $1.07m and 18 Davidson Terrace for $2.325m.last_img read more

Canopy’s Edge home in Cairns full of modern convenience

first_img9 Greenvale Close, Canopy’s EdgeTHE owner of a luxurious Canopy’s Edge home near Smithfield has installed plenty of subtle finishing touches to ensure the property appeals to the most discerning of buyers.Ossie Sturm was one of the first residents on Greenvale Close when he moved in nine years ago and said the location was one of convenience.“We are moving for health reasons because our family lives in the southeast,” he said.“It’s a large house, it’s about 330sq m. You just go right to the end of the street and Smithfield Shopping Centre is there, it has all the conveniences and it is still close enough to town. 9 Greenvale Close, Canopy’s Edge“It’s a large house and all the rooms are large, so it is suitable for a family with teenagers, and the ensuite is a large ensuite. When you come in the front door you have a wide-open view out to the pool and the mountains.“We use the pool regularly. When you live in Cairns you have to have a pool. It’s easy maintenance and also very secure.” 9 Greenvale Close, Canopy’s EdgeMore from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoA proud homeowner, Mr Sturm added to the house over the past several years, fully fencing the yard, installing an intercom from the gate to the house and a security camera. “What’s not in it? There is a stereo system and six speakers in the media room. It’s just endless. There is a fully tiled garage floor and a mezzanine floor above the garage,” the retired tiler said.“We have great neighbours and there is a good mix of young families and retired couples.”The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home has plenty of storage and the master bedroom comes complete with its own access to the pool, an ensuite with two sinks, a walk-in shower and relaxing spa bath.center_img 9 Greenvale Close, Canopy’s EdgeTwo covered alfresco spaces mean there is plenty of opportunity to entertain and an open-plan living and dining room, and generous media room wrap around the central, inground pool.DJ Smith Property sales specialist Damian Gray said an inspection of the property was needed to take in all its spectacular features.“Canopy’s Edge is extremely popular among buyers and has cemented its place as a premier community in the Northern Beaches,” he said. “Its proximity to the highway and Smithfield Shopping Centre while retaining beautiful surroundings is a huge drawcard to buyers.“This property would suit growing families in need for the extra space while not compromising on quality and interstate investors looking for the best in far north living.”With solar hot water and power, and fully airconditioned, the property is not expected to last long.last_img read more

Dozens of Gold Coast homes set to go to auction during the Commonwealth Games

first_imgThis Coolangatta property at 38 South Street will go to auction on April 8.Ray White Burleigh Waters sales agent Brent Hodge said its Gold Coast South Network had organised a marketing campaign around the event.More than 20 properties will go to auction on April 8, which would be held at one location in Tweed Heads – well away from the city’s chaos.He said they couldn’t guarantee people were going to “come off the aeroplane and buy property” but thought it was worth a try.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast agents Sam Guo and Julia Kuo have multiple properties set to go under the hammer over the next two weeks.Mr Guo said sellers didn’t want to miss out on the influx of visitors.They had been inundated with requests from buyers to market or auction their homes throughout the Games.“Our clients are hoping they might take advantage of all the interstate (visitors),” Mr Guo said. 74-76 The Promenade, Isle Of Capri, will be auctioned off on April 7.ABOUT 1.5 billion people are turning their eyes to the Gold Coast over the next 10 days, providing a unique opportunity for homeowners to sell their properties.Dozens of auctions have been scheduled throughout the Commonwealth Games to leverage off the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected to flock to the city.Despite road closures and plenty of sporting action, sellers and real estate agents are hoping interstate and overseas visitors will attend auctions to secure their own slice of paradise. 32 Emu Court, Sorrento, will go under the hammer on April 15. 19 Naples Ave, Isle of Capri, will go to auction on April 14. This Mermaid Waters home at 19 Cadence Avenue will go to auction on April 14. 9/17 Marseille Court, Sorrento, will also be auctioned off on April 14.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHe said they were hoping to appeal to those who wanted to explore the city while they were here and were interested in buying.“I don’t believe everyone will go to see all the games,” Mr Guo said.However, some agents remained unconvinced that holding auctions during the event would make much of a difference.Professionals Mermaid Beach managing director Andrew Henderson said they would continue to market properties throughout the games but would hold off on auctions until May.“We avoided April,” Mr Henderson, who is also the REIQ Gold Coast zone chair, said.“It’s a great time to promote, we’ve been putting on as much stock as we can.“I just didn’t think it was the right (time to) do auctions with road closures.”Professionals Southport sales consultant Andrew Wright considered pushing one of his properties set to go under the hammer on April 8 back.center_img 27 Knightsbridge West Parade, Sovereign Islands, will go under the hammer on April 8. 47 Gumtree Crescent, Upper Coomera, will also go under the hammer on April 7. 23 Hill Ave, Burleigh Heads, is among one of the first to go to auction throughout the Games on April 7. 13 Glauca Street, Burleigh Heads, will also go to auction on April 15.He was concerned about traffic congestion but said they had already postponed an auction on the property.“It came into consideration because we were actually thinking of cancelling … but we just decided to proceed,” Mr Wright said.“Geographically, that place is a long way from the Southport and Cararra hustle and bustle.“There’s a lot of locals … that are interested (in the property), there may well be some interstate interest as well. But it certainly wasn’t a marketing plan.”Burleigh Miami Realty principal Neil Pasley would have changed the April 15 auction of one of his properties if it were close to a big Games sporting venue.He said the owners chose the date based on personal reasons but it didn’t bother him because it was not near a Games precinct.He didn’t think many visitors would attend.“Most people will either be at the Games or watching it on TV,” Mr Pasley said.“If someone is interested, they’re going to come anyway.” Auctions during the Commonwealth Games: – 23 Hill Ave, Burleigh Heads (April 7)– 47 Gumtree Crescent, Upper Coomera (April 7– 74-76 The Promenade, Isle of Capri (April 7)– 38 South St, Coolangatta (April 8)– 27 Knightsbridge Parade West, Sovereign Islands (April 8)– 19 Naples Ave, Isle of Capri (April 14)– 9/17 Marseille Court, Sorrento (April 14)– 19 Cadence Ave, Mermaid Waters (April 14)– 32 Emu Court, Sorrento (April 15) – 13 Glauca St, Burleigh Heads (April 15)last_img read more