Month: October 2020

This simple Hendra Queenslanders has been transformed into a resort-style modern home

first_imgThe kitchen has Caesarstone benchtops.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 investor8 hours agoIt was then that the rear decks were added and the pool was upgraded from a kidney-shaped pool to a 25m lap pool and heated gas spa.Ms Pearse said the home had been perfect for entertaining, with its multiple living areas and space, and they had held many parties there over the years, including a garden wedding.She finds herself most often drawn to the theatre room, particularly to watch a movie on a Friday night, but her favourite place would be sitting on the back deck overlooking the pool.The home has polished floorboards and a fireplace while the kitchen has Caesarstone benchtops and Miele appliances. The home has its own movie theatre. DETAILS 5 bed, four bath, four carAuction: Saturday March 4, NoonAgent: Ray White Ascot KEY FEATURES Swimming pool and spaAlarm systemAirconditioningRenovated with original featuresEco-friendly featuresWater tank Ms Pearse loves relaxing on the decks of the home. Off the kitchen is a formal dining area and another family living area.The home is spread over two levels and has a 1000-bottle wine cellar. It is built over two land titles, which span 1221sq m.Of the five bedrooms in the home, two have ensuites.Ms Pearse said an extra two-car garage on the separate block was the perfect space for those with extra cars, or was a suitable area for a games room or teenagers’ retreat. The home has beautiful timber floors.The first renovation was done during the first year of ownership and, during the past 15 years, it has been given a more modern, contemporary look.This included adding a gym, an eight-seat theatre, bigger rooms, extra bathrooms, a fireplace and bigger decks.There was also the addition of a 25m lap pool and spa.“I knew back then that Hendra was an upcoming area with its close proximity to the city and airport,’’ Ms Pearse said.center_img The home has new decks.“It has evolved over the years, with many local cafes and restaurants opening – all in walking distance.’’Another thing that really attracted her to the property initially was the large grassy backyard, which was fully fenced.At 1221sq m, Ms Pearse said the block was perfect for a family with children, as it was big enough to kick a football around, play a game of cricket or have a dog.The last major renovation was a few years ago, during which time the whole downstairs area was demolished and rebuilt to suit a growing family. The Queenslander has been transformed into a modern home.It has been through some major renovations since she moved in 15 years ago, but Esme Pearse still remembers what initially attracted her to her Hendra home at 84 Woodville St.“The house had a great feel to it with its high ceilings and character. When we purchased it originally it was a traditional Queenslander inside, with plush carpet, wallpaper, chandeliers,’’ she said.last_img read more

Classic Queenslander charms family at first sight

first_imgThe home at 62 Adelong Ct, Morayfield sold after one open home.A RELOCATED Queenslander in Morayfield sold after one open house. RE/MAX Ultimate marketing agent Garry Johnston said he had 10 groups through 62 Adelong Court at the first open home and by the end of the day the owners received four offers. The Burpengary-based agent said the home sold for “well above” the asking price of $500,000 to a family from Brisbane. Mr Johnston said he wasn’t surprised the property attracted so much interest. “It was a well-presented Queenslander, which are always popular, on a nice acreage setting,” he said. The classic Queenslander is almost 100 years old and was moved to its current address about 25 years ago.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The three-bedroom home has character features, including VJ walls, timber floors and high ceilings, and is on a 0.8ha block.Mr Johnston said the sale of the home was yet another sign that the Morayfield market was performing well. “If properties are well-presented and priced right they’re going out the door,” he said. “We’re seeing all sorts of buyers, from investors to luxury home buyers. “Quite often they are people from outside the area.” Mr Johnston said buyers tended to look to Morayfield for its affordability and amenities. “Morayfield has good schools and plenty of shopping,” he said. “It’s close to the highways and there is lots of public transport easily available.”last_img read more

A home with a pool and sweeping views just sold for under $190,000

first_img10 Irwin Close, Sun Valley with a pool and sweeping mountain views just sold for the bargain price of $187,000.WHERE can you get a three-bedroom home with a beautiful pool, sweeping mountain views and pay less than most blocks of land?Gladstone has the answer with this three-bedroom, two-bathroom elevated home selling for just $187,000 on Wednesday.The 10 Irwin Close home in Sun Valley, just south of Gladstone claims it is in a family friendly neighbourhood, located close to shops, schools and parkland and just needed a little love.With a lovely pool, sweeping mountain views and plenty of recreation room, this is certainly a bargain buy, sitting on 635sq m of land.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 ago10 Irwin Close, Sun ValleyIt appears Sun Valley is a suburb in demand, recording an average of 285 visits per property according to, just shy of the Queensland average of 288 visits.The suburb also looks like it is home to quite a mix of housing, giving all tastes and budgets the chance to live in this sought after suburb.Currently on the market is this neat and tidy three-bedroom home at 13 Twin Street, with a listing price of $210,000.If you need more room to move, this large five-bedroom home at 2 Archer Street, with huge pool and three-bathrooms is on the market for $445,000.But if budget is no real option and you’d love to move into this coveted suburb then this stunning home at 8 Trinity Place for $699,000 might tick all of the boxes for you.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home boasts magnificent views from its pool deck, towards the harbour entrance and surrounds and has been built with a definite Mediterranean feel.last_img read more

There are still affordable homes on offer, you just have to know where to look

first_imgThis cute home at 3 Teasel Cres, Forest Lake is listed for offers between $340,000 and $360,000. Picture: home has three bedrooms and has been well maintained. It has been used as a rental property and has a lease in place until December. It attracts rent of $340 a week.There are timber vertical blinds, an airconditioner, a large single bathroom with bathtub and a covered alfresco area.At 53 Boss Rd, Inala, this three-bedroom home is listed for offers of more than $350,000. The home has a renovated bathroom and two covered verandas, one at the front and one at the rear. 27 Playford St, Bracken Ridge. Picture: are plenty of properties on offer between $350,000 and $400,000 within the region including this three-bedroom house at 27 Playford St, Bracken Ridge, which is listed for offers over $369,000.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoThe home is listed through Dion Saab and Josh Tregoning of Coronis.It is on a 554sq m block. It has one family bathroom and open plan living and dining areas plus a new kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a breakfast bar.The brick home is on a fully-fenced block with side access and a single car port.Cute and cosy is an apt description for 3 Teasel Cres, Forest Lake, which is listed through PJ Salami, of Astute Realty Services Paddington, with a price guide of between $340,000 and $360,000. A renovated home with polished timber floors for less than $400,000 – you bet. This home at26 Playford St, Bracken Ridge is listed for offers of more than $369,000.BUYING  a first property doesn’t have to be impossible. There are still plenty of suburbs and options where first home buyers can get into the market at a reasonable price.The greater Brisbane region has 50 suburbs with a median house price of less than $350,000, compared with none in greater Sydney and only six in greater Melbourne.While it may involve a longer drive or commute to work, with a median house price of $350,000 or less, that means a 20 per cent deposit would be $70, reveals there are about 100 houses listed for sale within the greater Brisbane region with an asking price of $350,000 or less.center_img 53 Boss Rd, Inala is listed for offers of more than $350,000.The separate dining area leads to the back veranda. There are polished hardwood floors, a large utility area and undercover space for a car. The home has a covered barbecue pit and entertainment area. It is listed through Peter Chew of RE/MAX Innovation – Jindalee.last_img read more

Its what’s inside that counts for these cheap homes

first_imgStraight out of a magazine- 2/9 Elm Court, Labrador. Picture: Labrador, a three-bedroom townhouse at 2/9 Elm Court oozes magazine style with timber flooring, stone benchtops and an island breakfast bar but the bathroom is the real showstopper. Subway tiles, freestanding basins and a dual shower with matt black fixtures. Style and sophistication go hand-in-hand at 2/9 Elm Court, Labrador. Picture: are modern, stylish and they won’t break the bank. Here are three newly renovated Gold Coast properties under $400,000. But there’s a catch — only the interior has had an uplift. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago2/9 Elm Court, Labrador from the outside. Picture: the home is barely recognisable from the outside. It’s on the market at offers over $399,000.Further north in Paradise Point, a renovated single level duplex offers a modern and stylish lifestyle. 1/7 Eurimbula Court, Paradise Point. Picture: has a price tag of $415,000.And in Miami, a two-bedroom duplex in over 50s complex Miami Village has been tastefully renovated.The property at 128/170 Bardon Ave has a new kitchen and new paint. It’s on the market at $329,000.center_img 1/7 Eurimbula Court, Paradise Point has been extensively renovated. Picture: two-bedder at 1/7 Eurimbula Court has a kitchen with a contrasting mosaic tile splash back as well as steel appliances and a large workbench.The resort-style ceiling fan and pendant light are just some of the stylish decor items included in the sale. 128/170 Bardon Ave, Miami is described as a “cut above the rest”. Picture: read more

Developer offers buyers incentives to lock in their dream CBD apartment

first_imgROOM WITH A VIEW: Morris Property Group are offering first home buyers in their Bridges Brisbane City development a major incentive.FOR the cost of a reasonable second-hand car, First Home Buyers can now secure their own slice of paradise in the heart of Brisbane. Morris Property Group are offering FHB the enticing incentive at their Bridges Brisbane City development, with just an initial deposit of $10,000 to secure an apartment followed by monthly payments of at least $1000 until settlement. “This enables first home buyers to find the property they love and lock it in with certainty to continue to save their deposit,” Position Property director Richard Lawrence, who is marketing and selling Bridges Brisbane City, said. The Deposit Builder Scheme has been created to help buyers secure their apartment with price certainty. Buyers can continue to build their deposit ahead of construction and subsequent settlement, knowing their new home selection and price is locked in. Those eligible for the State Government’s $20,000 First Home Owners Grant also qualify for the MPG Deposit Builder. The grant is currently available to those purchasing a new home valued at less than $750,000, with the grant reducing to $15,000 from next year. The riverfront Bridges Brisbane City development is located at 19 Eagle Terrace, and will house 132 large apartments over 16 levels once completed. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by It will also boast a podium-level recreation, gym and pool area and breathtaking views of the Brisbane River and skyline. One bedroom apartments start from $395,500.***THE BASICSBRIDGES BRISBANE CITYDeveloper: Morris Property GroupPrice Range: $395,000 (1 bed) to $869,900 (3 bed)Locations: 19 Eagle Terrace, Brisbane CBDlast_img read more

Catch the cool breezes and

first_imgThe home at 33 Reeve St, Clayfield.THIS Clayfield home was built to be a spacious retreat suited to modern family living.Owner Scott Kitching had the property at 33 Reeve St constructed in 2004.“When I built the home I was divorced with kids so I made the main bedroom like a hotel suite that I could live in Monday to Friday,” he said.“When the children came over on the weekends we could use the whole house.”Mr Kitching said he chose the block for its proximity to schools and amenities. The home at 33 Reeve St, Clayfield.“There are also two entertaining decks — one close to the house for winter and a second for summer.”Set across two levels, the home has an open plan living, dining and kitchen area opening to the deck.The kitchen has stone benchtops, Miele appliances and plenty of storage space.There is also a separate living room, a media room, a study and a second alfresco area, all on the ground floor.Upstairs, the master bedroom includes a walk-through robe, parent’s retreat and ensuite. The home at 33 Reeve St, Clayfield.“I tried to put as much house on the land as possible and I wanted it to be secure as well,” he said.“It had to have European appliances, large rooms and a large office.”Mr Kitching said the home was also designed for entertaining.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“The kitchen is a central point and the house can be opened up through several sets of bi-fold doors so a breeze can go through from north and south,” he said.center_img The home at 33 Reeve St, Clayfield.The remaining three bedrooms have built-in robes and there is a private balcony off the second bedroom.There is also a family bathroom.Mr Kitching said the home was wired to be a smart home and just needed to be connected.The property is close to shops, parks, schools and public transport.last_img read more

This St Paddy’s Day, it’s pretty easy going green

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoThis is where I want to be today, with a book and a glass of wine. 3. Tulum Indoor Bean Bag Pouf (kiwi), $295, bean bag pouf can be used as a footrest, side table or seat, 4. Paint Spot Table Lamp in Lime, $17.97, comes with a well weighted base, cordlike switch and fabric shade, A bean bag pouf — simple but effective. 5. Emerald City, $80.49,printed using advanced latex printing technology and wrapped around a timber frame, 6. Sven Armchair Evergreen, $719, stained beechwood timber with soft cashmere upholstery, Genius: A row of green herbs by the windowsill this St Paddy’s Day.HAPPY St Patrick’s Day, a celebration of all things Irish — and green. So to be sure, to be sure you don’t get your green themes wrong, here is what is trending to shamrock your world. 1. Herb in a Bag, $25 for a bundle of 3, all seeds are sourced from Green Harvest and/or Eden Seeds which are both organic and non GMO, 2. Mixed Greens Hammock, $225, handmade by Nicaraguan artisans using a double weave technique with a crocheted edge, read more