Waterside entertainer new to the market in Newport

first_imgThe home has a Spanish revival feel to it.There is a home theatre on this level along with a sunroom and a new bathroom with freestanding tub.Outside, there is a patio off the dining and living rooms and an entertaining deck next to the in-ground swimming pool. Mr Siegfried said the home had “personality” with features such as vaulted ceilings, timber floors and a panoramic window. The home at 2 Resolute Ct, Newport will go under the hammer.A SPANISH-revival style home on Curlew Canal in Newport is slated to go under the hammer.One Agency Redcliffe marketing agent Stephan Siegfried said the stylish residence at 2 Resolute Ct offered privacy and a sought-after location. “The home is a standout out from an architectural point of view and the 983sq m block is a rare find on the canals,” he said. “The house has been correctly orientated to take advantage of the vista and the outdoor areas are truly an entertainer’s paradise.” The pool and deck overlook the canal.On the ground floor, there is a guest bedroom next to the downstairs bathroom while the office could be used as a fifth bedroom. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The spacious kitchen, with porcelain tiles and a gloss-white finish, is in a central position surrounded by a lounge room, living area and dining room. Upstairs, the master bedroom has an ensuite, walk-in robe and stunning views while the second bedroom also has a walk-in robe and the third has a built-in robe. center_img A sunroom has a panoramic window.“It’s a very functional home but it is also very distinct,” he said. “The current owners bought the home about 15 years ago. They loved the architecture and they wanted privacy as well as space for the kids to run around … They added the pool about five years ago along with the entertainment area. “But with their children grown up, they are looking to downsize.”last_img read more

More Gold Coast homeowners deciding to auction their property

first_imgMore 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 agoThis three-bedroom apartment at Sun City Resort sold for $925,000.Among the sales was a three-bedroom apartment in Sun City Resort which sold for $925,000.The 204sq m apartment is on the 31st floor and offers 250 degree views of the ocean, skyline and river.A block of land at 63 Compass Drive, Biggera Waters also sold for $850,000. A buyer paid $850,000 for this waterfront block of land at Biggera Waters.On the entry-level front, a two-bedroom unit at 13/103 Frank St, Labrador sold for $273,000.Mr Atherton said auction numbers were up by 30 per cent on the Gold Coast compared to the same time last year.“People are capitalising on stronger competition and I think it’s an evolving thing,” he said.“People are more interested in not just selling to the first buyer that comes along but maximising the value.” This unit at 3105/3400 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise sold for $925,000.MORE Gold Coasters are jumping on board the auction trend as the market heats up.Harcourts Coastal director Dane Atherton reported six sales at the group’s in-room auctions yesterday.He said eight properties were offered with bidders registered on every property.“There was a good mixture of buyers with good strong competition,” he said.“Of the six properties that sold three were to interstate buyers.”center_img This two-bedroom unit at 13/103 Frank St, Labrador sold for $273,000.last_img read more

New marketing team, The Agency, to sell $111M Northcliffe residences

first_imgA wave of onshore buyers has propelled sales in the luxurious $111 million Northcliffe Residences past 50 per cent, triggering demolition work on the project’s prime absolute beachfront site at Surfers Paradise.NEW real estate brand, The Agency, has been appointed to sell Northcliffe Residences.Located at 3 Northcliffe Tce, Surfers Paradise, the $111 million tower developed by Chinese company CNCQ, will include a four bedroom penthouse with its own rooftop pool with a $6 million price tag. A wave of onshore buyers has propelled sales in the luxurious $111 million Northcliffe Residences past 50 per cent, triggering demolition work on the project’s prime absolute beachfront site at Surfers Paradise.The Agency, which was established in January this year, has five offices in Sydney and Perth with plans to open an office at Broadbeach.Designed by architect Cottee Parker, Northcliffe Residences will offer luxury 75 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, a two-level penthouse with private rooftop pool and entertaining terrace, and four whole-floor sub-penthouses. Northcliffe Residences“The Gold Coast is Australia’s growth market where there is so much activity and interest, generated in part by the city’s hosting of the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the confidence in the local economy,” Chen said.Chen said he was thrilled to be re-engaging under The Agency brand with a project that he had been involved with since its release to the market.center_img 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 agoA wave of onshore buyers has propelled sales in the luxurious $111 million Northcliffe Residences past 50 per cent, triggering demolition work on the project’s prime absolute beachfront site at Surfers Paradise.Co-founded by a group of former McGrath senior executives, The Agency has already sold 60 per cent of the apartments in the 25-storey tower.Projects leader Steven Chen, who originally launched the project, said the upscale apartment tower has been one of the best-selling projects on the Gold Coast in the past 18 months with $60 million in pre-sales achieved.last_img read more

Hamptons style is the new buzz word in renovations

first_img63 Amy St, Hawthorne. Picture: realestate.com.auThe 700sq m home is on a 931sq m block. It has high ceilings and a sweeping timber staircase in the entrance. There is French oak parquetry flooring, and an open-plan living and dining area with gas fireplace.Sliding glass doors extend the length of the living area and open to a rear patio and backyard. Outdoors is a built-in barbecue, wet bar and a wine fridge.The ground level has a media room and a large family bathroom has floor-to-ceiling white tiles and marble appointments.NGU’s new build at 7 Ashfield St, East Brisbane, has Hamptons style down pat. 49 Booligal St, Carina. Picture: realestate.com.auThe property has a dark exterior with crisp white trims and a front picket fence.The kitchen has stone benchtops, designer pendant lighting, custom cabinetry and a walk-in pantry.Elsewhere, 63 Amy St, Hawthorne, listed by Sarah Hackett from Place Bulimba, has the typical Hamptons muted tones. The five-bedroom house is owned by designers and builders who left no detail to chance. Soft, muted tones at 114 Mein St, HendraAt Carina, Anne-Maree Russell from Cape Cod Residential is marketing a new two-level, Hamptons-style home at 49 Booligal St. It has an entertainment deck, four bedrooms, a private study area and family retreat upstairs. 114 Mein St, Hendra is finished in a classic Hamptons style colour paletteHAMPTONS  style is the latest buzzword in renovations, and this home type is perfectly suited to the Brisbane climate.According to Inside Out magazine, Hamptons style is typified by “oversized spaces, high loft ceilings and classic, muted colour palettes’’. Paint colours are generally white, grey or in muted beige tones, both inside and out, and you’d be hard pressed to find any overly bright furnishings.Timber is usually prominent and the homes draw on plenty of natural light.More reno inspo…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenTurn two old chairs into a rustic table01:51 Related videos 01:51Turn two old chairs into a rustic table03:24Bring the coastal vibes to your outdoor area06:59River Shack Ep. 1: caravan conversion02:07Lana’s Dream Home: ensuite03:45How to change a tap fitting06:39Lana’s Dream Home: Ep 1We’ve scoured Brisbane listings to find some of the best Hamptons-style homes on offer at the moment.A home at 114 Mein St, Hendra, listed for auction on July 22 with Leigh Kortlang from Ray White Ascot.center_img 114 Mein St, HendraThe colour scheme of the five-bedroom home fits perfectly in with the typical Hamptons tones. It is on a 503sq m block and backs onto the racecourse.The home has plenty of natural light and the open floorplan runs across two levels and flows to outdoor entertainment areas.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 biggest “pop of colour’’ at 114 Mein St, Hendra is the nearby racetrack.Interior features include French oak flooring and plush carpets. There is a 793-bottle wine cellar in the formal living area and a grand staircase to the second level. 7 Ashfield, St East Brisbane has Hamptons style down pat.Almost three hundred people turned out for its first open home. The five-bedroom home in grey and white tones is listed through Emil Juresic of NGU Real Estate Head office — Toowong.It has two wine cellars, smart wiring technology worth more than $100,000 and oversized travertine stone tiles.last_img read more

Move in, renovate or replace in popular Hendra

first_imgThe home at 26 Clarke St, Hendra.THIS three-bedroom, one-bathroom home offers the perfect chance to create an idyllic family lifestyle. Marketing agents Andrew Ems and Mark Roemermann of @Realty said the property at 26 Clarke St, Hendra was set on a large block in an outstanding location.“You can choose to enjoy the current property, extend, renovate or demolish and construct your perfect home,” Mr Ems said.“There is plenty of room on the 405 sqm site to build a luxury family abode with a large entertaining deck and a sparkling pool to make the most of the Queensland climate. 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“Alternatively, those who love local history might like to simply renovate or extend the current home.”The home has hardwood floor, ornate cornices and airconditioning.There is an open-plan living and dining area and a separate kitchen with gas stove and dishwasher.The three bedrooms are a good size and there is a family bathroom with bath, vanity and toilet.There area security screens to doors, and timber venetian blinds and flyscreens to windows.Downstairs there is a second toilet, laundry, storage and parking for two small cars.The home is on a level, fully-fenced 405sq m block close to the Racecourse Road dining precinct, local schools, childcare facilities and public transport.last_img read more

This property has not one, but two, swimming pools

first_img1664 Riverdale Drive, Hope Island is on the market, set to go to auction on February 24.It’s an entertainer’s dream — a media room, wide riverfront views and not one, but two, swimming pools.From the stunning entry pavilion of flagstone tiles meandering through palm trees, pebbles and water gardens, finished by the crisp white and timber facade, the residence opens up into a spacious and opulent interior. The Hope Island home is located in an exclusive estate.The master suite has a fully fitted out walk-in robe, large full ensuite bathroom and spectacular waterfront views while the other four bedroom suites offer similar features.The four-bedroom, five-bathroom property is located in an exclusive gated estate and offers bridge-free access to the Broadwater. The stunning entry pavilion. It offers water views and bridge-free access to the Broadwater.CoreLogic property data shows the median house price in Hope Island has surged, increasing by 43.4 per cent over the past five years. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe pool in a private courtyard at the side of the property.One pool is tucked away in a private sun-drenched courtyard at the side of the property, with space for a dining setting, while the other overlooks the 23.8m of water frontage and large pontoon, flanked by a timber deck and manicured gardens.Double height ceilings, large porcelain tiles and wall-length glass feature throughout to allow light to flow through.last_img read more

Fitness and health guru sells Gold Coast home for $1.27 million

first_img38 Aruma Avenue, Burleigh WatersThe well-known Instagram blogger and author transformed the brick house into a contemporary coastal home with an industrial style.Marketing agent Josh Willatt, of Ray White Robina, believed the property’s fresh style was its biggest selling point.He said most homes in the area had a Hamptons style so people were intrigued to see something different. 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 ago“I think the biggest thing was it bucks the trend for what’s been selling for so long in Burleigh,” Mr Willatt said.“Quite a lot of neighbours were interested to see how it went because it’s a little bit unique for Burleigh.” 38 Aruma Avenue, Burleigh Waters The home at 6 Kenilworth Court, Maudsland, sold for $1.3 million before auction last week. 38 Aruma Avenue, Burleigh WatersHe said they were surprised by the number of spectators at the auction.“There were probably about 50 people (who) attended the auction and we had three registered bidders,” Mr Willatt said.“We were not expecting such a big turn out – we weren’t expecting literally the whole street to turn up.”A local man, a couple from Melbourne and a young Brisbane family battled it out for the property.Following about 25 bids, the Brisbane couple claimed the victory.Mr Willatt said it was a great result.“It was certainly well above expectation,” Mr Willatt said.“(Ms Norton) poured her heart and soul into this so it was really important that she got a good result.”While it was a quiet weekend for auctions, the Gold Coast recorded a handful of big sales.An acreage property at Upper Coomera sold for $1.13 million while a riverfront property at Currumbin Waters fetched $1.085 million on Saturday.A Maudsland home, which was also scheduled to go under the hammer on Saturday, sold before auction for $1.3 million. This house at 32 Riverside Drive, Currumbin Waters, fetched $1.085 million at auction on the weekend. 38 Aruma Avenue, Burleigh Waterscenter_img This Upper Coomera property at 4 Rivendell Place sold for $1.13 million at auction. The Burleigh Waters home of Instagram blogger Belinda Norton sold under the hammer for $1.27 million.THE Burleigh Waters home of Gold Coast fitness and health guru Belinda Norton has sold for more than $1 million under the hammer.The 1970s built house at 38 Aruma Ave fetched $1.27 million at auction on Saturday – almost triple the $458,000 Ms Norton paid for it in 2006. 38 Aruma Avenue, Burleigh Waters 38 Aruma Avenue, Burleigh Waterslast_img read more

Gatsby-esque American style mansion with a giant chess board is the perfect place to party

first_imgPerfect home for Gatsby-themed party.Outside there is a giant chess board and a gazebo, a stable, swimming pool and a six-car shed. Is this the perfect summer house?More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours ago“In his younger days the owner spent some time in America,” Mr Clarke said.“He calls the style (of the home) American executive.”The main living area could double as a grand ballroom with its hardwood floors and high ceilings that Mr Clarke estimated could be up to eight metres high. WHY IT CAN MAKE GOOD FINANCIAL SENSE TO STYLE YOUR HOME Who said chess was boring?“There are so many interesting features about the home,” he said.As well as the perfect place to party, the home is ideal for business as well with a large office on the ground floor. THE TWO-BEDDER, NO FRILLS UNIT THAT SOLD FOR AN UNBELIEVABLE PRICE Wait till you see inside.It is the second biggest residential sale ever for the southeast suburb, behind a house down the road at number 430 that went for $2.325 million in 2016.Agent for the sale Tyson Clarke from Queensland Sotheby’s International Brisbane said the vendor looked to the USA for inspiration when he renovated the property. HUNDRED YEAR OLD HOME UNRECOGNISABLE AFTER MODERN RENO center_img 462 Chelsea Road RansomeA GATSBY-ESQUE mansion in Brisbane’s southeast complete with its own giant chess board has sold for a record breaking amount.The American inspired seven-bedroom home at 462 Chelsea Rd got the highest sale price for the suburb of Ransome for the year when it went for $2,025,000 earlier this month. There is no long commute when the office is in the next room.“The office is half the size of some three bedroom homes,” he said.The suburb of Ransome is 18 kms from Brisbane’s CBD and is close to the popular Wynnum and Manly precincts. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17last_img read more

French light rail awaits the millenium

first_imgINTRO: Urban rail projects in France are again the focus of interest in the wake of last year’s municipal elections. Gordon Wiseman finds that smaller cities are investing strongly in light railTWO YEARS after the launch of light rail in Rouen and Strasbourg, the next round of activity is under way in France. Progress on urban transport schemes is often linked to the timing of municipal elections, and mayors and other influential politicians have noted the success of tramways in Nantes and Grenoble. Re-election prospects can rise significantly if a tram scheme is successfully developed. With last year’s elections out of the way, progress is being made with light rail plans in Valenciennes, Orléans, Montpellier and Paris. Construction of extensions is under way in Strasbourg and Rouen, and plans are firming up for a third line in Nantes. Ten of France’s 25 largest conurbations share the five metro and eight light rail networks now in service. Plans for various forms of guided transport exist in another ten, and standing at number 26 is Mulhouse, the most recent city to launch a light rail scheme.Mediterranean tramsAmong the new projects, Montpellier, close to the Mediterranean coast, has progressed the furthest. A Declaration of Public Utility is expected this month, with preliminary work scheduled to start soon after Easter. As the administrative capital of Languedoc-Roussillon, the city is the ninth largest in France, and Montpellier District has a population approaching 300000. Over 800000 journeys a day are made in the area, with buses carrying 17%. Mayor Georges Frêche, who is President of the District, has championed the light rail project, and his enthusiasm mirrors that of Catherine Trautmann in Strasbourg, who was instrumental in getting that city’s light rail scheme off the ground. All being well, the first trams will carry passengers through the streets of Montpellier in September 2000. Engineering design is in the hands of the Gitram consortium of Semaly, Beceom and Beterem. The 15 km standard gauge route will run from La Paillade to Le Millénaire with 28 stations at an average spacing of 560m.Land take has been set at 7m for plain double track sections, widening to 12m at stops. The alignment will be designed to allow trams to run at 4min intervals from 05.00 to 01.00 at a commercial speed of 20 km/h. Bids have been invited for 28 low-floor cars.In common with other French light rail projects, the route has been chosen to ensure that public transport truly serves the community. Montpellier’s tramway will pass all the main hospitals, as well as college and university sites attended by 75000 students.The District’s tramway planning office (SMTU) estimates that 75000 people live within 5min walking distance of the corridor, and it predicts that 60000 to 65000 passengers a day will ride the trams. This would double the traffic now using buses on the same corridor, where priority measures and road realignment are already in place as a prelude to the tramway.Much effort will be devoted to ensuring easy connections between modes; no less than half of the 28 stations will have bus interchange, and 11 will offer park-and-ride. There will be cycle stands at all stops, co-ordinated with the city’s programme to create 100 km of cycleways by 2002. The depot site at La Paillade will house the control centre, stores and maintenance workshops for trams and buses. Project management of the maintenance centre is in the hands of a consortium of Cusy & Maraval, Nebout, Olives, Recalde, Trouvin Ingénierie and Agence TER under a contract let on October 11. The first tram should arrive for testing towards the end of 1998.Montpellier’s authorities have promised to keep residents fully informed, with open meetings planned three months before the start of work. As with other French schemes, a co-ordinating ’follow me’ animal will be used throughout – this time the Pink Panther.OrléansProgress in the small city of Orléans is hardly less remarkable. An enquiry leading to a Declaration of Public Utility for an 18 km tram route opened on December 16.The city already enjoys a very efficient public transport network, which the light rail scheme launched in November 1995 can only enhance. The project will address traffic problems exacerbated by inconvenient main line stations and a cramped city centre, which is cut by the wide River Loire.Expansion has been concentrated on a fairly narrow north-south axis, and residents of new suburbs have relatively long journeys to the centre. Railway planners in the 19th century saw fit to bypass the city’s original stub terminus, with express trains calling only at Les Aubrais (map). However, some regional trains serve only the terminus.The tramway will eliminate a double change for travellers from Paris by linking both stations to the city centre and the three most populous areas of greater Orléans – Olivet and La Source in the south and Les Aubrais itself. The route also takes in the exhibition centre, university and regional hospital at its southern end.The 18 km line planned to open in 2000 will serve 22% of residents, 29% of work places and 70% of the city’s further education sites. Of 23 stations, 15 will also be served by bus, and park-and-ride will be available at six.A fleet of 21 low-floor cars each able to carry 170 passengers will run at 6min intervals in peak periods, reducing to 10min at other times. As in Montpellier, there will be a network of cycle routes and racks at stations, but cyclists will also be able to take their bikes on the trams.Finance will come from the versement transport levy on employers, which generated Fr155m in 1996. The levy will rise this year to help pay for the trams, along with departmental and regional funds. A minimum contribution of Fr340m will come from central government.In the long term a second line is planned to run on an east-west axis from St Jean de la Ruelle to St Jean de Braye. This would run over some disused SNCF track. ValenciennesIn the industrial northern city of Valenciennes the pace of development is rather slower, and some sections of the city’s initial light rail route have yet to be finalised, particularly in the centre. Dubbed Transvilles, the network will be partly interurban, linking former mining towns.First to open will be lines running south to University, east to Place Poterne and west to St Waast. The St Waast route will take over the trackbed of a disused industrial railway, and this will later be extended to Denain. When finished, the tramway will offer a shorter journey than the present SNCF line between Valenciennes and Denain.Plans call for the eastern route to be extended to Rocard Est, a terminus on the ring motorway in St Saulve. When complete, the network will be 21·5 km long with 34 stations, on average 650m apart. Work is expected to start in 1998 for opening in 2001. Five ’Plast_img read more