9 Jean St, Grange.THIS Aussie charmer straddles the centuries, blending the old with the new-age.The home at 9 Jean St, Grange, has six bedrooms, three bathrooms, two car spaces and a pool.Set over two levels, the property blends classic Australian architecture with contemporary style, with timber floorboards, VJ walls and decorative accents providing character and charm. 9 Jean St, Grange.A staircase from the sitting area descends to the lower level of the property and the main living hub, incorporating lounge, kitchen and dining spaces in an open-plan configuration. Sets of sliding glass doors bring the outdoors in and provide access to a self-cleaning inground pool and east-facing patio area, ideal for dining and entertainment. Inside, the kitchen has a galley design and plenty of scope for gourmet creations with its 9 Jean St, Grange.European appliances, two-pack cabinetry, 40mm Caesarstone benchtops and an island breakfast bar. The space flows directly to the patio and gardens, which incorporates a flat grassed yard, tidy trees and established beds, a built-in barbecue and an open-air deck with space for sun lounges.Offering an inner-city lifestyle close to restaurants, cafes and transport, further highlights of the property include a 5kw Environ solar system, airconditioning and Crimsafe.Ray White Ascot agent Damon Warat said it was located in one of Grange’s most prestigious positions.“Set in the keenly sought-after Wilston State School catchment, the smart and simple design of this superior home would suit a young and growing family,” he said. The home is open for inspection from 10.45 to 11.15am Saturday February 18, and goes to auction on site at 11.30am on March 4. 9 Jean St, Grange.Rich timber, extensive glass and natural light are abundant within the residence, which features a design by Paradise Homes.The traditional facade incorporates a boardwalk to the entrance, which leads into an open-plan living space with high ceilings and pendant lighting. Bedrooms sit on either side, including one with an ensuite.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 ago 9 Jean St, Grange.Beyond, there is a large living area with views of the leafy surrounds, transformed from the original deck area of the property, as well as two further bedrooms. One of these is the main suite, offering respite and calm with its soft tones, carpet flooring and gallery of windows capturing greenery and light. There’s also a walk-in wardrobe and a luxury ensuite appointed with striking floor tiles, dual vanities, a glass-framed shower and a bathtub.
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This Sovereign Islands mansion has hit the market with a $14.288 million price tag.IT looks like a five-star resort but this Gold Coast mega mansion spanning four blocks is one residence — on the market at $14.288 million.Parklane Manor, on the Sovereign Islands, has seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, four living areas, two bars and a media room.The massive 2973sq m property was designed as a boatie’s paradise with more than 100m of water frontage and three pontoons.CoreLogic records reveal the mansion is linked to Debbie and Leslie Cowell who put it on the market for seven months in 2015. No expense has been spared in the build of 16-22 Parklane Terrace.Luxury features include a grand staircase, lift, library and 16-car basement while a 20m pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and tennis court complete the entertainment precinct.There is also a separate guesthouse or maid’s quarters with its own bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, gym, bar and sauna.Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents Paradise Point principal Amir Mian is behind the latest marketing campaign and said Parklane Manor offered a lifestyle many could only dream about.“It’s been designed for someone who wants to live the ultimate Gold Coast waterfront lifestyle,” Mr Mian said. “This house truly has it all.” 16-22 Parklane Terrace.He said he was confident the house would sell with buyers willing to spend big bucks for something that was “unique”.“You can’t get four blocks like this on Sovereign and 100m of water frontage, where else would you find that,” Mr Mian said.“Compared to Sydney and Melbourne we are still quite affordable.“If you come to the Gold Coast and see what you can get for $14 million there is still value for money here.” 16-22 Parklane Terrace. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago16-22 Parklane Terrace.He said the home was contemporary but still provided a warm and inviting vibe throughout.“What I like about it is it’s got a massive basement that’s perfect if you’re an avid collector of cars and then it’s on the water with huge pontoons where you can park your super yacht,” he said.“As you enter the house there is a massive void that runs from the front to the back and a stunning staircase on your right and a beautiful study or library on your left.”“When the owners built it they wanted plenty of space and that’s exactly what is on offer.”Mr Mian said knowing when to list a high-end property was crucial to a sale.“When you sell a high-end home it’s all about the timing and for this type of property there has to be buyers at this top end of the market out there,” he said.“There’s a surge in the prestige market on the Gold Coast at the moment.” 16-22 Parklane Terrace.
Patricia Monk poses outside her house which she has just sold in affordable Regents Park. Photo: Claudia BaxterAMID all the chatter about housing affordability, Brisbane buyers on a budget could be forgiven for thinking they’re fast running out of options.But plenty of bargain buys remain dotted around the city — and they’re not as far out as you might think.According to the latest data by researcher Corelogic, there are 84 mainland suburbs in Greater Brisbane where the median house price is still under $400,000 — and four of them are within 15km of the CBD.In fact, we’re spoiled for choice when compared with our southern cousins.Sydney only has two suburbs where the median house price is $400,000 or less, while Melbourne has just 26, according to Corelogic.Houses are in short supply, but you can still pick up a bargain just 9km from Brisbane’s CBD in Rocklea, which has a median house price of $385,000.Right now, there’s a cute three-bedder at 24 Golf Links Road for sale on a tidy 607sq m block for offers over $375,000. And with polished hardwood floors, a large modern kitchen and renovated bathroom, it’s no hovel. In the north Brisbane suburb of Bracken Ridge, the median house price is slightly higher at $480,000, but you can pick up this pretty as a picture three-bedder at 123 Barrett Street for around $350,000.It’s close to shops, schools and public transport — and only 16km from the CBD.For those prepared to look further afield, you’ll find value for money in the Logan suburb of Regents Park, 23km from Brisbane’s CBD.Here you can find a four-bedroom, two bathroom, double garage house for around the suburb’s median house price of $398,500.Rob Karaka of All Properies Group said Regents Park had become a popular choice for first home buyers because of its affordability and proximity to schools, shops and the motorway. Mr Karaka said investors were also becoming attracted to the area because of the high rental returns.Regents Park has a gross rental yield of 5 per cent, and 216 houses were sold there last year, according to Corelogic.He has a very tidy four-bedroom, two bathroom house on a 658sq m lot for sale at 8 Benjamina Street for offers over $389,000. Patricia Monk has just sold her house at 12 Clonmel Street, Regents Park, after living there for five years with her daughter, her daughter’s husband and their child.She said the house, which had been extended to allow for a dual-living arrangement to accommodate her family, sold in just four days.“It comes back to housing affordability and this younger generation are struggling to get into the market,” she said.“Even renting can be difficult.”Ms Monk said the area was close to public transport, shopping centres and schools. “All the amenities you need are here. You don’t have to travel to get what you want and need.”With a median house price of exactly $400,000, the little known suburb of Deebing Heights in the Ipswich council area, is another bargain hotspot.For those who want the ultimate four-bedroom, two bathroom, double garage trifecta, and are prepared to look further afield than Brisbane, this is the place to be. Geoff Giles of Realway Property Consultants — Ipswich said the suburb was mostly made up of a Stockland estate, comprising new houses with modern appointments and a strong emphasis on lifestyle.“There are a lot of estates around Ipswich, but this is more of a community,” he said.Mr Giles has a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house for sale at 38 Sovereign Drive for $369,000, offering what he calls “a modern take on the Melbourne terrace houses”. Real Estate Institute of Queensland chairman Rob Honeycombe said it was inevitable the number of houses available for under $400,000 in greater Brisbane would continue to shrink.But he said there were still options for those prepared to compromise a little.“I think people are more ambitious with their first home purchases now than they were in the past,” Mr Honeycombe said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago“If you do want to stick to under $400,000, you have got to be prepared to look at some of the outer suburbs.“People who are prepared to compromise on space can live in an apartment close to the inner city.”GREATER BRISBANE SUBURBS WITH MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE OF UNDER $400,000 SUBURB COUNCIL KM TO CBD MEDIAN HOUSE PRICEDEEBING HEIGHTS Ipswich 35 $400,000BRAY PARK Moreton Bay 20 $399,950REGENTS PARK Logan 23 $398,500YARRABILBA Logan 35 $396,000HOLMVIEW Logan 26 $390,750ACACIA RIDGE Brisbane 13 $390,000ARCHERFIELD Brisbane 11 $388,000BONGAREE Moreton Bay 45 $387,000STRATHPINE Moreton Bay 19 $387,000CAMIRA Ipswich 21 $385,000ROCKLEA Brisbane 9 $385,000LOGAN RESERVE Logan 28 $382,000LAWNTON Moreton Bay 21 $380,500MOUNT WARREN PARK Logan 34 $380,000UPPER CABOOLTURE Moreton Bay 39 $380,000
The home at 90 Seaville Ave, ScarboroughSTROLL to the ocean from this Scarborough family home … or stay in and entertain by the pool.The property at 90 Seaville Ave has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and multiple outdoor areas spread across two levels. Owner Jen Wicken-Woods said the coastal location was second to none. “You’re close to the water, close to restaurants and close to the shops,” she said. “Scarborough is very community-minded and it’s such a beautiful place to live.” On the ground floor of the home there is a lounge room, two bedrooms with built-in robes, a bathroom and a laundry. The outdoor area at 90 Seaville Ave, ScarboroughThe remaining bedroom has built-in robes and there is also a toilet on this level. Outside, on the other side of the pool there is a shed that has been converted into a guest retreat with a private Bali hut. The property has off-street parking for the boat or trailer, split-system airconditioning in the master bedroom and living areas and a double lockup garage with remote access.There are also security screens throughout, solar power, timber blinds and shutters, and an electric entry gate. The home is being marketed by Jodie Shipway from RealWay Property Consultants Redcliffe for offers over $789,000. The home at 90 Seaville Ave, ScarboroughMore from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The lounge room opens to the poolside entertaining area, which is Ms Wicken-Woods’ favourite space in the home. “You have everything you need out there — the TV, lounge, outdoor kitchen, barbecue and the pool,” she said. “We have a lot of family gatherings out there, the home is perfect for someone who is very family orientated.”Upstairs there is an open-plan lounge and kitchen area which opens to the front deck.The master bedroom has a walk-in robe, private balcony and an ensuite with bathtub and double basins.
78 Primrose St, Belgian Gardens.THIS four-bedroom Belgian Gardens home has all the charm and character expected from a house that is nearly 100 years old – but walk inside and you’ll find no shortage of modern amenities.Unlike a traditional Queenslander which can often be cramped inside, 78 Primrose St offers open plan living with a spacious kitchen that opens out to a paved outdoor living area complete with a swimming pool and wood-fired pizza oven. 78 Primrose St, Belgian Gardens.Mr Short said the home was actually mining cottages that were transported from Paluma and joined to make one house. The home is also fitted with a 5kW solar system while it is set on the crest of an elevated ridge line providing cool breezes and plenty of natural light.The streamlined kitchen has stone composite tops with stainless steel appliances while the dining room is big enough to comfortably fit a 12-seat table.The home is set on a, 1012sq m allotment with a big grassed yard, double car accommodation and adjoining storeroom. It’s superbly located within walking distance to Soroptomist Park and in the catchment area for Belgian Gardens State School. 78 Primrose St, Belgian Gardens.Selling agents Tracey Stack and Emma Nancarrow from Smith & Elliott said the house would make a great family home.“It’s really a Queenslander with a modern twist,” they said.“It’s a real character house but it is very functional and with the floor plan you have a really big open living area and kitchen.“One of the things that is really great about this house is you can stand in the kitchen and cook and see the kids swimming in the pool or you can look the other way and see them playing in the yard.” 78 Primrose St, Belgian Gardens.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 Short said he would love for another family who will make their own happy memories to buy the home.“Now that we have done the renovations we’re really happy with the new amenities,” he said.“We had lived in it for 10 years when we did the renovations so we knew exactly what we wanted to do.“I think there is something special about this house because I know there is a lot of Queenslanders but they can be small and pokey but because this is a big Queenslander, it’s all on one level and we have modernised it, it’s a bit different to everything else out there.” 78 Primrose St, Belgian Gardens.The home was refurbished and expertly redesigned three years ago to deliver the perfect combination of old world charm and modern living.It’s hit the market for $799,000 and is in the tightly held suburb of Belgian Gardens in easy walking distance to the beach.John Short has lived in the home with his wife and three daughters for the past 14 years and says it holds many happy memories.He is saying goodbye to the home his daughters grew up in and upgrading to take advantage of Townsville’s affordable property market.
Ausbuild has just launched Hampton Rise, a new prestige infill estate in Bridgeman Downs in north Brisbane.THE BASICSHAMPTON RISEDeveloper: AusbuildPrice: From $395,000. House and land also available.Location: 307 Albany Creek Road, Bridgeman DownsHampton Rise is a new estate in Bridgeman Downs with 22 lots just released in stage one ranging from 450sq m to 674sq m.PRESTIGE land in a new infill estate in Bridgeman Downs has just been launched with five lots already sold to pre-registered buyers.Hampton Rise, being developed by Ausbuild, is the company’s second estate to be launched in the north Brisbane suburb, with its sister project, Harrington, selling out stage one in six months.Ausbuild joint managing director, Matthew Bell, said despite knowing there was pent up demand for this style of development on Brisbane’s northside, they had still been pleasantly surprised by the flurry of sales.One of the new home designs on offer at Hampton Rise.“Hampton Rise is a unique opportunity to buy prestige land in an established community that is close to premium amenities, yet also bordered by natural reserves and parklands,” Mr Bell said.“The traditional larger block sizes, proximity to the new Chermside precinct and public transport make Hampton Rise an attractive choice.“Ausbuild has a reputation for sourcing the best land in the best locations and creating communities people are proud to call home.”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 agoHampton Rise estate in Bridgeman Downs.The well established suburb of Bridgeman Downs is experiencing a revival with families wanting access to parks, natural reserves and well regarded schools.The 22 lots released in stage one are sized from 450sq m to 674sq m with a starting price of $395,000.Mr Bell said Ausbuild aimed to create a suburban oasis at Hampton Rise, with the newly released two storey designs set to feature prominently throughout the estate.“We think buyers in Hampton Rise will opt for homes from our new two storey range,” Mr Bell said.“These homes are architecturally inspired and are a perfect match for a development with a lot of class.”One of the new home designs on offer at Hampton Rise.Mr Bell said Harrington, Ausbuild’s sister development also in Bridgeman Downs, had commenced civil works after strong stage one sales.“We believe Hampton Rise will follow a similar pattern of sale given how well Harrington has been received at Bridgeman Downs,” he said.“To me this shows if you build the right estate, in the right environment, it creates an appreciation of quality and a desire for people to want to be part of that community.”One of the home designs on offer at Hampton Rise.Ausbuild has been creating homes and estates for more than 30 years across South East Queensland.Search for new House & Land packages
1 Redwood Street, Stafford Heights.A large post-war home sitting at the top of a hill at Stafford Heights has sold for $540,000.The property was sold on August 28 by LJ Hooker – Stafford selling agent Dean Hamilton. 1 Redwood Street, Stafford Heights.Mr Dean said the property needed a bit of work. “It was a first-time sale for the family who grew up there with seven siblings,” Mr Dean said.“The parents had passed and the kids were selling it.” The view from 1 Redwood Street, Stafford Heights.Mr Hamilton said the three- bedroom, two-bathroom home at 1 Redwood St was bought by a man in his early 20s.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“He is a tiler, it was his third property, first one in Brisbane, so he is doing really well for himself,” Mr Dean said.“He is going to move in with a couple of mates and renovate it.” 1 Redwood Street, Stafford Heights.He said the drawcards to the property, on a 599sq m block, were the city views and the fourth bedroom. “A lot of these older homes only typically have three bedrooms,” he said.Mr Dean said the market in the area was really strong at this price point.“I listed this one on a Wednesday and it sold the Thursday, so about eight days,” he said. The home featured an original kitchen and bathrooms.
The Brisbane property market was having a real Goldilocks moment – not too hot and not too cold.Standing at the front of the market as an auctioneer of more than 20 years usually gives me a good insight into how things are going.But taking a read on the general market at the moment is harder than Jeff Horns head.I heard a friend of mine recently describe it as a Goldilocks market, its not too hot, it’s not too cold.There seems to be pockets of the market that are firing, while there are others that I believe are greatly undervalued.Late last year and early this year I felt the high end market looked poised to move.The gap between the renovated property and completed build would close. I am pleased to report that the prestige market has woken up and is building in strength.Over the next few months you will hear of unprecedented sales across Brisbane and I am aware of some thumpers in the inner city market that will make every renovating homeowner stop losing sleep over the upgraded Italian taps.I have also seen some great value. Specifically three-bedroom units or good quality apartments in the inner city.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Haesley Cush said the prestige market had woken up and was building in strength.Not all units are built the same. Some developers pride themselves on their attention to detail, while others couldn’t care what happens after the money hits their bank account.Driving this is also the reality that the vast majority of sellers (and agents) are only advertising on the internet, which ironically is making the search for the right property even harder.It brings to mind the expression “can’t see the forest for the trees’’.Quality is getting lost as buyers are just shopping for their real estate on line and short listing properties based on price. This is true for sales and rentals.It genuinely seems like real estate sellers/landlords are relearning the “you get what you pay for” lesson.When it comes to selling property a cross media marketing campaign and an experienced proactive agent have never been more important and in a market like this the wrong combo could be very costly.Relying solely on the web sites is having a negative affect on prices and is seeing sellers and landlords race to the bottom to attract the buyer/tenant.In recent years I’ve been encouraging owners to re-engage with print advertising, deal with an agent who works proactively with buyers/tenants and one who knows the art of follow up and will work around the clock.There are agents and there are agents. There are units and there are units. As the race to find the buyer/tenant gets more complex sellers and landlords should be uber conscious that when it comes to property cheap is usually very costly.
411 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.In true Queenslander style, all the doors and windows can be opened so nature light and air can flow through the open plan living spaces. 411 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.FANCY waking up to your very own view of the Brisbane River each morning? 411 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.Laze around the pool while sipping on your favourite drop from the wine cellar or bask in the outdoor ambience on the third storey’s private balcony.It may have had a contemporary makeover but its character hasn’t wavered. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago411 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.This luxurious riverfront home offers a slice of paradise with its elegant features and sweeping views.The five bedroom, four bathroom home at 411 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga, sits on a 1057sq m block and has its own pontoon and boatshed.
349 Beams Rd, Bridgeman DownsTHIS large family home is surrounded by lush acreage and greenery. Owners Mike and Connie Robinson purchased the land at 947 Beams Rd, Bridgeman Downs, almost 18 years ago, before building their dream home. The home at 947 Beams Rd, Bridgeman DownsMr Robinson said the home would appeal to family buyers looking for a home with all the bells and whistles. “It was designed as a family home and provides amenities for all ages,” he said.“We’ve got a family home that is looking for a family to come and enjoy it as much as we have.” The home at 947 Beams Rd, Bridgeman Downs“When you’ve got the room, you can do what you want,” Mr Robinson said. 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 home at 947 Beams Rd, Bridgeman DownsThe home has six bedrooms, including the master retreat which occupies one end of the home and has an ensuite, his and hers walk-in-wardrobe and veranda.The property also has five bathrooms and multiple formal and informal living and dining areas. Inside 947 Beams Rd, Bridgeman DownsThere is also a central kitchen which has direct access to the veranda, media room, cellar and wine tasting room, workshop and self-contained separate apartment.There is also a four-car garage with storage. The home at 947 Beams Rd, Bridgeman Downs“We wanted land where we could build a beautiful family home,” Mr Robinson said.The grand, Queenslander style home sits on 1ha of land and boasts an impressive list of amenities including a champion-sized tennis court, in-ground swimming pool and manicured gardens. Inside 947 Beams Rd, Bridgeman DownsMr Robinson said buyers would enjoy the surrounding bushland and neighbourhood as much as the home itself“It’s such a lovely area to live in,” he said.“It’s very peaceful and private.“You really are in your own little world, surrounded by nature and wildlife.”