Bushland living goes upmarket

first_imgThe luxury continues inside with this stunning kitchen.“There is 360-degree views and you can watch storms roll in.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“It’s definitely a family home and it would suit a family who like to be secluded but you’re still close to the hospital and the university with the Ring Rd.”The current owners built the house over two stages as their dream home. It is set on 2.3ha (5.75 acres) of land in an elevated position with a long, concrete driveway leading to the homestead. You can look out to the bush from your very own spa.Ray White Townsville selling agent Julie Mahoney said the property had generated a huge amount of interest.“We’ve had an awesome response to our open homes and a video of the property has been viewed more than 44,000 times,” she said. “This property is a true rarity and  we’ve had a couple of second inspections. 18 Macquarie St, Jensen.Inside there is a ducted valet vacuum system, Crimsafe Security screen and the home is fully air-conditioned.Outside there is landscaped gardens, a work shed and bore and reticulation system. Enjoy bush views without even having to get out of bed.The expansive home has spacious proportions with multiple living areas including huge living room and separate media and dining room.The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and balcony.A hardwood timber staircase connects the two floors of the house while there is also an abundance of outdoor spaces to enjoy the tranquil bush setting.Ms Mahoney said the home would please the most discerning of buyers. 18 Macquarie St, Jensen.PERCHED on the side of a hill and surrounded by eucalyptus trees, 18 Macquarie St in Jensen is a bushland paradise with no compromises.The four-bedroom, two- bathroom home will go to auction on Tuesday, February 13.The house is a rare find with all the luxury appointments you would expect of an ocean view, Castle Hill home but instead in a picturesque bushland setting. 18 Macquarie St, Jensen.“From the kitchen you can entertain at the front or you have an amazing area at the back with a big veranda that goes around to the pizza oven and there is also a fire pit,” she said.“Even the chicken coop is automated so you don’t have to go out and open the door.“I think it’s a very unique property and the people who have come and seen it have just been wowed by it.”The luxury inclusions continue outside with a spa, built-in TV and barbecue and multiple verandas. 18 Macquarie St, Jensen.last_img read more

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Puppy power pushing property

first_imgStar pooch Tiffany appears in every photoshoot of her pet parent Tracey Ashley’s listings. Picture: Jamie Hanson. What pet parent could resist this face? No kitchen, no bathroom, high demand Hotspot ideal for first home buyers QLDers to be 5m strong in May The allure’s undeniable, and according to Nadia Crighton of Pet Insurance Australia dogs were simply an integral part of many people’s lives now.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago“They offer unconditional love, support and comfort in times of need, and laughter and joy in times of happiness,” she said. “Puppies are particularly wondrous and have the ability to brighten anyone’s day.” Snuggle time in donated blankets and pillows at an RSPCA shelter.Or listing, it seems. Pets have increasingly starred in real estate listings and open homes across state lines, with one Queenslander, Tiffany, now a pro, having earned her keep by posing in property photographs for close to three years.Her current listing was for a three bedroom, two bathroom, single car space townhouse at 13/22A Kumbari Street, Rochedale. Marketed at offers in the high $200,000s, buyers were urged to “get a paw in the door of home ownership”. Gnaw … Puppy lovers appear to outnumber cat people though. Picture: SuppliedIT’S International Puppy Day and the pitter-patter of little paws is not just turning houses into homes but helping them find new owners.It’s a great excuse to gush over cuteness galore, something savvy homeowners hope to capitalise on when their properties hit the market.With the growing popularity of four-legged friends — even in apartments — Aussie homeowners have become increasingly open to changing the face of listings by defying the old adage to never work with animals or babies, or baby animals even.center_img The most recent sale she has helped her pet parent – Tracey Ashley of RE/MAX United Vision – with was 4 Gilwell Street, Carina, which fetched $608,000 a fortnight ago.About 50 homes listed on realestate.com.au this International Puppy Day specifically mentioned puppies, half of which were in Queensland – and half of those in Brisbane. Western Australians love their baby canines too with eight listings talking about puppies, as well as owners in NSW (6) and Victoria (5), while South Australians and Tasmanians have eased off with both holding a single entry each today. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Pretty in pink at 13/22A Kumbari Street, Rochedale.last_img read more

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Australian gas industry veteran offloading Gold Coast apartment

first_imgUnit 4/2 Lavarack Rd, Mermaid BeachAUSTRALIAN gas industry veteran Richard Cottee is offloading an apartment on the absolute beachfront on the Gold Coast.Cottee, who’s now managing director of Central Petroleum, was in a previous worklife MD of Queensland Gas when its market capitalisation went from millions to billions. His investment unit at 4/2 Lavarack Road, Mermaid Beach has hit the market with an asking price of more than $1 million.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoCentral Petroleum head Richard Cottee is a master negotiator. Picture: Emma Murray.It is listed through Luke Henderson And Cindy Katene of John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach who’re so confident that the property is good value that they’ve challenged potential buyers “to find better value on the beachfront”.Considering Cottee paid $1.1m for the unit a decade ago, it would be like buying at 2008 prices. The east-facing apartment has uninterrupted views of the beach and open plan living areas, plus there is direct access to the beach. The two-bedroom apartment is in a seven-storey tower in which there are only a dozen owners. Regular expenses in Cottee’s investment property include about $4,849 in council rates a year, over $1,094 annually for water, body corporate fees of $140 a week, and he currently has it tenanted at $715 a week. Great location on the coast.last_img read more

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Gold Coast unit block’s $2m auction sale settled, fetching $300,000 more than the reserve price

first_imgThe Main Beach unit block at 26 Woodroffe Ave sold for $1.955 million.THE sale of a Main Beach unit block for almost $2 million is set in stone.The five apartments at 26 Woodroffe Ave sold under the hammer on February 26 but officially settled last week.The block fetched $1.955 million — more than $300,000 above the reserve price.Marketing agent Jamie Harrison, of Ray White Broadbeach Mermaid Waters, said it got such a high price because there were multiple buyers interested in it.He said its central location and development potential was attractive to prospective buyers.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt is in the perfect spot – close to the beach and in the heart of the city.“We had six registered bidders but it was a dogfight between two parties,” Mr Harrison said.“It just highlights what can happen under the power of competition.“If we had a price on that, we could have sold it in the first week.”He said a local buyer bought the unit block, which had a combined seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and five car parking spaces.“Right now they’re just going to hold onto it, I’d say something will be done down the track,” Mr Harrison said.He said the 561sq m block was previously owned by four separate parties and was zoned RD8 for High Residential Zoning.last_img read more

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