6 Belmore Tce, Sunshine BeachIts colours are reflective of the local national park landscape and took considerable time to set as each was poured separately to avoid a blurring of lines. The two-storey house is used as a holiday retreat by its Brisbane-based owners and the location couldn’t be more idea for a family seeking a seaside retreat close to the shops and cafes of Sunshine Village. 6 Belmore Tce, Sunshine BeachThough there is really no need to leave 6 Belmore Tce as it offers enough space to accommodate 20 people.Pull up a pew beside the pool, overlook the ocean on one of three verandas, chat to mates in the large atrium, or relax in the darkened media room. It’s all accessible via a long pedestrian ramp connecting a discrete street entrance to the elevated courtyard. 6 Belmore Tce, Sunshine BeachEssentially it’s a cracker of an Aussie beach shack influenced by Asian concepts, the needs of a growing family, and its Noosa location. The pool wall forms the tail of the “Dragon House” which was constructed on the philosophy of allowing light and energy forces to move freely through the building. 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 investor9 hours ago 6 Belmore Tce, Sunshine BeachThe six-bedroom, five-bathroom home is made even more Zen by an exaggerated use of earthy materials including oversized timber weatherboards, stone flooring, and pigmented concrete walls.This 1100sq m beach property is scheduled to go to auction today at 1pm through Nic Hunter and Tom Offermann from Tom Offermann Real Estate Noosa Heads. 6 Belmore Tce, Sunshine BeachWHEN the pool wall is one of the most spectacular features of a home, it’s either an incredible wall or a rubbish home.The former option is the more applicable in the case of this Sunshine Beach property which was built in 2000 after being designed by celebrated architect John Mainwaring.
10 Greycliffe St, Mount Gravatt East will go under the hammer on February 18MATT Whittaker and Amara Bains have transformed their three-bedroom Mount Gravatt East home and now they are ready to pass it on to a new owner. The couple bought the property at 10 Greycliffe St in 2012 with an aim to renovate. “It was in a terrible condition,” Mr Whittaker said. “But it was in a great location and on a great street. You could see the house had great bones. And it was a good price.” The bathroom at 10 Greycliffe St, Mt Gravatt EastThe open plan area opens to a wraparound deck, where the couple like to entertain. Downstairs, the garage was converted into a rumpus room and a separate multipurpose room, and there is still undercover parking for two cars. Mr Whittaker said he and Ms Bains were selling to move to the coast.“I’ll miss the location,” he said. “The city isn’t far away and the neighbours are great. It’s an amazing area and very quiet.” The Mount Gravatt East property is being marketed by Grant Boman from Ray White Mt Gravatt and will be auctioned on Saturday, February 18 at 1.30pm. “The level of this quality custom renovation is unparalleled in the Mount Gravatt East area,” he said. The kitchen at 10 Greycliffe St, Mt Gravatt EastWith the help of their neighbour and builder, Chris Fysentzou from Zou Build Constructions, the couple overhauled the home. “We did a lot of research and Amara and I designed what we wanted,” Mr Whittaker said. At the heart of the renovated and extended home is the open plan kitchen, living and dining area. Being a chef, Mr Whittaker said the kitchen was his favourite part of the property. 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 2020“We designed it to be easy to cook in,” he said. “The quality Ness appliances include a combination oven, a steam oven, an induction cooktop and dishwasher.“There’s also an Italian range hook, which looks like a feature lampshade.“The benchtops are concrete and the sink is concrete as well.”
Andrew Winter shares his tips for buying a home when the price isn’t disclosed. Picture: Jerad WilliamsYou want to buy a home, and the price is … NOT disclosed.This is a popular sales tactic and rules and regulations on it vary from state to state. So how do you work out a price?• If you’re looking in areas you know, you should have a feel for typical values. Ensure your knowledge is up to date as values can change in just a few weeks. Major property websites will show you sold prices, and you can ask agents. • For unknown suburbs, be wary if you see a non-priced listing you like. Ideally, if you are serious, you could risk the few hundred dollars to pay a valuer for a really independent overview, but your lender/broker should be able to help too. 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• When searching, find listings similar — both for sale and sold — and try to discover sale prices or listing guides.• The process is mainly about comparisons as there are never two truly identical homes. Teach yourself to add for some features and take away value for less or poor condition. • Work out demand. More serious buyers mean competition, which may push the price higher than you think is fair. Is it worth that bit extra to you? • What is it worth to you? How much will you push your finances? If it is a compromise or investment home, is it worth the risk? • Selling motivation. Rarely noted, yet it determines every sale price. Forced sale situations can be great buying. This is a tricky game I feel only really favours sellers. As a buyer, be educated and well researched.
70 Mount O’Reilly Road, Samford Valley, Qld 4520. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe property had been marketed by Deborah Bowden of Craig Doyle Real Estate as a three-storey dual living residence.Among its features was a one bedroom granny flat with bathroom, kitchenette and veranda. It also has a saltwater pool with alfresco area, 1.5 acres of fenced land, a shed and established gardens. The highest price fetched across Samford Valley is $2.015m – and the only $2m-plus sale – at 5 Cannington Court four years ago. 70 Mount O’Reilly Road, Samford Valley, Qld 4520. Picture: Realestate.com.auA BRISBANE acreage property may be one of the few to sell in its suburb in recent weeks, but it has landed a record price for its street.The four bedroom home at 70 Mount O’Reilly Road, Samford Valley, sold for $1 million in a suburb where the median price in the past 12 months was $935,000. 70 Mount O’Reilly Road, Samford Valley, Qld 4520. Picture: Realestate.com.auMore 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 70 Mount O’Reilly Road, Samford Valley, Qld 4520. Picture: Realestate.com.au 70 Mount O’Reilly Road, Samford Valley, Qld 4520. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe street has been steadily trending towards seven digits in the past few years, with the highest prices fetched before this sale being $951,000 at 76 Mount O’Reilly Road and $925,000 at number 41. The area is classified as a high demand suburb with 709 visits per property compared to the 288 Queensland average, according to Realestate.com.au.
Birtinya Retirement Village on the Sunshine CoastUpon completion, Birtinya Retirement Village will include a mix of one, two and threebedroom low-maintenance apartments and secure parking in the basement.All residents will have access to an integrated 660sq m clubhouse, gymnasium,wellness centre, outdoor pool, complete with covered outdoor decks and dining areas andlandscaped, manicured gardens within the village. 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 agoThe new vertical village will be walking distance to the $5 billion Sunshine Coast HealthPrecinct which includes the new Sunshine Coast Public Hospital, Sunshine Coast UniversityPrivate Hospital and Sunshine Coast Health Institute.“Birtinya Retirement Village will offer residents all of the benefits of Sunshine Coast living with easy access to restaurants, cafe’s, the beach, lake front walking paths and everything the nearby retail and business centres of Mooloolaba and Maroochydore have to offer,” Mr Keleher said. “By 2056 a quarter of our population will be over the age of 65. Vertical villages like thiscreate options for older Australians to downsize and move into connected communities withcentralised health and lifestyle services.”The first public release is coming soon with pricing starting from $360,000 for a one bedroomapartment plus study.Stockland has also committed to a Four Star Green Star rating for the new Birtinya RetirementVillage.Last month, the village opened its new Sales and Information Centre offering potential futureresidents the chance to meet with a sales consultant as well as see and feel samples firsthand. Birtinya Retirement Village is well underway with construction reaching level six of the eight-storey development on the Sunshine Coast.INTERNAL fit-outs are underway with the first public release coming soon at the $63 million Birtinya Retirement Village on the Sunshine Coast.Construction on the eight-storey development has reached level six, with 140 apartments due to be completed by early 2018.Stockland regional development manager Paul Keleher said they were making great progress on the Village since construction started in November last year.“We know that our customers want to live in beautiful places, demand a high level ofservices, and enjoy a great lifestyle,” Mr Keleher said. “Birtinya Retirement Village will offer all of this and more, encouraging happier, healthier residents with world class health and wellbeing services right on their doorstep.”The Village will offer residents stunning views of Lake Kawana and across to the Glasshouse Mountains hinterland, with internal fit-outs already underway with stone benchtops, luxurious tiles and carpets.
42 Island Parade, Banksia BeachAN architecturally designed home on the canal at Banksia Beach has sold for more than $1 million.Sales association at @realty Geoff Tutt sold the property at 42 Island Parade for $1.175 million late last month.It marks the Moreton region’s top sale to the week ended March 5.Mr Tutt said the four-bedroom property, which is on a 842sq m block, attracted a lot of interest from potential buyers.“Most of them were from interstate, including Tasmania, Sydney and Melbourne,” he said.A Tasmanian couple bought the house and wasted no time making it their home, moving in just days after the sale settled.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 201942 Island Parade, Banksia BeachMr Tutt said the warmer weather attracted them to the area.“The buyer originally came from the Rockhampton, Gladstone area,” he said.Mr Tutt said it was on the market for about eight months, but that wasn’t unusual for properties selling for more than $1 million.He said there was high demand for houses like these.“The $1 million to $1.2 million, there’s a lot of buyers there,” he said.“I’ve probably got two to three coming up in the next two weeks.”
Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins may have to do home visits elsewhere after his childhood house in Brisbane sold this week.AUSSIE cult figure the Honey Badger — aka Nick Cummins — is keen as mustard to star as The Bachelor this season but he’ll have to rule out a home visit for his new love, a close source has told The Courier-Mail.Fans of the former Wallabies rugby superstar have been “as excited as a cut snake” over him following in the footsteps of fellow Queenslander and self-confessed bogan Sophie Monk to find love onscreen.But in a bittersweet twist, the Honey Badger’s original bachelor pad — an enormous mancave in Brisbane which failed to sell under the hammer two weeks ago — has found its own new love. The Honey Badger Nick Cummins is hoping to find love again after splitting with longtime partner artist Martine Thomassen, pictured here after five years of romance. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:43Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:43 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHelicopter Pub Crawl. For Real. 00:44 The home he grew up in, which has its own fishing dam and giant mancave for boys’ toys, went under contract this week.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoThe fully-loaded property has been touted as a million-dollar proposition by industry experts.Real estate agent Barry Collins of Harcourts — Calamvale confirmed to The Courier-Mail that the property went under contract after negotiations post-auction.The Honey Badger has been single for over a year after splitting with longstanding partner Martine Thomassen whom he affectionately referred to as “the hugs and kisses” (slang for missus). FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX That would have made a great spot for a TV shoot.Lovers of the larrikin cult figure sparked a social media sensation over news that he’d soon be tearing it up onscreen, replacing his new mate MattyJ — who was the 2017 Bachelor. The pair ripped it up for Oakley on the ice-skating rink last month, in a video that may be a precursor of what fans can expect this season. The Honey Badger was a track, swimming and rugby star growing up in Logan in Brisbane’s south, spending his formative years on the acreage property that his father had bought for $80,000 a full 20 years ago. The home has its own fishing dam rimmed by a deck and gazebo.The enormous six bedroom, three bathroom, nine car space home was built in 2000 and includes a 9.7m by 5m banquet hall, a “monstrous 9m by 4.4m” living room, concrete inground saltwater pool with a rotating umbrella, a spa, waterfall, gazebo, barbecue zone and fire pit. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK