An oasis of green space and resort style living in the suburbs

first_imgMore 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 agoLeft to right: Unison Projects’ Matt O’Driscoll, Albany Creek State High School students Madalyn Martin, Kirra Young and Stephanie McBean, and Moreton Bay Regional council deputy mayor Mike Charlton“Their inspiration came from the history of the parcel of land. “It was originally purchased on 1 December 1865 by John Preston. “The girls won $100 each from Unison Projects and were presented with a certificate by Moreton Bay Regional Council deputy mayor Mike Charlton.”The architect designed homes offer 18 design varieties and numerous facades to choose from.Townhouse layouts include two, three and four bedroom designs, all featuring 2.5 bathrooms and two car garage. Some four-bedroom options also feature a ground floor master bedroom with ensuite.The Preston Point Residences offer a creekside urban retreat and will feature a 16 metre swimming pool with wrap around deck, barbecue area, fire pit, bocce court, communal vegetable garden and large lawn area with football posts. Construction of the 74 townhouse development featuring a resort-style recreation space on a 3.2ha parcel at 623 Albany Creek Road, Albany Creek, has commenced following 12 months of civil works.LOCAL students have named a new $37 million townhouse development which is now under construction and set to provide extensive resort-style green space to its residents.Sitting on 3.2 hectares of land, on what was the former Hawkins Garden Centre site, the 74 townhouse development has been officially named following 12 months of civil works. Unison Projects’ sales and marketing co-ordinator Matt O’Driscoll said the estate is now called “Preston Point” following a competition involving Albany Creek State High School students who were invited to suggest a name and explain their inspiration.“There were many entries with lots of brilliant ideas but the successful entry came from students Madalyn Martin, Kirra Young and Stephanie McBean,” Mr O’Driscoll said. Preston Point offers 74 townhouse’s on 3.2 hectares of land.“This will be a truly ‘green’ community on the banks of Albany Creek, with just two thirds of the 3.2 hectare site being developed to provide for extensive private green open space and retention of stately 100-year-old fig trees,” Mr O’Driscoll said. “This is a rare blend of urban living and green space, just 14 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD and convenient to many local amenities and substantial infrastructure.”last_img read more

Clean Energy Finance Corporation board member is selling his luxury eco retreat in northern NSW

first_img‘Coorabell Dreaming’ at 970 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Coorabell, is for sale.IT’S good to see Ian Moore is practising what he preaches.The Clean Energy Finance Corporation board member is selling his luxurious, eco-friendly home in northern New South Wales — and it happens to be the ultimate in clean energy living.Check out some other eco-friendly homes…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:22Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:22 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 Rate1xFullscreenAll aboard this floating abode 01:22 Related videos 01:22All aboard this floating abode 00:38Opod: the low-cost micro home01:09Indoor plants to clean the air00:29Multi award-winning treehouse00:53Eco-friendly Aussie buys00:53Mod PoolsThe Byron Bay hinterland property at 970 Coolamon Scenic Drive is completely off the grid, relying on a 45 solar panel system, a battery bank and a back-up generator to pay the power bills.‘Coorabell Dreaming’ at 970 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Coorabell, is for sale.The home has double glazing and multi-layered insulation to further minimise energy consumption.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 agoIt also comes with its own 14,000 tree rainforest plantation and two 45,000 litre water tanks.Designed by Byron Bay architect Sam Zaher, the three-bedroom house sits 100 metres above sea level and boasts 180 degree uninterrupted views over the Myocum Valley below and to the ocean beyond.‘Coorabell Dreaming’ at 970 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Coorabell, is for sale.With over 20 years experience in banking and finance, and the past five on the board of the federal government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Mr Moore considers himself an “economic greenie”.He and his wife, Di, spend most of their time in their Sydney home and have decided it’s time to sell this one.Mr Moore said he hoped the buyer of his beloved eco retreat was as passionate about renewable energy as he was.“It’s very sad,” he said.“When we told our daughter and son-in-law they both cried.”Coorabell Dreaming is being offered to the market by Unique Estates, with a price guide of $4.2 million.‘Coorabell Dreaming’ at 970 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Coorabell, is for sale.last_img read more

Buyer and renters hit slow-mo amid loan crackdown, unaffordability

first_imgAmong homes that found their mark was 71 Withington St, East Brisbane, sold for $607,500 by Jody Green of Place for seller Mervyn Cronin. Picture: Darren England.BUYERS and renters hit slow-mo in April amid the effects of a loan crackdown, housing unaffordability and oversupply in some places.Buyer demand slumped in April nationally (-4.3 per cent), led down by New South Wales (-7.8 per cent) and Queensland (-5.4 per cent), according to the latest REA Group Property Demand Index, out today.Brisbane suburbs that are best for your healthBardon house shortlisted for national awardWhere rental listings have grown over 30 per centREA Group chief economist, Nerida Conisbee, said affordability issues had hit Sydney hard while Queensland was still reeling from oversupply and slow job growth.She said the drop came “as cooling measures put forward by APRA and more expensive and restrictive lending by banks started to cut in. It’s likely that the Easter long weekend and ANZAC Day also had an impact”.“Demand is still well above the same time last year and higher than the previous peak in November 2016. In December 2016, demand also dropped slightly when the banks increased interest rates independently of the RBA however, buyers ploughed back into the market in January and by March we hit another peak in demand.Buyers in southern capitals have hit a slump amid rising unaffordability across Sydney and Melbourne. Picture: Jay Town“It’s impossible to predict if this will happen again and if buyers are purely reacting to the changes. Time will tell as we head into winter.”She expected price growth to begin to moderate in New South Wales though Ms Conisbee did not believe the country’s biggest property market had hit its peak yet.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:47Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:47 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 Rate1xFullscreenMonthly Core Index : April00:47Queensland’s problem was vastly different to that of NSW though.“Queensland experienced the second highest drop in buyer demand in April after New South Wales, however demand is still higher than it was 12 months ago,” according to Ms Conisbee.“Rental markets are showing worsening conditions driven by high levels of supply but also relatively slow jobs growth. Rental demand is lower than it was 12 months ago.”The Gold Coast though was a brighter spot than Brisbane.“The situation in Brisbane is very different to on the Gold Coast. Gold Coast suburbs continue to see high levels of demand from buyers and renters due to lower levels of supply, the Commonwealth Games and other spending on infrastructure supporting jobs growth.”QLD BUYER DEMAND:All dwellings:-5.4 per cent April+3.2 per cent Year-on-yearHouses:More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago-5.9 per cent April+3.2 per cent YOYUnits:-4.9 per cent April+6.6 per cent YOYQLD RENTAL DEMAND:All dwellings: -3.7 per cent April-9.5 per cent YOYHouses:-3.8 per cent April-11.2 per cent YOYUnits:-3.4 per cent April-4 per cent YOY(Source: REA Group)last_img read more

Car lovers’ dream home going under the hammer

first_imgMore 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 at 39a Feez St, Yeronga.The two-storey property, which is being marketed by Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige, has polished timber floors and plenty of light thanks to windows at the end of the ling area that extend from the floor to the top of the second-storey void. The open-plan kitchen and living-dining area flows out to the deck with river views. The open-plan living, dining and kitchen area at 29 Strath St, Highgate Hill.“He decided to dig out down below to allow room for an extra six cars and a car lift,” Mr Wallis said. “He had three kids at home so the idea was to have that extra off-street parking.”The property is being sold with further plans for a fourth-floor sky deck with full city views. The kitchen at 39a Feez St, Yeronga.Upstairs, there are three bedrooms with built-in robes, a family bathroom and a master bedroom with walk-in robe, ensuite and river views.There is a pool and deck to the side of the home, a water feature and pond at the front entrance and a private river pontoon. The home at 29 Strath St, Highgate Hill is going under the hammer.THIS three-storey home with car lift, man cave and plans for a sky deck is going under the hammer in Brisbane on Saturday. The Highgate Hill home has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, lift, an entire level dedicated to the master suite, and two-street access. Marketing agent Sean Wallis of Explore Property said the current owner bought the block of land at 29 Strath St along with plans for a two-level house, and decided to add an extra level. The home at 28 Ryena St, Stafford.The home at 28 Ryena St has high ceilings, white interiors, original timber floors and a private deck. The renovated kitchen has stainless steel appliances, timber benchtops, breakfast bar and plenty of cupboard space. The family bathroom has also been renovated but retains character charm. The formal lounge room at 29 Strath St, Highgate Hill.There is also a man cave that could be used as a games room or a space to store a car collection.A patio wraps around two sides of this level. On the third level there is a master bedroom with balcony, bathroom, parent’s retreat, dressing area and store room. One of the outdoor areas at 29 Strath St, Highgate Hill.Mr Wallis said the home’s prime location and two-street access were proving popular with buyers. The home will go to auction at 1pm on Saturday, July 22. If riverside living is more your style, a contemporary four-bedroom home at 39a Feez St, Yeronga is also being auctioned on Saturday. The kitchen at 28 Ryena St, Stafford.Outside there is private backyard with plenty of lawn and a recessed fire pit area. The home is close to public transport, Stafford City Shopping Centre and Stafford State School. center_img The living area at 28 Ryena St, Stafford.The property is being marketed by Christos Papas of Place Coorparoo.Also going under the hammer is a new, two-storey family home at 91 Laurel St, Enoggera. The open-plan living spaces at 91 Laurel St, Enoggera.The kitchen has hand crafted splashbacks, European stainless steel appliances, soft close gloss cabinetry, gas cooktop, feature pendant lighting and walk-in pantry.The area opens through stacker doors to the covered deck with built-in outdoor kitchen and barbecue.There is also a separate media room, which could be used as a fifth bedroom, on the lower level. The river views from inside 39a Feez St, Yeronga.The home will be auctioned at 11am on Saturday, July 22. In Stafford, a renovated three-bedroom, one bathroom cottage will go under the hammer a 11am on July 22. The master ensuite at 91 Laurel St, Enoggera.Upstairs, the master bedroom has a walk-in robe and an ensuite with dual basins, double shower and separate shower. The remaining bedrooms have built-in robes and there is a study and a family room with balcony.The property is being marketed by Chris Stutz and Kathy Lillecrapp of Harcourts Solutions. It will be auctioned at 2pm on July 22. The lower garage and man cave at 29 Strath St, Highgate Hill.On the main level there is a formal lounge with statement archway, an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, a family bathroom, two bedrooms with an ensuite to one, and parking for two cars along with a car lift to the lower level. There is a balcony off the dining room and a patio off the formal lounge. Downstairs there are two bedrooms with ensuites, laundry and living area with kitchenette — perfect for dual living. The home at 91 Laurel St, Enoggera.The home has a rear northeastern aspect allowing for natural light, breezes and views of Sprakes Hill. There is a large scale living area on each level with downstairs serving as the home’s key entertaining space. The open-plan living, dining and kitchen on the ground floor features 3m ceilings and Blackbutt hardwood floors.last_img read more

Great slice of city living without the high price tag

first_imgThe home at 47 Merton Rd, Woolloongabba.BUYERS seeking an inner-city lifestyle without the hefty price tag have snapped up a home in Woolloongabba before it even hit the market.The three-bedroom, one-bathroom house on 410 sqm at 35 Taylor St sold for $761,000 in an off-market deal negotiated by John Kalaja of Harcourts Proactive Results — West End.Mr Kalaja said the buyers planned to renovate and extend the property to live in themselves.The house is ready to move in but is in need of a makeover.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 2020He said the market for houses under $1 million in Brisbane’s inner-city was very strong, but stock was scarce. The home at 47 Merton Rd, Woolloongabba.As a result, he was selling more homes through off-market transactions.Mr Kalaja said the suburbs of Woolloongabba and Dutton Park were still affordable compared to homes in Highgate Hill and West End. He has also sold a cute colonial cottage at 47 Merton Rd, Woolloongabba, for $875,000.The four-bedroom home on 506 sqm is a short walk from The Gabba and Mater Hospital.Woolloongabba is 3km from the CBD and has a median house price of $762,000.last_img read more

A luxury, modernist home on one of the largest private freehold riverfront blocks in Brisbane has hit the market

first_img99 Rosecliffe St, Dutton Park.“We have raised our three children here and the house has seen us entertain on many occasions, often with up to 150 guests,” Ms Malone said. DETAILS 99 Rosecliffe St, Dutton Park.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours ago“The house sits high and at an angle on the block that provides a beautiful view across to the University of Queensland and also an extensive view up the reach of the river towards Fairfield/Yeronga,” Ms Malone said. “It’s not your typical straight-across river view and that was breathtaking on our first inspection. It is still what guests find most breathtaking when they first enter the house.” 99 Rosecliffe St, Dutton Park.Open-plan family living was very important so there are multiple zones which are adaptable, according to the needs of a growing family.“We did not want the house to be a big, modern, cold house which you often see, and I think we achieved that with the mix of natural finishes and the connection with the outdoors,” Ms Malone said. “It’s almost like you can reach out and touch the river when you’re in the house.”  Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:10Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:10 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 Rate1xFullscreenPrestige property with Elizabeth Tilley09:10 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING SELLS IN A WEEK Features retained from the original dwelling include a beautiful terrazzo floor and ornate plaster ceilings. A storage area was transformed into a 1000-bottle, climate-controlled wine cellar. 99 Rosecliffe St, Dutton ParkThe Malones wanted the three-level design to be contemporary and warm, using a mix of elements including timber, bluestone, concrete and glass.center_img 99 Rosecliffe St, Dutton Park.There is something special about living within 3kms of the CBD on the Brisbane River, yet feeling like you’re tucked away from the world at a private retreat.This has been the way of life for the Malone family since 2004, when they purchased their 1694sq m waterfront property at Dutton Park.“The location was what drew us to the property initially,” Kristine Malone said.“We had returned home from London and had lived previously in Dutton Park and Highgate Hill and loved the area.” 99 Rosecliffe St, Dutton Park.It was the perfect opportunity for the family to build their “dream home” on the spectacular riverfront site.“I recall the river aspect was of course the critical element in us deciding to purchase the property initially; that and the size of the block which is quite large for riverfront,” Ms Malone said. INTERSTATE BUYERS DROP $4M PLUS ON PENTHOUSE An extensive renovation in 2009 was designed to improve the relationship between the water and residence.last_img read more