The home at 39a Guthrie St, Paddington is one of 141 being auctioned in Brisbane this week.THE Brisbane auction market has started the year firing on all cylinders with a solid number of homes going under the hammer and strong clearance rates.This week, 141 homes are expected to be auctioned on the back of stellar results last week when the river city recorded a clearance rate of 62.1 per cent on 176 auctions. CoreLogic auction expert Kevin Brogan said Brisbane was experiencing a “fairly steady” auction market. “This week’s volume is down on last week but … 141 is a reasonable activity,” he said. “And looking back over 2016, the clearance rate achieved in Brisbane last week was as strong as we’ve seen for a year.“The higher clearance rate may signal for people to come into the auction market.”One of the 141 properties going under the hammer this weekend is a Brighton property with two houses on it. It is expected to be auctioned at 9am on Saturday, March 4. 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 agoOne of the two homes being auctioned together in Brighton.Tim Taylor and his five brothers joined forces to sell the 1457sq m property on two titles, which had belonged to their parents. “A few of the brothers have mixed feeling about it, but really it’s a fairly unique opportunity for buyers,” he said. In Paddington, an architecturally-design home with city views, at 39a Guthrie St, will be auctioned on Saturday at 10am. The home at 39a Guthrie St, Paddington has an open plan living area.The home has family living on the lower storey with floor to ceiling glass doors linking the front deck and the rear entertaining area with in-ground pool.For those looking for something with a little more classic character, 44 Taylor St, Windsor will go under the hammer at noon on Saturday. The home at 44 Taylor St, Windsor will appeal to buyers looking for character.The colonial home has high ceilings, polished floorboards, open plan living and a fireplace. The house sits on a 405sq m block 3km from the Brisbane CBD.
Halcyon Lakefields at Bli Bli on the Sunshine Coast.“We are very excited about this next chapter, living in our new home at Halcyon Lakeside.”The Chapmans said their lives were enriched from the moment they moved into their first home at Halcyon Parks and it would continue to flourish at Halcyon Lakeside.The Lakeside community is just minutes from the town centre of Bli Bli, with the Recreation Club set to include a sunset bar, gymnasium, circuit room, resort and lap pool, rooftop tennis court, bocce court, bowling green, pickleball courts, work shed and a storage area for boats and caravans.Each Halcyon community is made up of modern architect-designed homes surrounded by lush landscaping and five-star resort style facilities. Halcyon Lakefields at Bli Bli on the Sunshine Coast.While the Halcyon Lakeside Recreation Club is currently under construction, homeowners have already tested out some of the completed facilities.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoThe community gathered to welcome the Chapmans during the afternoon happy hour.“It’s the warm, friendly, community feel that we love most about Halcyon,” Mr Chapman said.And it’s that community spirit that helped them make the decision to remain in a Halcyon estate when they decided to make a tree change.“We love Halcyon, and we wouldn’t have sought a home anywhere else,” Mr Chapman said.“The homes are beautifully designed and the community living experience and social life that comes with the homeowners of this unique development was pivotal to our decision to stay with Halcyon. Len and Willy Chapman are the 100th buyers at Halcyon Lakeside retirement village on the Sunshine Coast.A COMMUNITY where greenery and lakeside living is the norm, has just welcomed its 100th homeowner during a celebratory happy hour.Len and Willy Chapman, who originally lived at Halcyon Parks in Caloundra seven years ago, have just clinked glasses with their newest neighbours at Halcyon Lakeside in Bli Bli on the Sunshine Coast.“The Lakeside community is beautiful,” Ms Chapman said. “It’s surrounded by an abundance of greenery and overlooks two lakes, with walking trails and views of the hinterland.“There is a sense of countryside living here at Lakeside, it’s just so quiet and peaceful.”
186 Laurel Ave, ChelmerFloating timber stairs wind up to the first floor of the residence, where the main bedroom takes over one side of the level. It includes carpet, two private decks, a walk-in wardrobe, sitting area, study and an ensuite with double vanity and timber finish.The four remaining bedrooms, all of which have built-in wardrobes, include two with private balconies and one with an ensuite. They circle an open study with built-in desks and a shared bathroom with a shower and bath. Ducted airconditioning and large windows with timber shutters ensure year-round comfort and privacy throughout the house.Agent Peter May said the residence was rich in history and architectural beauty, with the promise of easy living in a welcoming setting. 186 Laurel Ave, ChelmerSet behind a front gate and established lawn, the house’s main entrance is to the ground floor, where travertine tiling, neutral tones and large windows offer a welcoming first impression.Taking centre stage, the kitchen features Gaggenau appliances, stone bench tops, a pantry and soft-close drawers, with the surrounding living and dining rooms featuring polished tiles and an abundance of natural light. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago 186 Laurel Ave, Chelmer“With numerous indoor and outdoor living environments found in few other Brisbane properties, it is sure to delight those who love both entertaining and peaceful solitude,” Mr May said. 186 Laurel Avenue Chelmer Qld 4068. Picture: Realestate.com.auTHIS dream home in Brisbane has a hidden gem in the form of an 880-bottle wine cellar, part of the many charms its owners put in during an extravagant renovation.The five bedroom, three bathroom, three car space home at 186 Laurel Ave, Chelmer, marketed by Peter May and Brad Robson of Place Graceville, is set to go to auction at 10am on May 6.This Queenslander, which is open for inspection from 1 to 1.45pm on Easter Saturday, was renovated to give it an edgy facade and add state-of-the-art features. 186 Laurel Avenue Chelmer Qld 4068. Picture: Realestate.com.auBi-fold doors create a seamless flow to an outdoor entertaining area with high angular ceilings, a quality barbecue and room for both dining and lounging. Gardens and rock pathways border one side of the outdoor space, with a heated pool and spa on the other. Back inside, the ground floor also houses a spacious study, an 880-bottle underground wine cellar, a powder room and a three-car garage with an adjoining laundry boasting ample space and access to a drying courtyard.
The kitchen overlooks the dining space and out to sea. A vista you have to ‘sea’ to believe. The wraparound terrace faces east.The subpenthouse of Soul in Surfers Paradise features dazzling views, which is no surprise given it is on the 64th floor of a supertower that hits 246m at its spire, a height second only to Q1.“It’s certainly up there,” said Jordan Williams, managing director of Kollosche Prestige Agents. You wouldn’t want to be scared of heights.It had been holiday let for the past 18 months, with current booking data showing the subpenthouse could be reserved for about $12,000 a week. Occupants can live a “life of perpetual luxury” in the four-bedroom, three-bathroom sky-home residence. What the bathroom lacks in views, it makes up for in luxury.The 409sq m apartment shares the 64th floor with another subpenthouse, also on the market.That three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 323sq m residence has been listed for sale for $5.95 million for reportedly over a year. Jordan Williams of Kollosche Prestige Agents in one of the “highest” sub-penthouses for sale at Surfers Paradise. Picture Mike BatterhamTOWERING over other tall buildings, so far up sunbakers are reduced to minuscule scale, lines of surf appear to roll in slow motion and the city buzz is muted by whistling wind. One of the Gold Coast’s loftiest apartments has just hit the market with a sky-high price tag of almost $5 million. A birds-eye view of the Glitter Strip.The northeast facing property had been listed “softly’’ on the market just before Christmas to coincide with the pre-Commonwealth Games buzz.“We believe it will sell in the first quarter of next year based on forecasts,” Mr Williams said. Sleep above the city.Views from the city to the Pacific Ocean are visible from almost every room, while an expansive wraparound terrace with glass panels offers a dizzying vantage point. The master suite features a panoramic vista of the Hinterland, city and ocean. Marble accents in the master ensuite complement newly revamped limestone flooring in the main spaces and Caesarstone benches in the galley-style kitchen. The ‘sky-home’ features open plan living.Such properties do not often hit the market and the sale was a regrettable and tragic one, he said. The owner, a Malaysian businesswoman, had not returned to the luxury apartment since the death of her husband.“The couple bought the property in 2012 post-GFC as a holiday home,” Mr Williams said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoImagine waking up to this! Panoramic views from the master suite.They had paid $6 million for it — a price that has been slashed to $4.95 million.“She’s very motivated, she understands the apartment market hasn’t bounced back as well as houses after the GFC,” Mr Williams said. “It’s a very regrettable sale but she feels she can put the money to better use, reinvesting back into the local market in commercial.”
The home at 2 Annie St, Camp Hill.“It’s a great space for entertaining,” Mr Smith said. “The ground level was designed that way.“We wanted the new owners to enjoy the space as an area to entertain family and friends, while keeping the bedrooms a quiet place to relax and unwind.” Inside 2 Annie St, Camp Hill.Owner Paul Smith bought 2 Annie St, Camp Hill, in August 2016 and immediately began restoring the 1920s-style home. “We’d been looking for an investment property in the area for some time,” Mr Smith said.“When we saw this, we knew straight away it was the right one.“It’s a great home in a great suburb.”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 2020Inside 2 Annie St, Camp Hill.On the first level there is a large living room and four bedrooms, three with built-in robes. The fourth bedroom, the master suite, comes complete with large bay window, walk-in robe and ensuite with a stand-alone bathtub. REAL ESTATE: 2 Annie St, Camp HillTHIS two-level home has been beautifully renovated. Inside 2 Annie St, Camp Hill.Mr Smith said the home would suit a number of buyers. “Families, young professionals and those looking to downsize to low-maintenance living will enjoy the benefits of this home,” he said.“It’s comfortable, modern and inviting.” Inside 2 Annie St, Camp Hill.On the ground floor, there is a large open-plan living and dining space that opens out to a covered deck and two-car garage.There is also a kitchen, separate toilet and laundry with storage.
More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019A beautiful view of Moreton Bay at 101 Biggs Ave, Beachmere.The cottage overlooks Moreton Bay and has two bedrooms and one bathroom, smaller than most along the waterfront but great for those looking to downsize.“There was a mixture of demographics of people interested in the property, but there were a lot looking to retire because of the area and affordability,” Mr Adelman said. The beachfront cottage 101 Biggs Ave, Beachmere, sold for just $565,000.This funky Beachmere cottage has sold in a private sale for $565,000 as retirees look to take advantage of a decline in the price of beachfront properties.LJ Hooker Bribie Island marketing agent Len Adelman said there were a number of parties looking at 101 Biggs Ave, with retirees taking the most interest. The fun kitchen at 101 Biggs Ave, Beachmere.Despite the fact the property was advertised with the option for a land-only purchase, the couple who purchased it intend on tidying it up and renting it out, before eventually retiring there in the future. Stunning details in the bedroom of 101 Biggs Ave, Beachmere.He said this reflected the market and could be due to the fact beachfront properties in the area have become more price-friendly over the past few years.“It does reflect the market in the sense that properties on the water have gone down quite a range in price,” Mr Adelman said.
Relax outside.“Some of the work had already been pre-done and had council approval which is what we wanted, but we discovered the whole house was pretty much riddled with termites,” Mrs Winter said.“It took three days to demolish the house and another eight days to rebuild it again. We pretty much rebuilt a house in three months.”Now complete, the residence features a “huge” master suite with a double shower, gorgeous stone bathrooms and black fixtures including the window frames, to add a contemporary edge.“We have floating stairs and Aaron built a feature wall to hold the stairs up, and there’s also a big bay window seat in the master bedroom,” Mrs Winter said of her favourite features. Enjoy the water views from your kitchen. No expense was spared in the reno. Cook up a storm in the kitchen.“I think we’ve got one of the biggest pools on the Gold Coast, it’s really deep with blue mosaic tiles and a retro feel, plus a big entertainment area.”Despite weather delaying the finishing touches to the exterior, the couple were happy with the end result. “A built never runs smoothly, even if you’re working in a kitchen space you are dealing with the stone supplier, stone masonry, the cabinet-maker and then installing mirror splashbacks so it’s a lot of people,” Mrs Winter said. The dining room. 5 Moola Court, Broadbeach Waters. Before they did up the property. Picture Glenn Hampson.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 One of the bedrooms. Last year’s House Rules winners Aaron and Daniella Winter’s Broadbeach Waters house has hit the market. Picture: Nigel HallettIt’s a renovator’s delight turned Gold Coast dream home. Welcome to 2017 House Rules stars Aaron and Daniella Winter’s latest renovation project.The now rendered residence at Broadbeach Waters is resplendent in timeless grey and white, with matching muted tones inside, accentuated by timber floorboards and Caesarstone throughout. The entry way.Mitch Palmer of Ray Whiter Mermaid Waters is marketing 5 Moola Court Broadbeach Waters through an expressions of interest campaign.“Luxurious designer finishes and blissful entertainment spaces propel this home from the ordinary to extraordinary category,” he said.“No detail was too small in creating a home that represents the highest standards in luxury.” Make a splash! Relax outside.“It’s a two-storey modern coastal home, we raised the ceilings up to three metres high, and put a rake on them as well as a feature panel,” said vendor Daniella Winter, who bought the property along with husband Aaron after they won Channel 7 hit renovation show House Rules.It took the couple just three months to complete their project, while juggling family life with their two young sons at their nearby Broadbeach Waters home.They bought the renovator for $1.015 million in September, 2017 just a few months after collecting $200,000 prize money on House Rules, with the intention to “flip and sell”. Looking back to the front of the house.The couple have now set their sights on another project. “We are getting approval to put an extra two storeys on our house,” Mrs Winter said of their home which was renovated as part of the hit show.“I really want to do a Palm Springs-style home, and just play with open-plan living.”
Oooh! Aaah! Eurostar?READERS of our regular Passenger Portfolio feature will no doubt be familiar with the continuing efforts of train operators worldwide to keep their business clintele supplied with the creature comforts that they have come to expect. Eurostar (UK) appears to have gone one better than at-seat video or power points for laptops by offering first class passengers a massage during a two-week trial period from June 18.With a ’special massage chair’ located in a dedicated area of one first class coach on the weekday 09.53 London and 17.10 Paris departures, a 15min hand and arm or neck and shoulder treatment was available from British cosmetics company Molton Brown for £15. ’This is yet another way for customers to relax and enjoy some of the three hour journey time from London to Paris in a useful and beneficial way’, said Mark Furlong, Marketing Director at Eurostar (UK). ’Reaction to the service will be carefully monitored’, he added, suggesting that a pre-booking service for Premium First customers might be implemented if massages were to be offered on a regular basis. o