October 2020

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Brisbane builder’s Balmoral home hits the market for the first time

first_img45 Olive Grove, BalmoralMr Gloftis said entertaining was a breeze with a built-in barbecue and in-ground pool surrounded by a low maintenance garden.He said given the location, the property was in a sought-after suburb.Families will appreciate the layout of the top level as it includes the main bedroom and ensuite, as well as two large bedrooms sharing a spacious bathroom. 45 Olive Grove, BalmoralA dark concrete exterior is softened by warm veins of stained timber panelling wrapped around a double-height void and used in the construction of the oversized front door.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 45 Olive Grove, BalmoralA substantial glass-framed deck attached to the master sleeping quarters overlooks the pool with views to the north of the city.Mr Gloftis said there was enough yard space to keep a pet.He said the property would best suit a big family. 45 Olive Grove, BalmoralBrisbane builder Jason Gloftis’ Balmoral masterpiece is brand new and ready for sale.The property, at 45 Olive Grove, was in the design stages for a good eight months before the dirt was cut in April, according to Mr Gloftis from Gloffy Constructions.He said the three-level home worked well with the 622sq m block and accommodated a large protected fig tree in his neighbour’s backyard.From there, we just stepped it up, Mr Gloftis said.“Internally, it’s like a bridge from one end to the other,” he said. 45 Olive Grove, BalmoralThe hardwood extends to the towering interior staircase, punctuated with a feature of three soaring posts, as well as the flooring which has been treated with a sophisticated matte finish.Burleigh Designs and Gloffy Constructions collaborated to create this recently completed five- bedroom masterpiece.last_img read more


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These are the suburbs where more than one home sells every day

first_img7 Washpool St, North Lakes. Picture: realestate.com.auIn suburbs within the greater Brisbane area, the equivalent of one or more homes sells for every day of the year.These are the suburbs where buyers are the most interested in securing a property and, as far as the top three suburbs go, they all have reasonably affordable entry prices.The masterplanned community of North Lakes has long held the mantel of most popular suburb for house buyers in greater Brisbane. In the year to February, 446 houses changed hands and the median house price sat at $479,500.Among current listings, you can secure a three-bedroom property at 7 Washpool St, North Lakes, for $465,000.7 Washpool St, North Lakes. Picture: realestate.com.auThe home, which is listed by Tony Wilkie of Ray White – North Lakes, has a fully equipped media room. The main bedroom is at the front of the house and has an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.Next most popular suburb is Redland Bay, where 440 houses sold during the same period, and the median house price was slightly higher at $528,000.For less than this price, though, you can secure a four-bedroom, two-level home at 7B Bream Place, Redland Bay. It is listed through Dave Neilson from RE/Max Bayside for offers of $519,000-plus.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago7B Bream Place, Redland BayThe home has an oversized open-plan family living and dining area, and an outdoor entertainment area.It is in a cul de sac and offers a double garage, which has a workshop area that could be converted into a study.The third most popular suburb for home buyers in greater Brisbane in the past year was Kallangur, where 422 houses sold.The suburb has the most affordable median house price of the top three – $374,700.The owners of a four-bedroom home at 4 Papaya Court, Kallangur, will consider offers from $399,000 for their home.It is listed through Paul Swenson, of Stacey Lee Realty.4 Papaya Court, KallangurThere are polished timber floors throughout, an outdoor entertainment area and a swimming pool.The property features a home theatre room, a pot belly fireplace in the living area and solar power. It sits on 600sq m of land and is in a cul de sac.last_img read more


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Buyers swap penthouse for suburban luxury in big Brisbane sale

first_imgThis home at 96 Central Ave, St Lucia, has sold for $2.225 million.THE buyers of a luxury residence with suspended walls and floors in Brisbane’s west have swapped city apartment living for a suburban paradise.A young couple starting a family have paid $2.225 million for a two-level home in leafy St Lucia after years of living in a CBD penthouse.The house was the biggest sale of the week in Queensland, according to CoreLogic.The pool at 96 Central Ave, St Lucia. Picture: realestate.com.auThey should have done a house swap with the vendors of 96 Central Avenue, as they decided to sell to move to the city.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:38 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 Rate1xFullscreenDream Home: Carlton North01:38 Related videos 01:38Dream Home: Carlton North02:10Dream Home: Manly00:45Dream Architecture: Mandalay House02:17Dream Home: Box Hill North02:08Dream Home: Buderim00:27Masterpiece home Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige, who negotiated the sale, said prestige properties in blue chip suburbs like St Lucia were hard to come by.The view from 96 Central Ave, St Lucia. Picture: realestate.com.au“The problem we’ve got is there’s not a lot of quality properties upwards of $2 million on the market at the moment so when they do come up, they tend to be sold,” Mr Adcock said.The house is designed to impress with its suspended concrete floors and walls and a central staircase within an enclosed atrium surrounded by floor to ceiling glass walls and clerestory windows.Other features include marble floors, a massive entertaining balcony with breathtaking views and a master suite with an ensuite that looks like something out of a deluxe day spa.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 investor3 hours agoInside 96 Central Ave, St Lucia, which has sold for $2.225 million.Another big sale this week was 62 Harris Street, Hawthorne.The charming Queenslander on 690 sqm in one of Hawthorne’s best streets fetched $2.04 million.It was marketed by Place Bulimba.This house at 62 Harris St, Hawthorne, has sold for $2.04 million.The house is a fusion of old and new, with VJ walls, polished timber floors and ornate features blending with recent contemporary additions.The third biggest sale was a two-storey home at Yeronga, which sold under the hammer on Saturday for $2.025 million.The five-bedroom, four-bathroom property at 45 Orsova Rd was marketed by Ray White Bulimba.This property at 45 Orsova Rd, Yeronga, sold at auction for $2.025 million.And a family home at 56 Brook Street, Windsor, also sold at auction at the weekend for $1.85 million.The near-new big family home has six bedrooms, with the six being a fully contained granny flat.It was marketed by McGrath Estate Agents.This property at 56 Brook St, Windsor, sold at auction for $1.85 million.Follow Liz Tilley on Twitter at @liztilley84last_img read more


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Luxe Gold Coast mega mansion set to go under hammer

first_imgWho could possibly get bored of that view? Put your master chef skills to good use in the kitchen.“The first thing for me was the north to wide water position,” Dr Yu Tang said.“Because we’ve got really nice wide water and skyline views, it’s really peaceful.“We can’t actually see our neighbours across the water or on the side either.”The two-storey home sits on a sprawling 835sq m block at 72 Blair Athol Cres.Showcasing picture perfect opulence, it has a contemporary design with luxury features scattered throughout, including water features, an outdoor fireplace and chandeliers.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 agoSplashes of feature wallpaper as well as natural materials, including quartz and white onyx, scattered throughout give it a sophisticated style.“This house pretty much embodies everything I was looking for,” Dr Wing Kwan Tang said.A combined kitchen, living and dining area is at the heart of the home, which has a floor-to-ceiling curved glass wall that frames water vistas.Not a bad way to wake up every day. It’s like having a cinema in your own home. The lounge room at 72 Blair Athol Cres, Sorrento.center_img The front of No. 72 Blair Athol Cres.Slide open the bi-fold doors and an alfresco terrace with a ceiling TV, fireplace, and barbecue expands towards the water while overlooking the pool and spa.A large soundproof media room with drop-down projector and bar as well as a home office are also on the first floor.The top floor is dedicated to four bedrooms, two of which have their own waterfront balconies.A fifth bedroom that could double as a second study or gym is on the first floor.Dr Yu Tang said most of his spare time was spent in the media room.“I like the media room – I like to call it the ‘man cave’ but I think my wife likes to claim it too,” he said.Dr Wing Kwan Tang also loved the versatile living space because she could be cooking in the kitchen while admiring the views and keeping an eye on their two sons.The couple are reluctant to sell their dream home but want to move closer to their son’s school.“When we moved here, we didn’t have any kids,” Dr Yu Tang said. “It will be really hard to replace something like this.”The mansion towers over the riverbank. The kitchen and living area of 72 Blair Athol Cres overlooks the water.‘LAVISH’ is an understatement when it comes to labelling this Sorrento mansion, but it is the water, skyline and mountain views that are its biggest selling point.Owners Yu and Wing Kwan Tang bought the property almost eight years ago after falling in love with its waterfront position.Imagine lazing by this pool.last_img read more


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Where to buy a home for under $500,000 just 1km from the CBD

first_imgCoreLogic data has found you can buy a unit for under $500,000 within 1km of Brisbane’s CBD. Image: AAP/Claudia Baxter.FORGET settling for a home miles away in suburbia.If the bright lights of inner-city living are more your style, you can still pick up a unit for under $500,000 in the heart of Brisbane.New data from CoreLogic has revealed five suburbs with median unit values of less than $500,000 within less than 1km of the Brisbane CBD — that’s right, just 1km. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This one bedroom unit at 2707/79 Albert St, Brisbane City, is available for offers over $325,000.Compare that to Sydney where you have to travel more than 12km from the CBD to find something similar.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoCoreLogic analyst Cameron Kusher said housing options under $500,000 were available much closer to the CBD for units compared with houses in most capital cities. “This likely also goes some way to explaining why in Sydney and Melbourne, where house values are falling, the more affordable unit market is holding up better,” he said. FROM RECEPTIONIST TO $2M INCOME This one bedroom unit at 801/8 Church St, Fortitude Valley, is for sale for $330,000.CoreLogic figures reveal there were 185 unit sales in Spring Hill in the past year, with a median sale price of $405,351 — that means half of those properties sold for below the median and half for above that price.In South Brisbane, 290 units sold in the past 12 months at a median sale price of $467,662, while in neighbouring Kangaroo Point, 284 units were sold in the past year.center_img This apartment at 32/15 Goodwin St, Kangaroo Point, is on the market for offers over $419,000.Mr Kusher said most suburbs in Greater Brisbane had a median unit value below $500,000. “Even within the CBD and surrounds median unit values generally sit below $500,000 offering a much more affordable alternative, particularly in the inner city to houses,” he said.Brisbane CBD has a median unit value of $473,101.The other four cheap suburbs to buy units close to the city centre are Spring Hill, 0.6km, South Brisbane, 0.7km, Kangaroo Point, 0.8km and Fortitude Valley, 0.8km. HOW FAR FROM THE CBD CAN YOU BUY A HOUSE FOR UNDER $500,000? last_img read more