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Month: October 2020

A growing family that needs more room, is saying goodbye to their renovated home

first_img71 Baroona Rd, MiltonPlace Paddington selling agent Michael Ford said the Milton property market had been overlooked as it was a relatively small inner-city suburb.“However, buyers have recognised the benefits from the lifestyle it affords you,” he said. “You can walk to international cultural and sporting events at Suncorp Stadium, enjoy the access to a number of top-performing schools, parks, quality cafes and fine dining, while still being able to train, bus or dare I say walk into the CBD.”The property goes to auction at 10am. Jim and Ailie Wagner and their two children Neill and Caitlin at their Milton home. Picture: Mark CallejaThe Wagner family from Milton are in desperate need of more space around their home as they prepare for the expansion of their family with baby No.3.And today, Jim and Ailie, who already have two children aged one and three, are very much looking forward to taking their home at 71 Baroona Rd to auction.“We’ve lived here for seven years,” Mr Wagner said. “My wife is heavily pregnant with our third child and we definitely need more space.”The three-bedroom, one-bathroom home is on a 433sq m block just a stone’s throw from Rosalie Village. 71 Baroona Rd, MiltonMore 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 agoMr Wagner said they had done some renovations to the property, including adding solar hot water, airconditioning, security screens and painting the home.He said major work to restore the front and back gardens had also been done, creating some off-street parking spaces.According to CoreLogic information, the median sale price for a home at Milton (12 months) is $965,000.Mr Wagner said the family planned to stay in the area. He thought the property would suit a young family or anyone who wanted a land holding in Milton.The home has open-plan living and dining areas and the kitchen has gas cooking plus a dishwasher. It has wide timber floors and high ceilings.last_img read more


Couple plan for retirement and ready to sell family home

first_img14 Cayley Street, Everton Park, which is for sale.The couple moved to the Lockyer Valley three years ago for a ‘tree change’ and have decided to sell the home to consolidate their assets as they move into retirement.“We do miss the pool but also the easy access to everything as it’s only a two-minute walk to the bus stop and the shops,” Mrs Coogan said.More 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 The pool at 14 Cayley Street, Everton Park.Set in Everton Park’s premier Trouts Estate, this really is the ultimate family home. The spacious, two-storey house sits on a huge 624sq m block with a north-easterly aspect.Upstairs, there are three generous bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and polished hardwood floors. There’s also a fourth room that could serve as an office or guest bedroom.The large kitchen features beautiful Tasmanian oak.There are two bathrooms – one upstairs and one downstairs. The kitchen at 14 Cayley Street, Everton Park.Maree Coogan spent more than two decades watching her children grow up in this Everton Park home.Now, she hopes another young family will enjoy living here as much as hers did.Mrs Coogan and her husband Michael bought 14 Cayley St in 1992, attracted by the location and the lifestyle it provided for their two children.center_img The rumpus room at 14 Cayley Street, Everton Park.Downstairs, french doors open out on to the front yard and a huge rumpus room offers fun for all the family or the perfect kids retreat.“We made it more liveable downstairs,” Mrs Coogan said.“The kids lived and slept down there in the early years and as they grew older, we made it more of a getaway from the upstairs area.”The Coogans also built a large, covered deck so they could enjoy a meal with friends and family while watching the kids play in the in-ground, saltwater pool.last_img read more


This Tweed Heads home was an ideal place for the Roberts family to moor their boats

first_img24 Ducat St, Tweed Heads.They renovated the five-bedroom home at 24 Ducat St with a family in mind. “Karen and I have renovated 13 properties but when it came to this one we really liked the structure of the house, it was a beautiful design.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago 24 Ducat St, Tweed Heads.Mr Roberts said the home had been in desperate need of a freshen-up.“The home was yellow (when they bought it) and the interiors were a bit daggy, the kitchen was from the nineties so we needed to do some tidying up,” he said.The modern makeover included new carpets, and kitchen and a new roof. 24 Ducat St, Tweed Heads.“We also added in a pool fence for the boys and a solar system and air conditioner,” Mr Roberts said. The family are now moving to another waterfront home in the same estate. 24 Ducat St, Tweed Heads.THE Roberts family bought two boats since they moved into their waterfront home seven years ago. Owners, Greg and Karen Roberts said they had lived on a dry block in the same estate previously.“When we saw this house pop up we thought it was a great opportunity to live on waterfront in a neighbourhood we know and love,” Mr Roberts said.“Our family has converted into waterfront living, I don’t think we could go back to a lifestyle on a dry block.” 24 Ducat St, Tweed Heads.The home has an open-plan design and an entertainment deck which has water views.“Coming home from work and sitting out the back with a drink is very relaxing and it always feels like home,” he said. It is within walking distance of Kirra Beach, schools and cafes.last_img read more


Couple to sell two big houses for one bargain price

first_imgOne of the homes at 2-4 Kalimna St, Loganholme.Imagine this — two homes for the price of one.A Loganholme couple are so keen to sell they will accept offers over $799,000 for not one but two large family homes.Both brick ex-display houses are on a flat 2282sq m corner block which comes with development approval for three more buildings.After purchasing 2-4 Kalimna St in 2013 as an investment, the Logan locals are selling for retirement reasons which involve a future relocation to the Sunshine Coast.House No. 1 has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, one powder room, a spacious kitchen, a double lockup garage, two separate shared living areas and a large carport to accommodate a van or boat.House No. 2 is accessible via a separate driveway and has three bedrooms, one bathroom, two shared living spaces and a large kitchen.NGU Real Estate marketing agent Paul Howe said the property had endless potential.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“This is a phenomenally unique opportunity given the size of the land, the great return on income and the fact it has two houses on one title,” Howe said.“The last time it was on the market it was sold in a few days.”Howe said the buyer may decide to live in one house and rent out the other, or rent out both.“The total rental return would be around $825 per week,” he said.“There’s also a flat bitumen area with a large shed which has returned $50,000 per year.”This property is also close to schools, Logan Hyperdome, Logan business centre and transport.last_img read more


Bar none: The hottest places to raise a glass at home on the Gold Coast

first_imgThere’s no queues here! 23 Queen Guineveres Place, Sovereign Islands.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoHaving a glitzy outdoor wine, wet or mini bar is the cherry on top of the Manhattan.“You can use it as part of the decor — it really can become quite a feature of the home,” she said.“Drink service is a vital part of any event, usually you just set up a trestle table or use the kitchen, it doesn’t facilitate a smooth running party.” Drinks with a water view. Picture Glenn Hampson.“We are originally from Adelaide and being up here, a lot of the lifestyle is outdoors, so we wanted to create a large, multipurpose area.”The cabana is complete with a bar, pizza oven, fire pit and television and serves up stunning water views while overlooking the pool.Mrs Panepinto described the stone-edged design as “industrial and classy.”The mother-of-three said the cabana and bar is a definite selling point of her newly-listed home.The Panepinto’s extensively renovated the residence over nine months to create a “luxury home, suitable for a family.”Gold Coast party planner Decinda Macdonald of Sugar and Spice Events said more people are choosing to party at home.“You save venue hire fees when you do it at home and you don’t have to work within a package. You can bring in whatever you want — and you can generally party as long as you want to,” Ms Macdonald said. Raising the bar doesn’t get much higher than this penthouse at 63/2890, Gold Coast Highway Melissa and Vince Panepinto enjoy a drink at home at Hope Island. The house has one of the hottest bars in new Gold Coast property listings. Picture Glenn Hampson.PARTY venues don’t come any more exclusive than this.Guests are being left shaken and stirred by the stunning bars which have become an eye-catching feature of high-end homes.At Hope Island, vendor Melissa Panepinto said the waterfront views at her residence were the best enjoyed with a lychee or espresso martini.That’s what the Panepinto’s most often concocted for their visitors from an envy-inducing home bar setting.“People always say the kitchen is the heart of the home, but I say my bar is,” Mrs Panepinto said. Pull up a customised chair at this bar at 1 Rokeby Crt, Nerang.center_img Cheers! This wine rack is both a feature and functional at 14 Westminster Court, Sovereign Islands.“We love even hiring a flair bartender or a local bartender to serve, it takes it from a service bar to being part of the entertainment.”Alex Phillis of Alex Phillis Luxury Real Estate, who is marketing the Hope Island property, said its bar is one of the best on the Gold Coast property market.“In potential buyers’ top must-haves, the bar is up there,” Mr Phillis said.“It’s a great place for family and friends to relax and entertain.”But the Gold Coast is not lacking when it comes to lavish properties with a wet bar to match. Whether it’s sipping a cocktail at a mosaic patterned bar in a Surfers Paradise penthouse, fetching the champagne from a glittering temperature-controlled wine cellar with an engraved nod to the fine wines of Bordeaux and Pauillac, or cracking a cold one at a motorsport-inspired wet bar, there’s something to suit every taste. Raise a glass to this luxe space at 12-14 Knightsbridge Parade West, Sovereign Islands. If you like pina coladas, this tropical-inspired bar at 139 Strawberry Rd, Bonogin is for you.Ms Macdonald said when it comes to designing or modifying a home bar permanently, a timeless or monotone style is best.Then you can add a garnish for special occasions.“For a New Year’s Eve party you might have some beautiful balloons, some high end Waterford Crystal glassware,” Ms Macdonald said.“You could go so far as creating a cocktail to suit the event. The options are all there — get creative.”last_img read more


Grand 1905 Queenslander sold for $3.3m after auction

first_imgBeautifully maintained home. Perfect for the hot summer to come. 56 Victoria Ave ChelmerMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago It has all the elements of the best examples of Queenslanders.Agent Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige confirmed it had passed in at auction for $3.2m on Saturday and then subsequently sold for $3.3m.He had marketed it as a “grand landmark Queenslander” in one of Chelmer’s prestigious high-side streets 6km from the Brisbane CBD.“Full of character with its soaring 14ft high ceilings, timber floorboards, VJ walls and ceilings, picture rails, decorative timber work, hallway arch, ornate fireplace and sash windows, this timeless home offers all the charm of its heritage past with all the conveniences of modern family living.” Classic decor in the kitchen. Kathy and Rod O’Connell at the home in Chelmer that they have since sold for $3.3m after it passed in at auction for $3.2m. Picture: AAP Image/Claudia Baxter.A GRAND Queenslander built circa 1905 has fetched a massive $3.3m after it had passed in at auction last weekend.The five bedroom, three bathroom, double car garage property called Arcadia was at 56 Victoria Avenue, Chelmer and comes complete with pool, floodlit tennis court on a massive 2,704sq m block. Heritage features have been retained throughout the home.Those conveniences included state of the art European appliances by Neff, Gaggenau and Miele in the kitchen, a master bedroom connects to a retreat that comes with a fireplace and can be opened up to the rest of the family as well.last_img read more