Seaside family haven on the market in Lota

first_imgThe living area opens to the front deck.“We have six grandchildren and they have always enjoyed playing in the water across the road,” she said.“They’d go across and go yabbying and get covered in mud and we’d have to hose them off — that’s when the downstairs shower comes in handy. Sometimes my son would take the paddleboard out after work and he’d be towing the kids along behind.“And when the children were old enough, they could go swimming while we watched them from the balcony.”The property is being marketed by Gail and Ian Gobey from Sash and Gable Property.The home will go to auction on Saturday, April 1 at 12 noon. Polished timber floors feature in the upstairs area.Mrs Stephens said the home was extended four years ago to include a new kitchen and living area upstairs, and a carport big enough for a boat and caravan.Downstairs, a self-contained space includes a bedroom, bathroom and living area. The kitchen has been updated.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 2020Upstairs the new kitchen has plenty of bench and cupboard space and stainless steel appliances while the living area opens to the deck.The four upstairs bedrooms are well sized and there are two bathrooms. Polished timber floors feature throughout the top floor.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:48Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:48 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.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThis 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.Best beach house bargains01:48 Related videos 01:48Best beach house bargains01:37Dream home Brighton02:00Dream Home: Byron Bay00:39Dubai party home01:57Dream Home: Tamarama00:45Dream Architecture: Mandalay HouseMrs Stephens said her favourite spot in the home was the deck, which overlooks the water.“Everyone gravitates to the deck. It’s so peaceful there and you get beautiful breezes,” she said.Mrs Stephens said the home was the perfect place to raise a family.center_img The home at 847 Esplanade, Lota is going under the hammer.ENJOY sea breezes from the balcony of this waterfront home in Lota.Peter and Debra Stephens bought the home at 847 Esplanade eight years ago and have loved its seaside location.“It’s a lovely home for a family but now it’s just the two of us, it’s time to sell,” Mrs Stephens said.The two-storey home is set up for dual living and has a three-car tandem garage.last_img read more

Luxury waterside living in Newport canal estate

first_imgThe home at 24 Southern Cross Drive, NewportTHIS waterside property been beautifully redesigned into a luxurious modern home.Owner Rachel Eglinton said she loved the home at 24 Southern Cross Drive, Newport, so much she was struggling to say goodbye.“My husband and I don’t want to sell but we have to move due to work,” she said. “We love the house so much. We put a lot of work into it and it’s very personal to us.”The couple bought the home two years ago and renovated it from top to bottom.“There’s not a surface in the house that we haven’t touched, apart from the garage floor,” Eglinton said.“We did the bathrooms, the kitchen, we knocked down some walls to make spaces larger and in the master bedroom we enclosed a part that was open. The house was completely transformed.”The open plan living area has been completely renovated.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The four-bedroom home is spread across two levels and is on a 655sq m block with 19.1m of canal frontage.On the ground floor there is a lounge room, formal dining room, and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that opens to the side patio and the timber deck overlooking the water.The new kitchen has Smeg appliances, butler’s pantry, Caesarstone benchtops and water views.The fourth bedroom is on the ground floor, along with one of the three bathrooms.The deck overlooks the canal.“The downstairs bathroom has beautiful mosaic tiles and at night it’s so pretty,” Eglington said.Upstairs, the master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, sitting area and an ensuite with a freestanding tub.The family bathroom also has a freestanding tub and the remaining bedrooms have built-in robes.The home also has hardwood timber floors, quality tiles and carpet, a grand staircase, automatic gates and new roof.The property is being marketed by Stephan Siegfried from One Agency Redcliffe and will be auctioned on May 13 at 11.30am.last_img read more

Pub prince puts ultimate pool party home up for sale for under $11m

first_imgChecking out the cruiser from the front door. Picture: Realestate.com.au The home has been tailored for family living. Picture: Realestate.com.au The city skyline makes a stunning backdrop. Picture: Realestate.com.au“The riverside offers a vast entertaining terrace plus two enormous decks extending out over the waters edge. A central walkway gives access to the serviced pontoon which, at 24 metres will accommodate a luxury ocean-going cruiser.”The home was designed to ensure privacy from the street yet make the most of the waterfront views.“Bold timber doors lead into the vast front garden – an expanse of lawn around a graceful Poinciana tree, shielded from public view by a high wall and ideal for large-scale entertaining or a safe children’s play area.”The landing off the master suite. Picture: Realestate.com.au Pub prince Tony Burnett has put his waterfront home on the market for just under $11m. Picture: Realestate.com.auA Pub prince has put the ultimate party home, with indoor pool, boathouse and personalised bar, up for sale for less than $11 million – luxury cruiser not included.Tony Burnett and wife Toni Ferguson, whose TB’s Hotels business owns several pubs including The Jubilee in Fortitude Valley and The Railway Hotel in the heart of Southport, bought the luxury Surfers Paradise property for close to $7m six years ago.Live like AFL star Michael RischitelliFancy a freebie with your unit?Renovator gets over $1MThe pontoon can take an ocean-going luxury cruiser. Picture: Realestate.com.au A green courtyard links living and personal wings. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe home was “originally built for (Sachiko) Matsushita – the family behind the Panasonic Electronics empire”, according to the listing.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 agoThe Burnett family had the 1,351sq m waterfront block fully kitted out with luxury trimmings as well as integrated entertainment system throughout, CCTV security, lockup garaging for six cars plus off-street parking.The five bedroom, seven bathroom home was listed on Realestate.com.au by Robert Graham of Ray White Prestige Gold Coast.What a way to entertain. Picture: Realestate.com.au Interconnected entertaining spaces. Picture: Realestate.com.au The laundry room. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe home has a soundproofed seven-seat home cinema and large laundry with sewing centre and abundant storage.The large master suite has direct access to the 12m indoor pool as well as river and city views. The home also has three other bedrooms in a separate wing, plus a bedroom designed for wheelchair access, which was being used as an executive study by the couple.The luxury cruiser docked at the pontoon is not included.The home is shielded from the road by a high wall. Picture: Realestate.com.au Skyline views from the bedroom. Picture: Realestate.com.au The 12m pool for all seasons. Picture: Realestate.com.aulast_img read more

Retirement living community gives couple the freedom to travel

first_imgBill and Gitta Malkin are loving life at Opal by Living Gems because they know their home is safe and secure while they travel the country.While at home, the Malkin’s can leave their motor home stored at Opal by Living Gems’ dedicated storage area.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 investor1 hour ago“In fact, that was one of the reasons that we decided upon Opal by Living Gems,” Mr Malkin said. “It was actually a deciding factor, because we needed storage for our motor home.”Opal by Living Gems has 27 allocated spaces in a fenced area that is well watched by management and fellow residents.“Without doubt, it gives us peace of mind when we go away without the motor home.”Opal by Living Gems occupies 18 landscaped hectares in Logan Village, a former rural hub that is now at the heart of Brisbane’s regional growth corridor. This resort links with almost nine hectares of naturally forested parkland with fishing platforms on the banks of Logan River. Bill and Gitta Malkin are loving life at Opal by Living Gems because they know their home is safe and secure while they travel the country.THIS couple love to travel in their motor home and also love that they have dedicated storage for their road tripper at their retirement village.Bill and Gitta Malkin have travelled extensively through Australia in their motor home, free camping where they can, seeing the sights and visiting our finest wineries.They recently returned to Opal by Living Gems after a three-month, family-focused trip to Adelaide, which followed a six-month adventure in Western Australia, where they saw landmarks such as Wave Rock and visited several of that state’s fine wineries.It is a passion for Mr Malkin, who has 180 bottles of red wine at his home at Opal by Living Gems in Logan Village, and he has an extensive knowledge of Australia’s best wineries.“We are so lucky in Australia, we have so many high-quality growing areas such as Margaret River, Swan Valley, Hunter Valley and the Barossa Valley,” Mr Malkin said. Bill and Gitta Malkin are loving life at Opal by Living Gems because they know their home is safe and secure while they travel the country.A gated entry, a wide tree-lined boulevard and landscaped streets frame a range of international award-winning two and three bedroom freestanding and duplex homes. The social centre is the country club, which has a bar and lounge, dining areas, a grand ballroom with a theatre stage and a luxurious cinema.It also has a barbecue pavilion that overlooks the lake and the magnificent solar-heated, partially covered swimming pool and spa. Sports and exercise facilities include a bowling green, tennis court, croquet lawn, walking and cycling tracks and games room plus a fully equipped gym.There are a range of home options to choose from, starting from $280,000.last_img read more

Look out to tree tops from Fig Tree Pocket home

first_imgThe home at 9 Northridge St, Fig Tree Pocket.FROM the living room in their “tree house” in Fig Tree Pocket, Mark and Ann Taylor look out through a thick, green canopy set against a blush pink sky.It’s a view the couple will miss when they sell their home of 12 years at 9 Northridge St, but one they’ll never forget.“It’s nicely set up on the hill so you get lots of breezes and rarely need airconditioning,” Mr Taylor said. The backyard at 9 Northridge St, Fig Tree Pocket.Mr Taylor, who has accepted a job interstate, said he would miss the property’s “semirural feel” and proximity to the river.Just 10km from Brisbane’s CBD, Fig Tree Pocket is a high-demand suburb with a median house price of $1.15 million, according to property research firm CoreLogic. The living area at 9 Northridge St, Fig Tree Pocket.Each of the five bedrooms is unique and spacious — two with ensuites — while the parents’ retreat has access to a private timber deck.“Every room faces north and there’s full glazing on the windows, so we hardly need curtains,” Mr Taylor said.There’s also a large swimming pool, which is perfectly positioned for watching the kids from the kitchen or living room. The outdoor area at 9 Northridge St, Fig Tree Pocket.The huge 1821sq m yard provided the perfect playground for the couple’s three children, with plenty of room for a trampoline, cubby house and pets.And as the kids grew older, the home was host to its fair share of 18th and 21st birthday parties. The kitchen at 9 Northridge St, Fig Tree Pocket.“Because you’re surrounded by trees, we just have this absolute array of birds all year round.“Looking at the tree tops, it does feel very private and secluded, which is what we really liked about it.”More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019It’s not just the location that’s special about this house; its impressive high, pitched ceilings create space and its architectural design allows natural breezes to flow freely through every room.last_img read more

Modern Isle of Capri home maximises space

first_img6 St Pauls Place, Isle of Capri.HIGH ceilings with towering windows fill this new Isle of Capri home with natural light.Combined with neutral tones as well as stone and wood throughout, it gives the home at 6 St Pauls Place a modern style.Part owner Shari O’Keefe said an older house was knocked down to make way for two homes — both are on the market.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago6 St Pauls Place, Isle of Capri.She said despite being subdivided, the home still had plenty of space for families. “It all opens up and it just flows so beautifully,” Mrs O’Keefe said. “I just love the outside entertaining area.”Sonja Smith of Luxure The Property People — Isle of Capri is marketing 6 St Pauls Place, Isle of Capri.It is on the market for offers over $1.7 million. 6 St Pauls Place, Isle of Capri.last_img read more