A renovated home with plenty of personality is on the market in Annerley

first_imgThe home at 18 Laurier St, Annerley is on the market for $770,000THIS lovingly renovated home is in a sought after section of Annerley. Irene and Peter Unicomb were renting the two-storey home at 18 Laurie St when the previous owners began renovating. “We took it upon ourselves to help,” Mrs Unicomb said. “The bathrooms and kitchen were renovated and the home was painted inside and out.“All the old carpets were ripped up to expose the floorboards.” Once the home was spruced up, the previous owners put the property on the market. “By that stage we’d fallen in love with the place, so we decided to buy it off them,” Mrs Unicomb said. “We loved its quirkiness. It’s roughly 60 years old and it’s not your average brick and tile home.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“Once it was ours, we took out all the casement windows and replaced them with cedar double hung windows with Crimsafe security screens. We also changed some of the doors for cedar doors.” The home has an open plan kitchen and living area, three bedrooms, a study and two bathrooms. Mrs Unicomb said the back veranda was her favourite part of the property. “We’ve had many barbecues there and in the afternoons we let out our five chooks and sit and watch them,” she said. Mrs Unicomb said she and her husband were selling to retire to their hometown of Port Macquarie. “We decided we wanted to go back to a smaller town. Don’t get me wrong, we love Brisbane and we love the house but it’s time for a change,” she said. Mrs Unicomb said the home would suit young professionals because it was so well located. “It’s such a great position. I can leave my front door and be at a bus stop in less than a minute and in town quicker than calling a cab.” The property is being marketed by Russel Matthew from Matthews Real Estate for $770,000.“Quietly situated in a prime Annerley location often referred to as The Golden Triangle, this well maintained home has room to move,” Mr Matthews said.last_img read more

Neighbour doubles beachfront holding

first_imgThe home at 5B Biggs Ave, Beachmere sold to a neighbour for $695,000.WHEN 5B Biggs Ave, Beachmere, sold for $695,000 on May 26, the new owner knew what they were getting — because they already owned the property next door.Set on an absolute beachfront block, the renovated, two-level, strata-titled, four-bedroom home demonstrates the unbelievable value on offer in the suburb, according to LJ Hooker Bribie Island Beachmere manager Len Adelman.“You can buy waterfront here for $600,000 or $700,000 that you wouldn’t be able to buy for a couple of million in the city,” Mr Adelman said. Mr Adelman said Beachmere was offering excellent options for real estate hunters, with ready access to services and facilities.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“I’ve lived here 13 years. Everything you need is in the (local) shopping centre here, and it’s only 10 minutes from Caboolture for railway and hospital,” he said.“It’s a beachside suburb 40 minutes from Brisbane, 30 minutes from Bribie Island, and you can get to the beach in two to three minutes from any of the houses in Beachmere.”Mr Adelman said interest in waterfront property at Beachmere was gaining momentum, too.“I had nine waterfront (listings) not long ago, and now I’ve only got three left, and one of those is under contract, so I’ve been quite busy,” he said.He said Beachmere was pinging on the radar of buyers.“They’ve come from all over the place. It’s becoming a little more known now than it was,” he said.last_img read more

High-end Westlake homes bring in $1 million-plus buyers

first_img64 Callabonna Street, Westlake.Demand has ramped up for quality property in Westlake, according to Lauren Xing, sales executive at Brisbane Real Estate.Ms Xing said the sale of 64 Callabonna St for $1.25 million on October 16 showed demand was rising for high-end homes in quiet, near river positions.“There’s good money if it’s a good quality home,” Ms Xing said.“This was a special home with six-bedrooms, four-bathrooms, two-car garage plus car space, 11 years old and on a very nice street,” Ms Xing said. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“Anything that features near the water is selling very well in Westlake,” she said.Ms Xing said the buyers were from interstate and on her database as ready to buy when the right property became available.Ms Xing said a certain demographic has dominated in the market of late.“Mostly families. Professionals with young children looking for good schools and facilities,” she said.Ms Xing said demand was outstripping supply and listings have been dwindling.“Stock is a low – we need more good stock on the market,” she said.last_img read more

Retirement living has taken a new direction – up

first_imgInside the master suite of the Birtinya Retirement Village display homeAn on site allied health professional will give residents access to health education sessions, exercise programs and a range of group fitness classes. Due for completion in mid-2018, Birtinya Retirement Village provides a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments with views of Lake Kawana and the Glasshouse Mountains hinterland. The village is pet friendly, with a dog park to be constructed nearby.It is a short walk to Bokarina Beach, hospitals, the Ocean side Health Precinct and the future Birtinya Town Centre.Stockland recently announced it had received planning approvals for the town centre, which will include a shopping centre, service station, entertainment precinct, hotel, apartments, drive-through restaurants, a town square with green space, and a walkable waterfront along Lake Kawana. “Retirement Living has taken a new direction on the Sunshine Coast,” Ms Barton said. Inside the living area of the Birtinya Retirement Village display homeThe first display apartments at Stockland’s $63 million vertical retirement village at Birtinya are now open. The display apartments feature open plan layouts with extensive natural light, eye-catching timber elements and spacious balconies to capture ocean breezes. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Stockland’s regional development manager for retirement living Pauline Barton said the apartments had been styled to demonstrate the latest trends in homewares and accessories. “Each apartment comes with all the mod-cons as quality brand appliances, airconditioning, and access to superfast broadband internet,” she said.Birtinya Retirement Village is an eight-storey vertical village in the heart of the Sunshine Coast’s fast-growing Ocean side Kawana precinct. The village includes secure undercover parking with each apartment, guest parking, manicured gardens and a two-storey clubhouse and wellness centre with a gym, yoga studio, hair salon, bar lounge, billiards room and resort pool.last_img read more