Enjoy a quiet village life in this charming Queenslander

first_imgThe living area at 9a Delaney Rd, DayboroMr Chambers spent time searching online for just the right house to suit the block.When he came across this one, he knew it was just right. “It was actually a low set home that came from Brisbane,” he said. “When it got here, it was turned into a highset house. “I believe it is at a height that can be built in. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“I painted the whole place, put the palings on downstairs and put in a new kitchen. “Of course the stairs were put in as well and the whole house got a bit of a facelift.” The veranda at 9a Delaney Rd, DayboroThe property is within walking distance of shops, the local school and, most importantly, the pub. “Dayboro’s a quiet little village but it’s got quite a few coffe shops and that sort of thing,” Mr Chambers said.The Delaney Rd property is tenanted until September 2017. The home is being marketed by Michael Flanigan from Me Property Sales Dayboro for $450,000.“This three-bedroom home, located in the Dayboro township just a short walk to the school and shops, is perfect for first home buyers and investors,” he said. The new kitchen at 9a Delaney Rd, DayboroMr Chambers said the best part of the whole home was the veranda. “It would be quite relaxing having a drink there in the afternoon,” he said. “The veranda faces towards the east and it’s got a view over Dayboro, which is quite nice.” The home sits on a low maintenance block with established lawn and gardens. And the neighbours aren’t bad either, Mr Chambers said.center_img The home at 9a Delaney Rd, Dayboro is on the market for $450,000A RELOCATED Queenslander is new to the market in the heart of Dayboro. The renovated home at 9a Delaney Rd has three bedrooms, one bathroom and scope for further improvements. Owner Kevin Chambers moved the two-storey house to Dayboro two years ago. “I own the house next door. It sits on two blocks so I decided to make use of the extra land,” he said. last_img read more

Research brings to light Edmonton home’s rich past

first_imgMitchell House, Edmonton. Picture: Marc McCormack“All too often people look at something and think it would just be easier to get rid of it, but you lose part of the community when that happens.” Mr and Mrs Gourde, who live on the Northern Beaches, have now put Mitchell House on the market.The house features polished concrete floors and high ceilings, while the yard is replete with fruit trees.Approvals are also in place for subdivision.Selling agent Hannah Fuller of Belle Property said the owners had done an “amazing job”.“The interest in the property so far has mostly been from people looking for plenty of space … there aren’t many of these sorts of properties going around,” she said.Mitchell House is listed for $479,000. Call Hannah Fuller on 0400 036 048 for more information. “Mitchell House” co-owner Sherie Guorde. Picture: Marc McCormackA CAIRNS couple has meticulously restored a historic Edmonton house after delving into its rich past.Sherie and Stefan Gourde became intrigued by the three-bedroom property at 8 Jubilee St.“It was in quite a terrible state when we bought it as an investment last year,” Mrs Gourde said.“We originally thought about demolishing the house after looking at the amount of work that was needed.“But after getting to know the property, we thought it would be a tremendous shame to lose part of Cairns’ history.” Mrs Gourde started talking to Kay Earl, a well-known marriage celebrant and nearby Edmonton resident, who helped shed a fascinating light on the home’s “many characters” from years gone by including a “world-renowned porcelain potter”. She discovered the land was bought in 1925 by Charles Mitchell, who helped build houses for returned servicemen after World War I.Keen to dig deeper, Mrs Gourde made contact with Mr Mitchell’s granddaughter – a Far North local – through ancestry.com.“We struck gold … and all of a sudden it became quite a personal project,” she said. Now, after about a year of “breathing life” into the 1942sq m property, pictures of Mr Mitchell and his wife Diamond are proudly on display.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago“It wasn’t something we ever intended to do but felt it was important for people to know what its roots were,” Mrs Gourde said.last_img read more

Exotic Smithfield “tree house” a labour of love for Rob and Sandy Jackson

first_imgRob and Sandy Jackson are living in a FNQ “tree house”. Rob lost his arm after he was electrocuted last year, but that didn’t stop him from continuing to renovate his beloved home. Picture: Marc McCormackA SHOCKING injury did not deter Far North DIY guru Robert “Jacko” Jackson from pouring his heart and soul into a majestic tropical “tree house”.Over the past decade Mr Jackson, 71, and his wife Sandy, 69, have devoted countless hours into bringing the best out of their four-bedroom home at 80 Stanton Rd.A colossal outdoor deck is the centrepiece of this leafy Smithfield property which, set among tall trees, features views of the Cairns skyline.“We spend all our time on the deck. It has a bar, so we seem to entertain a lot,” Mrs Jackson said.A freshwater creek running through the property is one of many new additions made by the retirees in recent years.“Some of our friends had these big rocks, and Jacko spent weeks travelling to their place, loading up the truck and coming home,” Mrs Jackson said. “I helped him unpack the rocks and now we have this amazing waterfall.”More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoMrs Jackson said “Jacko”, who hails from Sydney, was a “diehard spearfisherman” and always loved the tropical lifestyle.But the couple suffered a major setback in October last year when Mr Jackson lost his right forearm after coming into contact with powerlines.“I’m lucky to still have him with me,” Mrs Jackson said.But her husband, an experienced and meticulous DIY enthusiast, has continued to ensure his beloved home remains in perfect condition. “He also lost two fingers on his left hand … but he has managed to repaint every door frame in the house,” Mrs Jackson said.“Nothing has stopped him, and I’m very proud, but the worst part is that he can’t spearfish anymore.”Now, after a rewarding 10 years, the couple has decided to sell the home, which is listed by Cairns Property Office for offers in the low $900,000s.While sad to be moving, Mrs Jackson said the accident had left them with little choice. Call Shane Trimby on 0431 067 637 for more information.last_img read more

This fast growing Queensland suburb is Australia’s number 1 housing hotspot: HIA

first_imgNorth Lakes has made the top 20 list of Australia’s housing hot spots, according to the HIA.Pimpama, sitting midway between Brisbane and Surfers Paradise, saw its population grow at a rate of 35 per cent during 2015/16.One its latest residential developments is Halcyon Greens, a $300 million masterplanned community for over 50s.“Pimpama saw $340 million worth of building approvals during the year — that’s very strong,” Mr Garrett said.“What propelled them so high was the population growth. An increase of one third in the course of a year is very unusual. “It would reflect the fact newly developed homes and units in that part of town have become occupied by new residents.” Aveo Newstead is one of the latest residential developments in the area.Mr Garrett said 2016 represented a record year for new home building activity in Australia, supporting economic activity across the country.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 agoHe said it was good to see the report showed strong growth in regional areas, not just capital cities. “Today’s report identifies 86 separate areas in every state and territory across Australia where residential building activity is acting as the engine of economic activity, employment and development,” he said.“Small business are particular beneficiaries of housing activity.”An area qualifies as a hotspot in the report if its population grew by more than 1.4 per cent national average during 2015/16 and at least $150 million worth of residential building was approved during the year.National Top 20 Building and Population HotspotsSuburb State Residential Building Approved 2015/16 1 Pimpama QLD $340.2 million 2 Cobbitty-Leppington NSW $506.47 million 3 Palmerston-South NT $231,86 million 4 Riverstone-Marsden Park NSW $598.7 million 5 Forrestdale-Harrisdale-Piara Waters WA $155.42 million6 Docklands VIC $414.36 million7 Homebush Bay-Silverwater NSW $365.03 million8 Ellenbrook WA $205.43 million9 Southbank VIC $1.063 billion10 Waterloo-Beaconsfield NSW $788.99 million11 North Lakes-Mango Hill QLD $164.81 million12 Elderslie-Harrington Park NSW $191.8 million13 Lyons NT $188.41 million14 Rouse Hill-Beaumont Hills NSW $465.39 million15 Newstead-Bowen Hills QLD $433.38 million16 Arncliffe-Bardwell Valley NSW $200.23 million17 South Yarra-East VIC $185.70 million18 Botany NSW $264.69 million19 Melbourne VIC $627.4 million20 Ingleburn-Denham Court NSW $159.16 millionSource: HIA Housing developments throughout Pimpama, which has been named Australia’s top housing hotspot by HIA.Two other Queensland areas made the list of the top 20 housing hot spots — the masterplanned community of North Lakes-Mango Hill on Brisbane’s northern fringe and the bustling Newstead-Bowen Hills precinct, just outside the city’s CBD. Inside one of the homes in Halcyon Greens, a new development in Pimpama.HIA economist Shane Garrett said the report showed residential building activity in Queensland was spread out across the state, rather than just within Brisbane.Of the 20 Queensland suburbs that made the overall national list of hot spots, five of them were on the Gold Coast, including Coomera, Hope Island, Upper Coomera-Willowvale and Surfers Paradise. “It’s possible strong performers like the Gold Coast were partly helped by the fact there’s been a lot of downsizing going on by people in Sydney and Melbourne who are moving to this area of Queensland,” he said. The $300 million Halcyon Greens, Australia’s first over 50s gated golf and residential community, at Pimpama.QUEENSLAND has topped the list of Australia’s housing hot spots, according to a new report.Pimpama, a suburb on the northern end of the Gold Coast, has been pinpointed as the nation’s fastest growing housing market based on its performance during 2015/16, according to the Housing Industry Association’s latest Population & Residential Building Hotspots 2017 report.In second place was Sydney’s Cobbitty-Leppington area, followed by Palmerston-South in the Northern Territory.last_img read more

A tree changed this house’s price, forcing it $100,000 under median

first_img15 Logan Street, North Booval sold for $149,000 when its vendor decided it was time to sell, regardless of the “tree feature”.AN unexpected set of circumstances involving a tree, a storm and a roof forced this vendor to sell his home for $100,000 under his suburb’s median house price. Ray White sales agent Neil Mundy just sold a bargain buy in North Booval, a three-bedroom home on a 607sq m block for $149,000 and all done with a bit of tongue in cheek.Marketed as the “Ultimate Tree Change”, Mr Mundy meant what he said, as the home has a tree smack bang in the middle of the living room.The tree isn’t an added feature, more an unexpected visitor.The 15 Logan Street home, was an investment property that fell victim to one of the big storms to hit Ipswich earlier this year.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 ago15 Logan Street, North BoovalThe vendor decided to sell as is and a second investor seized the opportunity.Mr Mundy said while it was rare to find a home this cheap, selling at land value, North Booval did offer fantastic entry level properties with more owner occupiers than investors in the area.“North Booval is a nice quiet suburb, close to shops, short walk to the train station, medical facilities, restaurants and sporting clubs,” Mr Mundy said.“This suburb is a really niche market that hasn’t seen its full potential yet.” Mr Mundy said North Booval was an up and coming area and to highlight the affordability of the region Ray White were hoping to auction off 20 homes in the suburb for under $250,000 on Friday July 21.So far 10 homes have been secured to go under the hammer, Mr Mundy is urging anyone in North Booval, who wants to sell in that price bracket, to get in touch.last_img read more

Surfer Kathryn Perry is selling her coastal hideaway

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-28:4d987ba94c99376838fc2883 Player Element ID: vjs_video_671 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning 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 Rate1xFullscreen00:00 Related videos There is also a studio home and second residence.Most recently Perry was a finalist in the Noosa Logger Day finals this year. The property, listed through Dianne Swan of Richardson & Wrench — Coolum, is about 15 minutes from Noosa Heads and was originally a working nursery and landscaping business.The property was once a nursery.Property records reveal it last traded as a vacant land site in 2001 for $200,000. Long Board surf champ Kathryn Perry has listed herYandina Creek home.Long Board surfing champ, Kathryn Perry has listed her Sunshine Coast home for sale.If you buy it there’s plenty of room for visitors, with ten bedrooms, six bathrooms and parking for 11 cars.The property at, Zgrajewski Rd, Yandina Creek is listed for $2,395,000.It is on 12ha of land and has ocean views.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 investor2 hours agoThe minimalist style home at Yandina CreekThe home was designed by architect Dragi Majstorovic. In addition to the house the property hassubstantial horticultural infrastructure, buildings and a farm machinery shed.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality LevelsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWNlast_img read more

Family home with swimming pool makes this perfect for summer

first_imgThe kitchen area at 36 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer.He said the property combined high-quality fittings with a restrained palette.“ The two levels of living provide opportunity for your family to play, work and entertain,” he said.The property is for sale with offers over $985,000. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 201936 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer.The beautiful iron balustrades on the staircase lead you up to the warm timber floors of the open-plan living and dining area, and through to the granite kitchen with European appliances.The air-conditioned upper level has three bedrooms, master with ensuite and a private balcony.A large rear deck on this level also overlooks the pool.The in-ground swimming pool will no doubt be the perfect place to entertain friends during summer. 36 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer.An undercover entertaining area overlooks the pool, with a kitchenette conveniently placed for summertime entertaining.A separate built-in laundry has stone benchtops, and the fourth bedroom has been fitted with a walk-in wardrobe. One of the bedrooms at 36 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer.Poulsen Property selling agent Tony Poulsen said entry to the property was through remote electric gates and into the two-car accommodation.“Its location in the Graceville State School catchment area, and within walking distance of Chelmer railway station is perfect for your growing family,” Mr Poulsen said.“Properties of this type in Chelmer are in high demand, with the median price for the suburb being $1 million.”center_img Chill out and relax on the deck at 36 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer. 36 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer.A traditional character home in Chelmer that overlooks parkland has hit the market.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 36 Chelmer St East has two levels to spread out.Built on 437sq m of fully fenced land with established gardens, the north-facing home has tiled floors on the lower level.last_img read more

This Brisbane home ticks all the right boxes for modern families

first_imgThis home has some serious street appeal.Bi-fold doors open the interior out to an expansive covered timber deck ideal for entertaining with its glass balustrade, outdoor speakers, ceiling fans and an outdoor kitchen comprising a built-in stainless steel barbecue and sink and commercial-grade exhaust fan. The deck overlooks an 18m lap pool, which directly adjoins a championship-sized floodlit tennis court and established gardens. Back inside, the residence’s ground floor also includes a side hallway that grants access to a laundry and bathroom, study with separate entry and built-in desks and shelving, and a cinema with surround sound, theatre seating, a projector screen and airconditioning. What a great spot for a barbecue.Carpet adorns the first floor of the house, from a living room with plantation shutters to four bedrooms, including three with built-in wardrobes. These bedrooms share a modern bathroom with a shower and separate bath. Along with his-and-her walk-in wardrobes, the main bedroom has an ensuite and a ceiling fan. About 20 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, this property is about a 15-minute walk from Eagle Farm Racecourse. The Portside Wharf dining and entertainment hub is about five minutes away, while Bannister Park is one street over. My dream home would have awnings like these.Stairs lead down from an entry gate to a front courtyard with established gardens and a double carport nearby.A timber door invites entry into the ground floor, where a tiled foyer sits between a bathroom and bedroom with built-in wardrobes and a formal carpeted lounge room with air conditioning and decorative lighting.Beyond the lounge room is a formal dining room with built-in cabinetry and decorative cornices. It borders a living room, meals area and a kitchen with black granite benchtops, Miele appliances, a breakfast bar and corner pantry. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day ago 26 Blaikie St, Hendra, goes under the hammer on October 28.TENNIS court, oversized lap pool, space galore – this modern Brisbane home will have you ticking off boxes on your wishlist in no time.With five bedrooms – all with built-ins and two walk-in robes in the master – and four bathrooms this could be the answer to family bliss during the morning rush.The luxurious residence at 26 Blaikie St, Hendra, which has a wealth of modern luxuries on a massive 1,619sq m block, is a must see during this weekend’s inspections, opening for half an hour at 12.30pm Saturday October 14. Now that’s what I call spacious.Listing agent Michael Spork described the property as an ideal family room boasting all the modern amenities potential buyers could need. The home is set to go to auction on site at 2pm on Saturday October 28.last_img read more

Fixer downers: DIYers coming unstuck

first_imgLadder-falls are the most common DIY injury. Photo: ThinkstockMr Campbell said another big risk for DIYers in Queensland was asbestos.“Most people don’t realise what’s asbestos. Things like the glue under vinyl tiles, silicones used back in the day, the rope used in old ovens, downpipes and water pipes can all contain asbestos,” he said.“People will go smash a wall out not knowing its asbestos and they’ve gone and exposed their whole family to it. “Get a professional in at the start to point out where (the asbestos) is, even if you don’t want to remove it, just so you know where it is.”Being a qualified asbestos remover, Mr Campbell said he had seen plenty of DIY fails involving the material. “I had one (homeowner) cut through asbestos. It got into the aircon and went through the house,” he said. “There were fibres on everything so every single personal possession including photos, couches and the TV had to be thrown out.” Handyman business, Hire A Hubby, surveyed Australians and found injuries weren’t the only downside of amateur renovations. Nearly one third had tried to fix something themselves only to make it worse, and close to 60 per cent had to call in an expert to fix the problem. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoBrendan Green, Hire A Hubby executive officer, said people should stop and think before dabbling in DIY. “Always look at your options before DIY – if you’re confident, make sure you have the right tools and consider safety as a priority,” he said.“If the job is too much, call your local handyman and we’ll come over do it for you.” Chris and Tiffany Campbell found painting the exterior of their home the most challenging part of their renovation. Picture AAP/David ClarkMr Campbell and his wife Tiffany have recently renovated their 1940 California bungalow in North Ipswich and even they found some things were beyond their expertise. “The hardest thing was getting a good finish on the exterior paint,” Ms Campbell said. “We hired professional tools to try do it ourselves but it was a costly exercise. “It looks easy but it’s not when you’ve got 100-year-old paint and casement windows. “In the end it was much easier to get professionals in.” Ms Campbell said as a non-professional there were still plenty of tasks she was comfortable tackling herself. “Hanging curtains, sanding floors, puttying – it’s all quite easy to do,” she said. “And give the internal painting a go. You can’t fail at painting inside.”Mr Campbell said structural, wet area and electrical jobs should be left to qualified tradesmen. “Legally you can’t touch electrical and when it comes to structural jobs like decks, a lot of people build things that aren’t to code because they don’t know the right fixings or materials to use,” he said. “Don’t attempt bathrooms unless you’re a professional – they need to be waterproofed and they need to have falls a certain way. “I had one bloke where we’d prepped the bathroom and he jumped the gun and tiled the floor himself. “I turned the shower on and the water missed the drain and went out the door.” Tiffany and Chris Campbell renovated their North Ipswich Queenslander. Picture AAP/David ClarkTHOUSANDS of wannabe home renovators are ending up in hospital with injuries ranging from concussions to amputated fingers thanks to attempts at DIY.Data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare revealed 3318 Australians were hospitalised as a result of an injury from a DIY job in a single year. The most common causes of injuries were ladder-related falls (38 per cent) followed by powered hand tools and household machinery (29 per cent) and falls from buildings or structures (13 per cent).Men accounted for 81 per cent of the wounded. Digging further into the gory details, 11 per cent of powered saw related injuries were partial or complete amputation of a finger and 17 per cent of powered nail gun injuries resulted in an open palm wound. DIYer and professional builder Chris Campbell, of Blue Built, said he had heard of plenty of amateurs coming off second best when attempting projects around the house. “You often hear horror stories about chainsaws – people trying to cut back trees and the chainsaw kicks back into their face. I’ve also heard about grinder blades exploding and lots of people falling off ladders,” the tradie said.“Ladder injuries are probably the most common. A lot of older blokes push themselves too far and their balance isn’t what it used to be.” last_img read more

Is this your castle by the sand?

first_imgMagnoli Apartments.Palm Beach has seen significant price growth over the past five years, with the median unit sales price up 38.1 per cent to $442,750, according to CoreLogic.It is known for its laid-back lifestyle, mix of residential and holiday accommodation, and vast sandy beaches.Palm Beach is flanked by the iconic Elephant Rock at Currumbin and the hugely popular swimming spot, Tallebudgera Creek. Magnoli Apartments will be constructed just ‘metres from the beach’“The twin twelve-storey apartment buildings feature vibrant cascading gardens, where views of unspoilt beaches are framed by contemporary coastal living spaces,” Sunland Group managing director Sahba Abedian said.“Generous landscaped setbacks interwoven with ancient Norfolk pines, an expansive community park, and an on-site cafe further add to the local amenity.“This level of design continues within the six terrace homes, featuring distinctive framed facades, three-large bedrooms, spacious open plan living spaces, and impeccable landscaping. 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“Private resident amenities include a resort-style pool, lounge, and landscaped entertaining areas.” But if sand isn’t your thing, there is always the poolThe architecturally-designed towers will feature a mix of one, two and three-bedroom plus study designs, and include stylish entertainer kitchens, large indoor-outdoor living areas, and quality fittings and finishes. The shiny kitchenWhile prices have not yet been released, they are expected to range from $395,000 for a one-bedroom apartment up to $1.2 million for a three-bedroom penthouse.“Our commitment to the creation of art, beauty and community resonates strongly throughout this project,” Mr Abedian said.Magnolia Apartments will be constructed between Burleigh Heads National Park and Currumbin Creek. Magnoli Apartments will be launched in MayTwin twelve storey apartments just metres from the sand will be constructed at Palm Beach.Sunland Group, the developer behind the Gold Coast’s Palazzo Versace resort and Q1 tower, is expected to launch Magnoli Apartments next month.last_img read more