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Sprawling 117ha estate for sale within an hour of Brisbane

first_img527 Mt Walker West Rd, Lower Mt Walker.A classic red roof complements the white front deck with a timber balustrade, ornate fretwork and connecting home office. Polished hardwood and original 130-year-old hoop pine floors flow throughout, along with VJ walls, french doors and double hung windows. The main entry leads into a hallway between four bedrooms including two with deck access and one with an ensuite. A fifth bedroom with an ensuite and built-in wardrobe resides at the rear of the house. 527 Mt Walker West Rd, Lower Mt Walker.IF big skies and fertile soil are your idea of heaven on earth then this Queensland property may be worth a look. The 117ha estate at 527 Mt Walker West Roard in Lower Mt Walker, Scenic Rim, is spread across two freehold titles just 55 minutes from Brisbane.The five bedroom, three bathroom, two car space property was being marketed by Barry Quinn of Ray White Rural Brisbane, with an auction set for 10.30am on April 28 in Brisbane City.Fertile black soil and soft river flats make it capable of comfortably holding 50 head of cattle. It is also extremely well-watered, with more than 800m of river frontage, an enormous dam, four well-equipped bores and multiple water tanks totalling 95,000L. 527 Mt Walker West Rd, Lower Mt Walker.This proven farming property already has the required infrastructure for success, including boundary fencing, a four-bay machinery shed, workshop with three-phase power, solar-powered hay shed, steel stock yards with crush and loading ramp, and multiple pastures with native grasses. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoOverlooking Bremer Valley and the mountain peaks of Main Range National Park, the property’s colonial homestead is a charming residence originally built in 1890. Renovated, it blends traditional features with modern luxury including airconditioning and outdoor areas. 527 Mt Walker West Rd, Lower Mt Walker.A nearby shared bathroom, featuring a separate shower and bath, sits alongside a sunroom with access to a rear patio encircled by gardens. Established fruit trees populate the surrounding country landscape.The formal lounge features a bay window, fireplace and antique chandelier. Bi-fold doors connect it to open-plan living and dining rooms featuring ample natural light and breezes. The accompanying kitchen is a generous environment with spacious benchtops and quality appliances. 527 Mt Walker West Rd, Lower Mt Walker.A two-car garage completes this residence with a laundry and billiard room. Mr Quinn said Bremer View represented an outstanding chance to live, farm and entertain in a lovely homestead set on excellent country.last_img read more

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Land prices hit record high amid supply shortfall across the country

first_imgMost expensive regional residential land ($ per sq m): 1. Sunshine Coast (QLD) 7182. Gold Coast (QLD) 5663. Illawarra (NSW) 4534. Richmond-Tweed (NSW) 4385 Barwon (VIC) 432 5 strongest markets for land sales: 1. Darling Downs (QLD) 63.4%2. Mackay (QLD) 59.9%3. South Eastern (WA) 53.5%4. Kimberley (WA) 35.5%5. Gippsland (VIC) 30.0% (Source: HIA-CoreLogic Residential Land Report) Estates on the Sunshine Coast are booming.Sydney was the most expensive capital with the cost per square metre at a whopping $1,051, followed by Perth ($752), Melbourne ($737) and Adelaide ($637), while Hobart was most affordable ($180).HIA senior economist Shane Garrett said supply struggled to keep pace with demand leading to greater housing affordability issues.“The high cost of new residential land is at the heart of Australia’s housing affordability crisis,” Mr Garrett said. “The housing industry’s ability to ramp up the supply of new dwellings as demand dictates is hampered by the inconsistency of the land supply pipeline. The time it takes for land to be made available to builders is unnecessarily long.”CoreLogic commercial research analyst Eliza Owen said vacant residential land prices accelerated despite the largest housing markets like Sydney and Melbourne passing peak growth levels.“Despite the softening in capital growth, land prices were driven higher by long term confidence in some Australian metropolitan markets. Indeed, developers may act counter-cyclically to secure vacant land on the fringe of metropolitan areas before the next upswing,” she said. Capital city residential land ($ per sq m): 1. Sydney $1,0512. Perth $7523. Melbourne $7374. Adelaide $637More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours ago5. Brisbane $5466. Hobart $180 Gold Coast land lots are the second highest regional price per sq m in the country. Picture: Nigel Hallett.THE cost of residential land lots in Australia has hit a record, pushing prices in some regions of Queensland to the highest in the country.The latest HIA-CoreLogic Residential Land Report, out today, found that the median vacant residential land lot price hit an all-time high in the September 2017 quarter to $267,368. It was a massive 10.9 per cent jump on the same period in 2016.The Sunshine Coast was now the most expensive regional market in the country ($718 per sq m) with the Gold Coast running in a hot second ($566 per sq m) — both more expensive than the Brisbane’s $546 per sq m cost.Land prices were rising the fastest in the capital city markets though, up 12.8 per cent on the same time last year. Brisbane was the second most active residential land market (behind Melbourne) with 1,928 lots sold in the quarter but was also the second most affordable of the capitals with the median at $231,000 per lot.last_img read more

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Luxury living on the canal at Newport

first_img18 Courageous Court, NewportTHIS waterfront mansion at Newport showcases luxury living at its very best.Brian and Letitia Rowe built the modern home at 18 Courageous Crt in 2013.They bought the property in 2007 and lived in its original house before demolishing it to make way for the existing two-storey home. 18 Courageous Court, NewportMr Rowe said they wanted to make sure they liked the area before building their dream home.“We thought it was a nice place to move to because of the lifestyle,” Mr Rowe said.The four-bedroom home sits on a 693sq m block on the canal. 18 Courageous Court, NewportMore from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019On one side of the ground floor, a gym, bar and lounge room flow out to an alfresco area, which overlooks the canal.A kitchen with butler’s pantry and dining room are on the other side, which also opens onto the alfresco area. 18 Courageous Court, NewportThe home also has a boat ramp with side access, a pontoon, 60,000-litre underground water tank, solar panels and two garages.Mr Rowe said it was the perfect size for the couple and their three children.“When you have all the family here, it’s perfect,” Mr Rowe said.“It’s very open plan and we just love living on the water.”center_img 18 Courageous Court, NewportA second alfresco area with integrated entertainment system and heated swimming pool, which flows from inside out, separates both sides of the house.Upstairs, there is a rumpus room and four bedrooms, which have their own ensuites, walk-in wardrobes and balconies.The master bedroom can only be accessed by a suspended bridge through the study. 18 Courageous Court, NewportHe said its open floorplan meant coastal breezes and natural light flowed through the house when all the doors were opened.It is within walking distance to the beach and is close to shops and public transport.last_img read more

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Retirement ‘vertical village’ on the rise

first_imgNewport, Redcliffe, developed by Stockland. Stockland has commenced work on a retirement village apartment community at the $590 million Newport project on the Redcliffe PeninsulaConstruction has started at Stockland’s $69 million retirement village apartment community at Newport on the Redcliffe Peninsula.The development will comprise 125 two and three-bedroom apartments built across two six-level buildings within the heart of Stockland’s $590 million Newport project.Each apartment will have its own dedicated car space, with both buildings linked by a central, landscaped podium and more than 3500sq m of green and outdoor recreation space.Stockland Group executive and Retirement Living chief executive Stephen Bull saidretirees expected to live in beautiful locations, enjoy a great lifestyle and a high level of services.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“In designing the Newport Retirement Village we wanted to show people they can upsize their quality of life when they chose to downsize their homes,” he said.“Our vision for Newport Retirement Village was to develop a highly connected and accessible community, that enhances livability and encourages residents to be social, active and enjoy a healthy bayside lifestyle.”The development will include a wellness hub with a gym and swimming pool, billiards room, library and an alfresco barbecue area featuring a living community table to grow herbs and use when cooking. Residents will also enjoy an array of amenity in the broader Newport community including bayside parks, kilometres of cycling and walking paths and an abundance of water-based leisure opportunities such as fishing or kayaking.Construction of the 143ha Newport masterplanned community started in 2015 and is about a quarter of the way through its development program.Upon completion it will be home to about 5000 residents and feature a 22ha lake, a $3 million lakeside park, a children’s playground and a public square. last_img read more

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Axe murderer’s Queensland luxury home sold for millions

first_imgThe showpiece former luxury retreat also had development approval for a subdivision to create an additional six residential lots just minutes to Buderim village” according to the listing.It was on the market just three months before it was snapped up for $140,000 less than the asking price, selling to an investment company for $2.35m in April last year.That’s not a bad deal considering the median price of houses in the area has gone up 33.6 per cent in the past five years.An investment firm bought the property and immediately put it up for rental. The van Bredas lived a millionaire lifestyle but valued their Sunshine Coast retreat.A 23-YEAR-old who was today found guilty of axing his multi-millionaire family to death at home had lived an idyllic luxury lifestyle in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.Henri van Breda was found guilty of murdering his parents Martin and Teresa as well as his brother Rudi, and attempting to murder his sister Marli in their estate in South Africa, one of two homes they had maintained on opposite sides of the world.The van Bredas had relocated to South Africa for business reasons, but kept their sprawling Sunshine Coast property intact with a view to returning to the idyllic lifestyle in future.They had bought what was then a seven bedroom, seven bathroom, two car space property in 2012 for $2.2m, with the 3.86 hectare property including development approval for six additional residential lots.Henri van Breda is led out of the High Court in Cape Town, South Africa, after being found guilty of the murder of his parents and brother and the attempted murder of his sister more than three years after the gruesome attack. Picture: AP Photo/Nasief Manie.Related: Home owned by family killed in axe attack for salePat Rafter loses millions in Sunshine Beach dealTheir Queensland home was a sprawling eco designed luxury retreat where every bedroom had an ensuite and opened up to expansive private decks, patios or gardens.The grounds themselves were covered in rainforest and bamboo water gardens, though the home was also just four minutes from the Maroochydore city centre, eight minutes from the beach and 11 minutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport.The quirky main building was made of hardwood in a rare circular shape, designed and built with nine ensuite bedrooms, seven of which were operational when the family frolicked there.The van Breda’s luxury escape was listed at $2.49 million last year.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoThe living zone incorporated a “voluminous” double height atrium ceiling, with the home also having a luxury stone kitchen, prep area and walk in pantry — “an incomparable family home” that could be a luxury guesthouse, coming with a caretaker’s cottage, orchards and multiple dams.It was a far cry from the grisly scenes that investigators met in the family’s De Zalze Golf Estate home in South Africa in January 2015 the day after the parents and son were killed.It took two years after the family was murdered and their son Henri put on trial for the executor of the van Breda’s will to put the property on the market in Queensland.At $2.49 million, it was listed as a “captivating oasis with subdivision opportunity” with sweeping views to Moreton Island and the Glasshouse Mountains.Every bedroom in the uniquely designed home opens onto verandas, patios or gardens. The property was put up for rent three months after the sale date, listed at $2,650 a week with a commercial slant as a home, bed and breakfast, retreat, and accommodation venue.The new owners turned the property into an 11 bedroom, 10 bathroom, 10 car space estate and got development approval for a pool and spa to be put in for over $31,000 in October last year.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more