first_img15 Pendragon Drive, Coomera Waters.STEPHEN and Annette Gerrard had only been in the country seven weeks before they bought their Coomera Waters block.The pair, along with their two children Joel, 14, and Ruby, 11, migrated to Australia from Nottingham, England, in 2014. 15 Pendragon Drive, Coomera Waters.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThey enlisted Dean Ryan of Lifestyle Homes Gold Coast to create their five-bedroom house.“I have moved 29 times in 42 years of my life and this is the fifth house that we’ve designed and built,” she said. “It’s the first one in Australia so we weren’t sure how it would go but it ended up great. “They say you need to build three houses to get everything right and I think we got this one right.” 15 Pendragon Drive, Coomera Waters.ON THE MARKET15 PENDRAGON DRIVE, COOMERA WATERSAgent: Jacqui and Adam Hope, Harcourts Coastal, Hope Island Features:Area: 1057sq mAuction: August 9, 11am, Harcourts Coastal in-rooms, 15 Queensland Ave, BroadbeachInspections: Saturday at 12-12.45pm 15 Pendragon Drive, Coomera Waters.Among the home’s features is a cinema, pool and open-plan living and dining area.The cinema and garage are on the bottom level while the second level has all the bedrooms and living areas that lead out to the backyard entertaining area. “Because it’s on a hill, we have the trampoline and basketball net up the top, a swimming pool below, and then further below is the alfresco area. It’s great as we can sit outside and have a barbecue.” 15 Pendragon Drive, Coomera Waters.“My husband fell off a horse and had to have surgery where titanium rods were inserted into his spine,” Mrs Gerrard said.“They reacted with the cold and so we thought ‘life’s short let’s move to Australia where the weather is warmer’.”last_img read more

first_imgThe home at 11 Scabbard Ct, Forestdale.A FOUR-BEDROOM home on acreage has sold in Forestdale as the local market remains buoyant. Marketing agent Philip Resnikoff, of Acreage Life by Crafted Property Agents, said the home at 11 Scabbard Ct, Forestdale sold for $721,000. “We had about 25 groups through the home and multiple offers,” he said. “There is a lot of interest at that price range in the area.”Mr Resnikoff said the home attracted such good interest because it was the “full package” with a pool, shed and family home on a big block. 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 2020The pool area at 11 Scabbard Ct, Forestdale.He said the successful buyers were a young couple looking for the acreage lifestyle. “I’m seeing a lot of young families looking for space,” he said. Mr Resnikoff said the Forestdale market was buoyant. “I think we will see a lot of activity leading to the end of the year as we’re coming out of winter,” he said. “People looking to relocate tend to do it at the end of the year.“And coming into the spring selling season, a lot of more people will be preparing their property for market and the same goes for buyers.”last_img read more

first_imgThe living area at 16 Muriel Ave, Manly West.The property also has a barbecue pit area, double carport, single garage, shed, garden shed and water tanks. “I’ll miss how quiet it is on the deck,” Mr Lee said. “On a Saturday morning you could almost feel you’re in the bush — there’s a huge back yard with wildlife like kookaburras. “You can’t see the other houses around.” The property is being marketed by David Lazarus of Belle Property Manly and it will be auctioned on September 2 at 4pm. The deck at 16 Muriel Ave, Manly West.The two bedrooms are a good size and the bathroom has a shower-over-bath, toilet and basin. The home has hardwood floors, VJ walls and high ceilings. Downstairs there is a fully enclosed rumpus room, second bathroom and laundry. The studio apartment has a combined living and bedroom area with kitchenette and rear deck. The kitchen at 16 Muriel Ave, Manly West.“When we first bought the home it had an old, brown kitchen. It wasn’t nice,” he said. “The kitchen is now the focal point of the home with its herringbone splashback.” The couple also revamped the bathroom and repainted the property. The main house has a front porch, entryway, separate living room and open-plan kitchen and dining room with french doors opening to the big back deck. 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 2020The kitchen has a farmhouse sink, gas cooktop and plenty of bench and cupboard space. center_img The home at 16 Muriel Ave, Manly West.THIS renovated cottage on a big block is going under the hammer in Manly West. The property at 16 Muriel Ave includes a two-bedroom cottage with a Hamptons-style kitchen, a big deck, and a studio apartment.Christopher and Bridget Lee bought the home in 2011 and have brought the property back to its former glory. Mr Lee said they opened the front veranda back up, removed some of the internal walls, installed new hardwood floors and replaced the kitchen. last_img read more

first_img2/7 Boodera Road, Palm Beach.WITH a rooftop terrace and spiral staircase this duplex could easily be mistaken for a trendy bar in Palm Beach.The ultra-stylish duplex sold under the hammer on the weekend for $1.168 million.Andy Hogarth and Lauara Dean from McGrath Palm Beach marketed the property which sold to an interstate buyer.2/7 Boodera Road, Palm Beach.Homeowners Cory Hinds and Jasmine Haran bought the block last year to create the ‘entertainers dream’.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:45 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.This 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 Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Summer Dream Home: Currumbin01:45 Related videos 01:45Summer Dream Home: Currumbin01:34Paradise for sale…01:16Dream home: Broadbeach Waters01:33Dream Home: New Farm01:36Dream Home: Brookfield01:00Mermaid BeachMr Hinds said the home was only completed late last year.“Jasmine and I noticed there wasn’t many three story designs in the area and we wanted to create something unique,” he said.2/7 Boodera Road, Palm Beach.The couple said they originally knocked down the older style house on the block to make way for the trendy designs.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We decided to subdivide the block and get more out of it,” Mr Hinds said.“It is our first house project so we are really excited to be living in the other duplex.”2/7 Boodera Road, Palm Beach.Mr Hinds said he grew up in Burleigh and loved the southern end of the Gold Coast.“Palm Beach was our top pick for building a home like this,” he said.“The plan has been in the pipeline for the past two-and-a-half years and Jasmine and I are really impressed with how its turned out.“It is exactly what we had imagined, maybe even better.”Mr Hinds said the couple originally planned to put up a stylish screen on the front balcony to hide the spiral staircase.2/7 Boodera Road, Palm Beach.“In the end we decided against it because the spiral staircase made a feature out of itself and it looked great from the street,” he said.The 28-year old said the rooftop captures hinterland views from Burleigh Headland to Mt Warning.The duplex is packed with modern technology including a fingerprint entry and tile heating.A freestanding bath is the showpiece of the ensuites main bedroom.2/7 Boodera Road, Palm Beach.last_img read more

first_imgThe home at 152-158 Condamine Drive, Logan Village.This near-new home on acreage is going under the hammer in Logan Village. The four-bedroom home at 152-158 Condamine Drive is on a fenced 1.21ha block close to the Logan Village Pub and the Village Mall. Owners Karen and David Barrett said they built the home back from the road for privacy. “It was an open (block) when we bought the land and we’ve put in a lot of trees,” Mr Barrett said. “The house is only three years old, so it’s all like new. The living area at 152-158 Condamine Drive, Logan Village.“We put in a bore and solar panels, so you get a minimal power bill, and there’s a 9m-by-12m shed with mezzanine floor.“All the hard work has been done, so the next owner won’t have to do a thing.” 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 2020The modern lowset home has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area opening through sliding doors to the outdoor entertaining area. The living area has a fireplace and the kitchen has stone benchtops, a floating island bench, plenty of cupboard space and stainless steel appliances. The home at 152-158 Condamine Drive, Logan Village.The home comes with a CCTV security system, security screens, multiple water tanks, a bore and two 5kW solar systems.Mr Barrett said the home was in a quiet cul-de-sac in a laid-back neighbourhood. “We’re in a very handy location that is central to the Gold Coast and Brisbane,” he said. The property is being marketed by Leith Hudson and Lucas Point, of Ray White Waterford, and will be auctioned on October 21 at 11am.center_img The kitchen at 152-158 Condamine Drive, Logan Village.The master bedroom has a walk-in robe and ensuite with shower, dual basins and separate toilet. The three remaining bedrooms have built-in robes and there are also a laundry, separate toilet and a family bathroom with separate bath and shower. At the front of the home, there are a media room and a double lockup garage with internal access that has been converted into an extra living space with carpet and sliding glass doors. last_img read more

first_imgJohn McGrath is predicting the Gold Coast will continue to benefit (from growth) over the next five years.LEADING real estate industry figure John McGrath is tipping the Gold Coast property market to benefit from the 2018 Commonwealth Games for the next five years.“Having experienced Sydney in 2000 with the Olympics and knowing what the Gold Coast has to offer, I can only say the Commonwealth Games will be an amazing postcard to the world,” Mr McGrath said.“You’ve got the fact the whole world will be exposed to an incredible city and lifestyle, as well as the fact the infrastructure investment in the lead-up has been prolific and the market is so undervalued.“I think the Gold Coast will continue to benefit (from growth) over the next five years.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:46 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.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 Rate1xFullscreenGrowth of regional hubs03:46Mr McGrath’s top suburb pick on the Gold Coast in his McGrath Report 2018, released on the weekend was Coomera.WHY COOMERA IS SET TO BOOMHe said Coomera would benefit from new infrastructure including the $470 million Westfield Shopping Centre which is expected to open in late 2018.“There are a lot of great areas in between Brisbane and the Gold Coast and Coomera is a great example,” Mr McGrath said.“I think it will continue to grow.”last_img read more

first_imgThe swimming pool looks inviting at 72 Pine Street, Bulimba.Just 400m from trendy Oxford St, the property was purchased by an Ascot couple. “We are seeing Ascot and Hamilton buyers coming this way,” Mr O’Doherty said.“Bulimba offers a comparable lifestyle and you get so much more for your money here.“Even though it’s spring selling season and there is a lot of property on the market, it seems the buyers have come out of the woodwork as well.” 72 Pine Street, Bulimba.A 401sq m property in Bulimba has sold for $1,820,000 within a week of being listed for salewith Belle Property Bulimba’s Tony O’Doherty and Paul Liddy.The double-storey home at 72 Pine St was designed and constructed by the sellers, a local builder and interior designer. 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 2020Inside 72 Pine Street, Bulimba.It’s been a huge month for Mr O’Doherty and Mr Liddy, who have only recently joined the Belle Bulimba office.“The property was on the market twice before with two local agencies, and we got a price within six days,” Mr O’Doherty said.“The owners were ecstatic with it and it’s just very important that we put our time and energy into getting the best from the market and not getting the perceived value.”last_img read more

first_img69 Queens Rd, HamiltonThe contemporary home has entertainment on multiple levels and if the excitement of watching all the athletic exertion during the Games has you feeling a bit weary, you can use the Kone lift to move between floors or head up to the pool on the third level.The home has two kitchens and four outdoor areas. 69 Queens Rd, HamiltonThe home theatre room has a high definition projector and a wet bar. There is an intercom, back to base alarm and security cameras. And for the budding chef there’s a teppanyaki grill and Gaggenau appliances.It is listed through Drew Davies and Rhys Cockram of McGrath Estate Agents – New Farm.There is plenty of big screen action to be had at 39 Balnaves Place, Mitchelton. 61 Gillan St, Norman Park. Picture: realestate.com.auThere are outdoor dining areas and a swimming pool – so if you are filled with Games’ inspiration you can pump out a few laps.The design of the three-level home is medal worthy itself. It has a feature marble wall in the entry and a modern kitchen with marble and timber benches.The bedrooms are wired for data, television, Foxtel and telephone and there is a media room, complete with theatre-style seating and big screen to catch all the action.The home is listed through Tanya Douglas and George Petavrakis of Ray White Bulimba.Otherwise you could choose to watch all the action from a five-bedroom home at 69 Queens Rd, Hamilton, which has been listed for sale.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours ago 39 Balnaves Place, Mitchelton. Picture; realestate.com.auThe five-bedroom home has a home theatre room with integrated sound throughout the property, and to feel the hungry hordes there is a custom-built pizza oven alongside the outdoor dining area.If the excitement of the Games is all too much you can escape into the fully self-contained flat.center_img 61 Gillan St, Norman Park. Picture: realestate.com.auKeen to watch every minute of the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony this weekend?Well we’ve found the perfect homes to do it from and if you owned these properties you wouldn’t even have to leave the comfort of your own chair.At 61 Gillan St, Norman Park, a five bedroom home on a large waterfront block of land, also has plenty of special features inside. 39 Balnaves Place, Mitchelton. Picture; realestate.com.auIt is listed through Scott Rumble of Harcourts Solutions.last_img read more

first_imgThe home is near pony trails.“I think these days if you are riding competitively you just need an arena,” Mrs Chuter said.“When I was a child we could train in the park, but you just can’t do that anymore.”When they bought up the empty 2.10ha block at 15 Kilgour Rd in Camp Mountain in 1998 they designed a colonial style double-storey home for their family.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago MOUNTAIN ESCAPE: This picturesque Brisbane home is perfect for horse lovers.ACREAGE was not enough for Gail Chuter and her husband Clifford before they moved to Camp Mountain.The couple were living in the neighbouring suburb on an acreage property, but even with all that space at their doorstep, they wanted more.The couple were deeply involved in the competitive field of Western Pleasure, a style of horse riding that saw them compete in shows across Australia.But to keep up with the intense practice and training required, they needed a house with a horse arena to keep up with the training. The specially designed arena is perfect for horse training.Outside the home was a 55m x 30m sand arena for horse training and a horse stable that can hold three horses. The stables are equipped for more than one horse.Mrs Chuter said that although the home was a new build, they wanted it to feel a lot older than its construction date. “That is why there is a lot of recycled timber in the home — we like that rustic look,” she said. center_img Perfect for summer.Nature is never far away, with the trees at the base of the mountain just metres from the home. “We have such an abundance of birds and native fauna that come on to the property. We are constantly amazed,” Mrs Chuter said. The home will go to auction on Saturday, April 28 at 3pm. The home is not old, but was designed to embrace the character of older properties.The home has high ceilings and large windows so the fresh country air is never far away. Some newer additions to the home include the swimming pool and the elevated deck that is separate to the main house.last_img read more

first_imgPOTSDAM Transport (ViP) ordered a fleet of 48 modular Combino trams from Siemens Verkehrstechnik on December 12. They will be delivered in annual batches of four between 1998 and 2009.The Potsdam version is 30·5m long and 2·3m wide, with 74 seats and room for 110 standees at 4/m2. Powered trucks are fitted at each end and a non-driving truck supports the centre module with pantograph (below). Empty weight will be 31 tonnes. Siemens was bidding against Adtranz, which was offering a 70% low-floor Variobahn, and DWA Bautzen working with MGB and Kiepe Elektrik. The Siemens Combino bid and the offer from DWA were closest, and despite political pressure at the Brandenburg Land level to give preference to cars ‘with a high local content’, the ViP board decided to adhere strictly to European tendering criteria. The final price for the first 12 cars is reported to be DM2·9m each.Berlin Transport will this year complete rebuilding of its 447 Tatra trams. The last Type T6A2 was handed over by Mittenwalder Gerätebau on December 18. olast_img read more