The former Socceroo Brett Holman and wife Femke have downsized on the Sunshine Coast.
Having sold their Peregian Beach holiday home for $2.55 million mid-way through last year, they’ve gone off-market to secure a near new property in the same coastal suburb.
They’ve spent $1.15 million on a home on the Peregian Golf Course.
Only completed last year, the home has five bedrooms, including a master with its own sitting area, walk in wardrobe and ensuite which spans the entire length of the top level.
There’s a dedicated media room, a kitchen with butler’s pantry and an alfresco area overlooking the pool.
Richardson & Wrench Noosa agent Kerry Sullivan secured the sale off-market.
The Holman’s had previously nearer the beach, but flipped the modern 2018-built home half way through last year.
Having paid $1.95 million, they sold the Tim Ditchfield-designed four bedder for $2.55 million.
Holman, who runs a small football academy in the Sunshine Coast, and Femke are based in a five bedroom home in New Farm, which they bought for $2.43 million in 2016 when returning to Australia after spending 14 years playing soccer across Europe and Asia.
Born in Bankstown, Holman started his soccer career at Parramatta Power in the NSL before joining Dutch club Feyenoord in 2002.
Holman left Holland in 2012 to join Aston Villa in the English Premier League for a season then went on to play in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Holman has represented the Socceroos 63 times, scoring nine goals.
Article Source: www.urban.com.au
Grant Hackett’s luxury Gold Coast beachfront villa snapped up in five days for $2.625m
A luxury Gold Coast pad owned by former Olympian Grant Hackett and located on “Millionaires’ Row” has sold after being on the market for just five days, fetching $2.625 million.
The three-bedroom villa at 1/100 Hedges Avenue, Mermaid Beach, is on the most prestigious beachfront strip in Queensland, metres from the beach and local cafes.
Listing agent Troy Dowker, of Broadbeach-based real estate agency Kollosche, said it was one of quickest sales he had been involved in.
“We received three cash, unconditional offers within about 36 hours,” he said.
“And, on Tuesday, we had it sold for $2.625 million.”
The contemporary home, which spans 331 square metres over four levels, boasts multiple, open-plan living spaces and floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows designed to make the most of the stunning ocean views.
Its most appealing feature is the fourth-floor rooftop terrace with a barbecue kitchen and al fresco dining and panoramic views of the Coolangatta coastline back to the mountains.
It also boasts two double lock-up garages and visitor parking, plus a private internal lift to take residents from the basement garage to the show-stopping rooftop terrace.
Hackett, who grew up in the adjacent suburb of Mermaid Waters, bought the home in 2014 for $1.5 million, public records show.
“It’s a perfect spot. Steps away from the beach and I absolutely fell in love with it straight away,” Mr Hackett said earlier.
In the past four years, the gold medallist known as one of Australia’s best long-distance swimmers, has relocated to Melbourne with his family.
While they have used the Gold Coast property as a holiday home since, they have decided it is time to sell so they can upsize in Melbourne.
“There’s no news yet but our family is growing down here in Melbourne,” Mr Hackett said last week. “We want to get a bigger property down here in Melbourne.
“When we do go up [to the Gold Coast] we are spending all our time with our family. It doesn’t make sense to hold such a beautiful property any longer.
“From our perspective, we’re sad to see it go but I’m sure someone else will get some pleasure out of it.”
The bright-and-breezy luxury beach pad was scheduled to go to auction on May 30 but strong buyer interest meant it sold more than three weeks beforehand.
Mr Dowker said he received offers from a local buyer and a Sydney buyer but it was snapped up by a buyer from Toowoomba, who had been looking for a holiday home in the area for more than a year.
While Mr Dowker said he anticipated the luxury modern villa to be in high demand, he didn’t expect it to sell so quickly.
“It’s an incredible home, particularly with those multiple levels of living, a really fresh, modern feel that is timeless, and then that incredible rooftop space with those 270 degree views,” he said. “It’s just got so much appeal.”
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Beautiful Queenslanders: Family home goals in Brisbane’s inner south
A Brisbane property power couple have placed their exquisite Queenslander on the market – offering a timeless slice of renovated real estate they say was the ultimate pandemic-proof paradise.
Dubbed ‘Magnolia’ and perched on a rare 1012-square-metre parcel ensconced in greenery, the magnificent five-bedroom homestead, at 108 Plimsoll Street, Greenslopes, was slowly transformed from an ageing cottage into a luxurious family abode by James and Angela Curtain, of Place Estate Agents Woolloongabba – with the result being a masterclass in old-world charm and modern elegance.
Featuring a wine cellar, a glass-framed saltwater pool, wool carpets and a carefully crafted layout blending resort sophistication with warmth and functionality – the home oozes a sense of style that Mrs Curtain said they spent over a decade cultivating before finally deciding it was time to downsize.
“This is one of our more memorable renovations and, because we’ve lived in it for longer than any other home, we will miss it,” Mrs Curtain said.
“We’ve hosted big family Christmases here and two 21st birthdays. We have lived in it and loved it for 12 years and even during COVID we had all our family here. We had our three boys and even their girlfriends and we had some beautiful times just cooking and entertaining and drinking wine so that it (the quarantine) was actually wonderful.”
The couple, who have had a long love affair with the quintessential Queenslander, said it was easy to see the potential of the grand old abode all those years ago, inspiring them to snap up the property off-market and undertake a series of major makeovers that included removing an old forte, extending the second level and transforming the carport underneath the house.
“We have moved quite a lot and we have renovated homes and built them, but then we found Plimsoll Street and we fell in love in with this home and the potential it had,” Mrs Curtain said.
“Because it was in its original form it had all the original fretwork there and the beginnings of some beautiful gardens with magnolia trees and then there was the privacy of the pool which we loved.
“But the garage was underneath the house and it wasn’t built in at all. It was just cement floors. Up the back was an old forte and that in time we got rid of and we also carpeted all the bedrooms.
“In the last three years, we completely renovated the whole home and we dug in underneath the garage. We’ve put in a new kitchen with marble, we built in the side verandah and created the study with timber shutters that provided a closed in space. We also installed an internal staircase to go downstairs to the wine cellar.”
With attention to detail at the forefront (an aspect of renovating that Mrs Curtain said was arguably the most important) the home now features a fireplace, three bathrooms, a full-sized home office, a home gym, the insulated wine cellar with a humidifier and 130 square metres of lawn alongside the kitchen, which opens up to the al fresco area with a professional bar set-up.
Additional elements include the airconditioning, ceiling fans, automated awnings and an outdoor firepit, alongside a full push sound and vision technology system on both levels that add modern functionality to the original character features such as high ceilings, VJ walls and timberwork.
For Mr Curtain, who is the Woolloongabba office director, these features combine to make an incredible family abode with the x-factor being the land.
“The thing that first caught my eye was (not only) the 1000-square-metre block but that both of the neighbouring blocks are the same size and even the blocks behind are of a similar size so you have a great sense of space from your neighbours,” Mr Curtain said.
“It offers a beautiful level of privacy and it’s a great place to relax and getaway. The other thing when we bought it is I could see that the living spaces had the ability to be transformed into the type of space we wanted.
“As a real estate agent, you do look at a lot of beautiful properties but the ones you think will work for you are few and far between.”
While they love the enduring style of the classic Queenslander while understanding the intricate details that make a home work for the modern family, even they couldn’t have predicted just how much their meticulous renovation would suit a post-pandemic world.
“I think you can see now that post-COVID there is a greater pressure to study from home and work from home and even the fact that we haven’t had the ability to travel means the space we have has become more critical,” Mr Curtain said.
“When we were renovating, we weren’t expecting it but when it [COVID] struck we were more than comfortable and able to accommodate teenage boys and girlfriends but also maintain our exercise and then when it came to entertaining and that wine cellar (we were thrilled).
“We are certainly going to miss the house and it will be a difficult transition but it’s time to move on.”
The property will go up for auction on May 15 at 11am through Denis Najzar and Chris Dixon, of Place Woolloongabba, and has already accrued buyer interest from locals, interstate buyers and offshore home-hunters.
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April 2021: Four homes to secure in Queensland’s City of Logan from $230,000
The City of Logan is situated in a thriving growth corridor between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, with abundant amenities, good schools and a burgeoning health precinct
Queensland is in the midst of an exciting period of growth and Logan City is well-positioned in the centre of this change.
The City of Logan is situated in a thriving growth corridor between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, with abundant amenities, good schools and a burgeoning health precinct.
More and more home buyers are purchasing their first property in Logan thanks to its fresh and contemporary residential neighbourhoods, new estates and bushland acreage.
The adjacent Griffith University Logan campus, Queensland TAFE and the $145 million Logan Hospital expansion provides the opportunity for Meadowbrook to evolve into a major health and educational hub.
Given its central geographic location in south-east Queensland and available young workforce, Logan is ideally placed for continued growth in the region and provides great opportunity for families and investors.
Urban takes a look at four homes to secure in Logan City from just $230,000.
1. Brookhaven, Bahrs Scrub
Address: 33 Menora Road, Bahrs Scrub QLD 4207
Four-bedroom townhome from $475,000
Brookhaven is a new master planned community in Logan City, balancing safety, amenity and liveability amongst picturesque natural surrounds.
Situated just 4.3-kilometres from Beenleigh Town Centre, Brookhaven is connected to Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Developed by Frasers Property Australia, the homes achieve a five-star green star communities rating and up to 5km of multi-use trails promoting walking, running and bike riding.
2. Aquila Lodge, Eagleby
Address: 10 Bishop Street, Eagleby QLD 4207
One-bedroom townhome from $230,000
Located near train stations, the Pacific Motorway and Logan Motorway, Aquila Lodge offers an 18-townhome development in the City of Logan’s Eagleby.
Each residence features one bedroom, one bathroom and a single-car lock-up garage.
The 42sqm homes include stone benchtops, stainless-steel appliances and air-conditioning to present comfortable living to its residents.
3. Clearwater Junction, Bethania
Address: Clearwater Street, Bethania QLD 4205
Three-bedroom townhomes from $335,000
Clearwater Junction is an established townhouse complex located in the hidden away suburb of Bethania.
Located in a cul-de-sac street, the peaceful residential development is bordered by farmland and situated within walking distance to the train station and shops.
Three and four-bedroom townhomes are available at the project, with a mixture of designs and layouts, including both single and double storeys.
Amenities include a well-appointed gym, in ground swimming pool, and picnic area.
4. Acacia Waters Estate, Eagleby
Address: Fryar Road, Eagleby QLD 4207
Two-bedroom apartments from $305,000
Surrounded by gardens, walking paths and numerous amenities, Acacia Waters Estate presents nine contemporary designed buildings in Eagleby.
Residents who secure a home in the development will benefit from 24-hour on-site management, undulating lawns and ample visitor parking.
Other amenities include a swimming pool and barbeque pergolas, as well as essential amenities in close proximity, including parks, public transport and shops.
Article Source: www.urban.com.au
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