Dreaming of a holiday home that’s quite literally got it all? With a water frontage of 60 metres and two private jetties, this expansive Sunshine Coast waterfront spread is turning heads and should attract some deep pockets.
Set on a 2976-square-metre block and dubbed Hayven, it has 13 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and room for more than 30 guests, which along with a 25-metre pool, cabana, and an actual nightclub make it a pretty impressive place to entertain.
The home also boasts a commercial kitchen, caretakers’ quarters, tennis court, gym, wine cellar, and media room.
Hayven is the much-loved holiday home of businessman Donald Hay and his wife, Maribi, who wanted a house with a layout constructed from several smaller areas linked together to allow for easy movement.
Designed by architect Shane Thompson, it has price expectations in excess of $12 million.
Principal of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty Paul Arthur described the home as one of the “premier properties on the eastern seaboard”.
With nothing else like it in Noosa, he said, the agency had had plenty of interest from interstate, with inquiries also beginning to come in from overseas.
“Obviously the home itself, it’s very sizeable in its scale,” Mr Arthur said. “I think the buyer could be someone who has a large extended family, who wants to have something generational.
“The entertaining areas, the family area – everything is of a scale that if you’re entertaining three or 50, it would be completely comfortable.”
Mr Arthur added that many of the home’s design features were ahead of their time, with Mr Hay having a vision for the property, and it looked brand new.
“In the design of the property, the layout, the way that they’ve utilised the space, they’ve built something quite timeless,” he said.
Reed & Co’s principal Adrian Reed is co-marketing the property, which in his eyes is “one of the most extraordinary homes to be built in Queensland”.
“It is a home that rivals some of the great six-star resorts around the world,” he said.
Born in Adelaide, Mr Hay reportedly struggled with dyslexia in school, but found significant success in the business world.
He founded the brush and broom company Hayco in 1983 in Hong Kong – following in his grandfather William E. Hay’s footsteps – and originally zeroed in on the industrial, household and hygiene brush market.
Hayco later diversified into barbecue tools, gardening tools and custom fabrics. It now employs more than 6000 people and ships products to more than 60 countries, with a factory opening in the Dominican Republic in February.
Mr Hay passed away from melanoma in July of this year, aged 76, and was survived by his wife, children and grandchildren. Mrs Hay has said that while the home would be missed, she wants the new owners to enjoy the property as much as her family has.
Records show the Hays originally bought the block at 32-36 The Anchorage in 1999 for $775,000.
The most expensive home sold in the Noosaville area so far this year is at 19 The Promontory, where a five-bedroom home sold for $4 million in January.
However, a six-bedroom Paul Clout-designed mansion with 45 metres of water frontage cracked the $10 million mark in 2017, with 29-31 Wyuna Drive scoring $10.301 million in November.
That sale, along with another at 312 Teewah Beach Road, broke the Noosa price record at the time.
Gold Coast’s $ 4 million penthouse
THE Gold Coast’s prestige real estate market got off to a flying start in 2020, selling a trophy penthouse for $ 4 million.
Paid-out Brisbane buyers are buying the sprawling four-bedroom residence in the One Palm Beach development, with completion expected later this month.
Harcourts Coastal’s Tolemy Stevens, who handled the sale, said buyers would use the property as a vacation home.
“The buyers looked at Main Beach, Broadbeach and Mermaid Beach, but ended up in Palm Beach,” said Stevens.
“They loved the size of the penthouse, the fact that it took up the entire level and that they were on the eighth floor and still felt connected to the beach.”
The 466 m² penthouse is located on the top floor and offers a 360-degree view of the Gold Coast.
A media room, a butler’s pantry, an all-round deck and state-of-the-art equipment are among the outstanding features.
Mr. Stevens said the properties on the southern end of the coast are very exciting.
“It shows that Palm Beach is definitely in the spotlight and is becoming more popular over the years,” he said.
“Instead of Main Beach, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, buyers are welcome to expand their search criteria, which we didn’t see five years ago.”
The Velocity Property Group developed One Palm Beach with 17 apartments, including the penthouse.
National sales manager Caroline Humbert said the penthouse on the beach would be a fantastic vacation home for the buyer due to its location, space, and views.
“We are thrilled that the buyer can call this incredible 466-square-meter penthouse with four bedrooms, including four parking spaces, an escape to the Gold Coast,” she said.
Ms. Humbert said the Velocity Property Group recognized the unique properties of Palm Beach a few years ago, including the emerging lifestyle factors of restaurants and retail.
One Palm Beach was recognized as a finalist at the UDIA Queensland Awards for Excellence in late 2019.
The average apartment price in Palm Beach is $ 457,750, according to realestate.com
Six-storey proposal for heritage seaside suburb sparks protest
A quiet seaside suburb in Brisbane’s north could see six-storey buildings rubbing shoulders with single-storey heritage-listed buildings under a neighbourhood plan being drafted by Brisbane City Council.
The Sandgate Neighbourhood Plan, which sets requirements for development and zoning in the suburbs of Sandgate, Shorncliffe and Deagon, proposes increasing height limits along the town centre shopping strip on Brighton Road to six storeys.
But the plan has become a point of contention, with about 500 residents forming a group to protest some of the draft changes which they say could damage Sandgate’s heritage facade and character.
Once Brisbane’s seaside retreats, the coastal suburbs are full of heritage-listed buildings in low-lying streets close to the picturesque foreshores, also heritage listed.
Much of Sandgate is zoned low-density residential, or low-medium with a two-storey height limit.
The council’s proposed neighbourhood plan would also allow the six-storey building height limit behind Brighton Road, between the state school and overlooking the heritage-listed Einbunpin Lagoon.
A similar proposal to allow three-storey buildings around Deagon train station was removed by the council after strong feedback from residents.
Sandgate property owner Theresa Dow has been at the forefront of many protests against the six-storey proposal, arguing allowing mixed-use commercial development would destroy Sandgate’s picturesque appeal and heritage aspects.
She also said residents only discovered the potential for six-storey buildings in a document uploaded to the council’s website.
Ms Dow said she and others in the group were working on their own suggestions for the area.
They submitted petitions to the council asking for extended time for community consultation from the prescribed 20 business days that ended in early November, arguing the council had not advertised the proposed changes widely enough.
“We’re going to do the people’s plan and then hand it to the council,” she said.
“We know we’ve got to change but we just think they need to be talking to us, all of us … not just property owners, but all the people that have lived here. [We] choose to live here because of its beauty, and the way it is.”
Ms Dow said she and others had no problem with change, agreeing the area needed new life and focus, but the council should have consulted more widely and listened more closely to resident concerns.
But, she said, some residents supported the proposal, calling for new shops and upgrades to the area’s commercial centre.
City planning committee chairman Matthew Bourke said hundreds of residents had attended community consultation sessions.
“From the feedback received, lord mayor Adrian Schrinner announced that the proposed changes to zoning around the Deagon train station would be excluded from the neighbourhood plan going forward,” Cr Bourke said.
“Feedback received on the revitalisation of the Sandgate Town Centre will be considered as the draft plan is prepared.
“This was only the first step in the consultation process and residents, businesses and community groups will again have the opportunity to have their say on a revised plan.”
Cr Bourke said the next stage of consultation would be on the draft plan to be released this year.
The local councillor Jared Cassidy, also Labor opposition leader, spoke at length during December’s final council meeting about the frustrations of residents who attended council’s consultation sessions.
“… Earlier on I stood up and said, yes, my community does need a renewed Sandgate neighbourhood plan, but I didn’t for one second think that we would have such a hollow process of consultation and such a poor outcome even in this very first stage of the neighbourhood plan,” Cr Cassidy told the chamber.
Cr Cassidy said the council’s consultation with the suburbs was “not good enough” and he was “not going to take this lying down”.
The leading eye surgeon in Brisbane lists the top bayside houses
An iconic Wynnum home is back on the market after a record price was set three years ago.
The Queenslander from the 1890s, known as San Remo, is located in a 1113 m² block on the water with a pool.
Owner Les Manning said he fell in love with the property at 25 Waterloo Esplanade in Wynnum when he first saw it in 2016.
“It is a magnificent waterfront residence with direct access to the water and the small beach across the street,” said the distinguished Queensland eye surgeon.
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“To be a great family home was the big attraction for us, along with the view, the wonderful breeze and the direct access to the water.”
San Remo is mostly on one level and has a spacious all-round veranda with balustrades made of iron lace.
There are polished wooden floors, high ceilings and a marble fireplace.
There are formal living and dining rooms, a family room that opens onto the front porch, and an open kitchen and dining area that lead to the rear deck. The modern kitchen has a walk-in pantry and a cold room.
The master suite extends over the entire upper floor and includes the master bedroom with a walk-in closet that leads to an ensuite with bath and shower, a private balcony and a study.
One of the bedrooms on the ground floor has a bay window and access to a smaller room that can be used as a study or dressing room, while the third bedroom has access to a winter garden.
There are two bathrooms in addition to the master bath.
Outside on the flat, fenced block there is an underground pool and landscaped gardens.
“Many places in Wynnum and Manly that have water access or water views are on steep blocks,” said Dr. Manning.
“This particular house is mostly on the main level.”
Dr. Manning was trained by the renowned humanitarian and eye surgeon Professor Fred Hollows before receiving his scholarship in 1980.
Dr. Manning was also instrumental in setting up Queensland’s first Vitreo retinal unit in the Mater Hospital, which has restored vision to hundreds of blind patients.
He said San Remo was a great family home and he only sold because circumstances had changed.
He said he hoped the property would be passed on to another family who valued his character.
“I hope that the new owners will upgrade the property. Even if it is so beautiful, it can be improved and updated. “
Place Manly principal Marc Sorrentino said the house is one of the most iconic on the bay and has everything it takes to set a new record sale price.
“All of the properties that have had record prices in the area are waterfront homes that are larger than average,” he said.
“San Remo is located on a 1113 square meter property right on the water with a wide facade and in a quiet part of the promenade.
“It’s also a nice, nasty home.”
Mr. Sorrentino said that this property would “absolutely” set another record.
“The person who will buy it will be a casual buyer,” he said.
“You will be someone who has admired the house for a while and maybe missed it last time.”
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