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The leading eye surgeon in Brisbane lists the top bayside houses

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.”

 

 

Source: themediatimes.com

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Downsizer Development offers stylish living with lots of space

Downsizer Development offers stylish living with lots of space

They say that size matters – and for some, it certainly is when it comes to buying property.

The privacy, storage and contemporary design of the Velocity Property Group’s Parque on Oxford apartments and townhouses give downsizers good reasons to put Taringa on the coveted location list. The sales were already made in the recently launched development.

With the completion of the 3-room apartments, the emphasis on warehousing was well received by buyers.

A focus on large, open living and dining areas and an airy, bright ambience thanks to clever design that makes optimal use of the urban view were also a success.

The Parque on Oxford Apartments were designed in a modernist style to create sophisticated, large executive residences that could be anywhere in the world.

The building designed by HAL Architects in Brisbane appears solid, slim and solid and has a sculptural design piece that anchors the two sides.

The Parque on Oxford Apartments offer pergolas for natural light and shade as well as privacy, great views and a captivating breeze.

Five of the seven apartments are still available in the housing estate on Oxford Terrace. The focus is on privacy as well as the low-maintenance design and the beautiful surfaces. The apartments range in size from 183 to 254 m² and cost USD 995,000. Most have a media room or an office.

Next door, the Parque on Oxford townhouses are due to be completed early next year. They are 225 to 313 square meters in size and cost $ 1,099,000.

The 11 townhouses were designed with a subtropical, modern Queensland feel to capture the height and elevation of the place.

With three levels, excellent surfaces and plenty of storage space, thanks to forward-looking planning and architecture in some residential buildings, they also offer the option of including elevators for the future.

In addition to the Parque on Oxford, the Velocity Property Group also built condominiums in Ellerslie Crescent in Taringa to take advantage of the city view and elevated location. Only two of them are left.

Velocity Property Group’s national sales manager, Caroline Humbert, has been selling real estate projects for over 15 years and now sells luxury apartments, townhouses and condominiums to Velocity’s primary downsizer audience.

Ms. Humbert said there were four main ingredients that downsizers were looking for in townhouses or apartments, all of which would be delivered at the Parque on Oxford.

“The first ingredient is storage, storage and more storage. Downsizing is not about sacrificing everything you have collected over many years to move to a smaller residence. It’s about bringing what you really love to your new home and storing it comfortably, ”said Ms. Humbert

“The second thing that downsizers are looking for is the best possible results. Many downsizers consider this phase of their lives to be their final home forever. They therefore want to enjoy the best kitchens and bathrooms they have ever had.

“The third ingredient is to lock yourself up and lose your life. Downsizers have time to pursue their interests and travel, and ensuring that their home is safe and does not require maintenance while they are away is a priority.

“The last ingredient is the location. Downsizers want to be close to the services, stores, and lifestyle factors they enjoy. Taringa ensures proximity to the city and a wealth of dining, shopping and more options in the heart of Brisbane’s Inner West.

“The Velocity Property Group is reviewing a number of locations in Brisbane in 2020 to create more desirable residential homes for downsizers, just like those in Parque on Oxford, Taringa.”

 

 

Source: themediatimes.com

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USC Moreton Bay Campus attracts property buyers

USC Moreton Bay Campus attracts property buyers

The USC Moreton Bay campus, scheduled to open in Petrie this year, is helping to increase interest in the Pine Rivers property market and buyer activity will only increase, according to a local real estate expert.

According to data from Core Logic, more than half of the suburbs in the Pine River Press catchment area saw average growth in property prices in 2019, while everyone except Dakabin has seen an increase in average property prices in the past three years.

The outstanding performance of 2019 was achieved by Dayboro, where the average property price rose 16.9 percent to $ 591,000.

Clear Mountain ranked second, up 16.3 percent to $ 802,250, while cashmere rose 5.4 percent to $ 769,450.

Mark Rumsey, sales manager at David Deane Real Estate Strathpine, said the real estate market at Pine Rivers was solid in 2019.

“It was hit by the impact of the royal banking commission’s actions and the federal election earlier this year, but has grown steadily since then,” he said.

“There was a lot of investor activity due to the university and the first home buyers were solid with interest rates at such record lows.”

According to Rumsey, Strathpine, Lawnton, Bray Park and Petrie were the top-selling suburbs in 2019. The university and subsequent development that it supported met with keen interest.

“We are so close to the bay, rural areas, the north and south coasts, 25 minutes from the city, and have an average house price of only $ 425,000 for properties with large blocks and great value,” said he.

Mr. Rumsey predicted that 2020 would be an even better year for real estate in the region.

“The new first incentives for home buyers, possible rate cuts, the opening of Petrie University and Brisbane’s second runway will make our region and Brisbane have a very good year of growth overall,” he said.

“We are very excited about the development of our region and some of the exciting new projects that are being put into practice.”

 

 

Source: themediatimes.com

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Six-storey proposal for heritage seaside suburb sparks protest

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”.

Source: www.brisbanetimes.com.au

 

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