On the hunt for a new home? Check out Brisbane’s newest property listings

first_img65 Dove Tree Crescent, Sinnamon Park is seeking offers above $899,000. Picture: realestate.com.auThe four-bedroom home is near new and is on a 978sq m block of land.The home has views of distant mountain ranges and the interiors are of a contemporary style.A separate media room also has extra storage space and there are multiple living areas upstairs and downstairs.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago Inside one of the Dove Tree Crescent bedrooms at Sinnamon Park. Picture: realestate.com.auThere is an inground pool and a barbecue in the alfresco outdoor living area.Meanwhile a home at 40 Panorama St, Rochedale with five bedrooms and large living spaces has been listed for sale. It is in the Arise Estate and close to schools including Redeemer Lutheran College. 65 Dove Tree Crescent, Sinnamon Park. Picture: realestate.com.auIF you’re on the hunt for a new home, check out some of Brisbane’s newest large family home listings. 65 Dove Tree Crescent, Sinnamon Park has hit the market seeking offers from $899,000 plus buyers. The large home at 40 Panorama St, is close to schools. Picture: realestate.com.auThere are high ceilings in the entry and cedar wood accents throughout the home. On the lower level the lounge and living area leads out to a patio with an outdoor kitchen and barbecue area.A home at 21 Wolsey St, Sandgate has been listed seeking offers in the high $800,000s.The four-bedroom, two-storey house is on a 600sq m fully fenced block.center_img 21 Wolsey St, Sandgate. Picture: realestate.com.auThere is a formal entrance and the kitchen has a large butler’s pantry. Living areas are open plan and there is a study. The deck at 21 Wolsey St, Sandgate. Picture: realestate.com.aulast_img read more

Racetrack house a buyer favourite

first_imgJo and Gerald Grubwinkler at 144 Mein St, Hendra. Picture: Marc RobertsonTEN years ago, Joanna and Gerald Grubwinkler purchased an old pink house at 144 Mein St, Hendra for its trackside location overlooking Eagle Farm Racecourse.“The 1500m jumps right from out front, you can chat to the jockeys over the fence and all the stewards,” Ms Grubwinkler said.“Neither of us are real gamblers but I love horses and it’s a cheap way for me to be able to have a pony but not pay for it.”The couple transformed the old house by ripping up carpets, painting, building a deck and replacing the kitchen. So enamoured did they become with the suburb, that on deciding to relocate they simply jumped the fence to the neighbouring property. 144 Mein St, HendraRay White Ascot’s Leigh Kortlang said interest in the post-war home has been fabulous.“We have had quite a few people who have busy lifestyles but don’t want an apartment,” she said.“It’s an interesting place to live as there is always something happening on the track but has a really lovely tranquil feel at the same time.”The auction of 144 Mein St, Hendra is scheduled for Saturday February 25, on-site at 2pm. Jo and Gerald Grubwinkler at 144 Mein St, Hendra. Picture: Marc Robertson“The house we bought belonged to the racetrack and I always said to my husband, if the racetrack sells I want it,” Ms Grubwinkler said.“Sure enough it came up for sale but we were in Melbourne so sent friends to bid on our behalf.”Comfortable now in their new home, the Grubwinkler’s have decided to take their original Mein St purchase next door to auction. 144 Mein St, Hendra is going to auction today at 2pm.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago“It’s just a very happy home,” Ms Grubwinkler said.“We’ve had a lot of happy times there and I think it would suit somebody who loves a social environment with friends and family coming over.”“It’s given us lots of good times and has lots of potential too.” 144 Mein St, HendraThe beautifully renovated two-bedroom, one-bathroom house has polished timber flooring, custom wood joinery, air conditioning, and a kitchen with one of the best trackside race views on offer. “It’s very much all about aspect and position,” Ms Grubwinkler said.“Worse case it’s 15 minutes to the domestic terminal and 5 minutes north or south on the M1 so it’s very central and we just love it.” last_img read more

Renovation adds a sense of magic in this Isle of Capri home

first_img53 Amalfi Drive, Isle Of Capri.Poised on a manicured 529sq m block the home has been renovated with a contemporary-style and a focus on open spaces and light. “I am a big fan of openness and I wanted to design something that would be very light and airy with big ceilings and lots of windows,” the mother-of-three said. “The staircase is the hero of the design, it was specifically chosen so that you can see through the steps to the swimming pool. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago 53 Amalfi Drive, Isle Of Capri.A FLOATING staircase leads up to a soaring sunlit atrium creating a sense of magic in this Isle of Capri home. Homeowner and Melburnian Isabelle Bronstein bought the property in 2009 with plans to raise her family on the Gold Coast. 53 Amalfi Drive, Isle Of Capri.“We basically gutted the house and styled around the large windows of the atrium which we have kept the same.” In the kitchen, the island bench features a unique light-infused stone making the space pop with bright colour. “It is only by sheer luck that I found the feature for the kitchen,” Mrs Bronstein said.“I was shopping for Spanish tiles to use in the bathroom and found this piece of stone in the store that was a cut-off and didn’t belong to anyone.“We put a light behind it and now it has a really fabulous glow.” center_img 53 Amalfi Drive, Isle Of Capri.Upstairs the main bedroom flows out to a balcony where Mrs Bronstein said was one of her favourite places to relax.“When I came to the Gold Coast I was instantly drawn to Amalfi Drive because it is so central and close to the beach, but at the same time it is a really quiet neighbourhood,” she said. “You can still hear footsteps at night.”The property is located near sporting fields and schools.last_img read more

Parramatta Park among leading Cairns suburbs for growth in online clicks per property

first_imgVet nurse Raelene Massey along with daughter Andie Scott-Massey, are thrilled to have bought a beautiful Queenslander at 35 Upward St, Parramatta Park. PICTURE: JUSTIN BRIERTYRAELENE Massey has signed the dotted line and is now ready to start her next chapter in one of Cairns’ most sought-after suburbs.The vet nurse recently bought a historic Queenslander on Upward St, Parramatta Park, after living at Kewarra Beach for the past year.The allure of being close to schools, shops and watching the world go by from a sweeping veranda was hard to ignore for Massey, who moved to the Far North from the Sunshine Coast to be near her family.“The main reason I looked at Parramatta Park was because it’s close to St Monica’s, where my daughter goes to school, and we wanted to be able to enjoy the Esplanade and the inner-city lifestyle,” she said.Data released by realestate.com.au shows that Parramatta Park had the highest growth in the number of online visits per house out of all Cairns suburbs during the six months to March 31.The Queenslander-replete inner-city suburb recorded an average of 445 visits per property, a 45 per cent increase from the period between October 2015 and March last year.“I was particularly keen on Parramatta Park, but did have to look at other areas because it was so competitive,” she said.“But I really wanted a stunning Queenslander, which I’ve now found. My daughter and I are going to become very settled here.”Holloways Beach, with an average of 524 visits per house, was second on the list having recorded a growth of 38 per cent.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoWhen it came to units, Holloways Beach topped the charts with a 75 per cent increase in online visits per property.In terms of total number of online visits per house, Kamerunga and Edge Hill led the way, averaging 856 and 638 respectively.The Cairns region averaged 349 online visits per house during the six-month period, an increase of four per cent.Elite Real Estate’s Ken Higgins, who specialises in inner-city properties, said he was not surprised in the amount of interest shown for Parramatta Park homes.“There is plenty of activity around the area, and we have been getting some great number at open homes,” he said.“The nearby schools and shops are really attractive for people.”Higgins said another top-shelf Parramatta Park Queenslander, at 17 Denbeigh St, was quickly snapped up after it attracted more than 50 parties through its first open home.last_img read more

Park Central One is launching to market in a transit oriented project

first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoPark Central One, Woolloongabba.Colliers International residential project manager Rachel Hutson, who is marketing the project said the project was designed for residents who wanted a convenient and active lifestyle, being only seven minutes from the CBD.“Being part of a transit oriented development, Park Central One will be a hub of activity offering residents direct connection to Buranda busway and rail stations as well as dedicated bikeways link to South east Freeway and the Norman Creek Bikeway and Greenway,” Ms Huston said.Brisbane City Council has recently handed down its business case for a $944 Million high frequency Brisbane Metro service, that Park Central will directly be able to access.The Metro, which will pass through the Buranda busway station, will reduce travel time and improve services into the CBD.Park Central One apartments have designer kitchens, reconstituted stone island benchtops, and stainless steel Bosch appliances, with one-bedroom apartments averaging 60sq m selling from $350,000 to $425,000 and two-bedroom apartments averaging 90sq m with prices from $485,000 to $690,000. Park Central One at Woolloongabba will be the first residential tower as part of the $1 billion Park Central development. PARK Central One has just launched to the market as the first residential tower in the $1 billion master planned Park Central development in Woolloongabba.The Transit Oriented Development is part of a fast growing trend in creating vibrant, liveable, sustainable communities through the creation of compact, walkable, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use communities centred around train systems.The 18-level tower will have 168 one and two-bedroom residences with a private rooftop garden terrace with pool, deck and gym and ground floor retail.Developed by Singapore based Wee Hur Holdings Ltd, the residential tower is architecturally designed by Woods Bagot, and Tomkins have recently been appointed as the builders, with construction expected to commence later this year. Park Central One, Woolloongabba.“Full-height glazing and spacious balcony maximise both space and views with Brisbane CBD views seen from one side of the building and extensive green views of Hanlon Park and Thompson Estate Reserve on the other side,” Ms Hutson said.The future stages at Park Central will include more residential apartments and student accommodation, all positioned around a 4,300sq m ‘sky park’ and 16,000sq m retail precinct anchored by a supermarket, specialty stores and dining.The sky park is expected to be a private recreation space with a club lounge, outdoor dining and entertaining areas, 350sq m lap and lagoon pool with infinity edge and waterfall, a jogging track, outdoor gym equipment, table tennis, bocce, yoga lawn, grassed kick-a-bout area, outdoor cinema and fenced off-leash dog park.last_img read more

It would be quicker to list the features this Bridgeman Downs home doesn’t have

first_imgOne of five bathrooms at 947 Beams Rd, Bridgeman Downs.A study has full wiring which would allow it to be easily converted to use as a media room,There are two fully functional kitchens the main one with a five burner St George Gas Cooktop and a walk-in pantry. 947 Beams Rd, Bridgeman Downs.SIX bedrooms, five bathrooms, a tennis court and swimming pool all on a massive acreage lot close to the city what more could you want?Well there is also the wine cellar, but not just any wine cellar, it also has a wine tasting room attached to it. The home has wrap around verandas. Picture: realestate.com.auMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by The ensuite has a sunken bath, marble bench tops, dual basins and separate shower with dual shower heads.There is also a fully self-contained apartment at the southeastern wing of the home with its own walk-in-robe, kitchen, living and dining room, which has a separate entry. There are luxurious touches throughout. Picture: realestate.com.auThe massive home at 947 Beams Rd, Bridgeman Downs will be auctioned on Saturday December 2 at 5pm in rooms at Aspley.The owners are downsizing from the large home which is accessed with entry through a private street. The house has traditional plaster cornicing, high ceilings throughout and airconditioning.center_img One of the two kitchen at 947 Beams Rd, Bridgeman Downs. Picture: realestate.com.auPlus there is a study, and the main bedroom has enough space for a separate lounge and dining area. It also has an ensuite and walk in robe.And don’t worry about having to walk all the way to the other end of the house when you want to change the linen the main bedroom has a separate linen press nearby just to service this room. Another kitchen in the home.The home is listed through Tristan Rowland and John Bradley of Place Aspley.last_img read more

2018 is the year many plan to pack up and move away

first_imgSome of the rooms have already been renovated. Picture: realestate.com.au“They are not satisfied with one bathroom, they want two now,’’ he said.He said many people seemed keen to move into the area that he operated in from further out, particularly the Redlands area, to escape the traffic and congestion. Katie Christian, Anthony Christian, Alex Christian and Emma Carlsen are planning a move to the Gold Coast this year. Picture: AAP Image/Josh Woning.ANTHONY Christian is hoping that 2018 is the year his family sells up and moves to a different area.With his work now on the Gold Coast, Mr Christian and his wife Emma Carlsen have put their home at 24 Hendren St, Carina on the market with plans to find the perfect place on the Gold Coast to move to.It’s not a beachfront pad they are looking for but something with plenty of land, maybe acreage.The family are among the 7 per cent who revealed in a Galaxy Poll for realestate.com.au that they wanted to sell up and move to a different area this year.“I’d like a lot more land and storage space,’’ Mr Christian said.Plus he would like room for his children, 17 and 3, to be able to run around in a large yard.He thought they had already found the perfect property to buy, but unfortunately that fell through so Mr Christian said they would concentrate on selling the home at Carina now before committing to something else.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoThe home is on a large block at Carina. Picture: realestate.com.auWhile the home at Hendren St is on a decent size block, 703sq m, Mr Christian said they were after more.The four-bedroom house is listed for offers over $699,000 through Craig Loudon of WJ Tobin Real Estate – Carina.The post war home has the potential for dual living and is partially renovated.Mr Loudon said anyone who wanted to upgrade was looking for at least four bedrooms now.“People want larger homes,’’ he said.last_img read more

Siemens restructures in search for profits

first_imgFURTHER rationalisation of rail activities was announced in Wien on March 11 by the President of Siemens Verkehrstechnik Dr Wolfram Martinsen. Although the division’s results improved from a DM120m loss in 1994-95 to a DM19m profit in 1995-96, on constant turnover of around DM4·3bn, he forecast losses of around DM80m for the next two years before a return to profitability by 2000.Orders grew to a record DM6·5bn last year, with exports of DM3·4bn. However, profits have been hit by the Adtranz merger and low prices negotiated by German Railway for its recent orders. Martinsen also highlighted the growing trend towards turnkey contracts, which often involved extensive outlay before any returns.Siemens has consolidated its rolling stock work into ’centres of competence’: aluminium vehicles at Uerdingen, steel-bodied coaches at SGP in Wien, trams and LRVs at Düsseldorf, diesel locos at Kiel, electric locos at Krauss Maffei in München, and bogies at Graz. The VT1 and VT2 signalling and control systems businesses at Braunschweig have been refocussed on the main line and urban markets respectively. Power supply (VT3) is now being trimmed, with non-rail domestic work spun off to a management buy-out on March 1 and exports transferred to another Siemens company from April 1. Austrian air-conditioning supplier Alex Friedmann is one of several subsidiaries to be sold soon.With an eye to growth in southeast Asia and North America, Siemens is strengthening its Berlin-based Global Turnkey Systems & Services division. A joint venture signalling company has been formed in Xian, China, and a 50:50 joint venture with Matra Transport will market metro automation equipment. Martinsen revealed that he had fired the management of the Kiel diesel engine business, after problems with the 18 Class Di6 Co-Cos for Norwegian State Railways. Most have now been delivered following extensive rectification work, which resulted in a DM68m loss on the order. oCAPTION: The prototype Siemens/ Krauss Maffei Class 152 electric freight loco for DBCargo was the first loco to be trialled on Siemens’ newly-completed DM100m test ring at Wildenrath, starting a test programme on March 6 in company with the Class 127 EuroSprinter demonstratorlast_img read more