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Beautiful Tintenbar ridge top estate listed for $6m plus


A spectacular property placed high up on the hills near Byron Bay has gone on the market this week, for offers above the $6million mark. ‘Villa Benventano’, the expansive home high up in Tintenbar, has become part of an already impressive landscape, and certainly benefits from providing 360 degree views. From the home, including the two siting rooms, you can sit and drink in the landscape, including views of the Coral Sea over Lennox Head. The nearby views in themselves are beautiful enough, with the alfresco courtyards being surrounded by fruit trees and gardens, as well as a macadamia plantation.  For those looking to entertain outside, the western-facing courtyard comes with a hand-built stone pizza oven as the centrepiece, while the courtyard looking out to … Continue reading

A place in the Pines perfect for golf fanatics at Sanctuary Cove


Golfing enthusiasts may be interested in a home recently listed within Pines Golf Course, known as “the only Arnold Palmer Signature golf course in Australia”. However, even potential buyers who don’t know what that means would find it hard not to be impressed and entertained at this residence, situated within the prestigious Masters’ Enclave precinct. The home, with four bedrooms (all complete with ensuite) and a one-bedroom guest house to boot, also boasts a home cinema that sits up to fifteen viewers, a billiard room, a gym and sauna, as well as an executive office for working from home. There’s also a huge basement garage, presumably for either cars or golf buggies, plus an outdoor kitchen option too. Those golf fans, meanwhile, can always view … Continue reading

‘Ultra’ could have perfect penthouse on Gold Coast – for offers over $10m

Ultra Broadbeach

A two-level penthouse in Broadbeach may currently be one of the Gold Coast’s most expensive properties – and it’s just gone up for sale. The luxury property, situated at the top of the ‘Ultra’ building on George Avenue, was two separate apartments only a few years ago. When the first apartment was bought as a ‘shell’ in 2005 for over $3.5million, it was completely fitted out before the adjoining penthouse was purchased for $3million and knocked through. This means that the stunning property now takes up over 10,000 square feet of the top floor, with four bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It also means that virtually all of the rooms – including the art studio, wet bar and gym – have a spectacular view over the Gold Coast. … Continue reading

Craig McDermott home on the market


A sprawling waterfront home, originally built by former Australian test cricketer Craig McDermott, at Clear Island Waters on the Gold Coast has been placed on the market. Located at 15 Tortuga Place, it was built by McDermott for his family in 1996 and features six king to queen sized bedrooms, three bathrooms, a three car garage, eight meter jetty, mooring for a large cruiser and dock for two jet skis. The two storey home is being sold fully furnished by current owner, Professor Charles Wu, who purchased the home for $1.69 million in 2007 and has spent more than $100,000 on renovations, including a new kitchen. The property will be auctioned on site on Saturday, May 18, at 11.30am, by Ray White Broadbeach agents Sam … Continue reading

Palazzo Versace property on the market at Main Beach


A luxury, fully-furnished condominium in the Palazzo Versace at Main Beach on the Gold Coast has been placed on the market. The three bedroom, two bathroom property features intricate parquetry and inlaid marble floors, hand-painted finishes, a Miele equipped kitchen and lounge and patio overlooking the resort pool and Gold Coast Broadwater. It also boasts the finest European furniture, including brocade and velvet furnishings, and access to Palazzo Versace’s six star facilities and service. Condominium 60 is being sold by Gold Coast couple Rob and Gaye Williams, through an expressions of interest campaign, closing on May 27, with Ray White Broadbeach agents Sam Guo and Julia Kuo. Mr Guo said the condominium was a rare chance to live in or own a holiday retreat in … Continue reading

Castle with moat fit for a princess in North Tamborine around $3.4 million


‘The Castle on Tamborine’ is for sale, situated on the edge of the Gold Coast’s hinterland, and it comes with moat included. ‘Lisson Grove’ is an English style boutique village retreat that comes with six themed romantic cottages for couples, a ‘castle’ with day spa, and a restaurant. The ‘castle’ naturally comes with soaring turrets, and a drawbridge giving access to the day spa. Inside the ‘castle’ are two decadent honeymoon suites that include a sunken theatre, heated plunge pool, and garden courtyards. Each of the self-contained cottages features an open log fire, spa bath, mini bar, library, air conditioning and antique furnishings. The main two-storey lodge contains a licensed restaurant with seating for 30 guests, commercial kitchen, reception room, large office and manager’s quarters. … Continue reading

Bellagio La Villa listed as Tallebudgera owners cash in their glorious Gold Coast hinterland chips


The grandest of current listings across Australia is unquestionably the Tallebudgera estate Bellagio La Villa, the home of the horse racing enthusiast and property developer Paul Sweeney and his wife, Viki Farrar. It is listed for January 31 Ray White auction as a court-ordered separation sale. No price guide has been given for the 17-hectare estate, set some seven minutes’ drive from Burleigh Heads in the Gold Coast hinterland. The land holding was bought in 2006 for $7 million. They reputedly spent a further $8 million constructing their dream residence over the next two years. Not surprisingly, American reportage of the mansion’s auction listing has stressed it’s a 27,415-square-foot (2,546-square-metre) mansion of amazing proportions. The Sweeneys founded Coral Homes in 1990 after moving from Mayfield West, near Maitland in New South Wales, with the … Continue reading

Huge oceanside property with approx. $1,500,000 in positive equity


What’s better than a desirable location? A desirable location with even more desirable investment returns. Investors; when was the last time you walked into a bankable and sustainable 30%-40% internal rate of return, each and every year, for 10 years? If you could do it, and do it confidently for the next 10 years, would you? As a minimum, each year, $49,905 of the revenue comes from an annual NRAS TAX free government contribution from year 1 and rising over 10 years. After 10 years, you now have a huge oceanside property with approx. $1,500,000 in positive equity too. This remarkable and rare project has 5 apartments, including 5 keys per complex, with an annual NRAS incentive for each apartment so the yields are tremendous. … Continue reading

Award Winning Home for $1.6 Mil+


The Steel House, with extensive use of glass and steel, is designed to take full advantage of the land and light. Designed by internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning architect, James Grose, the home merges indoor and outdoor living. Featured in publications such as ‘Houses of the World’ and ‘Grose Bradley, The Poetics of Materiality’, respected architectural scholar John Hockings has said of the house it will come to be regarded as one of the great Australian houses. Set on Blackbutt Ridge, no neighbours are in site. With four bedrooms and two bathrooms, take in the beautiful views through the glass-fronted rooms and step out to the expansive decks and infinity-edge horizon pool, with panoramic ocean views from the Cook Islands to the Cape Byron lighthouse. … Continue reading

A piece of the French countryside


An outstanding French inspired country villa is for sale on the Gold Coast for $4.9 million. Set on 7.5 acres of sprawling landscaped grounds, and positioned on a private hilltop, the impressively scaled home showcases an exceptional level of craftsmanship and impeccable attention to detail throughout. "It’s a comfortable big home, where both family and friends can totally relax,” says Ken Jacobs Agent, Darren Curtis. Named ‘La Campagne’, meaning ‘The Countryside’, the home was extensively renovated in 1999, and showcases 1200 square metres of living space with a distinctly European feel. The residence includes an impressive master bedroom with a dressing room and a circular ensuite bathroom with double vanities, spa bath, electronic rain censored sky-lights and a curved glass shower recess. It also includes … Continue reading