House for sale
476 The Esplanade,
Palm Beach, QLD
5 3 8
Beachfront - Room For all ReasonsAs a perspective beachfront buyer no doubt you have noticed that most opportunities comprise of a 412m2 block and 10 meters of beach frontage this is unless you are in the market to spend considerably more money and invest in 20 meter frontage and a double block.
This beachfront property will not only fulfil your dream of owning an erosion free absolute beachfront property, but it also comes with the added advantage of an extra 412m2. So if you need room for a boat, caravan, camper trailer, manicured lawn, genuine produce vegetable garden, trampoline, jungle gym, work shed or eight car off street parking you are the person we are looking for! With this opportunity you have room for all reasons.
- private North Palm Beach position
- 10 meter frontage, 824m2, 2 titles
- presently used for massive family gatherings
- zero erosion concerns
- full property memorandum available
Henry Jordan, a Queensland parliamentarian and sugar planter living in the Logan area, selected much of the coastal land between Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks in 1873.
Gradually, Jordan added to his block, his property encompassed today's Palm Beach, Elanora, and Currumbin Waters.
In a period between 1880 to 1890, a retired railway worker and early land speculator, William Wood, acquired 400 acres of Jordan's coastal block.
Wood had numerous properties in south east Queensland and only appears to have lived at Palm Beach towards the end of his life.
Before World War 1, a Mr John Crimp occupied a homestead and grazed cattle on Wood's property.
Wiliam Wood's property south of Tallebudgera Creek was purchased by the Palm Beach Company Ltd around 1921.
The first housing allotments were subdivided from Cypress Avenue to the foreshore and were available for sale after 1922.
One of the first families to build a home on the estate at 4th Avenue, was the surveyor and development manager, Perc Ballard and his wife, Annie.
By 1925 there were twenty or so seaside homes on the Palm Beach estate. Potential investors and holiday makers were encouraged to stay at a boarding house (Anada) or lunch at tea rooms built by the company.
When the road bridges were constructed over the Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks in 1926, the Palm Beach Hotel, erected in the same year, was a convenient stopping place for passing motor traffic.
Word spread and many families from Brisbane, Ipswich, the Darling Downs or Western Districts of Queensland built their timber or fibro beach house or camped along the long sweep of beach.
Today, the Palm Beach/ Elanora is one of the most densely populated areas of the Gold Coast and in recent years the area has expanded to include new subdivisions, including a small section of canal development.
Last updated: 06:19PM on Nov 18th 2013