An 80s style Ashmore home has been revived with a $350k Hamptons-style makeover

first_img70 Bosun Pde, Ashmore.“We were living on the Isle of Capri and were motivated to move to a bigger place so the kids could have more space,” Mr Sheather said.“We did have a contract on a home down the road on Riverbank Court but it was taking a long time to process so one afternoon we just went for a walk. 70 Bosun Pde, Ashmore.Reno inspo…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Turn two old chairs into a rustic table01:51 Related videos 01:51Turn two old chairs into a rustic table03:24Bring the coastal vibes to your outdoor area06:59River Shack Ep. 1: caravan conversion02:07Lana’s Dream Home: ensuite03:45How to change a tap fitting06:39Lana’s Dream Home: Ep 1 70 Bosun Pde, Ashmore.A POOL, sauna and tennis court spread across a 1560sq m block was just the kind of space the Sheather family were hunting for two years ago.Neil and Michelle Sheather said they bought this grand riverfront mansion after an afternoon walk around Ashmore. 70 Bosun Pde, Ashmore.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“There was a sale sign on this home which is probably about 10 houses down from Riverbank Court.“We had a wander around and ended up buying it that afternoon.The father-of-two said while the house had an aged 80s design he could see enormous potential.After spending more than $350,000 on renovations, the family of four moved in and called it home in 2015.center_img 70 Bosun Pde, Ashmore.“It would have been crazy to knock the home down and start again because it was such a solid construction,” Mr Sheather said. “ I hate renovating but it was worth it.” 70 Bosun Pde, Ashmore.The home has been styled to channel a modern Hamptons look with high ceilings and a fireplace.Quantum quartz benchtops feature in the kitchen and heated towel racks in the bathroom add a touch of luxury.last_img read more

Reno transforms West End home

first_img22 Stagpole Street in West End after the renovation.Keyes & Co Property owner and selling agent Damien Keyes said they had already had plenty of interest from buyers.“We’ve had a mix of families and young couples,” he said.“The decision to go to auction was made because the vendors wanted a definite result and they also want to make sure the market had enough time to see the property because they have really transformed it.“West End and the city fringe is definitely popular at the moment.”For more information, call Damien Keyes on 0418 781 421. 22 Stagpole St in West End before it was renovated. 22 Stagpole St in West End after the renovation.The couple are no strangers to renovating and had previously renovated several homes in Annandale but this was their largest project yet.The home has plenty of history and during the renovation they found newspaper clippings from 1939 in one of the walls.The home now has four bedrooms and two bathrooms and is set on 1012sq m of land in a leafy street in West End.The large living area has soaring ceilings while there is also a second separate living area.There is plenty of off-street parking as well as a large backyard. All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes while the master also has an ensuite.Mr Valkenburg said they expected the home to appeal to families.“We actually renovated it to rent it but we decided to sell it instead,” he said.“The reason we decided to sell was we thought it was more of a family home,” Mrs Valkenburg added.“If a family came in they will look at it as a permeant place to live and what they can do with it. They will have a big yard with room for a shed or a pool.” 22 Stagpole St in West End before it was renovated.center_img 22 Stagpole St in West End after the renovation.Mrs Valkenburg said every single part of the home had been renovated to provide open plan living and modern amenities while retaining the character of the home.“The deck has been raised and built bigger,” she said.“We opened the home up and had all the cladding done because it was a fibro house before that.“We moved the kitchen from where it was because the kitchen used to be next to the toilet so you could stir the pot in the kitchen and look at the toilet at the same time.“We put the bathroom and wet area up one end and the brand new kitchen at the other end. All the plumbing and electrics are also brand new.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“We also added an extra bedroom and an extra bathroom,” Mr Valkenburg added. Alex and Kay Valkynburg at their newly renovated West End property. Picture: Shae Beplate.A WEST End home has been given new life after it was extensively renovated to combine the best of modern living with Queenslander charm.Kay and Alex Valkenburg purchased 22 Stagpole St in January before starting the renovation while juggling full-time jobs.After months without a single day off, the couple have now listed the home for sale.It will go to auction on September 26 with flexible bidding conditions.last_img read more

The Sunshine Coast market has kicked into life chalking up record breaking sales and significant price growth

first_imgThe Sunshine Coast is popular not just for its beaches, but its properties too.Interstate buyers are back in the mix, as even with record breaking sales, the Sunshine Coast market is still considered good value to those in southern states.Tom Offermann Real Estate has handled two sales in the past week which he said had broken area records.A house at 21 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, which was listed for $22m sold this week for what Mr Offermann said was a record price. He would not reveal the exact sale price, but said it had broken the record set recently by the sale of former tennis champion Pat Rafter and his wife Lara’s Sunshine Beach mansion, which was listed for $18m.Mr Offermann has sold the Webb Rd property three times now.“In 1987 it was owned by a Londoner, an industrial chemist, who used the modest timber house for his annual holidays. He wanted $1 million, later confessing he thought he’d set me an impossible challenge, especially as it was my first year in business. But he was surprised to say the least when I returned with a contract.’’Mr Offermann said as well as Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne buyers, overseas interest from London, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore had helped drive the resurgence in the market. Nic Hunter who listed 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach. Picture: Paul SmithFigures from CoreLogic reveal there are nine suburbs on the Sunshine Coast where the median house price rose by more than 10 per cent in the past three months.The best performer was Kings Beach where the median rose by 18.3 per cent to $750,000. It was followed by Mount Coolum, up 16.9 per cent to $655,000.There were 38 suburbs where the median house price increased by more than 10 per cent in the past year.The best performer was Bokarina with a 31.6 per cent increase to $750,000. Tanawah was the second best performer with its median up 28.9 per cent to $1,155,000. SUNSHINE COAST TOP PERFORMERS PAST 12 months BOKARINA – 31.6%TANAWAH – 28.9%KENILWORTH – 26.9%MONTVILLE – 26.7%BOREEN POINT – 25%EUDLO – 24.9%DIDDILLIBAH – 24%YANDINA CREEK – 21.2%PALMVIEW – 19.3%MUDJIMBA- 18.3%More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoWITTA – 18.1%MOUNT COOLUM – 18%CASTAWAYS BEACH – 17.7%COOTHARABA – 16.7%EERWAH VALE – 16%MINYAMA – 16%BLACK MOUNTAIN – 15.2%BATTERY HILL – 15%YAROOMBA- 15%REESVILLE – 14.7%ROSEMOUNT – 14.3%BEERBURRUM – 13.9%VERRIERDALE – 13.7%MOOLOOLAH VALLEY – 13%BUDDINA- 12.6%MAPLETON – 12%COOROY – 11.7%SUNRISE BEACH – 11.7%COOLUM BEACH – 11.6%TINBEERWAH – 11.3%COORAN – 11.3%POMONA – 10.9%TEWANTIN – 10.8%DICKY BEACH – 10.2%MOFFAT BEACH – 10.1%Source: CoreLogic Record breaking 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach. Picture: Paul Smith.THE Sunshine Coast market has kicked into life chalking up record breaking sales and significant price growth.Not that long ago owners on the Sunshine Coast wondered if price growth would ever return to the area.Prices were down and properties were selling slowly, but things have started to turn around, with two huge record sales in just the past week.Significant infrastructure spending on the Sunshine Coast, delivering a the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, major road upgrades, an expansion to the Sunshine Plaza has in part helped lead a resurgence in the Sunshine Coast market.last_img read more

Multi-generational homes are changing the way we live

first_imgGillian Bail, along with parents Geoff and Laurace and sons, William and Alex, are a multigenerational household. (Pic Mark Cranitch)WITH housing less affordable than ever before, more Australians are favouring multi-generational living arrangements.And predictions are the number will increase.Australian Bureau of Statistics figures reveal in 2011, there were 531,000 “other related persons’’ living in family households.This included elderly parents living with their adult child’s family, or adult siblings living together.“The number of other related individuals in family households is projected to increase to between 781,000 and 815,000 in 2036,’’ according to the ABS.Dr Edgar Liu from UNSW’s City Future Research Centre the biggest thing driving families to live together longer was companionship.He said 55 per cent of families cited this as the main reason, while almost 10 per cent were doing it for financial reasons.“[Companionship] was by far the most common response,” he said.“It’s a way for families to stay connected, and has allowed for greater intergenerational connections.”Dr Liu’s study found the biggest issue facing multigenerational households was noise and the invasion of privacy.“A lack of privacy was voted as the most disliked factor of multigen living at 41 per cent,” he said.“Many participants said they faced issues of lack of privacy and space to be alone in beside their bedroom,” he said.“Particularly in open-plan living, which is very common these days, where there is a lot of noise-transference.”Michael Fiumara of Profile Architecture said his firm had plenty of experience with creating purpose built dual-living homes.He agreed noise was one of the biggest issues, but said a well designed home could solve those issues.With so many different age groups living together and running on different schedules, Mr Fiumara said multi-generational homes required specialised designs to ensure every member of the family was comfortable within the home.“Our aim is to “future-proof” the home design by considering the increasing life span of a home and its occupants.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoIn Coorparoo, three generations of Gillian Bail’s family live under the one roof, and have done so for the past five years.Ms Bail said the decision to share a home with her parents and two children was for a number of reasons, including an improved financial position and companionship.“My parents have always lived in the area and after downsizing, wanted to stay in the suburb,” she said.“It also meant we could live in a location that is close to the kids’ schools, and on one income, it would have been difficult for me to afford a home in this location.”Ms Bail said the sharing the expenses and bills had helped reduce financial pressure for all involved.She also said it had allowed her family to build stronger connections with one another.“My parents are at home with the children when I am at work,” she said.“This has helped them build a strong bond.Ms Bail, who works at building design company Arkistruct, said her company specialised in creating multigenerational homes, and suggested a separate dwelling could improve problems such as privacy and interference.“A detached dwelling can assist in delivering a new space to the household that allows for all members of the home to reclaim the enjoyment of their core living spaces and just as importantly, their independence,” she said.Ms Bail said overall, the positives of living in a multigen household far outweighed the negatives.“The comfort of knowing that we can rely on each other is worth it,” she said.last_img read more

Classy design for family in Rochedale South

first_imgPerfect for outdoor entertaining.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago“It was one of the last homes to be built in the street.Sitting on an elevated 1614sq m block, the property sits in front of a nature strip with the occasional koala even visiting the backyard.“It is mainly the little ones that come into the yard,” Mrs Ingram said. “We don’t know how they get in or get out but it is lovely when they visit.”The foyer of the home rises the full two storeys to give an immediate feeling of space that extends throughout the house. Suburbia close to nature.“We bought it from a couple that had lived there for about five years, and they were the original builders,” Mrs Ingram said. Outside 6 Willmott Court Rochedale SouthThe open-plan living area overlooks the backyard entertainment area and an inground pool.“I like to have that beautiful view of the pool with the green gardens,” Mrs Ingram said. All of the home’s four bedrooms are upstairs, which are all large enough to fit queen-sized beds. A few changes have been made to the home since Mrs Ingram moved in, including most of the flooring which is a mix of polished timber and tiles, as well as a new kitchen and renovated bathrooms. 6 Willmott Court Rochedale South is on the market now.With her children now off to university in Brisbane Mrs Ingram said her family was selling the home and moving closer to the city. She said the home would be perfect for a family that likes space as well as privacy. 6 Willmott Court is on the market now. 6 Willmott Court Rochedale SouthWHEN Jenny Ingram moved her family to Rochedale South from inner Brisbane 15 years ago, it was all about the education.She wanted to get her children into the catchment of the suburb’s well-regarded schools, but the liveability, and their new home ended up being a huge bonus.The family moved into a four-bedroom, double-storey home at 6 Willmott Court, which was one of the newer homes in the area.last_img read more

Historic home is nestled between the water and the golf course

first_imgThere is a deck out the front and out the back.The house has been restumped, an extra bedroom has been added and the back and front decks have been expanded into full entertainment areas perfect for outdoor living. “We live on the front deck when the weather is nice and when the weather is a bit windy we live out on the back,” he said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoThe home retains its distinctive character charms.He was about to get married so he spent his free time after work and on weekends to do his best to make the home into something he could be truly proud of. “It was a good project for a young bloke that didn’t have much money,” he said.In the decades that he has lived there he has transformed it from the old beach shack to a modern family home. The water is just across the road.“The early mornings when the sun comes up are beautiful.”He and his wife have decided it is time to downsize, but he still plans to live somewhere close to the water.The home which is listed through Jack Harvey at Coronis Bracken Ridge will go to auction tomorrow at 10.30am.center_img Greg and Sue Williamson are saying goodbye to their home of more than 30 years. Photo AAP/ Ric FrearsonWhen Greg Williamson first cast his eye on a house at 4 Allpass Parade in 1983, he did not think a lot of it.The old two-bedroom Shorncliffe home was showing its age after decades bearing the brunt of the weather from Shorncliffe seaside.But the home did appeal to him for two very simple reasons, it was in front of the water, and had the Sandgate Golf Club just behind the backyard.“I’ve always loved the water and I was a pretty keen golfer at the time, so it had the two things I love,” Mr Williamson said. Although he got the home for a good price, it needed a lot of work to transform the old seaside shack into something that he would feel truly proud of.“It was very tired, an old single guy had owned it and it really was the worst house in the best street,” he said. last_img read more

Peaceful natural retreat is perfect for dual living

first_imgThe tree lined property at 256 Eatons Crossing Road.THE tree-filled skyline around Eatons Crossing feels a world away from the bustling streets of inner Brisbane.With tall trees that are filled with koalas and other native wildlife, 256 Eatons Crossing Rd, in Warner was just what Carla Kelly wanted when she moved into the home nine years ago.“We were living in the main street of Everton Park at the time,” she said.“We really liked the space and the quietness.”Take a look inside.The home had more than enough space for her children, with four bedrooms in the double-storey brick home that overlooks the trees.The large shed is perfect for tradies.“The bedrooms are upstairs and the living room and kitchen are downstairs,” Ms Kelly said.Downstairs, a rumpus room was converted into a pool and bar room, and a separate room was used as a study.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoThere is an additional guesthouse that is separate from the main home that overlooks the inground pool.With another two bedrooms, bathroom and a kitchen, it could make the property ideal for dual living.“It’s a big house, we really like the size,” Ms Kelly said.Plenty of areas to entertain.A 12m by 12m shed with three phase power is perfect for tradies.Set on a 7886sq m block, the expansive property is lined with tall trees with greenery throughout the property.Ms Kelly said one of the advantages of the property was seeing the koalas that had made the trees their home.“We probably hear them every fortnight,” she said.Rumpus room that can double as a bar.With plans to downsize, the home was on the market.Ms Kelly said she would miss the space and the relaxed afternoons next to the spa and the pool area.“It is very private and secluded,” she said.The home is on the market now though LJ Hooker — Albany Creek.last_img read more