48 Reed Street AshmoreThe family has renovated the home during the past two years to fit their own style.“My wife Denise is an interior stylist for resorts in Port Douglas,” Mr Simpson said. “We added some lighter interiors to pair with the dark structure inside the home. We wanted to create a place that was homey and comfortable so we kept finishes to a minimum. 48 Reed Street AshmoreThe five-bedroom, four-bathroom home combines lodge charm with modern fixtures to create a comfortable, stylish retreat. Soaring ceilings, skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows maximise natural light, breezes and a sense of space. 48 Reed Street Ashmore“It wouldn’t really be a pub without the paraphernalia so it was fair that Wayne left his stuff in it,” Mr Simpson said. “I have added a bit of Maroons’ memorabilia to it as well.” More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago48 Reed Street AshmoreWith a number living spaces on the property, the home has two main bedroom suites including one with a private balcony.A spa and sauna feature in the main bathroom. The architect, who is working on resort designs in Port Douglas, described the home as an “entertainer’s dream”. 48 Reed Street Ashmore“My wife Denise and I were attracted to the water and the amount of green space,” Mr Simpson said. “The jetty is good for fishing and it is fixed – so when you sit back and relax on it, it feels like you’re on the back of a boat.” The home channels a Scandinavian-lodge style with thick brick walls, timber rafters and raked ceilings as well as an open fireplace. “I’m tired of homes that are so open and modern they feel cold and empty,” Mr Simpson said. “I really wanted something with a bit of warmth and soul. This home had it.” 48 Reed Street AshmoreCHAMPION golfer Wayne Grady’s paraphernalia was part of the deal when architect Andrew Simpson bought the golfer’s palatial home two years ago. The sprawling 3364sq m property has a putting green, resort-style swimming pool and its own pub. 48 Reed Street Ashmore“I think we will miss the privacy the most.” The home features a wine cellar, poolside gazebo, teppanyaki grill and pizza oven, and a private jetty at the riverfront.
33 Simla Ave, Geebung. Photo: realestate.com.auMore from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019This three-bedroom, three-bathroom circa 1948 post war home could be your next renovation project.Located at 33 Simla Ave, Geebung, the property is within a renowned family-friendly neighbourhood.Set on a 665sq m allotment, the property offers a fabulous opportunity to live in as is or develop. Currently the floor plan consists of a combined lounge and dining room, a large neat and tidy kitchen with convenient gas top cooking, and a north facing undercover entertainment deck. Additional features include, airconditioning to the main living area and two bedrooms, easy care polished timber floors in main living areas, a separate downstairs laundry with lockable utility room, workshop, and second toilet.
30 Cressbrook Drive, Albany Creek.The property, on an elevated 891sq m block, is made of solid brick.The five-bedroom, two-bathroom home is close to parklands and schools. The Bunya State Forest is only 500m away.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“I really love this area,” said Mr Littlewood, a father-of-three.“Everyone seems to love keeping fit and healthy around here.”Mr Littlewood said the swimming pool was a big hit during the summer months and plenty of time was spent outdoors.He said there was a playground for kids at the back too. 30 Cressbrook Drive, Albany Creek.It may be a reluctant sale for Lee Littlewood, but he’s determined to see his Albany Creek home go to a family who can enjoy the large allotment.The lowset property at 30 Cressbrook Drive features an in-ground saltwater pool with a spa seat, low-maintenance garden, and an insulated alfresco entertaining area, with a gas fireplace.Mr Littlewood, a ceramic tiler, has recently adding his own touches to the home, retiling the main floors.He has also upped the security of the home and repainted the eaves. 30 Cressbrook Drive, Albany Creek.Harcourts Solutions selling agent James Gwynne said the home was exactly what a growing or grown up family needed.“With a formal lounge and dining area, a relaxed family room and a large modern kitchen at the core, there is plenty of space for everyone,” Mr Gwynne said.“Look forward to a glass of wine on the patio, cozying by the fire or watching the kids play in the pool.” 30 Cressbrook Drive, Albany Creek.Other features of the property include a large separate laundry, split-cycle airconditioning, a double lock-up garage with automatic doors, and solar hot water. The main bathroom has a bathtub with separate shower.
While you were watching Rekindling, right, win the Melbourne Cup the RBA governor decided against raising interest rates. Picture: AP Photo/Andy Brownbill.FEAR not, while you were out watching the best horse race in the world, there was no rekindling of whispers over the Reserve Bank putting dynamite under interest rates – which remain on hold at 1.5 per cent. Faced with a barrier of growth in housing debt outpacing growth in household income “for some time”, RBA governor Philip Lowe went the safe route, preferring to sit on his hands than risk upsetting the market.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoRBA governor Philip Lowe still has some concern over household debt levels. Picture: Colin Murty The AustralianHe’s still backing APRA to chase down “medium-term risks associated with high and rising household indebtedness”, with the credit field tightening substantially already.“Housing market conditions have eased further in Sydney. In most cities, housing prices have shown little change over recent months, although they are still increasing in Melbourne,” he said.“In the eastern capital cities, a considerable additional supply of apartments is scheduled to come on stream over the next couple of years (he’s looking directly at you Brisbane)!”It seems the best thing right now is to ride out the supply storm, with low rates “continuing to support the Australian economy”, according to Mr Lowe.
The home was sold to a Sydney-based family.Mr Arthur said the buyers inspected the property twice.He said Mandalay house was one of Australia’s trophy homes.“The property won Mansion Global’s, Property of the Year in 2016.’’The buyers visited the property twice before buying it.“In the end I think both the sellers and the buyers were extremely happy with the final outcome.“They (the buyers) are a Sydney-based family so it is going to be a wonderful summer home for them and their extended family.’’ The property was expected to be used as a holiday home.Mr Arthur said there were not many people who could write a cheque that big and not have it as their primary residence.Property records reveal it was previously owned by property developer Neil Murray and his wife Denise. FOLLOW MICHELLE HELE ON TWITTER No expense was spared building Mandalay House.The property has a marina big enough for two 21m yachts, a helipad, climate-controlled wine cellar with dining for 12, six kingsize bedrooms, nine bathrooms and an infinity pool overlooking the Whitsundays.Marketing agents Mark Beale of Ray White Whitsunday and Carol Carter of Sotheby’s International Realty declined to comment on the deal.Queensland Sothebys International Realty CEO Paul Arthur confirmed the buyers were from Sydney and would not live in it full time.“It settled last Friday,’’ he said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours ago“They (the buyers) are interstate, they were from Sotheby’s Private Clients and they are a Sydney-based family.’’ The owners had originally wanted a $25m for the 4114sq m property.STUNNING Whitsundays’ property Mandalay House has finally sold at a massive discount from its original asking price.The sale price is shrouded in secrecy but it’s understood the property changed hands for around $14 million.Its owners had originally wanted a $25 million for the 4114sq m Airlie Beach property when it was first advertised in 2013.