Queensland’s five most beautiful homes on the market

Queensland’s five most beautiful homes on the market
Queensland’s five most beautiful homes on the market

Queensland properties on the upper-end are very different from those we’ve seen in Victoria and New South Wales. Largely waterfront, with a jetty, these mansions show another way of life and desirable qualities in a top end property, with many more being newer-style homes.

Here are our five picks of the most beautiful currently on the market. Some of them have open homes coming up this weeked.

You might want to read our top five from Victoria and the most stunning from New South Wales.


5) 4 Commodore Drive, Birkdale

Asking for offers over $3,900,000 this five-bedroom, four-bathroom house appears to step straight into their swimming pool at the back. With ocean views, it’s built as an entertainer with a separate guest wing.

On 4,619 square metres and with second street access, having initially been on two titles, in total you can count five indoor and outdoor living areas.

It comes with a sauna, fireplace, powder room, electric gates, underground rainwater storage (125,000 litres), a saltwater swimming pool, irrigation system and a leasehold marina berth.

Apparently the owner, who has lived in Indonesia for a number of years, has given a bit of their own taste to the home with pillars, wide pagoda-style eaves and pavilions.

There is also a kermesse (formal dining pavilion that opens on three sides) featuring Indonesian architecture. Colonnaded walkways, one of which leads to the garage and the other to the billiards area, seem to typify this property.

It was listed at the beginning of October.

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4) 12 Leura Terrace, Hawthorne

This four-bedroom, four-bathroom property with its own jetty and pontoon suitable for those with boats of up to 13.5 metres is a contemporary style home.

With one of the most incredible wine cellars we’ve seen (which, truth be told, definitely helped secure its place on this list), a personal lift, a cold room and basically everything electrical or automated you can think of – including a security system, smart wiring, C-Bus system, automated lighting and concealed electric blinds – it also has multiple verandahs and an aspect over two-kilometres of the river.

The rooftop terrace, while not currently fitted, is plumbed and engineered ready for a spa bath. A media room, entertainment room with built in bar and heated swimming pool are already in place.

It has a funky looking unashamedly modern frontage.

RP Data lists its land value in June 2013 to be $1,400,000. It’s up for viewing this weekend on Saturday.

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3) 19 The Promontory, Noosa Waters

With an open inspection this weekend, this home displays the bespoke architecture of Noosa-based architect Frank Macchia.

With a rooftop terrace, ‘Zen’ courtyards, a timber jetty and a twenty-five metre lap pool, this is a tightly designed home that packs a lot into its 962 square metres.

A stand-alone guest wing is also included, and there is a Japanese bath, a cocktail bar, a powder room and a cinema room.

RP Data notes that the property last sold in May 2009 for $4,075,000. It was built in 2004. Previous to the 2009 sale, it sold in October 2005 for $3,900,000. In September 2011 it was put on the market for $3.95 million and stayed there until November 2012 without sale.

It goes for auction in January with an inspection this weekend.

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2) 39 Sentinel Court, Raby Bay

Last transacting for $3,850,000 in July 2008, and for $1,150,000 in 2001, this five-bedroom, six-bathroom, five-car spaces property sits on 2,273 square metres.

The property is said to have a “porte-cochere” (a carriage gate), and botanical gardens. It also has 37 metres of quayline, with a 25 metre pontoon.

The property comes with separate guest quarters, an executive office (and a second office on the second floor), a pool and a spiral staircase.

It has clean lines with a cross between a resort and a classical modern mansion.

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1) 57 The Corso, Isle Of Capri

With six-bedrooms, six-bathrooms and six lock up garage spaces, this property on the Gold Coast is on 2,197 square metres of land in ‘exotic gardens’.

With hand cut sandstone and Travertine floors, a butler’s pantry, a cold room, a billiards den in a private wing, a theatre, a gym, a Lanai bar, maid’s quarters, a wine cellar, a sauna and heated spa and a lift so you don’t need to walk to get to any of these extras, it certainly has most of the aspects you’d want. It also has a fixed jetty.

The pictures have a heavy holiday feel to them, with design obviously focused around creating the outdoor/indoor feel. It was listed in mid-November.

Any buyer wanting to land this property can expect it to be a multi-million dollar undertaking, with RP Data’s land value section noting $4,100,000 for June 2013.

McGrath notes council rates at $17,666 per annum and water rates at $1,804 per annum.

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Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke was a property writer at Property Observer

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