Plenty of blue sky at Sunshine

A seven-bedroom, six-bathroom, four-car pavilion-style house with pool on 4001sq m at 5 Musgrave Dve, Yandina Creek, goes to auction Saturday, 11 November, at 3pm. 369518_06

Erle Levey

Bright blue like a cloudless sky – that summed up the mood at the auction of Azure in Sunshine Beach on Saturday.

The house at 26 McAnally Drive, with its explosive 180-degree views sweeping the Coral Sea and inspiring Chris Clout design, lived up to its name.

There was standing room only at the auction as multiple bidders fought for the keys to one of most admired houses in Sunshine Beach. 

Marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate, bidding started at $10 million and quickly reached $13.5 million before the gavel fell to a Melbourne family.

Tom Offermann and his daughter Rebekah were co-listers and naturally elated for the sellers, as the house shattered the previous record for a non-beachfront Sunshine Beach property by an impressive margin of more than $4 million.

It was the culmination of a marketing campaign that generated national as well as global interest, and it was not just thousands or 10s of thousands who tuned in, it was hundreds of thousands. 

“The response was phenomenal,” Tom Offermann said. “However, in the end most of the potential buyers were existing customers, who we have known for years. 

“You can imagine how many are on our data base after 30 years of leading the market in Noosa.’’ 

Inspired by nature, the five-bedroom, four-bathroom residence is positioned on a high sand dune and enjoys unsurpassed views even from day beds floating on the mosaic-tiled infinity pool.

The home features Italian Carrara marble floors, a ’floating’ marble staircase, Italian blown glass tear-drop chandelier, bespoke cabinetry and eco fireplace.

The penthouse-style main bedroom suite is on the top level and has a stylish walk-in robe/dressing room, a free-standing stone bathtub and a shower with those panoramic views.


The front yard was full for the auction of a three-bedroom Queenslander circa 1910 in Cooroy on Friday.

The traditional timber house at 18 Miva St had been built on the 1012sq m site and extensively renovated including a pool.

The auction saw 10 registered bidders with Jeanette Catalano and Mario Catalano of Hinternoosa.

In a commanding position with an iconic hip roof and white picket fence, the house featured rear lane access.

“The auction went really well,’’ Jeanette said. “Most bidders were active.

From a $500,000 start bidding went quickly to 700, 800 and then $1m until, after 17 bids, it sold at $1.550m.

Interest was mostly local, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, with the eventual buyer looking to come off acreage and wanting to be in town.

“The buyer knows people in the vicinity,’’ Jeanette said, “and noticed the auction on the Thursday then made it happen within 24 hours.

“It’s a lovely story. We have very happy buyers and sellers.’’

Jeanette and Hinternoosa colleague Kess Prior now have the auction of a four-bedroom house with pool on 1ha at 228 Lone Hand Rd, Eumundi, set for Friday, 17 November, at 2pm.


Heidi Woodman at David Berns Real Estate continued her perfect auction success rate for 2023 with the three-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 211 Eumarella Rd, Weyba Downs, selling prior to Saturday’s scheduled event.

On 6717sq m with pool, dam and shed, the house had been renovated and extended.

Yet with a great outlook, it also had the opportunity for a further extension.

That proved significant as most interest was from young families, Heidi said.

There were three offers, with the property going to contract Monday with local buyers for $1.850m, and by Thursday it was unconditional.

“It is a no brainer of a property,’’ Heidi said, “… flat with dam and shelter, boardwalk and jetty.

“The buyers were looking to get out of suburbia and have more room.’’

Heidi now has a lovely property at 22 Christella Place, Verrierdale, listed at $2.55m.

“It has a lot going on … sheds for cars, the house is nicely done, and in a quiet spot.’’

Early interest for the property is all sorts – interstate as well as local and Brisbane.

With gated entry, the five-bedroom, three-bathroom house is on 8093.sq m with pool, carport, solar powered Ocular 22kw electric car charging station, a workshop shed and large steel framed shed with significant high clearance carport extensions.


It’s like being in another world – someone’s dream home with spectacular views from one of the best sites on the coast.

A seven-bedroom, six-bathroom, four-car pavilion-style house with pool on 4001sq m at 5 Musgrave Dve, Yandina Creek, goes to auction Saturday, 11 November, at 3pm.

Tracy Russell of Tom Offermann Real Estate said Mandalay was on a corner and looking due east to Coolum, Peregian and Marcus Beach.

“It’s all blue in front of you … just the ocean.

“Very comfortable and so versatile. It has been fully renovated and would be ideal for a family or extended family.

“There is no other home like it.’’

There has been local interest but also from Victoria, Tracy said.

An inspired design blends Asian influences with the Australian lifestyle, to create four pavilions – connected yet separate – with seamless integrated indoor/outdoor living oriented to the view.

An environmentally friendly and energy efficient build, utilising natural materials including Australian native timbers, Mandalay’s pavilions offer living, guest, home, and utility space.

At 100-metres above sea-level, the sweeping view is fully protected. The elevation also facilitates excellent ventilation of gentle cooling sea-breezes.

The stunning 16-metre wet-edge infinity pool and sun-drenched terrace is a show-stopping centrepiece.

The landscaped gardens took out the Landscape Queensland Construction Excellence Awards 2022 (residential category), with a mixture of native, exotic, and tropical vegetation, meandering pathways, granite boulders, metal art and edging, and a custom-built and designed circular fire pit with a Corten steel fire bowl positioned within a grassy knoll.


Gracious and intelligently designed, the completely revitalised 1920s Queenslander at 33 Ward St, Tewantin, is one of the hottest properties in town at the moment.

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom, two-car house with pool on 804sq m goes to auction at 12pm on Saturday, 11 November.

Tom Offermann Real Estate agents Rebekah Offermann and Michael McComas have welcomed some of the highest numbers at open homes they have seen.

“Almost 100 people were at the first open,’’ Rebekah said. “It was the most viewed property in the Noosa Local Government Area in its first week on’’

It blends traditional charm with island style with poolside lounging, kicking back by the breezy bar, or firing up the barbecue and pizza oven.

Commanding a spectacular presence, the residence embraces the natural surrounds, has a plum corner position in a much-coveted street, and is 40 footsteps to a nature reserve and Noosa River foreshore.

High-set with white weatherboard and corrugated roof construction, there is a white picket fence, signature verandas, gatehouse-style front entry, towering palms, cottage gardens and lush lawns.

There are rich, polished blackbutt floors throughout, lofty VJ ceilings, VJ panelling from floor to the dado rail, decorative fretwork, also decadent casement windows with green and white translucent panes.

The spacious living areas are fitted with ceiling cornices and roses, and a nine-arm hand blown glass chandelier hangs over the timber dining table.

Tall silky oak glass-paned French doors run the width of the living areas, blurring the lines to the covered verandahs which stretch northward and provide captivating views.

The showpiece kitchen features the latest high-end appliances and materials, from Corian-topped cabinetry including island/breakfast bar, servery to the verandah, polished nickel tapware, and butler’s pantry with wine fridge and walls of storage.

The king premier bedroom suite has custom cabinetry, a super-sized ensuite with two English-style pedestal basins, mirrored cabinetry, two shower heads in the walk-in double shower plus a claw footed oval bathtub.

The queen suite has an ensuite with a single pedestal basin. A bedroom on the south side is currently used as a study. Next door is a powder room.

Downstairs has been cleverly reconfigured to invite connection with the undercover terrace, lawn and pool area, which is also accessed from the living area of a two-bedroom apartment-style accommodation. The laundry with a drying court is next door and behind on the west side is a massive workshop/storage area.


FRIDAY, 3 November


18 Miva St: 3bed, 2bath, 2car Queenslander circa 1910, pool, on 1012sq m, 11am, Jeanette Catalano 0422 923 851 Mario Catalano 0400 613 879 Hinternoosa. Ten registered bidders, sold at auction $1.550m

SATURDAY, 4 November

Sunshine Beach

26 McAnally Dve: 5bed, 4bath, 2car beachside house, pool, 11am, Rebekah Offermann 0413 044 241 Tom Offermann 0412 711 888 Tom Offermann Real Estate. Sold at auction $13.5m

Weyba Downs

211 Eumarella Rd: 3bed, 2bath house, pool, shed on 6717sq m, 1pm, Heidi Woodman 0419 818 418 David Berns Real Estate. Sold prior

SATURDAY, 11 November


33 Ward St: 4bed, 3bath, 2car house, pool, on 804sq m, 12pm, Rebekah Offermann 0413 044 241 Michael McComas 0447 263 663 Tom Offermann Real Estate

Yandina Creek

5 Musgrave Dve: 7bed, 6bath, 4car house, pool, on 4001sq m, 3pm, Tracy Russell 0413 319 879 Tom Offermann Real Estate