Decision time for summer buyers

A four-bedroom, four-bathroom, two-car golf-front house with pool on 1279sq m at 521/61 Noosa Springs Dve, Noosa Heads, is set for auction at 12pm on Saturday, 9 December. 374346_01

Erle Levey

The final few weeks before Christmas see a run of substantial properties lined up for auction.

From golf-course frontage homes at Noosa Springs to an elevated townhouse and duplex apartment on Noosa Hill, there is variety and quality.

To date there are five properties listed for auction on Friday-Saturday, 15-16 December, yet there is every likelihood more can be put forward in the final week.

There are five auctions marked in for Saturday, 9 December.

Heading these is the four-bedroom, four-bathroom, two-car golf-front house with pool on 1279sq m at 521/61 Noosa Springs Dve, Noosa Heads, that is set for auction at 12pm on 9 December.

Marketed by Patrick Sherwood and Clare Sherwood of Tom Offermann Real Estate, the residence is on a larger-than most 1279sq m site, designed by the inimitable Paul Clout and which has a 75m golf course frontage overlooking lakes, 17th green and partially north-facing.

It’s exquisite indoors to out, while the glistening pool with spa, water feature and garden, ostensibly joins the residence with the lake, fairway and beyond to wide northerly views of the lush Graham Papworth-designed, five-star championship golf course.

A sandstone paved pathway and covered walkway lead to the massive timber and glass pivot front door where the long hallway connects to a theatrium-ceilinged pavilion that is the circular living space.

With innate attention has been paid to detail, the living space features banks of high, glass sliders. Together with the adjacent dedicated dining space they blend with the undercover alfresco terraces, the width of the residence.

The equally lengthy glistening pool with spa, water feature and garden joins the residence with the lake, fairway and beyond.

The galley-style kitchen has a curved timber-topped long island breakfast bar, a wall of cabinetry, walk-in pantry, study nook and high-end appliances including wine fridge, six-burner gas cooktop plus abundant storage. An adjacent terrace has an integrated barbecue.

There’s a media room and numerous terraces and courtyards.

The statement curved staircase with sandstone treads leads upstairs where the main retreat has a terrace overlooking the pool, three lakes and fairways. There is a walk-in robe plus super-sized marble tiled ensuite with double glass basins, also a spa. Along the mezzanine in the south wing is another king-size bedroom with ensuite.

Downstairs are two bedrooms, one has a bathroom adjacent and the other, designed as a guest house has an ensuite, walk-in robe, terrace and kitchenette. There’s also a customised study.



The buying blitz including properties sold under the hammer all transacted by the Tom Offermann Real Estate team continued last weekend.


At the Tiffany Wilson-listed 25 Hill St, Sunshine Beach, a tranquil beach house mere minutes to the sand and the village, generated interest predominantly from locals during the marketing campaign.

This played out at the auction, with two locals ever-hopeful for the keys to the door. It was sold for $2.15m.

Success followed at apartment 9 Las Rias, 8 Quamby Place, Noosa Heads, listed by Roark Walsh.

As per usual for a property in the Las Rias complex, the pre-auction campaign attracted strong interest, predominantly from Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania. 


It also attracted a good crowd keen to watch to watch the auction action, and six registered bidders. Three remained active, the bidding started at $3.5m and was sold to Melbourne buyers for $4.285m.


It’s got location and views. A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, one-car apartment 11/24 Viewland Dve, Noosa Heads, goes to auction Saturday, 9 December, at 11am.

Anne Powell at Laguna Real Estate said the renovated townhouse was handy to Noosa Junction as well as Noosa Main Beach and Hastings Street.

In an elevated position, it is a solid build with good separation from neighbouring units.

“It’s central yet private,’’ Anne said. “The views are really extensive to the beach and river.

“There has been a lovely make-over. It was designed and placed for good outdoor living areas with incredible sunsets.’’

New timber floors are on the ground floor while a new timber staircase has been designed to highlight the stunning open void and high architectural ceilings.

Interest has been mainly from Brisbane and locals downsizing.

Twilight inspections will continue at 4.30pm on Saturday, December 2, and on Friday, December 8 – the day prior to auction.

In a small immaculately-maintained complex of 12 apartments, there are two bedrooms downstairs and a spacious main suite with balcony upstairs.

An open-plan ground floor comes with wide balcony to enjoy the stunning views.


Jeanette Catalano and Kess Prior of Hinternoosa are still negotiating with parties following the auction of 228 Lone Hand Rd, Eumundi, earlier this month.

The four-bedroom, two-bathroom, four-car house with pool on 1ha was passed in on auction day and is now listed at offers over $1.9m.

Jeanette and Kess are dealing with one party from the auction as well as fresh interest.

Most interest in the property has been from coastal areas, looking for space, and from the northern side of Brisbane.

“It’s a quality property,’’ Jeanette said. “Nothing that needs doing.

“There is room for the family and the double-bay shed has a separate entrance to the house.’’

The house is equipped with 24 solar panels and the property features an automated garden irrigation system, bore, secure front fencing and remote-control gated entry.


A contemporary-designed house with understated elegance in a dress-circle position of an exclusive enclave … that’s what’s on offer at 11 Blue Gum Rd, Noosa Heads.

The five-bedroom, four-bathroom, two-car house with pool goes to auction Saturday, 9 December, at 1pm, with Peter TeWhata of Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Award-winning designer Trevor Reitsma was able to integrate large spaces and structure into the natural environment of Elysium Noosa.

From the north-facing facade with slatted grilles, step inside to seemingly endless polished concrete flooring and vaulted ceilings, some soaring through the void to the upper level. They show off the oversized living, dining and leisure spaces, highlighted by banks of disappearing floor-to-ceiling sliders on the eastern side.

These blend seamlessly with the aquamarine pool and the alfresco entertaining area.

The custom-designed L-shaped kitchen with long stone-topped island bench and extension dining area, has the full complement of high-end appliances, a walk-in pantry and window splashback looking out to the garden.

Upstairs, the sumptuous king suite with high ceiling, louvres and wispy sheers, evokes a feeling of calm. It looks through the exterior slats to the pool, has an ensuite with charcoal wall and floor tiles, lustre feature, stone topped two-basin cabinetry, walk-in shower, separate toilet plus a walk-in robe.

Two bedrooms have built-in robes, share a mocha tiled bathroom with bathtub and separate toilet. Central is a lounge maybe a teen’s hangout space.

Downstairs are two bedrooms. On the north side is one with an ensuite, retractable screen doors/separate entrance opening to a courtyard. In the west wing, the bedroom has a built-in robe, and a bathroom is adjacent.

Along the hall is a laundry, also the media room with plentiful under-stair storage.


SATURDAY, 2 December


28/291 Gympie Tce: 3bed, 2bath, 1car riverside apartment, 12pm, Chrissie Baker 0491 185 774 Laguna Real Estate

Sunshine Beach

10 Ferris St: 5bed, 3bath, 2car house, 2pm, Michael McComas 0447 263 663 Rebekah Offermann 0413 044 241 Tom Offermann Real Estate.