Noosa properties catch the eye

A five-bedroom, four-bathroom, two-car riverside house with pool at 7 Robert St, Noosaville, goes to auction at 12pm on Saturday, 2 March. 389329_17

Erle Levey

A five-bedroom family home at Noosaville has the benefit of river views … but without the traffic.

The riverside house with pool at 7 Robert St, Noosaville, goes to auction at 12pm on Saturday, 2 March, with father-and-daughter team Luke Chen and Lauren Chen of Tom Offermann Real Estate.

“The campaign has been going really well,’’ Lauren said. “There has been 12-15 groups through at every open house, as well as holding private viewings during the week.

“It is single-level living, which means you can sit on the front terrace and enjoy water views but without the traffic.

“Much of the appeal comes from the good separation for family or the extended family.

“The main bedroom suite is completely separate, and there is a resort-style central pool.

“Pretty much all interest has been from South East Queensland, looking to upgrade.

“At the same time locals are taking advantage of the market conditions.’’

With an under-stated, modernist look from the street, everything changes once inside – a substantial residence with numerous expansive living areas indoors and alfresco, including poolside and the north-facing terrace with river views.

The practicality of coastal living mixes with European flourishes such as a bodacious chandelier above the long timber dining table.

There is a beam rescued from the Yamba Bridge, while walls are VJ-profile throughout and an abundance of light from two terraces sends shadows across seemingly endless timber flooring.

The U-shaped kitchen is set up for all entertaining options, with long pastel grey-stone topped white cabinetry, breakfast bar seating six, three umbrella-inspired pendants, walk-in pantry, and plenty of storage.

As well as the north-facing alfresco terrace with a pre-cast concrete table and bar, the west side of the living area opens to an outdoor room with washed timber decking, a bar, the pool and spa, with a sun deck on the other side.

A maintenance-free grass area on the north-side has a shaded area, thanks to a pandanus.


Just launched this week by Lauren Chen is a five-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-car family home at 180 Old Emu Mountain Rd, Peregian Breeze.

A big home in an established estate within a bike ride of Peregian Beach, it goes to auction Saturday, 23 March, at 11am.

Another fresh listing is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in a beachside position with ocean views at Sunshine Beach.

Priced at $2.1m, Apartment 7 in Costa Nova at 1 Belmore Tce is on the second level with those 180-degree coastal views, lift access from the secure carpark, and wide east-facing balcony.


There’s certainly been more than love in the salty air along the popular Eastern Beaches with the Tom Offermann and Adam Offermann-listed 29 McAnally Dve at Sunshine Beach, and the Rebekah Offermann and Michael McComas-listed 26 Lorikeet Drive at Peregian Beach, both selling prior to planned auctions, both at similar premium prices and just several days apart.

When the buyers found the properties they’d long been searching for, the only way to avoid auction competition and risk missing out was to submit pre-auction knock-out offers. 

The sellers were ecstatic with the prices and unconditional contracts, and in the case of the vendors of 29 McAnally Dve, it was the end of a long selling process. 

They had been trying to sell for 18 months before listing it with Tom and Adam, so to sell in 30 days for much more than they had hoped for had them jumping for joy.

Creating success stories like these for clients has a lot of moving parts. In this case it was also about teamwork with the buyer introduced by Luke Chen, supported by Lauren Chen, and expertly guided through the goalposts by Tom and Adam for the big pre-auction result.

Premium property buyers are sensitive about their privacy, and this occasion is no exception.

“Noosa’s Eastern Beaches are under fire from affluent buyers,” Tom Offermann said, “taking out four of the tightly-held premium homes in the $8million to $13million range this month. 

“And, unusually, they are not southern-based buyers but local property owners who are buying and/or adding to their portfolios.“


Tom Offermann Real Estate listing agent Chris Miller was also hitting the high notes, albeit the Scoville scale of spiciness, with 6109 in Tree Tops at 5 Morwong Drive, Noosa Heads.

The four-bedroom villa in the Peppers Noosa Resort sold under the hammer for $3.05m.

“The auction saw competitive bidding with three registered bidders,’’ Chris said.

“The Victorian buyers are very excited about being 500m to Noosa Main Beach, the treetops location in an exclusive area near the Hollindale Track with direct access to Laguna Lookout and the Noosa National Park.

“They loved the natural outlook, generous floorplan with dual living spaces and private garaging.” 

The sale was the 47th at Peppers in four years and represents a record sale price for Tree Top Villas. 


Achieving an excellent result for a very happy vendor on Saturday was Offermann’s Julie Bengtssen with her listed townhouse 1/13 Nebula Street in Sunshine Beach sold at auction for $1.08m.

Interest throughout the campaign was predominantly from local and Brisbane parties looking to downsize; however, the ultimate buyer from three registered bidders was an investor from Tasmania who had a private inspection and recognised the good value of the property and its excellent location.


After a fantastic auction campaign with with more than 60 inspections, Kess Prior and Jeanette Catalano of Hinternosa ended up with three registered bidders last Friday for the auction of the four-bedroom home on 5366sq m at 357 Sunrise Rd, Doonan.

First time for sale, the solid rendered block home over two levels with pool was presented like you would find in a lifestyle magazine.

Other infrastructure included three-car parking, a separate shed and workshop.

The property sold under the hammer for $2.25 million to a local buyer who will live in the property with her family.


There is big interest in the four-bedroom waterfront house with pool at 28 Mossman Ct, Noosa Sound.

Mike Hay and David Conolly of Century 21 Noosa are taking the property, which comes with jetty, to auction on Friday, 15 March, at 12pm.

With holiday approval already in place and a prime location a short walk from Main Beach and Hastings Street, this property will appeal to a wide variety – from owner-occupiers to investors.

A tranquil garden leads to the spacious two-storey home with four bedrooms and four bathrooms along with a selection of living areas.

Serving as the hub is the gourmet chef’s kitchen with a waterfall-edge centre island, a long breakfast bar, a butler’s pantry and a suite of stainless steel appliances.

It is central to the dining area and family room, as well as to the covered alfresco with a built-in outdoor barbecue.

One bedroom, with an ensuite and a powder room, are on this level, while upstairs are the remaining bedrooms and bathrooms alongside a study and yet another sitting area.

The owner’s bedroom suite is a retreat, with a luxurious walk-in robe, an ensuite and a private deck.

There’s also lift access and air-conditioning throughout. Outside, there is lush landscaping, a sparkling solar-heated lap pool and a serene backyard that leads to the jetty. 


SATURDAY, 27 January

Peregian Beach

25 Currawong Cres: 4bed, 3bath, 2car house, pool, Tracy Russell 0413 319 879 Tom Offermann Real Estate. Sold post-auction $3.050m, expats from the US returning home

SATURDAY, 17 February


221 Duke Rd: 2bed, 1bath cottage on 8399sq m, 1pm, David Berns 0408 629 438 David Berns Real Estate. Passed in, listed at $1.795m

Peregian Beach

1/4 Avocet Pde: 3bed, 2bath, 1car townhome, 11am, Tracy Russell 0413 319 879 Tom Offermann Real Estate. Continuing to negotiate with interested parties, listed $1.850m

FRIDAY, 23 February


357 Sunrise Rd: 4bed, 2bath, 3car house, pool, on 5366sq m, Jeanette Catalano 0422 923 851 Kess Prior 0404 344 399 Hinternoosa. Three registered bidders. Sold under the hammer for $2.25 million

Noosa Heads

6109/5 Morwong Dve: 4bed, 3bath, 2car apartment, Chris Miller 0412 894 542 Tom Offermann Real Estate. Sold under the hammer for $3.05m

Sunshine Beach

1/39 Duke St: 3bed, 3bath, 2car apartment, Mike Hay 0417 624 059 David Conolly 0438 259 956 Century 21 Noosa. Negotiating

SATURDAY, 24 February

Noosa Heads

32/5 Quamby Pl: 2bed, 2bath, 1car apartment, Melanie Butcher 0407 379 893 Laguna Real Estate. Registered bidders, passed in $1.625m. Talking to interested parties post auction

Sunshine Beach

1/13 Nebula St: 3bed, 2bath, 1car apartment, Julie Bengtsson 0418 980 247 Tom Offermann Real Estate. Sold at auction for $1.08m

29 McAnally Dve: 3bed, 2+bath, 2car beachside house, pool, 3pm, Tom Offermann 0412 711 888 Adam Offermann 0475 804 467 Tom Offermann Real Estate

FRIDAY, 1 March

Noosa Heads

4/3 Morwong Dve: 3bed, 3bath, 2car apartment, 12pm, Mike Hay 0417 624 059 David Conolly 0438 259 956 Century 21 Noosa


Noosa Heads

307/5 Hastings St: 1bed, 1bath, 1car top-floor apartment, 1pm, Shane McCauley 0403 646 930 Frank Milat 0438 528 148 Richardson & Wrench Noosa


7 Robert St: 5bed, 4bath, 2car house, pool, 12pm, Luke Chen 0417 600 840 Lauren Chen 0412 672 Tom Offermann Real Estate

Noosa Waters

7 Corinthia Ct: 3bed, 2bath, 2car house, pool, 2pm, Amanda Balding 0408 088 788 Leteasha Richards 0420 524 760 Richardson & Wrench Noosa

Peregian Beach

26 Lorikeet Dve: 5bed, 3bath, 3car beachfront house, pool, Rebekah Offermann 0413 044 241 Michael McComas 0447 263 663 Tom Offermann Real Estate. Sold prior.