Prime properties always in demand

A two-bedroom, two-bathroom riverside apartment 18/2 Hastings St, Noosa Heads, goes to auction Sunday, 17 March, at 10am. 391825_07

Erle Levey

Reflecting on the changes in the property industry over time, you cannot help but be aware of the role auctions play in getting a result.

The fairest price in a definite timeline and through a transparent process.

Something that has changed is the times of putting properties on the market. The peak holiday periods were considered the prime times to offer a place for sale.

Yet that has shifted. It’s still important to present a property to as many interested parties as possible but there is another dynamic – offer it when there is less competition.

The right time to put a property on the market is when it is ready to be sold.

That is part of the reason why we are getting such quality stock on the market now.

And there will always be buyers for prime properties, especially when we see a stability in the market coming from the hold on interest rates.


Roark Walsh of Tom Offermann Real Estate has four-bedroom, four-bathroom, two-car beachside house with pool at Sunshine Beach that is set for auction at 1pm Saturday, 16 March.

Recently renovated and in a highly-sought precinct, 27 McAnally Dve has arguably the largest and best views in Sunshine Beach, Roark said.

“It’s got that height to see from Double Island to Caloundra.

“You step down into the view – from the kitchen, the dining and the lounge onto the entertaining balcony.

“Three of the bedrooms come with ocean views and terraces. The entertainment areas are really spacious and there is good off-street parking.’’

The multi-level house has classical proportions and a sophisticated yet laidback aesthetic.

The custom kitchen which abuts the pool area comes with black granite-topped cabinetry and feature black-and-white, herringbone-tiled and window-to-garden splashbacks.

On this level is a guest bathroom and over-sized bedroom with ensuite, built-in robes and terrace. Yes, wake up to those views.

There are two bedrooms on the ground level, one with built-in robe; the king bedroom has an undercover terrace with ocean views; there’s a share bathroom; and the laundry has a walk-in linen store.

When it comes to waking to waves breaking on the foreshore, on the top level is the super-sized, penthouse-style bedroom suite with eagle’s eye views.

The ensuite is open, has an oval spa bath to soak in, natural stone-topped cabinetry, walk-in robe and a dedicated office. It has custom cabinetry and a west-facing terrace with stairs to the pool that comes complete with gazebo.


It’s one thing to have river views but it’s another to have the river virtually right below you.

That’s what’s on offer with a two-bedroom, two-bathroom riverside apartment 18/2 Hastings St, Noosa Heads, that goes to auction Sunday, 17 March, at 10am.

Jill Goode at Tom Offermann Real Estate said there has been “heaps of inquiry’’ about this penthouse as while there were other top-floor apartments in the complex, this was the only one looking onto the river.

“It’s a fabulous view. The response has been quite amazing.

“There have been people on holidays who have come up to look.

“The Queensland owners have looked after it as if it was their child. That made it like home and they have been making the most of Noosa.

“There’s the ferry going up and down the river, kids jumping in the river and swimming. And then you can go into the ocean across the street.’’

The views from the terrace stretch from Noosa Hill, along Noosa Sound waterways, and west to Mt Cooroy.

The apartment features Italian-tiled open plan dining and living spaces, pale grey modular sofa and ottoman coffee table, comfy cane chair, glass-topped dining table, dome-shaped cane pendant, timber with white fabric chairs, also specially selected seaside art, artifacts and accessories.

The contemporary U-shaped kitchen with plantation shutters, beige stone-topped cabinetry, has all the latest appliances while the undercover terrace is an extension of indoors.

There are two bedrooms with a beach look, plantation shutters, a television and built-in robes.

The main king suite has a pastel cream-tiled ensuite, opens out to the terrace and has those views – from bed.

The second bedroom with double and single beds is on the north west side. The bathroom with stone-topped cabinetry and plantation shutters adjoins and a fully-equipped laundry is next door. The single secure undercover car park also has a storeroom for boards etc.


Designed to maximise lifestyle, privacy, and facilitate seamless integrated indoor and outdoor living, an elegant David Geitz residence at Peregian Beach is perfectly positioned on its elevated 809sq m block.

The four-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-car house with pool at 34 Lowry St goes to auction Saturday, 23 March, at 10am with Tracy Russell of Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Tracy was conducting an inspection at the time we spoke and said there has been good interstate and local interest in the home.

It’s an attractive two-level home with high ceilings, plenty of natural light and designed to catch the coastal breezes.

The property is proving to have good appeal to the market, Tracy said, from families as well as couples.

The house has a timeless feel about it, with a touch of the Pacific about it … influences from California and Mexico.

Positioned 600m from a patrolled surf beach, it is very much about courtyard living with a calming water feature mixed with lush, verdant, tropical gardens reminiscent of tropical North Queensland.

The entry sets the tone with its exterior gated doorway, walkway across a timber platform to the bespoke timber double doors leading into the grand foyer and curved gallery.

With elevated ceilings the sense of spaciousness is heightened, and the home is cooled by ducted air-conditioning and ceiling fans as well as the gentle breezes.

The floor plan facilitates family-friendly living with communal space both indoors and outdoors.

As well as an outdoor fireplace there is a poolside terrace and pavilion.

Three separate terrace areas are central to the effectiveness of the home’s design and functionality, with the second bedroom enjoying access to its own private courtyard, and then an upper-level bedroom.

The main bedroom suite opens out to a European-style courtyard with pond, water feature and outdoor shower, while the ensuite has a spa bath.


FRIDAY, 15 March

Noosa Sound

28 Mossman Ct: 4bed, 4bath, 2car waterfront house, pool, jetty, on 607sq m, 12pm, Mike Hay 0417 624 059 David Conolly 0438 259 956 Century 21 Noosa

SATURDAY, 16 March

Noosa Heads

8 Samara Pl: 4bed, 2.5bath, 2car house, 10am, Sharon McLure 0400 084 975 The McLure Group Noosaville

17 Russell St: Three three-bedroom apartments offering 9bed, 3bath, 5car, 12pm, Eric Seetoo 0419 757 770 Tom Offermann Real Estate

Sunshine Beach

27 McAnally Dve: 4bed, 4bath, 2car house, pool, 1pm, Roark Walsh 0437 447 804 Rebekah Offermann 0413 044 241 Tom Offermann Real Estate

SUNDAY, 17 March

Noosa Heads

18/2 Hastings St: 2bed, 2bath, 1car penthouse apartment, 10am, Jill Goode 0418 714 653 Tom Offermann Real Estate.