These were the hottest homes in southeast QLD in 2019
This house at 50 Dauphin Tce, Highgate Hill, was one of the most viewed property listings of 2019.THEY are owned by some of the state’s most high profile players and range from the outlandish and opulent to charming heroes of Queensland’s heritage.Some spectacular properties hit the market in 2019, but when it comes to home hunting, potential buyers have varying tastes, according to the most popular listings of 2019 on Realestate.com.au.In Queensland, the 10 most viewed properties of the year include a riverfront mansion owned by Terry Peabody, a James Bond inspired modern masterpiece, and a house with a bowling alley in the humble suburb of Stafford.These were the 10 hottest residential property listings in Queensland in 2019:THE 10 MOST VIEWED HOME LISTINGS OF 2019 IN QUEENSLAND 1. 70 Leichhardt Crescent, Barellan Point This property at 70 Leichhardt Crescent, Barellan Point, was the most viewed listing in Queensland in 2019.From the air, it looks like little more than a shed, but it’s the lifestyle this acreage retreat offers that really adds to its appeal.And possibly the fact it was owned by Brisbane radio personality Robin Bailey.Tucked away on the outskirts of Brisbane in a suburb of Ipswich, the incredibly private property at 70 Leichhardt Crescent comprises a huge 5777 sqm of land overlooking the Brisbane River. This property at 70 Leichhardt Cres, Barellan Point, is under contract.The three bedroom home has gone under contract after eight weeks on the market, with a middle-aged couple from Springfield the lucky buyers.The property had been advertised with a $495,000 price tag, but the sale price has not been disclosed as the deal is not yet unconditional. Marketing agent Neil Mundy of Ray White – Ipswich said the buyers signed the contract the same day Ms Bailey flew to India.Ms Bailey described the trip on social media as a way to reconnect with her sons following the death of her husband, Sean Pickwell, to cancer in September. Robin Bailey and her husband, Sean, who died from liver cancer this year. Picture: Annette Dew.Despite being on the river, Mr Mundy said the property was unaffected by the floods in 1974, 2011 and 2013.He said there were four offers, but the lucky buyer fell in love with the land, the layout and the views.“The biggest thing for me as an agent is the quietness — there’s no noise,” Mr Mundy said.“You can walk outside in your dressing gown and no one would know.”2. 15 Towers Street, Ascot This house at 15 Towers Street, Ascot, was the second most viewed listing of 2019 in Queensland.No expense was spared to create this statement property, which made headlines when it hit the market earlier this year with an $8.8 million price tag and the promise of a free luxury car and free wine.The Lamborghini has since sold, but the house and the wine are still up for grabs — although no longer with a price guide.“I had four people want to buy the car, not the house — it was pretty weird,” Zephyr Industries director Brayden Larkin said.The four-storey home at, 15 Towers St, Ascot, was built by Zephyr Industries and has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a seven-car garage. This house at 15 Towers Street, Ascot, is for sale.Mr Larkin said the original 1920s Queenslander home had just won Best Renovation in Australia in its category at the Master Builders Awards. “It’s pretty different,” he said.“It’s big, got two pools, comes with a lot of wine and has every feature under the sun.”Mr Larkin said the property had attracted interest from everyone from young professionals to local families and overseas buyers.The house, named Belvedere, features a temperature-controlled wine cellar (3000 bottles) with wine tasting room, and includes two barrels of custom wine made specifically for the home by Gerler Wines.An elevator, cinema, two pools, and a roof-top terrace with private six-seater spa are part of the home’s luxe mix. This property at 15 Towers Street, Ascot, certainly makes a statement.The property is for sale through Matt Lancashire and Patrick Goldsworthy of Ray White – New Farm.3. 50 Dauphin Terrace, Highgate Hill The view from the verandah at 50 Dauphin Tce, Highgate Hill.This property, just 2.5km from Brisbane’s CBD, attracted lots of attention when it hit the market with $11 million hopes.The trophy home at 50 Dauphin Terrace has a two-street frontage, two self-contained guest quarters, 60m of river frontage, a pontoon for a 60m vessel, seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, parking for five cars, a 23m gas-heated pool, four decks, an electronic boat lift and a boathouse.The huge house sits on almost 4000 sqm of prime real estate — a site where General Douglas MacArthur once led the Pacific campaign. This house at 50 Dauphin Tce, Highgate Hill, was the third most viewed listing in Queensland this year.4. 55 Courageous Court, Newport This home at 55 Courageous Court, Newport, was one of the most viewed listings of 2019.A mind-blowing home that can be turned into a 200-seat concert theatre was one of the hottest houses in Queensland — and the country — this year.The house sits on a massive 3,557 sqm block in Brisbane’s north and is being built on such a grand scale that the deck has got to be one of the largest ever seen in a home in the city.That’s because the owner of 55 Courageous Court, Newport secured permission to not just build a wraparound deck spanning 180 degrees of the canal site, but also the largest pontoon on the peninsula, which can accommodate a 120 foot super yacht.The property also has a caretaker’s quarters, plus a master suite that can be turned into a self-contained “granny flat”, as well as the grandeur of three storey high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, a lift, electric blinds, ducted airconditioning systems, LED lights and smart controls with central CBUS hubs.Each bedroom comes with its own walk-in robe and balcony access plus a bathroom big enough to accommodate an oversized spa along with a shower and separate toilet.There is also a large shed with office space, a private ramp for small boats, and capacity to store 100,000 gallons of water.The property is still for sale via expressions of interest. This house at 55 Courageous Court, Newport, is for sale.5. 24 Cayman Crescent, Raby Bay This house at 24 Cayman Crescent, Raby Bay, was one of the hottest listings of 2019.This Mediterranean inspired home in Raby Bay has been on the market since mid 2018, but was still one of the most popular homes searched on realestate.com.au in 2019.The six-bedroom, four-bathroom house at 24 Cayman Cres is on a 1247sq m corner block and has a 30m water frontage overlooking the bay.The property was initially listed for $6.6 million, but has been reduced to offers over $4.9 million, which piqued interest among would-be buyers. Alfio and Alannah Marino are selling their home at 24 Cayman Cres, Raby Bay.Owners Alfio and Alannah Marino told The Courier-Mail they had embarked on a renewed push to sell their home of 15 years when market confidence started to pick up.“I feel it’s probably one of the best times for a long time (to be selling),” Mr Marino said in June. “We’re hearing from all different sources that people are coming back out again – buying with more confidence – and the upper end of the market is moving again, and the banks are more confident in starting to lend again.” The entrance to the home at 24 Cayman Cres, Raby Bay.6. 57 Stella Street, Holland Park This home at 57 Stella St, Holland Park, was one of the most popular listings in 2019.The Hamptons-style home continued to be a big trend in 2019, as proven by this five-bedroom house in Holland Park.Along with being one of the most popular listings of the year, it is also one of the few that have actually sold.Records show the property at 57 Stella Street sold for $1.645 million in June.The brand new, hi-tech home was built by Herringbone Investments, who spent $80,000 on cabinetry alone.Selling agent Ali Mohamed, of Priority Residential, said the property was developed with an emphasis on home automation and technology, with every light in the house controlled via a phone or tablet. The indoor/outdoor area of the home at 57 Stella St, Holland Park.7. 89 Longman Terrace, Chelmer This incredible home at 89 Longman Tce, Chelmer, was one of the most popular listings of 2019.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThis award-winning riverfront estate is owned by the heir to one of Australia’s biggest fortunes.Failed restaurateur TJ Peabody created a stir when he put his lavish Chelmer on the market in August to pay back his father who bailed him out when his Brisbane restaurant empire suddenly fell over two years ago. Terrance “TJ” Peabody, son of millionaire Terry Peabody, is selling his riverside mansion at Chelmer. Photo: Lyndon Mechielsen.The property at 89 Longman Tce is one of the city’s most enviable trophy homes, boasting seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms.The classic, American-style house sits on a huge, 2400sq m parcel of riverfront land and is for sale by negotiation. Part of the sale will help the 59-year-old repay his father, rich-lister Terry Peabody, 79, believed to be worth upwards of $500 million. Inside the house at 89 Longman Tce, Chelmer.8. 121 King Arthur Terrace, Tennyson This house at 121 King Arthur Tce, Tennyson, was one of the most viewed listings of 2019.This decadent, riverfront mansion belongs to the former owner of Queensland takeaway-chicken chain, Brodie’s.Mark Brodie, who was chosen to run the state-owned Gladstone Ports Corporation after the Liberal National Party government won office in 2012, was also a political confidant of former premier Campbell Newman.The lavish estate in King Arthur Terrace, Tennyson, is like something out of the pages of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.The property encompasses more than 3500 sqm of riverfront land, with a five-bedroom main residence, a three-bedroom guesthouse and a third building that could be used as a gym or office — all spread across three titles.Features include an eight-person spa with sweeping views, internal lift, a wine cellar, 12-seat cinema, riverside pavilion with its own kitchen and bathroom, private jetty and pontoon, in-ground pool and tennis court.It’s for sale with Glenn Gracie of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty. This home at 121 King Arthur Terrace, Tennyson, is for sale.9. 94 Minimine Street, Stafford The house at 94 Minimine St, Stafford, has a bowling alley.Few houses in Brisbane come with their own built-in bowling alleys, let alone one in the humble northside suburb of Stafford.But this Brady-Bunch inspired home on one of the largest residential blocks in the suburb at 94 Minimine Street is an exception.The house was built into a sloping block 14 years ago. with a 23m above ground pool wrapping around two sides of the upper level where all the bedrooms and living areas are located.Following an internal water feature through the house to the back patio, the roof peels off to expose the pool and an artificial turfed backyard with golf putting green that extends almost to the rear of the property.The impression is of a single level home with only the ground level garage visible from street level.The idea that this property also houses a two-lane bowling alley, Gold Class-style cinema, games hall, wet bar and wine cellar, along with a garage for 10 cars, seems fanciful until you find an inconspicuous hallway door that leads down to the ground level.The property was snapped up for $3 million in June. This house at 94 Minimine St, Stafford, sold earlier this year.10. 558 London Road, Chandler This house at 558 London Rd, Chandler, was one of the most viewed property listings of 2019 in Queensland.Dubbed the ‘James Bond House’, this property attracted plenty of attentino when it was put up for sale in October.A modern masterpiece in a semi-rural sanctuary aptly describes the home at 558 London Rd, Chandler, which features two secret staircases and an underground garage for up to 22 cars.The six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home hit the market with $6 million hopes, but is still for sale without a price guide. In addition to the main house, there is another separate fully self-contained two-bedroom home on the 1.01ha block.Features include a 45sq m wine cellar with its own kitchenette and tasting facilities, a state-of-the-art home theatre as well as an outdoor cinema, a kitchen with butler’s pantry, an 11m x 7m pool, outdoor kitchen, pizza oven, executive office, home automation system and a gym.Marketing agent Tyson Clarke, of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty – Brisbane, said the home had Brisbane’s biggest residential garage.“I sold the famous Batman tunnel house in Ascot for $8.8 million, which had a secret tunnel to a 10-car underground garage,” Mr Clarke told The Courier-Mail.“This has a similar feel, but this garage is double that.” A James Bond-inspired home at 558 London Road, Chandler, is for sale. Photo: Supplied.