Gold Coast real estate: why the Hinterland is so popular

first_img22-30 Eagles Retreat Place, Tamborine Mountain.A SPRAWLING Tamborine Mountain estate on the market for almost two years has finally sold for $2.25 million to a Brisbane-based family.Eagles Retreat, complete with a helicopter pad and giant chess set, first hit the market in November 2016 and was taken to auction twice through Ray White Prestige Gold Coast. The luxury four-bedroom house at 22-30 Eagles Retreat Place, was designed and built by Brett and Denise McMahon in 2008 after they were drawn to the panoramic view of the Coast.“They are comparable with those of the (Sydney) Harbour Bridge from our last home in Point Piper, Sydney” Mr McMahon told the Gold Coast Bulletin when it first hit the market.“It is a uniquely elegant, private getaway, yet a walk to terrific restaurants, shops and cafes.“It’s close to everything, designed for the owners, family and friends to enjoy a world-class entertainer’s home with stunning, panoramic views.”Property records reveal the pair paid $265,000 for the 1.04ha parcel of land in 2003.Inside the house, the ‘great room’ as it is affectionately called by the McMahons, is the heart of the house — it combines a dining, lounge, snooker table and games area that flows out to the terrace. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoEntertain in style. In the end, Josh Thomas of Ray White Prestige, managed to secure a buyer for property, dubbed Tamborine Mountain’s “most luxurious home”.“There had been consistent interest in the property since it hit the market,” Mr Thomas said.“It’s a very unique opportunity with a bespoke design so it was always going to attract a particular market.“There were multiple offers on it during the campaigns we have had on it.” 22-30 Eagles Retreat Place, Tamborine Mountain offers a panoramic view of the Gold Coast. Fancy a game of pool? A 13m lap pool, outdoor spa and underfloor heating are among the property’s luxury features.Mr Thomas said the sale was bittersweet for the ­owners. “I think they were very attached to the property because the design was personal to them,” he said.“Like any property you build and design from scratch, selling is going to be a bittersweet undertaking but at the end of the day their goal was to sell it.”He said the Hinterland property market was going from strength to strength.“People are waking up to the knowledge that you can have quite a lot of acreage at an affordable price and still be half an hour to the beach” he said. “It’s a fantastic lifestyle to have.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 One of the bathrooms. No detail was spared in the design. What a view! Anyone for a game of chess?last_img