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MODERN MASTERPIECE A timele ss beauty
Waterfront Trophy Mansion In a League of Its Own
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26 Hampton Court, Sovereign Islands Auction On-Site, Wednesday 7 July at 4:00pm 5
Phone for a Private Viewing Michael Kollosche 04111 888 15 William Sarti 0416 808 454 Matt Lanyon 0402 669 933
Experience the highest standard of luxury waterfront living in this striking Sovereign Islands estate which delivers exquisite design in an exclusive private locale. ‘Bellagio’ makes a bold statement from the street where curved concrete architecture establishes an impressive presence. Expectations are exceeded inside where a newly completed renovation achieves seamless, sensual sophistication over four levels. A sleek black kitchen, spacious living and dining zones spill onto an outdoor balcony where a panoramic vista spans the Broadwater to the hinterland. An indoor leisure room complete with heated pool and a built-in BBQ kitchen is the ultimate year-round entertaining space. *approximate
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Mullaloo Perth 20 Oceanside Promenade $4 million + E MILY WATKINS
For sale: By negotiation Agent: Peard Real Estate, Pauline Lyon 0427 968 070 In Perth, the late Iwan Iwanoff is arguably the city’s best known architect.
With a climate-controlled wine room, a garden
Born in Bulgaria, Iwanoff was prolific during his career in the Western
lounge doubling as a home theatre, a covered
Australian capital, where his iconic, modernist designs are marked by his
al fresco zone with an outdoor kitchen and a
use of staggered concrete blocks. One such property is Marsala House –
heated pool, this ultra-contemporary home
often known as Disco House because of its light-up dance floor – which
is well equipped for entertaining. Throw in
we’re featuring this week. But, vendors Stormie Mills and Melissa Lekias
sweeping ocean views, best enjoyed from the
say there’s much more to the home than its distinctively vintage features.
top-floor terrace, and you’ll understand why the
The property on our cover is an architect-designed home with a very
property has attracted considerable attention.
different feel. It’s in the Brisbane suburb of Teneriffe, which has changed dramatically in the past 30 years from an industrial area to become one of the city’s most expensive suburbs, as we explore in Living In. Rounding out the edition, The Property Investor helps pet-proof your rental property.
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DESIGN DIGEST Material world
FEATURE STORY Disco fever
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O U R COVE R 310 Harcourt Street Teneriffe Listed by Sixty Four Property PAG E 11
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LIVING IN Teneriffe
THE PROPERTY INVESTOR How to pet-proof your property
Armadale Melbourne 19a Moorhouse Street $4.1 million-$4.5 million
Auction: June 30 Agent: Marshall White Stonnington, Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Stroll to shops, cafes, schools and the station from this elegant family home with three bedrooms with en suites, and living spaces opening to a pool and level lawn.
Cleveland 34 Raby Bay Boulevard
Sydney 49 The Point Road
$4.5 million-$5 million
For sale: By negotiation
Auction: July 3
Agent: NGU Real Estate, Emil Juresic 0481 601 793
Agent: Ray White Drummoyne,
Walk to Cleveland Point, take the kids to the park or the beach, or head out
Chris Wilkins 0419 231 017
by boat from your pontoon to explore the canals – it’s all on your doorstep
A restored and enhanced Federation beauty set
at this sizeable, recently renovated family home. The living areas are on the
on a tidal waterfront block, three-storey Brelades
upper level to make the most of the views.
comes with a pool and boating facilities.
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2B River Road, Maroochy River
34 Acres of Pure Bliss!
On-site Auction Saturday, July 3rd at 4pm
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Your own piece of paradise on approx 220m. river frontage with sensational views Highset home includes 3 beds, 2 baths, high ceilings & traditional wrap-around verandah Converted 3-bay shed with 2 bedrooms, outdoor shower & industrial lighting Powered jetty & pontoon with fresh water + a boat ramp, 3 x water tanks total of 139,200L Plenty of room for a number of different activities, wheelchair friendly home 10 mins to the beach, 17 mins to the Sunshine Coast Airport & 5 mins to the Bruce Highway
Open to View Saturday 4-5pm Thursday 4:30-5pm
Jamie Wyvill 0458 526 439
Material world These designers and makers have transformed the earth’s elements into modern designs. C o m p i l e d b y PAU LIN E M O RRIS SE Y LIGHT AND BRIGHT The second release of interior designer and stylist Lucy Montgomery’s homeware line includes a range of plinths inspired by the Mediterranean’s relaxed elegance. Made from plywood and finished with plaster, they can be used as side or bedside tables. lucymontgomery.com
MAKING GROUND Fiandre’s Veneziano collection of full-body tiles pay tribute to the Renaissance palaces of Venice and are distinctive for their uniform composition, with the colour and veining running all the way through the depth of the tile. artedomus.com
HEART OF STONE
IN FINE FORM Combining creativity and skilled craftsmanship, homeware brand Jones & Co have
launched a collection of handmade ceramic creations, including a range of vases brimming with colour
and texture to celebrate powerful female forms. jonesandco.com.au
the self-proclaimed modern stone-age family business Rubble have designed a selection of sculptural lamps, hand-made from aerated concrete. The heavily textured, pitted finish results in a stone-like appearance. rubbleworkshop.com
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Unique home for the movers and shakers There’s nothing ordinary about this special home, the youngest on the State Register of Heritage Places. B y PAU L B E S T
lame it on the boogie. The disco, with its Saturday Night Fever-styled dance floor of groove-inducing, coloured flashing lights, is pretty much the first thing anyone mentions when they talk about this 1976 Besserblock masterwork from the late Bulgarian-born Perth architect Iwan Iwanoff. It’s there even in its slightly irreverent tag of Disco House. It is, however, more conventionally known as Marsala House, after Tina and Sergio Marsala, who commissioned Iwanoff to design their family home in the Perth suburb of
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Dianella – a lookout with panoptic views of the hills and city. “You can’t go in there and not just love it,” say the high-profile vendors, artist Stormie Mills and PR/marketing dynamo Melissa Lekias. “It’s so much fun.” While it does give the heritage-listed house – which retains many original design elements – a certain vintage vibe, both are quick to point out the property isn’t some kind of ’70s theme park or glam throwback. “It really is about the architecture,” says
Lekias, a devotee of the architect’s work who previously lived in an Iwanoff-designed property owned by her uncle. “It feels like you’re living in an artwork more than a ’70s period piece.” From the driveway, you see what she means, most notably in Iwanoff’s renowned idiosyncratic use of concrete blocks for the facade and balustrade of the external central staircase. It’s a design feature reminiscent of a Mayan temple and popular with kids. Both a little cubist and brutalist in its makeup, the sculptural play of brickwork stands out, literally and figuratively, creating depth and drama as the fierce Perth sun moves across it. “It’s inspiring and foreboding,” says Mills. Iwanoff’s eye for structure and form is equally on show inside, in the detailed timberwork and tiling, for example, as well as features such as the drinks bar and light fitting in the formal dining room. But as artful and well crafted as it is, the place also plays superbly to the twin modern priorities, when buying any prestige home, of lifestyle and luxury.
YOUR AGENT Danielle Geagea, Zsa Zsa Property
“This is a one-off home by the esteemed architect Iwan Iwanoff. There’s nothing else like the Disco House. This glamorous home has everything you need to live the ultimate lifestyle.”
There are multiple dining, living and entertainment areas indoors and out, a pool, a spa, landscaped gardens and those oh-my-god views. Mills says the communal living spaces, with their sunken lounges, are easily adaptable to different moods, whether it’s for partying (there have been some), snuggling down or recovering from a hangover. “[Today’s] houses tend to dictate to you how you feel and where you should be [whereas] this house does it the other way around,” he says. The house, one of Iwanoff’s most celebrated works and the youngest home on the State Register of Heritage Places, was restored in 2010, and Mills and Lekias then added their own aesthetic flair with an extensive cosmetic makeover. This included retrofitting the Vegas-inspired disco with a DJ booth and sound system, where Mills cranks out hip hop, reggae and dubstep more than disco. The couple is now hoping new custodians (“rather than buyers”) will introduce their own
design appreciation – although Mills’ pink bunnyman sculpture on the front lawn and Lekias’ collection of ’70s bespoke pieces can be included in the purchase. “Like all good works of art, [the house] should be constantly evolving,” says Mills.
Dianella Perth 38 Sycamore Rise $3 million +
Private sale Agent: Zsa Zsa Property, Danielle Geagea 0433 121 079
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59 Coop ers Shoot , Byron B ay
You've never seen the South Pacific Ocean like you will through the lens of Hercules. A world-class estate due to its precise buildings, incredible countryside, invaluable premiere Byron Bay location and views that have to be seen to be believed. Boasting the largest flat parcel of land on the tightly held Coopers Shoot escarpment, minutes to Byron Bay, what's been made possible by the owners is of dream-like proportions. Whether to enjoy a vast executive residence on a manicured acreage, or to establish one's commercial interests with second-to-none commercially approved facilities, or both, herculean could be the only description of the work and infrastructure presented. A Byron Bay opportunity unmatched for beauty, strength, views and location.
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This Brisbane suburb has evolved from an industrial wasteland to a thriving, hip and in-demand community. B y K ATE FARRE LLY It’s hard to believe that just 30 years ago,
the river,” she says. “There’s certainly a lifestyle in
Teneriffe was a derelict industrial zone, home to
this suburb that is incomparable to anywhere
abandoned wool stores, dilapidated factories
else in Brisbane – and we’re so close to the city.”
and crumbling wharves. Today, it’s Brisbane’s most expensive suburb on
Both Kornel and Sclavos refer to a certain “insular
Property agent Ivo Kornel, with walk-to-
peninsula” mentality among residents of
everything convenience, a ridiculously hip food
Teneriffe, Newstead, New Farm and Fortitude
and dining scene and a ferry service.
Valley, who rarely leave the area because
Brisbane] to park your money,” Kornel says.
Brisbane 310 Harcourt Street 5
everything they need is on their doorstep. “Whether I want to go out and buy an outfit or
“People invest here; they downsize here. They get
have a coffee, there’s rarely a time I feel I can’t
rid of their car and a lot of people buy scooters so
get what I need in the suburb,” Sclavos says.
they can scoot around. You can shed all the
a per-square-metre basis, says Sixty Four
“It’s probably one of the safest places [in
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When she discovered a lack of nurseries,
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Sclavos established a pop-up called Greenspace
lifestyle – one that is funky, vibrant and alive.”
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concept proved popular and next month she will
Agent: Sixty Four Property,
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move to a permanent address down the road.
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Fortitude Valley two kilometres north-east of the
Called The Green, it will include a Middle Eastern-
This Channon Architects-designed home delivers
CBD on the Brisbane River, Teneriffe is perhaps
sophisticated family living over three levels. The
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In a show of confidence in the area’s burgeoning
home includes an outdoor room with a built-in
converted into upmarket apartments that
dining scene, Sclavos is also opening a produce-
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regularly sell for six-figure sums.
driven restaurant, Essa, in Robertson Street.
with workshop space.
For Angela Sclavos, a local resident of eight
“I think the restaurant scene is probably the
years, the eclectic architecture interspersed with
best in Brisbane and it’s also the city’s premier
greenery and the diverse demographic are two of
retail destination,” she says. “I think there’s a
the suburb’s many drawcards.
move away from shopping centre culture [to one]
and a diverse
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well and are supported by the community.”
“I think people want to live in this suburb for the retail, the cafes, the restaurants, the parks and
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‘Cherry Hill Farm’ CHITTERING Western Australia
A Majestic Family Residence of 1,000sqm 3383 Chittering Road, Lower Chittering – 61 Hectares (150 Acres)
• Unparalleled views overlooking the Brockman River Valley, only 1hr from Perth CBD, 35min from the airport. • Spacious, north facing residence designed by Award Winning Architect Shane LeRoy. • 5 bed, 3 bathrooms, open plan kitchen/living/ dining area, music and games room, gym and underground cellar. Features cedar lined ceilings, blackbutt flooring and beautiful Toodyay stone.
• Luxury outdoor area features 25m lap pool, spa, bbq area, fire pit, LED flood lit tennis/basketball/netball court and enclosed cricket pitch. • Four car garage, commercial grade air conditioner, solar hot water system. • 15KW roof located solar paneled facility. • 3 Phase power supply with 60 KVA generator.
• 500,000 litres of rainwater service. • Second 3 bedroom guest house with orchard and vegetable garden. • 27m x 6m shed with lock up workshop. • 15m x 10m hay shed with 120 big bale capacity. • Steel framed cattle yards, 4,500 cubic metre dam, solar powered pump. The soak is solar powered. • 10 paddocks are watered, suitable 35 breeders.
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THE PROPERTY INVESTOR
It pays to pet-proof your property While it makes financial sense to attract tenants with furry friends, you should take precautions. B y SU E WILLIAMS
ost people love pets, but when it comes to allowing them into your investment property that enthusiasm
Agents say some of their best tenants are those with pets.
can wane. A pet-friendly rental home, however, is always popular and can command a higher rent because of the sheer number of tenants looking for homes they can share with their furry friends. At the same time, recent changes to the legislation in many states have made them harder to ban. So, the perfect solution may be to pet-proof properties in advance of letting them out, to minimise the chances of any damage. “It does open up your property to a wider audience, which is always helpful, particularly after so many more [have] bought pets during COVID-19,” says Dylan Simpson of Queensland’s Plum Property Management. “You don’t want to close your door to people who might be great tenants and tend to stay for longer terms. So, we recommend hard-wearing flooring, like tiles, over highly polished timber that can get scratched or carpet that can be frayed. Wallpaper is also not such a great idea.
“If you have a small courtyard or outdoor area, particularly, your property will be in great demand,” he adds. Those renting out on short-term holiday-let platforms can be even more nervous about allowing animals as there’s a much higher turnover of renters.
“It does open up your property to a wider audience, which is always helpful.” As a result, the majority don’t permit pets but, when they do, they tend to charge higher cleaning fees for a deeper clean at the end of each stay, and sometimes a bigger security deposit, says Winston Ong of short-term property management partner company MadeComfy.
“If an owner wants to allow pets, we advise them to look on a case-by-case basis,” he says. “But it’s definitely a chance to get more bookings as many people these days like to holiday with their pets. We do always recommend ... sturdy furniture and sofas with cushion covers that are machine-washable.” There are plenty of other pet-proofing measures property investors can take, such as using good-quality finishes that stand up to scratching and chewing. Nadia Crighton from Pet Insurance Australia says owners should look around their property and make sure it is in good condition. Any flaws could be aggravated by pets. “It’s important to secure fences, make sure there are no inviting dig spots under fences, and secure gates for any small areas that a smaller dog or pup may push through,” she says. “Any holes in floorboards could also potentially be made worse by pets. “For furnished homes, in particular, there are some nifty products ... that can keep hanging cords tidy and out of reach of curious noses and paws. And, before you put in any indoor plants, make sure they’re not toxic for cats and dogs.” It may be less trouble not to admit pets in the first place but, as Simpson says, that may not be as wise in the long term. “Some of our best tenants are those with pets,” he says. “They love their pets and are so keen to stay; they can be more careful than those without.”
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