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- Nurai Island, Abu Dhabi - Sydney, Australia - Naples, Florida, USA - Timberdale, Australia - Viti Levu, Fiji



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Welcome to Showcase September 2009

Contact us Tel: 1300 737 778 (Australia) +61 2 9004 7246 (International) Email: Web:

On behalf of the team at Marquette Turner Luxury Homes... We welcome you to the September showcase of some of our amazing homes currently listed in Australia and throughout the world. You can view all of our properties, as well as numerous informative and interesting articles on luxury real estate and lifestyle simply by visiting our website, To view any of the properties featured in this magazine, simply click on the property address and you will be taken to the page on


There you will find videos, floorplans, virtual tours as well as links to social sites such as You Tube & Flickr. Please note that all prices are in Australian dollars unless otherwise stated - conversion tools are available throughout our website. We’re also excited to announce that we’ve been nominated for a number of Luxury Real Estate Awards to be held in Vail, Colorado USA in midSeptember. More information on these are provided in the press release on the following page. Have a great month! Michael Marquette & Simon Turner

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PRESS RELEASE Australian Agency Receives Most Nominations Worldwide for Annual Luxury Real Estate Awards Marquette Turner Luxury Homes, based in Sydney Australia has been nominated for 6 awards at the Annual Luxury Real Estate Awards, more than any other agency worldwide. The awards will be presented in Vail, Colorado USA mid-September. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Marquette Turner Luxury Homes has received 6 nominations for the Luxury Real Estate 2009 Awards, making them the only Australian agency to be nominated and the recipients of more nominations than any agency in the world.

Michael Marquette & Simon Turner

Last year, the company received the inaugural award for “The World’s Most Outstanding Luxury Agency Under 2 Years Old”. The 6 nominations include: Best Brand Integration Best Overall Marketing Package Most Innovative Marketing Technique Best Web Site – Design Best Web Site – Innovation Best Industry Networking The awards will be held in Vail, Colorado, USA at a glittering ceremony on September 13 and the Marquette Turner Luxury Homes team will be present along with some of the “biggest-hitting” brokers in the world. Despite the global financial downturn and the company’s relative youth, the company has embraced such “challenges” and has gone from strength to strength in the last year. This includes being Australia’s top luxury real estate website, and the fourth highest ranked in the world.* This is attributed to their innovative use of social networking and the building of strong relationships with clients and associates throughout the world. * Alexa 2009

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LOCATION Nurai Island is in the United Arab Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Nurai is a 3.3 million square feet island located 10 minutes away from the coast of Abu Dhabi by boat from the planned marinas on Saadiyat Island, 25 minutes by boat from Abu Dhabi and 5 minutes by helicopter from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

PRICE Please inquire

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the most exciting development in the world Imagine a home that seems to levitate over water.

Nurai offers unique, state of the art interiors, using only the finest carefully selected materials and This is a Nurai Water finishes for its elegant, Villa, set on one of three contemporary and strands that extend from integrated designs, the island to the sapphire enhancing every aspect ocean. The stirring, of the Nurai experience panoramic view through and creating a lifestyle the endless glass walls of that revolves around a every residence are high appreciation of simply breathtaking. natural materials, such as A private roof top garden, sandstones, limestone, infinity pool, multiple granites and hardwoods. decks and an outdoor Every item is chosen in barbecue area its best natural form and complement a light filled quality. heads among many others. The exceptional quality of the interior finishes will extend out onto the terraces where stone flag floors and swimming pools with infinity stone edges will be dressed in glass or marble tiles. dining area and gourmet kitchen. Each three bedroom water villa provides a generous 5,960 sqft of living space (that excludes the roof top garden).

Premium furniture packages will be offered, comprising exclusive pieces including handcrafted leather couches and armchairs, hardwood and bronze tables, screens, stools, side tables, mirrors, bed

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potential as an ultra-luxurious, ultra aspirational and exclusive private island community with built in long term equity appreciation. Construction begun in August 2008, the villas will be finished end of 2009 and the whole resort will be open by December 2010. The Nurai island will host restaurants, lounges, a cigar bar, a private helipad, a large marina on the that can accommodate super yachts and a Spa and fitness center.

A shortage of properties of this caliber in the region means that investors can count on profitable returns and consistently high rental yields. This reiterates Zaya’s solid investment Page 5

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LOCATION This fantastic property in Gleniffer is on 55 acres and is just 12 minutes (11.9km) from Bellingen and 35 minutes (48.9km) from Coffs Harbour.

PRICE All prices considered from $1.6 million AUD

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55 acres with 1 km river frontage The property holds an average of 100 breeders – a few less in winter – When the owners moved and the cattle yards, top to the property four years of the line “vet” cattle crush with cement ago, they embarked on the beautification of this flooring plus 2 immaculately kept stunning property; the stables and tack room are main house is a fully in excellent condition. renovated barn and the newly built office/studio The property has 4 tallowwood, nail-less nearby is everybody’s fenced paddocks which dream of how work are perfect for horses should be! and/or cattle. The From the moment you property has in part been


The water supply to the house, gardens and studio is never ending – thanks to an underground spring stream that covers the entire property. This is pristine, clean drinking water!

drive along the roadway and through the gates of this magnificent property, the feeling is one of being in a special place.

a Wagyu and Wagyu cross Angus “boutique” cattle breeding concern and no expense has been spared in its development.

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solid wood and stainless steel studded door and be more than surprised at the open plan living areas. The living, dining and kitchen spaces lead through bi-fold doors (the width of the entire room) onto a 4m undercover entertaining, dining and relaxing terrace. The northern wall of the living area is fully louvered and so take advantage of the summer breezes. The veranda faces west-north-west, so it is perfectly positioned to sip on a fizzy drink in the evening!

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LOCATION 6 Shell Road, Burraneer is just 6 minutes away to Cronulla and 30km from Sydney CBD.

PRICE For rent: Offers in the vicinity of $2700 AUD per week To buy: Offers invited between $7 - 8 million AUD

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deep waterfront with berth and jetty WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL

- Huge Gaggenau kitchen with commercial refrigeration;

‘Soumershell’, the ultimate deep waterfront lifestyle on the pristine Port Hacking, fuses contemporary cutting edge “no expense spared quality and an amazing list of inclusions. Architect designed living on 1,183sqm, this is an all season’s indoor/ outdoor entertainers home.

- Heated Limestone floors, parents retreat, home office; - All Marble bathrooms throughout, 180 degree water views; - Permanent berthing, slip rail and cradle, ramp and pontoon; - 20m heated lap pool and plunge pools, water

- Storage space galore,

- Automatic triple lock up garage, ducted air conditioning.

expansive level lawns and - Theater/party room with terraces; bar area, gym, locker - No less than six room/showers; extensive formal and informal living areas; features;

FACTS, FIGURES & FEATURES - Featuring the latest in modern electric technology;

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LOCATION Koh Yao Noi is a small island situated in the Phang Nga Bay, east of Phuket in the Andaman Sea. Unlike busy Phuket, it is a quiet peaceful retreat where luxury spa resorts can be found. This secret paradise offers great views of the nearby National Marine Parks of Phang Nga and Krabi and many excursion opportunities by boat are available.

PRICES Please inquire

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luxury development in Paradise residences & Spa WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL

absolutely exotic holiday destination.

With a population of 4,500, the island is an unspoiled paradise compared to its large neighbor, Phuket, with its massive resorts packed with tourists. Over the years, Koh Yao Noi has become a popular ecotourist destination; the island won the “World Legacy Award� in 2002 for Destination Stewardship (Sponsored by Conservation National and National Geographic Traveler Magazine) as a

If you enjoy sailing, diving, snorkeling and all sorts of marine activities, you are most likely to fall in love with the island and Phang Nga bay.

* Waterfront property with private beach

Phang Nga and Krabi National Parks, which are just minutes away by boat, show some of the most amazing landscapes in Asia. They have such a variety of landscapes and so many virgin beaches it is not unusual to spend an entire day there without seeing anyone.

* Villas fitted with high-end furnishings


Further details about the property

* Contemporary interiors

appreciated by the discerning buyer. Benefits * A unique water-front location with breathtaking views of the surrounding islands of Phang Nga and Krabi Marine National Park * Strong annual rental return

* Resort facilities include: massage & spa, business & fitness center, mini-mart, pool game, restaurant and bar * Expected completion of phase one during 2010. Construction of infrastructures and facilities under way * Private speed boat links Villaguna to Phuket International Airport

* 5-Star guest services

reward for its many efforts to protect its natural and cultural heritage. White sand beaches, turquoise waters, colorful coral reefs and lazy palm trees make Koh Yao Noi an

Villaguna is a one of a kind island residential resort development; accessible and exotic, playful yet private, tranquil yet secure, Villaguna is a new concept to be enjoyed

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* Luxury pool villas with beautiful architecture and interior designs * Compounds fitted with multiple amenities for the comfort of the guests * Generous lot sizes for more privacy

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LOCATION “Hightrees” is at 185 Cooks Lane, Dalwood, Alstonville is just 21km away from Ballina and 25km to Ballina Airport.

PRICE Offers invited from $3.3 million AUD

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“Hightrees” Unique organic coffee plantation WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL The palatial residence in the estate of Hightrees is arrived at via the Palonia lined, 500 metre driveway, past 10,000 coffee trees, the immaculate horse stables and coffee roasting and tasking rooms. Alight in the brick paved portico and walk up the wide, welcoming stairway, and through double sliding doors enter the spacious,

coast and ocean in the east and the mountains in the west. The South Ballina beaches are an easy 15 minute drive, with Byron Bay being a comfortable 40 minutes away. In the clear evenings in this part of the world, the lights of Evans Head can be seen in the distance.

There is room for a further 10,000 coffee trees on this delightfully aspected 30 acre property at Dalwood, just out of Alstonville.

Hightrees is the only From the main entrance commercially turn right into an BFA certified industrial sized kitchen, 2 organic coffee sitting/lounge rooms (one grown in Australia. There indoor are also custard apples, swimming pool mulberries, avocados, with a glass citrus trees, camellias, atrium to let in jacarandas, Mexican the light. This orange blossom, leads to an gardenias and many more entertaining beautifully scented and barbecue shrubs and trees. area and gardens. Turn left and there is the parents master bedroom with double spa bath and glassed indoor formal tiled reception with a huge open fire), garden, shower and “room”. and separate guest toilet. Pretty accommodation and amazing! The views from this bathroom. Straight ahead magnificent 30 acre is a large music room, a property are nothing short bar and lounge and a of sensational; to the beautifully positioned

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LOCATION 88 Francis Street, Lemon Tree Passage in New South Wales is just 12km to Nelson Bay and 25km to Newcastle airport.

PRICE Offers in the vicinity $1.1 million AUD

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Port Stephens stunning waterfront home swimming pool, spa and barbeque area. The pool and spa are covered by a clear Perspex roof which Stunningly maintained and manicured, this home maximizes natural light and ensures protection is magnificently from the elements. The positioned on the Tillegerry Peninsula. The home also features a secure gating system, lawns and gardens are maximizing privacy and wonderfully presented personal security. and the home offers enormous living space Stunning Port Stephens with private bedroom views are a feature of areas. Positioned on 1189 this five star home as square meters of absolute well as oversized prime waterfront land this bedrooms, roof storage home is one of the finest and a huge study and/or


in the area. Immaculate throughout the home boasts a versatile floor plan with multiple living spaces, a wonderful lounge room and indoor in-ground

separate bedroom space with a private entrance. This home is perfect for families or as a bed and breakfast (subject to Council approval) as it is one of the largest homes in the area and is

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designed for privacy. Fabulous decking maximizes views from the bedrooms and combustion fire heaters add to the ambiance of this sensational home.

quality of the fit out and build is first class. The home is incredibly functional, private and is perfect for entertaining.

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LOCATION 3520 Gin Lane, Port Royal, Naples, Florida 34102

PRICE Offers invited from $11.9 million USD

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LOCATION Situated 12 km’s from the township of Rakiraki (also known as Vaileka), two hours drive north from Nadi airport & two hours from Suva. The new Suva Road is due for completion mid 2010 — a magnificent drive now and to be further enhanced once the new road is completed.

PRICE Offers invited in the vicinity of $3.25 million AUD

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Located on Viti Levu 4 acres of lush tropical paradise WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL


The home is 6 Years old and offers total privacy. If you didn’t know, you would think you live on an island!

- 3 – 4 Bedrooms - Study - 3 Bathrooms - Double Outdoor Shower - Gym Situated on Viti Levu’s - Maids Quarters/Guest (main island) most Home (1 Bedroom) northern point and a short - 25 metre swimming walk to Wananavu Beach pool resort, where you have - Landscaped gardens access to an excellent - Mains power restaurant and marina. - 15kva generator for

The property is offered emergencies for sale for $3.25 million - 20,000 Gallons of water (AUD) and the owners storage would ideally like a lease back situation for the next 12 months.

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LOCATION Discover the most exciting property in the Coffs hinterland. Unquestionably, this is the most glorious property in the Orara Valley. Located in the spectacular Coffs Harbour hinterland, this secluded retreat is only a four minute helicopter flight to the jet airport.

PRICE Offers in the vicinity of $2.3 million AUD

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Coffs Harbour luxury home in paradise WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL It is only a short drive to the exciting marina and yacht club, the Southern Cross university and the central business district of this thriving community. From every angle the outlook is sensational. You are assured of absolute privacy. Yet you are so close to the business areas and

floating over the flowering lily pond. Lofty, old evergreen trees form a canopy to the ferns, shrubbery and new plant life.

computerized irrigation and pump system. Nothing has been overlooked, from a rest room with disabled access, a shade house for plant propagation and a timber plantation with possible tax benefits.

The 618m2 architecturally designed residence with its sweeping verandas, gas heated swimming pool for year round swimming, wine cellar and library, overlooks the simply stunning 97 acre property. grounds and enjoy its palms, ferns, native ginger, orchids and the abundant wildlife. Or, take a stroll along any one of a dozen of the mid-north coast’s best beaches, just a short drive away.

Further important pluses the property can boast are: Its never ending water supply. The spring fed lake, a catchment dam, three spring fed ponds, a bore and there is a permanent creek to the paddocks.

There is separate spacious guest or staff accommodation in a comfortable, air pleasures of the fast lane With its spacious living, conditioned cottage some in 55 minutes you can be dining and kitchen areas, distance from the main in Sydney or Brisbane…. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms house. It has its own or on your way overseas. (with bidets and under gardens and parking floor heating) and double facility. The private, sealed security garaging, this roadway leads to the home meets the most The property also offers a main house. It passes fastidious standards. large machinery shed, through the tropical well equipped with 4×4 rainforest and alongside Take a walk through the bikes, mowers, the Japanese tea house private rainforests of the

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LOCATION This beautiful home is located on Sunny Corner Road, Bellingen. It is just 10 minutes away from the town centre and just 45 minutes away from Coffs Harbour in New South Wales, Australia.

PRICE Offers invited from $1.8 million AUD

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on 80 acres a contemporary riverfront retreat WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL

the historic farm buildings add substantial ambience and would suit This immaculate, as-new further guest stylish and contemporary accommodation or a residence overlooking 80 studio/gallery acres of rich alluvial requirement. riverflat pastures and rain From the front gate, forest just outside the along the private eclectic township of Bellingen is undoubtedly driveway and up to the front door of the modern, one of the most impressive properties the but timeless, family residence; this is area has to offer. This is traveling first class. The the utmost in rural meticulously landscaped sophistication and and established easy-toquality. care-for grounds The eco sensitive home complement every aspect has been designed to be of this architecturally solar passive, utilizing designed and elegantly

architectural sensitivity for both summer and winter needs. To add to the stunning contemporary buildings,

crafted building. With zincalume exterior walls and roofing, cedar window and door surrounds, bi-fold doors

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Other features are air conditioning in all rooms, solar hot water, a slow combustion wood heater to warm the living areas, a never ending water supply, a romantic and beautifully positioned to entertaining and al garden gazebo for fresco deckings, imported summer lunches, 1 terra-cotta tile floors kilometre of absolute throughout – and many river frontage and old more quality features – bales forming separate there is only the views accommodation. from every window to There is also rumored to contemplate ….. be the best bass hole in A huge master bedroom the area! And the with its own full platypus have made the bathroom, courtyard, river their home too! This sitting room, office and breeding pair can be seen second bedroom are at dusk most afternoons. situated at one end of the dwelling and the further 3 bedrooms are at the opposite end of the house. In between these two areas is an open plan and very spacious living/ lounge room, dining room and “almost” industrial stainless steel, timber and white kitchen.

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