Meticulous Luxury In A Prized Noosa Location
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Meticulous Luxury In A Prized Noosa Location

This expansive Hamptons inspired home is heading to auction.

By Terry Christodoulou
Fri, Apr 15, 2022 6:00amGrey Clock 2 min

This expansive Gmelli Design home transports the elegant seaside luxury of the Hamptons to Noosa’s tropical waters.

The 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 3-car garage home sits atop a prized, dress circle position encompassing 920sqm that is intensely private and boasts 18.5-metres of waterfront.

Inside this summer escape comes bespoke doors that curate seamless indoor-to\-outdoor living, European oak flooring underfoot alongside the iconic blue and white Hamptons aesthetic.

Overhead, expect custom chandeliers, including one from Ralph Lauren, Tahitian fans, custom joinery, wall sconces and three fireplaces, scattered throughout the property.

The home is built to entertain and central to entertaining is the custom kitchen by joinery expert Wyer + Craw. Here, the kitchen features two island benches topped with Carrara marble, porcelain topped cabinetry, high-end appliances and a serious butler’s pantry with Vintec wine storage.

Space to enjoy time with loved ones is aplenty, with the large undercover terraces featuring marble tiling and playing host to a built-in BBQ, kitchen with bar fridge and access to the deepwater frontage with an elongated jetty ideal for sunset drinks.

From here, it’s easy to enjoy the pool house, with its pearl glass mosaic tiles, potted olive trees, bar and custom cabinetry, hidden television and sound system and, of course, the pool itself.

Of the accommodation, the stunning west wing has two master-style suites. Bathrooms are tiled with imported gold inlay Carrara marble tiles. One with access to the northerly terraces has an outdoor stone bath and rain shower also a retreat.

The grand master suite features expansive views and boasts a walk-in-robe over six metres long with a separate make-up room, dresser, marble bathroom, free-standing tub and a shoe room.

Adding to the upstairs amenities comes a library with a custom upholstered daybed embraces the window overlooking the water, a kids’ domain with a media room, a bunk room and a marble bathroom.

The listing is headed to auction with Tom Offermann Real Estate (+61 0412711888) and is expected to sell for circa $10 million.


Chris Dixon, a partner who led the charge, says he has a ‘very long-term horizon’

Americans now think they need at least $1.25 million for retirement, a 20% increase from a year ago, according to a survey by Northwestern Mutual

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Leaders in Australia’s property industry are calling on the RBA to hit the pause button on further interest rate rises following yesterday’s announcement to raise the cash rate to 4.1 percent.

CEO of the REINSW, Tim McKibbin, said it was time to let the 12 interest rate rises since May last year take effect.

“The REINSW would like to see the RBA hit pause and allow the 12 rate rises to date work their way through the economy. Property prices have rebounded because of supply and demand. I think that will continue with the rate rise,” said Mr McKibbin.  

The Real Estate Institute of Australia  today released its Housing Affordability Report for the March 2023 quarter which showed that in NSW, the proportion of family income required to meet the average loan repayments has risen to 55 percent, up from 44.5 percent a year ago.

Chief economist at Ray White, Nerida Conisbee, said while this latest increase would probably not push Australia into a recession, it had major implications for the housing market and the needs of ordinary Australians.

“As more countries head into recession, at this point, it does look like the RBA’s “narrow path” will get us through while taming inflation,” she said. 

“In the meantime however, it is creating a headache for renters, buyers and new housing supply that is going to take many years to resolve. 

“And every interest rate rise is extending that pain.”

In a speech to guests at Morgan Stanley’s Australia Summit released today, Governor Philip Lowe addressed the RBA board’s ‘narrow path’ approach, navigating continued economic growth while pushing inflation from its current level of 6.8 percent down to a more acceptable level of 2 to 3 percent.

“It is still possible to navigate this path and our ambition is to do so,” Mr Lowe said. “But it is a narrow path and likely to be a bumpy one, with risks on both sides.”

However, he said the alternative is persistent high inflation, which would do the national economy more damage in the longer term.

“If inflation stays high for too long, it will become ingrained in people’s expectations and high inflation will then be self-perpetuating,” he said. “As the historical experiences shows, the inevitable result of this would be even higher interest rates and, at some point, a larger increase in unemployment to get rid of the ingrained inflation. 

“The Board’s priority is to do what it can to avoid this.”

While acknowledging that another rate rise would adversely affect many households, Mr Lowe said it was unavoidable if inflation was to be tamed.

“It is certainly true that if the Board had not lifted interest rates as it has done, some households would have avoided, for a short period, the financial pressures that come with higher mortgage rates,” he said. 

“But this short-term gain would have been at a much higher medium-term cost. If we had not tightened monetary policy, the cost of living would be higher for longer. This would hurt all Australians and the functioning of our economy and would ultimately require even higher interest rates to bring inflation back down. 

“So, as difficult as it is, the rise in interest rates is necessary to bring inflation back to target in a reasonable timeframe.”


Chris Dixon, a partner who led the charge, says he has a ‘very long-term horizon’

Americans now think they need at least $1.25 million for retirement, a 20% increase from a year ago, according to a survey by Northwestern Mutual

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