Prestige Property: 11 Pacific Road, Palm Beach, NSW
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Prestige Property: 11 Pacific Road, Palm Beach, NSW

Soak in the serenity with this stylish beachside residence.

By Terry Christodoulou
Fri, Jan 28, 2022 12:08pmGrey Clock 2 min

This Palm Beach pile promises serenity in spades. Built upon the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the luxurious residence’s north-easterly aspect captures panoramic views of the water.

The 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 2-car garage home was reimagined and designed by architect Steven Domoney, with its orientation ensuring it is bathed in natural light.

And so, one finds the open plan living on entry, that effortlessly flows to the dining and living space (fitted with gas-fireplace) and through to the broad outdoor dining terrace — ideal for entertaining.

One gets a sense for the style of the home with the combination of timber flooring, crisp white walls and exposed rafters overhead elevating the coastal allure of the home.

Both those spaces see the kitchen at the core, with a stainless-steel benchtop and Miele appliances adding an element of functionality to the home.

Upstairs sees the bulk of the accommodations with three bedrooms. Here, the master bedroom features a modern ensuite and built-in robes while bedrooms two and three share a bathroom on the level. The larger of the two ancillary bedrooms enjoy access to the balcony.

On the lower level, the home boasts a self-sufficient area complete with dining and lounge rooms, opening onto a terrace with ocean views, a master sized bedroom with built-in robes and an ensuite. The space serves as a retreat for extended family, teenagers or to rent out separately.

Also on the lower level is a walk-in laundry and attached wellness sauna while an outdoor shower and landscaped garden.

Further, the residence has had a DA approved for the addition of a fourth-floor living space, pool and horizontal access from the carport to a lift.

The listing is with LJ Hooker’s Peter Robinson (+61 401 219 077) and is headed to auction Tuesday, 15 February with a price guide of $8,250,000.


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

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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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