Southport renovation mixes old with new to produce contemporary masterpiece


first_img66 Melinda St, Southport.Mr Scott has added pops of colours with interiors to bring the space to life.“The colour palettes allows for bold colours which is really what I envisioned.Even the bathroom is a stylish space with its classic white subway tiles and timber finishes. Timber bi-fold doors open up the kitchen space and create a seamless flow out to the entertainment deck. 66 Melinda St, Southport. STYLISH would be an understatement for this Southport home.A contemporary renovation with an industrial flair was responsible for the striking looks in this four-bedroom home at 66 Melinda St. Homeowner and carpenter Shane Scott bought the house in 2015 and said he doubled the size. As his fourth renovation in Southport the home was redesigned with the living room downstairs and the main bedroom upstairs. “The house was 40 years old when I bought it and I had this idea that I wanted to mix the old with the new,” he said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago66 Melinda St, Southport.Mr Scott said the home was designed to fit his modern taste but described the finishes as slightly industrial. “I wanted to create a lot of big spaces and incorporate the indoor and outdoor feel as well,” he said.Polished concrete floors, high ceilings, stylish lighting and black finishes in the kitchen create a bold look. 66 Melinda St, Southport.Mr Scott said the original home only had one level of living and the downstairs floor had yellow-painted concrete floors.“I basically rebuilt it by adding another living space under the house which is now the living and dining area and I added a large deck with a barbecue,” he said. “The home has now almost doubled and it has taken advantage of the space it had.“I kept the concrete floor style but made them look a bit more modern.”last_img read more

Competition for fewer Gold Coast properties heats up


first_img MORE NEWS: House sells a day after hitting the market Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:35Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenFive things to consider when buying into a regional area01:35 House hunters are out in force and desperate for property on the Gold Coast.House hunters are storming the market in a desperate bid to snap up property that is in short supply across the Gold Coast.Industry experts say the “ferocious” demand is pushing up prices and reducing the number of days properties spend on the market.Real Estate Institute of Queensland Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson said the limited number of properties up for grabs meant people were reluctant to list their homes.“They can’t find where they want to move to because the options aren’t there,” he said.“Pretty well across the Coast there are a lack of properties for sale.“We really need that momentum of stock to come on the market so we can get that cycle happening again.” MORE NEWS: What you need to know about owning a pool Both Mr Henderson and McGrath Palm Beach co-director Josh Willatt said pushing for a longer settlement period gave sellers more time to find another property.Mr Willatt said that to alleviate people’s concerns over the lack of stock, he advised sellers to go to market and request 90-day settlements.“Then those owners have confidence that they can put cash offers on other properties to trump those other buyers that aren’t doing that.”Mr Willatt said prospective buyers were “ferocious”, with dozens attending open homes and auctions.He recently sold a Burleigh Waters property at 1/24 Wagtail Court for $696,000, $66,000 above the listing price. Heavy rain wasn’t enough to stop more than 50 groups of people from attending its open home.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago The Burleigh Waters residence at 1/24 Wagtail Court fetched $66,000 more than its listing price.“If owners have got a good property in a good location and have presented it well, they’re really reaping the rewards.”Kingfisher Realty founder Conal Martin said Burleigh Heads and Burleigh Waters were particularly popular.A property in Acanthus Ave sold for $2.3 million while an almost 50-year-old house in Sandpiper Drive fetched $1.2 million despite both not being on the market.“I’ve been in the property business in Burleigh since 2001 and I’ve never seen it this hungry,” he said.“On the back of last year’s Federal Election and three interest rate drops, the market has just gone bang.“Better still, it has more sustainable growth than previous ‘booms’ as it is being driven by realmoney.“A lot of people in real estate say ‘don’t mention the GFC’ but it forced the industry to clean up and banks are no longer simply throwing money at people.” However, he said selling first gave vendors an advantage when it came to buying another property, especially if they had competition.“Your best bargaining power is always being a cash buyer,” he said.With no subject to sale or finance conditions, Mr Henderson said sellers were more likely to accept cash offers.last_img read more