Fabrice & Meggy
SEARCH LOCATION: Brisbane, QLD
BUDGET- $850, 000
THE BRIEF: Fabrice, Meggy and their 3 young daughters arrived in Brisbane at the beginning of this year from Wellington, NZ, where they’d been living since 2005. They’re renting at the moment but are very keen to buy a place as soon as possible. This adventurous couple would like a character home with 4 bedrooms, a study for Fabrice (he works from home); a separate family room and a swimming pool. Could do up a bathroom or kitchen but not a major renovation.
PROPERTY #1 ADDRESS: Constancia St, Mitchelton, QLD
Sale Price - $749,000
This unrenovated property sits on a large sloping block in quiet and leafy street in a family friendly suburb. It consists of 2 separate residences. The main family home has 3 bedrooms, a big lounge and dining area, city views, multiple entertaining areas including front decks with city views and a rear courtyard. There’s a lock up double garage and the house is set in pretty gardens with room for a swimming pool. The smaller self-contained weatherboard cottage has 1 bedroom, upstairs storage loft, kitchen and bathroom and could be great as a self-contained office for Fabrice.
Land Size - 1118m2
Agent – Michael Mills - Denovans Real Estate
Area Description - Mitchelton is a mixed suburb of investors, family and professional couples and is one of Brisbane’s up and coming suburbs. From what we can glean from the local agents it looks like buyers are becoming more confident and properties are starting to move in the area. It’s 8km northwest of Brisbane’s CBD and the suburb has many Queenslander style houses and leafy streets. The area is quite hilly and most of the suburb is on a north-facing slope. The median house price is approx. $487,000.
PROPERTY #2 ADDRESS: Outlook Cres, Bardon, QLD
Sale Price - $875,000
House Description: Only a ten minute walk to the kids school, and close to cafes and restaurants, this is a contemporary 2 level, 5 bedroom home in a great family friendly part of Brisbane. The house sits on an elevated, sloping block. Downstairs already has a purpose built area to run a home office as well as 3 bedrooms. Upstairs has two bedrooms including the master with ensuite, an open plan kitchen with stainless steel benchtops, European applicances and dual living areas that open out to a large timber deck. There’s no garden, no garage, and no room for a pool.
Land Size - 396m2
Agent – Patrick Dixon - Dixon Family Estate Agents Toowong
Area Description - Bardon is located in the foothills on the eastern side of Mt Coot-tha and is 5km from Brisbane’s CBD. It’s regarded as an affluent suburb and very family oriented with good schools in the area. Low lying parts of Bardon have been severely flood affected in recent years. The median house price is $733,000.
PROPERTY #3 ADDRESS: Bott St, Ashgrove, QLD
Sale Price - Offers over $799,000
House Description: Situated in the heart of Ashgrove this home is a typical ‘Ashgrovian Queenslander’. There are 4 bedrooms and the main has an unfinished walk-in-robe and bathroom. The gas kitchen is light and bright as is the large tiled family room. This opens out to a fabulous spacious back deck that overlooks the designer infinity pool and the prettily landscaped backyard – which is the perfect place for kids to play. The backyard area is fully fenced with childproof gates for the pool area. The interior features the original dark silky oak wood paneling and trims, ornate ceilings, a domed ceiling and leadlight windows.
Land Size - 739m2
Agent – Alison Euler - Ray White Alderley
Ashgrove is only 4km from Brisbane’s CBD and is a leafy residential suburb which is recognized for its hilly terrain and the stand out ‘Ashgrovian’ Queenslanders which were hugely popular between the late 1920’s and World War 2. There are pockets of low rise apartment blocks that have been built in the last couple of decades but Ashgrove is predominantly made up of freestanding single dwelling homes. It’s hugely popular with families. The median house price is $675,400.
PROPERTY #4 ADDRESS: Alton Terrace, The Gap, QLD
Sale Price - $750,000 +
SOLD AT AUCTION FOR $792,500
House Description: This beautiful two level family home has just been completely renovated. It’s light, bright and breezy with plenty of outdoor space. This home is terrific for a growing a family and there is room to improve the property – with landscaping, a swimming pool etc. There are 4 double bedrooms with built-in robes, three bathrooms including ensuite, brand new kitchen with European appliances, polished timber floorboards, huge entertaining deck with northerly views, large home office, rumpus room with kitchenette leading out to a covered entertaining area, fully fenced yard, and easy walking distance to bus, schools, shops, parks and the bikeway.
Land Size - 875m2
Agent – Robin Newton - Harcourts – Inner West
The Gap is a leafy and hilly suburb of Brisbane, 11km west of Brisbane’s CBD. The Gap has a small shopping village, a great community feeling and it’s a popular and highly desirable suburb for families. It’s where the main entrance to the Brisbane Forest Park is located. The median house price is $535,000.