Kelly & Shaun
SEARCH LOCATION: Cairns, QLD
BUDGET- $550, 00
THE BRIEF: Kelly, Shaun and their 3 kids have been thinking about the move from Melbourne to Cairns for ages but the catalyst for actioning it came when Shaun’s mate Liam, a plumber, fell whilst working on his house. He’s now a paraplegic and Shaun is moving to Cairns to help run the business and take care of the contracted work while Liam runs the office side of things. They are looking for a minimum of 4 bedrooms on a big block with a pool or room to put one in. They’d love an old Queenslander that’s already been done up – they are not looking for a renovator.
PROPERTY #1 ADDRESS: Fig Tree Drive, Caravonica, QLD
Sale Price - Low $500,000’s
Set on a huge rainforest block, this 2 storey home has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 kitchens (kitchenette downstairs). There’s separate living downstairs, which would be terrific as a teenagers retreat, and 3 bedrooms upstairs. The large timber deck off the living room and master bedroom has amazing views across to the Coral Sea. Timber louvers are used throughout. Within a 5 minute drive are 2 schools, and Yorkeys Knob Beach is 10 minutes away. It’s quiet and private. The downsides are a steep block with very little yard or play area and it’s not walking distance to the shops.
Land Size - 4,400m2
Agent – Darren Skuse - LJ Hooker Cairns
Area Description - Caravonica is about 15 minutes drive south of Cairns and is predominantly made up of families, with some living on rural properties including sugar cane farms. New residential developments are starting to spring up in the area. There isn’t a great deal of facilities in the area, except for the primary school and the CWA Hall. The major facilities including shopping can be found in nearby Smithfield or Redlynch. Median house price is approx. $330,000.
PROPERTY #2 ADDRESS: Marks Place, Manoora, QLD
Sale Price - High $400,000's
House Description: Making the most of the Cairns lifestyle is this 4 bedroom original Queenslander in the centrally located suburb of Manoora. The house was relocated from Innisfail, reassembled and renovated. With lots of traditional features and high ceilings, this is a great house for a family with huge verandahs, terrific indoor/outdoor entertaining areas, a good size backyard and a swimming pool. The living areas are expansive and separate. It’s quiet and secluded. Louvers throughout provide fantastic cross ventilation for coolness. Downstairs you’ll find the guest accommodation with bathroom, man cave, space for 3 cars, plus boat or caravan.
Land Size - 786m2
Agent – Debbie North - Elders Cairns
Area Description - Manoora is a 13 minute drive west of Cairns and is the third largest suburb with the largest number of indigenous people living there. It’s a high rental household area with the largest public housing estate outside of Brisbane. Manoora has a small shopping strip with post office and a variety of shops. Schools are in the neighbouring suburbs and public transport runs in the area. The median house price is $265,000.
PROPERTY #3 ADDRESS: Margo St, Yorkeys Knob, QLD
Sale Price - Offers over $499,000
House Description: Close to schools, close to the beach and in a great location is this large, family friendly Queenslander. There are 3 bedrooms with the potential to create a 4th bedroom/ teenagers retreat. There’s 2 separate living areas, wrap around verandah, cathedral ceilings, great views across to the cane fields and it’s set in a nice street with families. A main feature is the outdoor entertaining and pool. The only things to be done are cosmetic, mostly painting.
Land Size - 1032m2
Agent – Daren Skuse - LJ Hooker Cairns
Situated 15km north of Cairns CBD is the beachside suburb of Yorkeys Knob. The area is mainly low-lying cane fields and wetlands with the majority of housing on the coastline. It’s a mix of residential and holiday accommodation, including lots of units and rental properties. Yorkeys Knob has a state primary school and a choice of other schools in the neighbouring suburbs. There is a stinger net enclosure on Yorkeys beach. The median house price $340,000.